In his defense, we didn’t have a ski that could ski as well for him forwards as it did backwards in powder. When we got a printed plot done by our engineer Bob, he slowly traced the symmetrical geometry with his index finger, later stacking books under the paper in the tip and tail to simulate their rise. Wiley went skiing that day without ever moving his feet.
“The YLE excels on everything from park, crud, and ice, to pow, bc jumps and big lines. The only decision I had to make was what size to be on? I ride the 177 in park, smaller bc jumps, features, resort crusing, etc, and the 187 on bigger lines, and basically faster, bigger skiing in general. I designed the YLE to be symmetrical, meaning you can ski it switch as comfortably as forwards. I like having also more tail behind me when landing airs. If one chooses to take a spin off a cat track, bump or jump, the ski offers a low swing weight. Although you may be skiing a 187 the swing weight is more balanced than if you where to be skiing a 187 mounted 7cm’s back from true center.”
– Wiley Miller