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Yes. Optimistic Snowboard + Now Drive Snowboard Bindings 2019

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Yes. - Optimistic Snowboard + Now Drive Snowboard Bindings 2019
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Snowboard

Yes. Optimistic Snowboard 2019

The Yes Optimistic Snowboard was made for banked slalom junkies, and speed demons alike. Yes recommends running this board slightly shorter due to a short tail and wide waist that give you lighter swing weight and tight turning radius. Modern camber profile for longitudinal power and stability on the deep carves will bring you right back to the old school carving days while carbon wrapped bamboo layups and revolutionary UnderBite will distribute power for maximum edge control. Contrary to the name, their is no need to be optimistic, this beast will get the job done.

Product Details

Rocker Type

4mm Modern CamberHigh speeds and extreme pop. Contact points at the tip and tail with raised camber underfoot.

Flex

Flex Rating: 9(1 Soft - 10 Stiff)

Shape

UnderBiteUnderBite 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 increases the edge pressure by distributing your weight/energy in the areas where you need it - from the binding out, and through the center of the board where the carving arc is taking place. This segmentation of the sidecut into 3 key zones focuses your body weight onto areas that initiate, hold and release turns.

Shortened TailThis reduces swing weight on the board and removes unnecessary material.

Core

Carbon PowerDrive 2.0Evolving over the years, the PowerDrive core is always about maximizing the power and energy of any given shape. The Optimistic begins with the same light, snappy Poplar and Bamboo core featured on the Standard and Ghost. We then mill two custom programmed channels about 30mm in from the edge, running parallel to and matching the sidecut dimensions. 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, the PowerDrive core is constantly active.

Laminates

Triax + CarbonRobust torsional flex

Base

Sintered TruePellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and they each have different codes for them, depending on the color and transparency. These codes can make it seem like you’re getting many different kinds and grades of sintered but they’re all pretty much the same as far as you and I will ever tell. 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.

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 Insert Pack

Specs

  • Terrain: Freestyle, All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber More 
  • Shape: Directional
  • Flex Rating: Very Stiff More 
  • Binding Mount Pattern: 2x4
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo, Carbon, Wood
  • Athletes: DCP
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Size (cm) 151 154 157
Effective Edge (mm) 1166 1188 1210
Tip Width (mm) 307.5 315 319
Waist Width (mm) 256 262 266
Tail Width (mm) 301 308.2 312.9
Sidecut Radius (m) 6.25 6.35 6.5
Stance Range (in) 18.6 - 23.4 19.6 - 24.4 20.6 - 25.4
Width Regular Regular Regular
Binding

Now Drive Snowboard Bindings 2019

Jeremy Jones' and DCP's inbounds bindings of choice, the high grade composite Now Drive Snowboard Bindings are responsive, powerful all mountain destroyers. Skate-Tech blends the natural feel of skateboarding with the snow, making these bindings some of the most intuitive on the market. Supportive Calfback highbacks will make you one with your snowboard as you tackle steeper and more technical terrain. Drive away your fears and grab a pair today.

Product Details

Flex

Flex Rating8 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)

Baseplate

Hanger 2.0 Nylon with 30% FiberglassI-Beam wall sections are both rigid and light. Baseless design allows for uninterpreted board flex. Transfers energy to the board's edges.

Post PA 66 with 30% Carbon Fiber

4X4 Disc50% GF Nylon

Channel CompatableSold Separately

Highback

CalfbackHigher medial side follows leg angles. Calfback technology. Pre-rotated 10 degrees. 20mm higher than Freewing highback. Lateral hook for added support. Dampens chatter and eliminates calf-bite.

Flex Rating7 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)

Straps

Hybrid Flipit StrapThis hybrid strap construction is a combination of the original Hyperfuse strap and Flipit strap. An additional layer of reinforcement is applied to the bottom of the EVA cover, which gives you the best of the best: support, durability and comfort. The hybrid Flipit strap can also be used like the regular -- simply switch your ankle straps to the other foot and change your support rating from freestyle to freeride.

3D Toe Straps EVA Combo

NOW Tool-less Adjuster Straps

Buckles

PA66-C Buckle LeverMade from the same high grade composite blend found in the O-Drive hanger. This material is extremely light and strong, reducing overall buckle weight by 20%.

Additional Features

Skate TechInspired by how easily and efficiently a skateboard turns, major components of Now's system mimic both the function and description of skateboard trucks. The Hanger powerfully transfers energy input from the straps to the bushings and onto the edges of your board. The Kingpin acts as a fulcrum, magnifying this energy through leverage. Traditional bindings diminish energy transfer by the flexing and bending of their baseplate, forcing you to crank your straps down harder, ride with more forward lean, or run taller and stiffer highbacks. This all leads to more foot fatigue and pain. NOW Bindings bypass the middle of the snowboard and direct your energy right onto the board's edges. They simply transfer more power to the board with less work, meaning your feet will stay more relaxed and comfortable, longer.

Highcup CompatibilityCompatible with all NOW hangers. Low profile for extra flexibility. Street, park and pow.

Flush Cup Technology

BushingsAvailable in Medium (45 Shore) and Hard (55 Shore)

Specs

  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Binding Style: Strap
  • Binding Mount Pattern: 2x4, 4x4
  • Athletes: Jeremy Jones, DCP, Charles Reid
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
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