Expert Review: 2024 YES. Greats Un. Inc. Snowboard [with Video]

Published on 10/29/2023 · 4 min readSnowboarding Expert Everett Pelkey tested the 2024 YES. Greats Un..Inc. Snowboard in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories.
Everett Pelkey, Snowboarding Expert
By Snowboarding Expert Everett Pelkey

Curated Snowboarding Expert Everett Pelkey got his hands on the 2024 YES. Greats Un..Inc. Snowboard this spring. Check out how it performed in the carving, freestyle, and freeride categories, but consider the fact that each and every rider is different; if you have any questions about the Greats UnInc. or need recommendations on which board would be best for you, reach out to a Snowboarding Expert here on Curated.

Before we get started, it's worth noting that Curated Experts are not sponsored by any brands. All of these reviews are completely unbiased.

Brand Claims

What does YES. claim about this board? [Everett] A staple within YES.’s lineup, this asymmetrical, whole, all-mountain freestyle board is just a fun, good ripper that is stable and true wherever you want to go.

Overall Impressions

What is your overall impression of this board? [Everett] It has that freestyle aspect and a stiffer side that can hold the edge with that midbite going all the way through it. The hybrid profile gives you some fun while being bulletproof wherever you take it. This board hits that spot for strong freestyle riders trying to keep their game at the top-notch expert level. This is one of those top contenders through high-profile boards. It is a great high-profile board. It is a very tech-heavy, inspiring board that will push your limits.

Carving

How does it turn? [Everett] The asymmetric shape gives you a better contact point from toe to heel edge, so you feel similar no matter which side you’re on. You can lock in those turns and be heavy on those carves.

What is the edge hold like? [Everett] It’s going to hold that edge no matter where you take it. The midbite that is going underneath and the multiple points is the edge hold you need that is going to make sure that you can rip on anything.

How damp is the board? Do you feel any underfoot chatter? [Everett] With the pattern in the rocker and tip and tail, you will feel a bit of chatter as you ride slightly at higher speeds, but not much.

Freestyle

How is it for freestyle snowboarding? [Everett] YES. Greats is a really fun freestyle-heavy board. You’ll be able to rip on everywhere the mountain throws at you. You can boost high, hit those sidehits, or want to start working on throwing 3s and 5s.

Could you speak about playfulness and pop? [Everett] You’ll feel a little more pop and stability at the harder-charging level, so you can be way more aggressive on this board but still have the rocker in the tip and tail. That’s where you can still mess around. Press, flex it on rails or snow, and you’ll still be able to sit over it and control it however you want to tweak it.

How is it on jumps? [Everett] The asymmetric shape gives you better contact points, so you’re not pre-spinning while going up a jump. You are lining yourself up so you can extra spin off the takeoff.

Freeride

How is it for freeride snowboarding? [Everett] It is not a true freeride board that you're taking to the backcountry or your jaw-dropping cliffs.

How is it in powder? [Everett] That midbite feature is where it will grab onto that snow, and you feel it on this board. That’s what keeps it so amazingly good at carving. It holds an edge so well, even in slushy and icy conditions.

What terrain is this board good for? [Everett] This is something for the confident, park-inspired rider trying to go big or go home. This is the board that’s going to do it for you.

Recommendations

Who would you recommend this board to? [Everett]I recommend this to someone trying to up their game like they’re trying to become the next slopestyle winner. This is a board that’s going to push their potential there.

Who should avoid this board, are there other better options out there for them? [Everett] This is not a beginner board by any means, or even intermediate. This is for aggressive-style riding with freestyle inspiration behind it.

Snowboards work differently for different types of riders. If you want help finding the right board for you, reach out to Everett or any other Snowboarding Expert here on Curated for free, personalized recommendations on the best board for you.

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