The brand-new design of the Youri Pro looks noble and restrained. You could almost think that you are dealing with a solid freerider. But this appearance is deceptive. Even if it doesn't look like it at first glance, there is a real firework of performance and technical sophistication in this hull. After the board of the former freestyle world champion Youri Zoon was completely reissued two years ago, designer Jinne Sietsma has gone beyond the optical facelift to stick to the shape features of its predecessor, which have some special features to offer. The most striking feature is the 3D deck design. A central element on the top is the Active Backbone, which runs centrally along the longitudinal axis. It gives the hull additional stiffness in the middle section, which allows a tighter ride feeling without negatively affecting the desired higher flex in the peripheral areas. Also new are the so-called Torque Equalizers, which were placed centrally in the edge area and are intended to achieve greater torsional stiffness. The underbody, centrally placed and framed by channels, creates a convex bubble. This is not only for more intensive guidance, but also for increased control during landings, as the water surface is better broken.
With outstanding comfort values and a riding experience that is unparalleled in this test group, the Youri Pro places itself right at the top of the podium of the most attractive freestyle boards.
For a freestyle board, the Youri Pro has a remarkably low rocker line and therefore has a really good planing performance. The subsequent rapid acceleration culminates in a strong maximum speed and the control and comfort are also very good for a board of this category, which is a result of the interaction between the sophisticated underbody construction and the pronounced flex in the tip and edge areas. Even at high speeds and on rough water surfaces, the board is able to present itself absolutely calm. The agility is also attractive. The Youri Pro is able to change edges quickly and smoothly and masters medium to almost tight radii in turns with good edge pull. The medium flex in the tip area makes it easy to control the jump and is even mastered by advanced riders. But this fact should not hide the fact that the hull has a strong overall resilience, which enables an outstandingly strong jump with a maximum charged board. In order to experience this, a good portion of power is needed, which is easier to achieve with fixed bindings.
With outstanding comfort values and a riding experience that is unparalleled in this test group, the Youri Pro places itself at the top of the podium of the most attractive freestyle boards. In addition to the welcome amenities, the Dutchman's Pro model offers such a powerful jumping performance that even kiters with ambitions to take their passion to professional levels are well served here.