YES Hel YES. 2020

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Act SnowboardingFreeride

“ Dominatrix ”

Tested by

Act Snowboarding
18.0 /20
Summary
Publisher Act Snowboarding
Publisher's category Freeride
Brand YES
Model Hel YES.
Score 18.0 / 20
Award Ace of act Ace of act

Testers' Ratings

A really robust backcountry board designed for the rider to let rip and shred the terrain, but which keeps balance and finesse at more moderate speed.

Alone in the women's backcountry market for a long time, the Hel still remains one of the best in the genre. It stands out from the competition by its fine on-snow contact and its adaptability at low speed. It pivots well on the flat and easily delivers varied, very precise carving. But don't be fooled, this is above all an ultra-robust board, designed to swallow bumps and shred up the terrain, with security and maximum stability. It's hard to find its limits! It likes speed and is capable of picking up speed spectacularly. Its powerful pop and ultra reassuring landings make this board a companion of choice for jumps all over the mountain. It also does the job of a freeride big mountain board, it likes charging and letting rip so much. It's a compact board, which rides short, as it has the performance and behavior on powder of a longer board. For active, willing riders!

Features

Dominant program BACKCOUNTRY FREERIDE
Profile CAMROCK (center camber + rocker tips)
Rigidity Index
5 / 10
Flex Centered double flex

Flex Distribution

13
15
16
14
12
14
16
14
12
Tested size 155.0 cm
Nose width 28.6 cm
Waist width 24.2 cm
Tail width 28.6 cm
Setback 10.0 mm
Bearing edge 115.0 cm
Weight 2540.0 g
Size 60-75 kg
Sizes offered 146;149;152;155 cm

Target audience

Beginner
Expert
Target Women

Behavior

Jump
9 / 10
Park
5 / 10
Carve
8 / 10
Powder Snow
9 / 10

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  • Large number of snowboards reviewed
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  • In-depth analysis of products
  • Automated measurement of snowboard flex
  • Launched in 2009

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