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YES Optimistic Snowboard 2018

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Recommended Use
All Mountain
Versatile boards, ideal for riding all conditions across the entire mountain
Profile
Camber with Rocker
Responsive and less-catchy than full camber
Shape
Directional
Designed to ride in your usual stance with a longer nose than tail
Flex
Stiff
Ultimate support and control for bigger or aggressive riders
Overview
A carving machine capable of holding an edge on every type of snow, this aggressive all-mountain board uses a few key features to make it an all mountain weapon. You can ride it shorter than your average board height, gaining maneuverability without losing stability. The Powerdrive 2.0 core uses pre-bent bamboo stringers wrapped in carbon under and between your feet to provide increased responsiveness. YES's directional Underbite allows your energy to be distributed more efficiently so you can make tight turns without suffering from leg fatigue half way through the day. The CamRock profile serves any rider well on powder laps, groomers, or tree runs making this a solid all-mountain board choice. If your looking for a board built for high speeds and unmatched control look no further the 2018 YES Optimistic Snowboard is here.
Features
Recommended Use
  • All Mountain
Profile
  • Camber with Rocker
Shape
  • Directional
Flex
  • Stiff
Key Features
  • CamRock
  • Tapered UnderBite Edges
  • Lifetime Warranty
Core
  • PowerDrive 2.0 Core
Laminates
  • Triax Fiberglass
Base
  • Sintered True Base
Key Features

CamRock - A perfect blend of camber and rocker. The Twin CamRock is defined by a tail rocker and a slightly increased tip rocker with just a little camber between your legs for increased pop.

Increased rocker on both ends of the board gives you more maneuverability, specifically increased in the CamRock. This means better performance in pow for a tip and tail that is catch-free, providing awesome turn initiating and landing switches.

Tapered UnderBite Edges - "Traditional tapered" boards take the full sidecut and pull the tail inward, away from the arc of your turn, which is why they tend to wash out under hard carving. The Tapered Underbite corrects this by keeping the sidecut parallel to its corresponding sidecut on the other side of the board and increasing the sidecut depth as you move towards the tail, creating a corrective hook to the taper. The board effortlessly blends into turns with the directional drive and float you expect from a tapered board, but holds an edge better and rockets out of turns.

Lifetime Warranty - Covered under manufacturer warranty for lifetime of the product with the original owner. Warranty only includes structural defects and DOES NOT cover impact damage, abuse, misuse or normal wear and tear expected from aggressive riding.

Sorry folks, but bashing your board on a rock or rail does not qualify as a "manufacturer's defect" and will not be honored.

Core

PowerDrive 2.0 Core - This core begins with a lighter weight Poplar and Paulownia composition. YES then mills two custom programmed channels about 30mm in from the edge, running parallel to the sidecut.

Inserted into these channels are pre-bent bamboo stringers wrapped in carbon. The end result is a highly responsive core that precisely matches and compliments the outline of each board. From intuitive turn initiation, solid edge hold and explosive release, this core is constantly active.

Laminates

Triax Fiberglass - A well balanced mix of fiber glass for a more torsionally responsive board.

Base

Sintered True Base - True Sintered is harder and more expensive than extruded and it can be faster for those that ride aggressively fast. But to do that, it needs to be waxed and prepared for local conditions.

Specs
Size154157
Suggested Boot Size (US):10+10+
Waist Width (cm):26.226.6
Stance Set Back (in):00
Sidecut Radius (m):6.356.5
Effective Edge (cm):118.8121.0
Taper (mm):6.86.1
Tip Length (cm):31.632.0
Tail Length (cm):15.616.0
Tip Width (cm):31.531.9
Tail Width (cm):30.8231.29
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