Hello and welcome to our YES Hello snowboard review.
In this review, we will take a look at the Hello as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com we will give the Hello a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: YES Hello
Flex Rating: Medium (6/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (4.5/10)
Rating Score: 86.1/100
Compared to other Women’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 24 women’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Hello’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Hello's specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Camber 2-3-2 (rocker- camber-rocker)
Setback 10mm (0.4")
Sintered Spec (YES' Sintered Spec which is between sintered and extruded)
Felt a little heavier than Normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Hello Most Suited To?
The Yes Hello is for anyone who likes to dabble in a bit of everything and go all over the mountain. It's perfect for those who want that one-board-quiver style board.
It particularly excels at cruising around on groomers, turning/slashing or in the trees - and works well with a moderate amount of powder. Otherwise you can expect it to also perform well in the park on jumps, jibbing or even flatground butters.
It really doesn't have any big weaknesses and is friendly choice for anyone who is a higher end beginner all the way to those who are more advanced but looking for something on the more playful side.
The Hello in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Hello is capable of.
Board: YES Hello 2023, 149cm (241mm waist width)
Date: March 3, 2022
Cloudy with some patches of blue at times. Really high cloud so visibility was all good.
Temperature was -2°C (28°F) degrees. No wind.
24hr snow: 4cm (1.5")
48hr snow: 23cm (9")
7 day snow: 64cm (25")
On groomer: Some icier sections in places but for the most part medium firmness with some softer areas. Fair bit of crud with not all that much groomed but some well groomed areas as well.
Off groomer: Some left over freshies! Untracked in places even. Mostly tracked but some nice untouched spots to explore.
Bindings angles: +15/-12
Stance width: 510mm (20.1″)
Stance Setback: Setback 10mm
Width at Inserts: 248mm (9.8") at front insert and 250mm (9.9") at back insert
Weight: 2720g (6lbs, 0oz)
Weight per cm: 18.26g/cm
Average Weight per cm: 17.29 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of around 30 women's boards that I've weighed in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 models. The Hello is heavier than normal on the scales but Jade felt it as pretty close to normal - just a touch heavier than normal.
Rider Height: 5"7" (170cm)
Rider Weight: 130lbs (59kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US6.5 Thirty Two Exit
Bindings Used: Burton Lexa, Medium
Fortunately there was some powder leftover from the days prior, which helped get us a better idea of how the Hello would perform in powder.
The Hello has some attributes that help in powder, like rocker in the nose and tail, a slightly longer nose vs tail and a small setback stance. So from feel and those specs, it will be above average in powder.
It was on the heavier side, which could make it more difficult to keep afloat in deeper powder, without some extra effort.
The camber between the feet mixed with the underbite technology gave the Hello decent edge hold, allowing you to lay out solid carves at most speeds. The rocker in the nose and tail, coupled with the quickness from edge-to-edge, helped you to carve confidently without the feeling of any unexpected catchiness. Overall, preferred it most for small-medium sized carves compared to longer drawn out carves.
Ease of Turns/Slashing: Tail released with minimal effort, making S turns and slashing quite enjoyable whether at higher speeds or slower speeds.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Really nimble at slow speeds, with its quickness from edge-to-edge. Couple that with its solid carving/turning capabilities and you get a great balance of overall control.
Skidded Turns: Handled skidded turns well. Never felt out of control or like I was about to catch a edge.
While it may not be a bomber, it still garnered a solid amount of speed in most situations. With that being said, the Hello could get a bit chattery and unstable when you pushed too hard or in cruddy/choppy terrain.
Crud/Chunder: The Yes Hello struggled in average-larger amount of crud/chunder - it could really get bucked around at times. Luckily it was easy to maneuver/control in those situations, meaning you could easily correct your line when needed, without feeling like you were going to catch an edge too easily.
Bumps/Trees: Edge-to-edge quickness really helped for getting around trees/bumps. Also found it handled ditches and bumps nicely.
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Overall thoroughly enjoyable on almost any jump or side-hit
Pop: Had a good amount of easily accessible pop, which was perfect for hitting side-hits or smaller jumps.
Approach: Found the Hello was easy to maneuver quickly, which was perfect for last second adjustments, and speed checks. Not super stable for bigger jumps that need faster take off speeds, but up to moderately fast speeds remains stable.
Landing: Felt solid on landings when you needed it but at the same time it also had enough forgiveness, when you landed a bit off.
Side-hits: The playfulness, coupled with the pop, made the Hello really enjoyable on any type of side hit.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Overall preferred it on jumps that were a bit smaller, as it felt more forgiving and in its element. For bigger jumps that softer, more playful feel wasn't as appreciated.
Felt quite comfortable to ride switch. Didn't really notice the setback stance and the rocker in the nose and tail also made transitioning into and out of switch uncatchy and forgiving.
Felt good for setting up or landing switch. The solid amount of pop helped make getting spins all the way around pretty easy. I did however notice the board weight come into play, as it was a bit on the heavier side.
Even though it is a directional twin with some setback I still enjoyed the Hello for jibbing, because it rode switch sfairly well and had a good amount of pop and playfulness from nose to tail. And it had that easy maneuverability and playfulness that made it feel unintimidating when approaching jibs.
Only required a small amount of effort to get presses/butters down and once you did they were effortless to hold in place.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, The Yes Hello is a board that can take almost anything you throw at it - so long as you don't like your riding too fast/aggressive. No matter where you take it on the mountain it's going to perform well, making it a true do-it-all kind of board.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other women's all-mountain snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Hello compares to other all-mountain snowboards, then check out the next link.