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Yes. Optimistic Snowboard

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Optimistic Snowboard

When there hasn't been fresh snow in weeks, turn lemons into lemonade with the Yes Optimistic Snowboard. This unique shape was designed with carving in mind, no matter what the snow conditions are like. It pairs a mid-wide waist with an aggressive sidecut and Underbite technology to deliver a turning experience like nothing you've ever experienced before. Think intuitive control, serious stability, and unwavering edge hold.

Instead of bumping out the edges along the binding zones like the competition, UnderBite pulls in the edges directly alongside the bindings. This redistributes pressure to your tip and tail contacts for powerful edge hold and drive when you're carving at high speeds and negotiating icy chutes. In addition to a lightweight and lively combo of bamboo and poplar, the Powerdrive 2.0 core also features two carbon-wrapped bamboo stringers that are milled into the core in a pre-bent position, giving you increased power for holding an edge through high-speed carves and exploding out of turns. And since this board is wider than the average board, you can run it a few centimeters shorter than you would normally ride for a more agile feel without sacrificing performance.

  • Stiff-flexing, all-mountain board that shines on groomers
  • Directional shape and UnderBite edges let you turn on a dime
  • Hybrid rocker profile is stable and poppy without feeling catch-y
  • Paulownia and poplar core with bamboo stringers is strong and poppy
  • Triax fiberglass boosts torsional stiffness for response
  • Sintered base absorbs tons of wax for constant high-speed riding
  • Item #YES0046

Length
151cm, 154cm, 157cm, 161cm
Profile
Modern Camber
Shape
directional
Flex
stiff (9 of 10 on Yes.' scale)
Effective Edge
[151cm] 1166mm, [154cm] 1188mm, [157cm] 1210mm, [161cm] 1246mm
Waist Width
[151cm] 256mm, [154cm] 262mm, [157cm] 266mm, [161cm] 268mm
Sidecut Radius
[151cm] 6.25m, [154cm] 6.35m, [157cm] 6.5m, [161cm] 7.2m
Stance Width
[151cm] 18.6 - 23.4in, [154cm] 19.6 - 24.4in, [157cm] 20.6 - 25.4in, [161cm] 21.1 - 25.9in
Stance Setback
centered
Mount
4-hole
Core
Carbon PowerDrive 2.0
Laminate
triax + carbon
Edge
UnderBite
Base
Sintered True
Base Color
alternating
Recommended Rider Weight
all-mountain snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 1

Should you buy a Yes.? No you shouldnt

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
161
Height
6` 1"
Weight
190 lbs

First day and its done. This thing ripped!!!! For five runs then it broke. Apparently it’s glued together with peanut butter and chewed gum. On the 6th run of the first day on this thing I noticed it getting a little catchy or sticky on the toe edge. I flipped it over to find a finger size and shape bubble under the base. Tried to warranty it and predictably after waiting 18 days for a response the Backcountry warranty department said it was my fault. Guilty, I guess I accidentally rode this snowboard when I was riding this snowboard, my bad. Lesson learned, DON’T BUY FROM BACKCOUNTRY if you expect anything resembling responsible customer service. Everybody says this but…I really didn’t hit anything, nothing noticeable, I was actually babying this board on groomers because it was the first day, FIRST DAY!!!! Was seriously having a blast on it and more impressed by this Yes. Optimistic than anything I’ve ridden in a long long time, maybe even ever, and then it pooped the bed. Very disappointed in the quality even more disappointed and angered by the lack us customer support. Shop elsewhere please.

>Rating:

Optimistic

Trench digger

>Rating: 5

Kiss the chord and win that race

The slightly wider platform makes this board Suuuper stable..Traditional camber and bamboo rails WRAPPED IN CARBON this thing charges. When you get it in the deep snow the shape takes over. Nose pops up tail drops and skiers start crying.