Hello and welcome to my YES Typo review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Typo as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Typo a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: YES Typo 2018
Price: $449 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: 4/5 on YES’s flex scale
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium bordering on medium-soft (4.5/10)
Rating Score: 87.2/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 27 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
- The average score was 80.9/100
- The highest score was 92.1/100
- The lowest score was 63.4/100
- The average price was $490
- The Typo ranked 8th out of 27
Overview of the Typo’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Typo’s specs and available sizes.
|Style||All-Mountain||Flex||Medium (4.5 out of 10)|
|Ability Level||Beginner to Advanced||Feel||Stable|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber||Shape||Directional-Twin|
|Stance Setback||5mm (1/5")||Edge-hold||Great in Hard/Icy Snow|
|Price||$449 (USD)||Base||Sintered Spec (between sintered and extruded)|
|Waist Width (mm)||248||250||251||259||253||261||254||263|
|Weight Range (lbs)||125-165||135-175||135-180||135-190||160-200||160-200||170-210||170-210|
|Weight Range (kgs)||55-75||60-80||60-82||60-85||70-90||70-90||75-95||75-95|
Who is the Typo Most Suited to?
In a lot of ways The Typo is the all-mountain version of the YES Basic (which is an all-mountain-freestyle deck).
It has the same shape and core and a similar flex (maybe slightly stiffer but not by heaps). It also has the same sidecut radius, the same effective edge and the same length options (except that the Basic has a 146cm option that the Typo doesn’t).
However, the stance is setback a little and it has a sintered spec base (cross between an extruded and a sintered base) in place of the extruded base on the Basic.
All of this makes the Typo faster, a little better in powder and a slightly better carver than the Basic. But not quite as easy to ride switch on – but still pretty good for switch (better than most all-mountain boards). Both boards are very similar for jibbing and jumps.
Which kind of makes this board part way between an all-mountain and an all-mountain-freestyle.
So, long story short – if you’re looking for an all-mountain board that can jib and ride switch better than most all-mountain boards or an all-mountain-freestyle board that’s better in powder than most all-mountain-freestyle boards, then the Typo is probably the perfect board for you.
The Typo in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Typo is capable of.
Board: YES Typo 2018, 155cm (251mm waist width)
Date: April 16, 2017
Conditions: Sunshine! And plenty of it. Snow conditions were a great mix of hard spots and soft-pack on the groomers and plenty of powder to be found off-groomer, making it the perfect conditions for demoing – a bit of everything. Quite cold in the morning but got quite warm in the afternoon (it was spring after all, but you’d never have known it with the amount of snow around and how cold it was in the morning!)
Bindings angles: +15/-15
It’s certainly not a powder specialist but it’s that little bit better than what you’d get out of a centered true twin or a fully cambered board.
You’ve still got to put in a bit of effort to shift your weight back in deep powder – but overall definitely something you can take into the fresh stuff and have fun in there.
Carving & Turning
This board is a great little carver for it’s flex feel. It carves more like a board with a slightly stiffer flex and has decent spring out of turns.
Edge-to-edge it’s super quick – so really good for tight spaces.
It’s easy to skid your turns on this board too and easy to initiate turns – so it’s suitable for anyone from beginner to advanced and is fun for a wide variety of different turns.
It feels great on harder snow – it grips really well and doesn’t feel washy at all.
It’s definitely not a speed demon but it can handle a bit of speed and it’s got a pretty fast base on it for gliding through the flats.
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The Typo felt pretty good in the bumpy stuff and the late afternoon resort crud.
It’s not ultra-poppy but it’s definitely got some spring in there. And it’s a nice stable feeling on landings.
Probably best for small to medium jumps and natural hits. You can definitely hit larger jumps on it too – but not as well as some other all-mountain boards that are a little stiffer.
Great maneuverability for tricky approaches.
The setback on this board is very small – and it’s almost a true twin. So, it’s really good for riding switch. One of the better all-mountain boards for riding switch – as I said earlier, in some ways this belongs in a sub-category between all-mountain and all-mountain-freestyle.
Again, compared to most all-mountain rides, this board is a really good jibber – making it one of, if not the, best choices for someone who wants an all-mountain ride that can jib well.
I didn’t take it into a pipe (as I usually don’t) but based on other reviews and the specs, the Typo would work really well in the pipe.
It’s got great edge-hold in hard/icy snow, it’s reasonably fast and got decent pop.
Changes from the 2017 Model
The 2018 Typo is the same board as the 2017 model, as far as I can see – except for the graphic of course.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
|FACTOR||RATING (OUT OF 5)||CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL SCORE|
|TOTAL after normalizing||87.2/100|
Overall, the YES Typo is a great little all-mountain deck, that’s on the softer, more playful side. As I said above, it’s perfect for someone looking for an all-mountain board that’s good on jibs and better for riding switch.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you’re interested in learning more about the Typo, are ready to buy or want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to see how the Typo compared to other all-mountain boards or want to check out some other all-mountain options, check out the next link.