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    Posted: Nov/19/2013 at 8:49am
Hey there TS. Looking to purchase a YES snowboard this year. Anyone have any experience with them in regards to durability, build etc. Im looking at picking up the "jackpot"
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2013 at 11:41am
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  Quote milutinho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2013 at 2:00pm
my friend has ridden Yes for the last 4 years and absolutely loves it. He hasn't ridden the jackpot but absolutely loved his typo and his Pick your line and Big City. I have rode his Pick your line and the thing is like a cadillac. smooth, fast and powerful...i don't have experience with the jackpot but if its anything like the other boards you won't be disappointed.
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2013 at 3:14pm
Thanks Milutinho, did he complain about durability or anyhting like that sort/
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2013 at 3:15pm
Originally posted by sideways99

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of course, to buy a new board, everyone on here better say yes
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2013 at 3:21pm
I see a few sponsored pro riders ride Yes boards so they make some quality stuff and I see a few of their boards on sale on WM.
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2013 at 6:53pm
does anyone know which factory makes the board?
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2013 at 8:30pm
yes is a nidecker brand, but that doesn't mean they're made in the nidecker factory in switzerland.  they have a factory in tunisia too (yes, africa) and that's about all I recall.

nidecker has had some quality issues with yes, slash, and jones over the past few years, but overall they are still coming out good.  I wouldn't worry about anything.

realistically, any real snowboard brand is going to be quality... there's no point in worrying.  even the b-list companies like 5150/etc make solid boards, they are just not on the same tech level as the a-listers.
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2013 at 8:41am
Originally posted by spenser

they have a factory in tunisia too (yes, africa) and that's about all I recall.

that's wild man.

I found this in a transworld article: "Larger runs for brands such as Salomon and the majority of the Nidecker branded boards are made in the company’s Tunisian factory, which is a short plane ride away and employs between 70 and 130 people depending on the season. Nidecker opted for the North African locale more than 10 years ago due to its proximity to the European market, French speaking populace, high quality standards, stable economy, and low labor costs. With the ill will and substantial cost increases in the far East, it is becoming a safe and economic alternative to Chinese production."

It's really interesting to me where boards are made.  i always wonder if the people making them (or the people that see the factory) in some of the more "industrial" places even really understand what they are making.
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  Quote milutinho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2013 at 9:31am
He's rode all three boards pretty hard and hasn't had any issues with durability.
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2013 at 10:15am
I think the durability is such a matter of circumstance.  You land a small jump on a rock on a tiny air bubble in a bonding layer, and it starts a delamination chain reaction.  Just a plain old weak spot in some wood in the core decides to give out.  

/ granted, i'm sure higher end boards have more quality checkpoints to help alleviate some issues, and technology that helps lessen others.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2013 at 11:23am
Originally posted by JDiggidy

Originally posted by spenser

they have a factory in tunisia too (yes, africa) and that's about all I recall.

that's wild man.

I found this in a transworld article: "Larger runs for brands such as Salomon and the majority of the Nidecker branded boards are made in the company’s Tunisian factory, which is a short plane ride away and employs between 70 and 130 people depending on the season. Nidecker opted for the North African locale more than 10 years ago due to its proximity to the European market, French speaking populace, high quality standards, stable economy, and low labor costs. With the ill will and substantial cost increases in the far East, it is becoming a safe and economic alternative to Chinese production."

It's really interesting to me where boards are made.  i always wonder if the people making them (or the people that see the factory) in some of the more "industrial" places even really understand what they are making.

I don't care where the stuff are made, it's a matter of quality that the company puts on the factory.  If the factory is pumping out quality goods and is approved by the company as top notch stuff then good for them.  But that's still crazy to hear a snowboard factory in Africa.  LOL
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2013 at 7:01pm
Great! THankyou guys for the input, l'm probably gonna go this or the custom if l get a good price on it 
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/23/2013 at 5:07pm
I have ridden the Greats and I can tell you it is a hard charger that wants to go fast.  The assym side cut definitely is something you can feel and takes some getting used to.  It was my buddies board so I didn't ride it enough to say I would recommend it or not but if you are considering one with a assym cut I would recommend ride before you buy.
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/24/2013 at 3:42pm
dam... l was just about to go into the store to pickup the yes jackpot, then tried the flex and realized it was kinda soft and not a "medium" flex claimed... considering l ride in icy/groomer condition. not sure if this is good choice anymore.. Maybe l should get the raygun instead? 
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  Quote milutinho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2013 at 8:17pm
as shwazy said the greats is probably the board you're looking for because its a little stiffer and can handle groomers and icy conditions.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2013 at 10:50pm
the greats is a killer board.  it's a firm medium and rides awesome, assuming you like that type of rocker profile.
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2013 at 2:48pm
yeah l heard great things about it too, pun intended. But just can't find it on sale unfortunately at the size l want.  Any comments on the rome agent or rome postermania?
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  Quote Mandiiella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2013 at 5:20pm
Yessssssssssss!
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2013 at 10:26pm
well what would the comment be then.. lol
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