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Hel YES. 2023
Hel YES. 2023
Always Best in Class.
After winning four consecutive Good Wood Awards, the Hel YES. has anchored itself as one of the industry's top standards for women's free-riding. A directional twin layout, UnderBite outline, sintered base and a bamboo stringer core has allowed Helen to carry her unique mark on women's snowboarding.
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Hel YES. 2023 tech
Flex rating: 7/10
UnderBite edges re-distribute a rider’s weight in such a way that it enhances turning ease and edge hold. Creating divots inward at the binding area reduces and disrupts the surface area of the edge that has contact with the snow while the board is turning. This increases the edge pressure by distributing your weight/energy in the areas where you need it - from the binding out, and through the center of the board where the carving arc is taking place. This segmentation of the sidecut into 3 key zones focuses your body weight onto areas that initiate, hold and release turns.
Poplar/Paulownia/Bamboo + SlamBack
Creating a lighter, more responsive core than the Full Poplar. The Poplar + Bamboo uses the same durable core, lightens it up by replacing 30% of the Poplar with Paulownia and then inserts two bamboo stringers down the full length for added pop and response.
DIRECTIONAL CAMROCK 2-3-2
Just like it says. Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and they each have different codes for them, depending on the color and transparency. These codes can make it seem like you’re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but they’re all pretty much the same as far as you and I will ever tell. True Sintered is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those that ride aggressively fast. But to do that, it needs to be waxed and prepared for local conditions.
Know your Specs
Hel YES. 2023 specs
|Board Length (cm)||146||149||152||155|
|Surface Area (dm2)||36,2||37,3||38,1||39,3|
|Tip Length (cm)||19,5||20||20,5||22|
|Tail Length (cm)||19,5||20||20,5||22|
|Effective Edge Length (cm)||111||113||115||117|
|Contact Length (cm)||107||109||111||111|
|Waist Width (cm)||23,9||24,1||24,2||24,4|
|Front Foot Width (cm)||24,4||24,7||24,8||25|
|Rear Foot Width (cm)||24,6||24,8||25||25,3|
|Tip Width (cm)||28,3||28,5||28,6||28,8|
|Tail Width (cm)||28,3||28,5||28,6||28,8|
|Rocker / Camber (mm)||R0.2-C0.3-R0.2||R0.2-C0.3-R0.2||R0.3-C0.4-R0.3||R0.2-C0.4-R0.2|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||6.7 (MULTIPLE)||6.9 (MULTIPLE)||7.1 (MULTIPLE)||7.3 (MULTIPLE)|
|Ref. Point (cm)||49,5||50,8||53,3||54,6|
|Ref. Point (in)||19,5||20||21||21,5|
|Ref. Stance Setback (cm)||1||1||1||1,5|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (cm)||45,5||46,8||49,3||50,6|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (in)||17,9||18,4||19,4||19,9|
|Max Ref. Stance Width (cm)||53,5||54,8||57,3||58,6|
|Max Ref. Stance Width (in)||21,1||21,6||22,6||23,1|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||100-140||110-150||120-160||130-170|
|Rider Weight (kg)||45-63||50-68||54-72||59-77|