Dec 1st, 2014
Base Profile: PowRock (same as the 420)
Core: Full Poplar.
Base Material: Extruded.
THIS BOARD HAS NO WARRANTY!
Warranties cover defects in materials and manufacturers workmanship. Since we can’t warranty your workmanship, we can’t warranty the board. You are completing the manufacturing process and therefore are responsible for the quality of this product. Seal the exposed wood core or the board could delaminate due to water penetrating. The Clark is made with the same high-quality wood, fiberglass, resin, topsheet and p-tex we use on all our fully warrantied boards. If your keep the exposed wood edge sealed and take care of the product by keeping it dry when not in use, it could last a lifetime.
S.I.Y (Shape It Yourself)
The goal for the Clark is to create an open-source community. If you have anything to add to this process in terms of tips, pointers or tools that work better, please add them to the comment area. We’ll keep posting more ideas and shapes to download as more Clarks are made.
- Don’t come back and try to sue us because you’re an idiot. We made this product for people that can think for themselves and be responsible for themselves.
- Snowboards are made from wood, fiberglass, resin and plastics. Cutting these materials causes dust that you can choke on and itches your skin.
- Cutting this product also may create sharp bits that can cut you.
- The tools themselves can be sharp and unfriendly to dummies that aren’t careful.
- So be careful, pay attention to what you’re doing and wear appropriate safety gear.
Tools + materials needed:
- Pencil, or marker.
- Tape measure
- Template – or hell, just free-hand it on the topsheet.
- Hole saw – if you’re doing a swallow-tail
- Jig saw – buy a bunch of extra blades. You’ll go through about 5 of them.
- Electricity – preferably from your solar panels or some other renewable resource.
- File, rasp or Sureform.
- A few grades of Sandpaper
- Dust mask.
- Eye protection.
- Long-sleeved shirt and jeans (cutting fiberglass can be very itchy on some skin types)
- Marine grade paint, water sealer, or something to seal the exposed wood sidewalls from water damage.
- A weekend. – Don’t try and bust this out in an hour or two. Take your time and enjoy the process.
Steps: (at least for the first couple we’ve made anyway)
- Dream up your shape and draw it out full size on paper.
- Or draw it up on any number of programs (Illustrator, Sketch-up, CAD, Solid works, whatever…) and get it printed out at your local printers (like Kinkos).
- If you can’t use a program, get one of our templates printed out and just use that as a starting point. Change the tail shape, the nose, width, whatever.
- Transfer you shape to the board carefully with a pencil or marker. Or tape the sheet of paper to the deck and cut directly onto your design.
- Cut out with the jigsaw. Give yourself about 1/8” or 3 mm outside the line to cleanup by hand. Change the blades often – you’ll probably go through a few of them.
- TAKE YOUR TIME! The more careful you are when cutting the shape with the saw, the less hand shaping you’ll have to do and the more accurate your board will come out.
- Use a rasp or Sureform tool to get the shape right to your drawn outlines.
- Use 80-grit sand paper to clean up the shape to 90%.
- Use 120-grit to clean it up to 95%.
- Use 200-grit to finish it.
- Seal the exposed edges with something seriously waterproof. Tell us what you used.
- Take pictures and post with the hashtag #YesClark! – we wanna see it!
- Sticker it up, or break out the paints and go to work.
- Put a NoBoard pad on ‘er and go shred.
- Or set up your Now bindings with the Highcups and free your mind.
YES-CLARK_Templates and design guide 101 (PDF)
Oct 14th, 2014
In another life, born in another part of the country, DCP would have been a pro surfer. He spends at least 3 months a year at his second home in Costa Rica and will drop almost anything to hit Vancouver Island at the slightest hint of a winter swell. He also loves to skate any chance he can.
In another life, with only a slight shift in focus, Austen could likely have been a pro skater. His daily routine in Seattle begins with a meet-up at the local coffee brewers before hitting any number spots around that skate-rich city. He also loves to surf any chance he can.
