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After winning four consecutive Good Wood Awards, the Hel YES. has anchored itself as one of the industryâ€™s top standards for womenâ€™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 womenâ€™s snowboarding.
Bend: Directional CamRock 2-3-2
Shape: Directional Twin
Outline: UnderBite - Pulling short sections of the sidecut inward at the binding area by 2mm disrupts and reduces the surface area of the edge that has contact with 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 happening. This segmentation of the sidecut into 3 key zones focuses your bodyweight onto the areas that initiate, hold and release turns.
Core: Poplar/Paulownia/Bamboo + Slambacks - Creates a lighter, more responsive core than the Full Poplar. The Poplar + Bamboo uses the same durable core, lighters it up by replacing 30% of the Poplar with Paulownia and then inserts the bamboo stringers down the full length for added pop and response.
Fiberglass: Biax Fiberglass
Base: Sintered - 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 youâ€™re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but theyâ€™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.
Forever Flex - Forever Flex is a new manufacturing process that helps stabilize the flex and rocker profile of a board for itâ€™s lifetime. Our boards now finish the first stages of production slightly overbuilt and then we â€œbreak them inâ€ using specialized machinery that mimics extreme riding use. By flexing the fresh board fibers and epoxy at the factory the materials settle in to their final arrangement within the board layup much the same as if you rode the board for 20 days. This process helps us narrow our production tolerances so the board you buy has a more accurate specified flex and rocker profile that will change less as you ride it more.
149 - 110-150 lbs. / 50-68 kg
152 - 120-160 lbs. / 54-72 kg
155 - 130-170 lbs. / 59-77 kg