YES. Optimistic Mens Snowboard 2024
Face every day like it’s a pow day on the Yes. Optimistic Snowboard. This mood enhancer brings response, stability, and edge hold in every snow condition, with ridiculous float in those really deep conditions. The unmistakable shape is actually close to a mid-wide, meaning you can run it a bit shorter than you would a normal board and still enjoy mega buoyancy and quick spins. The sidecut is tight, too, so you’re able to deal with the width more easily too. This is a fantastic board, all around!
CamRock – The response of camber with the floatability of rocker. Camber between your feet acts as a spring, keeping your contact points on the ground as you go in and out of turns and allowing you to keep that edge hold longer. Once compressed the camber will accentuate the rocker and lift the nose out more, allowing it to float.
Flex Rating – 8 (1 Soft – 10 Stiff)
UnderBite – UnderBite edges re-distribute a rider’s weight in such a way that it enhances turning ease and edge hold. Creating divots inward at the binding area reduces and disrupts the surface area of the edge that has contact with the snow while the board is turning. This segmentation of the sidecut into 3 key zones focuses your body weight onto areas that initiate, hold and release turns.
Weightless Core – The Weightless Core strikes a critical balance between light weight and strength. Using a lower density species of Poplar in areas that are not as structured and Paulownia in the areas that are, Yes. was able to shave precious weight. This helps the board not only float, but “feel” floaty.
Sintered Spec – The raw material is pre-consumer recycled (meaning it never left the factory) sintered base material. The heating and extrusion process softens it slightly, but it’s still much harder than true Extruded.
Art by Brian Ray
2 x 4 Insert Pack
- Terrain: All-Mountain
- Ability Level:Advanced-Expert
- Rocker Type:Camber
- Binding Mount Pattern: 2×4
- Core/Laminates: Wood
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime
|Effective Edge (mm)||1166||1188||1210||1246|
|Tip Width (mm)||308||315||319||319|
|Waist Width (mm)||256||262||266||268|
|Tail Width (mm)||301||308||313||313|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||6.25||6.35||6.5||7.2|
|Stance Setback (in)||0||0||0||0|
|Stance Range (in)||18.6 – 23.4||19.6 – 24.4||20.6 – 25.4||21.1 – 25.9|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||110 – 150||120 – 160||140 – 190||150 – 200|