These 2013 4FRNT YLE Skis are made for the young rippers looking to springboard their learning and progression. 4FRNT has used the baseline features of their adult models and altered them slightly to better enhance them for junior riders. One of these alterations is substituting the wood core to a foam based core to create a softer flex and lighter ski. With the changes made, nothing has been changed to skimp the cutting edge or other great features loved by all 4FRNT riders, creating the perfect advantage to juniors with the YLE Skis.
Tricks aren't confined to the park; every freestyler knows that. That's why the 4FRNT Wiley Miller's 4FRNT YLE Ski comes with girth for floating over pow, a rockered profile for buttering, and twin tips for spinning at 180-degree increments. Essentially a park ski designed for powder, this symmetrical fatty encourages creativity on the mountain-sized downhill and untracked goods.
A semi-cap construction keeps the swing weight low and the durability high. A wood core means it's light and nimble. And an ample waist and huge sidecut radius translates to serious speed and floatation, because sometimes you want to huck a cork right off that fresh, steep line.
Finally! Symmetrical powder skis for the young rippers. The YLE Coyote is based off of the YLE, Wiley Miller's signature ski. Whether it's venturing out on their own or just trying to keep up with dad, this ski bridges the gap for a lot of young skiers dialing in their backcountry skills.
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Damn, these skis are fun for pretty much anything. I was initially a bit leery of going down from 191s to a 187, but these things has a fairly stiff flex, with a very low, long rocker profile...essentially, they don't ski as short as many other pow sticks with dramatic rocker.
Coming from a park background, I mounted these at 2 back from dead center, and it's the money-spot. I can whip these things every which way, spin off rollers, and pound into landings with more confidence than I had on past skis. Their switch performance, needless to say, is superb. On groomers and harder snow, they hold an edge well and respond very cleanly at high speeds. It takes a lot to shake this ski up.
I mounted mine up with Salomon Guardians for quick tours out of the resort or up on Vail Pass, and they do the trick just fine. These guys shine the most in pow, obviously. 4frnt nailed the dimensions here...that low rocker profile and stiff flex allow me to drop the hammer and push as fast as I can. As far as I can tell, they have no speed limit in soft snow. I haven't hit any kickers with them yet, but they perform very well on cliffs and pillow drops in the backcountry.
Bottom line: if you're a freestyle-oriented skier who wants the ability to charge hard AND spin, look no further.
I scooped up a pair of last years YLE's on closeout and it's proven to be one of the best ski purchase's I've made. I'm 5 11 170 mounted -3 from Center and ski this primarily at Snowbird.
The YLE is like a BMW, it's comfortable, handles well at any speed and inspires confidence. It handles everything on the mountain, although it is best in new snow, soft snow, and chop. I am in love with the profile of the ski. It's tip rocker is long, but mellow, and it has just enough rise in the tail to make them swivel/ slash and round out the bottom of your turn. And I'm a huge fan of camber in my skis, it improves on piste performance, edgability and personally I think it helps take some strain off of your knees.
I love this ski in fresh snow, it stomps air's with authority, has a fairly light swing weight, and is stiff enough to straight line over the chop on the run out.
As a dedicated pow stick this is an excellent choice and offers better stability then the Aramada JJ or the Atomic Bent Chetler, and it's also more damp then both of those skis so you focus on stomping your landing rather then worried about whats after it.