With a Northern Hemi winter still a couple months out and the mystic combination of a solid west swell and sunny weather in the forecast, it only took a single text from DCP to get Austen loaded up and pointed North on the I5.
“Wait. Shit…..forgot my skate!”
U-Turn. Scramble. Back on the 5…
A couple hours later, and with the annoyingly predictable border hassle behind him, he snaked in the Twasassen Ferry terminal with minutes to spare and found himself parked 2 cars behind David and I in the lineup.
For the next two days we drove a lot of twisty roads, paddled for hours, surfed our brains out and slept about half as much as we needed. While the swell direction and timing never really lit up the point we had our eye’s on, we still scored overhead, clean lines at a few other solid breaks. Austen got a chance to check out a coastline he’s never seen and David proved to us again that it doesn’t matter – wetsuit or trunks, Canada or Costa Rica – he’s gonna stay out there longer than anyone.
The crowds where not surprising with this being the first real swell of the winter. Plenty of guys like us still have a couple months before the snow hits and the Internet reports have made sure no one misses an approaching swell anymore. Hopefully we get a few more of these trips in before powder missions and resort days keep us mainlanders occupied and locals finally get the lineups to themselves.
Sep 12th, 2014
Getting any team of international athletes together at one time is a challenge most brands face. We’re lucky enough to have most of our team calling the coastal mountains of BC home. The valley connecting Squamish and Whistler is a mecca almost every pro rider flocks to at some point during the winter. Even the ones that don’t really call it home all year – Benji and Austen, for example – find themselves here for sometimes months out of the season.
This spring while Austen happened to be in town, before Benji left for summer in Québec, we hadn’t lost Helen to the beaches of So Cal yet, David to the waves of Costa Rica or Romain to his family in Switzerland; we managed to get an impromptu photo and interview session together.
@Frank and Tadashi – bummed we could make it happen with you guys too!
Anyway, the photos are just cause you need photos – LOTS of photos. And since we have such a damn good-looking team, we might as well load the bank up with a tonne of mug shots, right?
The gathering also gave us a chance to interview each of the riders for the upcoming web-series called “Influences”. It’s the story of YES. told by each of the main founders - RDM, JPS and DCP. How their shared passion of a lifestyle drove them to such influential heights and what impact that has had on the next generation of shreds.
Look for it online this fall.
“Influences” Past. Present. Future.
Nov 14th, 2013
Well the mountains are opening all over our great earth and we are all topped up with stoke from a busy season of movie premieres. Ready to Shred! The Yes. family got together in Whistler for a good ender before we all start the 2014 snow season. We did some signing and give aways with our friends at The Circle and then headed over to El Furniture Warehouse Resturant/Bar to watch YES.Missions, party and giveaway more love. Here is a few photos from the night. Lets get shredding! photos: Chad Chomlack
Jul 25th, 2011
Up now is the “behind the scenes video” of the our TWS Team shootout video.
Kinda gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling about the whole crew. Check it:
2011 TWS Team Shootout – Behind the Scenes with YES HERE
Dec 22nd, 2010
DCP’s lovely wife Megan Pischke would love to have all you lovely ladies join her Jan. 5-9 for ‘Retreat.’ Please take a moment to learn more about how you can become involved.
Learn More About Retreat HERE
Dec 22nd, 2010
Watch DCP, Lucas Debari, and Xavier De Le Rue conquer a Chilean volcano.
Watch the Chilean Volcano Venture HERE
Nov 24th, 2010
From its A-symmetrical shape to the serrated Ultimate Grip edge, listen to DCP explain why the Great Dudes of History series rips it up.
DCP Explains the GDOH Technology
Nov 8th, 2010
After the recent Frequency TSJ article on DCP many of you may be left wondering a few things about the guy. Well fear not loyal YES and DCP lovers because Frequency TSJ is giving you the chance to ask him what you’ve always wanted to know…..and a chance to win some free gear in return.
Visit Frequency’s website for all the details and good luck!