YES.’s influences and spirit run deep in surf and skate and the new Globedesigned board is a true expression of that and the owner’s long-standing relationship with the brand. This special model takes highly adaptive and versatile shape of the Basic, and injects it with our Carbon PowerDrive core, an aggressive flex pattern and sintered true base. Includes the Slamback inserts for those surprise resort powder days.
- Carbon PowerDrive 2.0
The Optimistic begins with the same Weightless Core featured on the PYL, 20/20, 420 and 420PH. We then mill two custom programmed channels about 30mm in from the edge, running parallel to the sidecut. Inserted into these channel 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.
- Sintered True
Just like it says. Pellets or course powder are pressed until they form a solid. There are several suppliers for our entire industry and each have different codes for them depending on the colour 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 often and prepared for local conditions.
Amulti-axis, stitched fiberglass laminate that ofers a precise and responsive ride in any terrain or snow conditions.
- True Twin / Radial
A mainstay of freestyle riding. Completely symmetrical outline; the stance is centered on the effective edge, tip and tail are identical length and shape, flex is identical at both ends of the board. Radial sidecut is effective and predictable. The overall shape allows complete freedom of expression by keeping the board a neutral, yet responsive tool.
- Underbite Edges
TWS Good Wood winning tech expands to the Hel this year! 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 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.