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Basic Decade

HOW FAR CAN WE TAKE THIS?

To honor a decade of YES. we felt it was only fitting to take the most versatile board in our line and see how far we could push it. While its outline may be familiar, the performance extracted from the Carbon Powerdrive core and YES. developed, Exposed Composite Topsheet is something definitely worth celebrating. Lightweight, powerful, snappy. The Decade will keep you going hard for another 10 years or more!
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Basic Decade Tech

Riders
Benji Ritchie, Romain De Marchi
Lengths
152, 155, 158, 159W, 161
Shape
True Twin
Outline
UnderBite
Base profile
Camrock 2-4-2 (lower rocker than Basic)
Core
Carbon Powerdrive 2.0. + Slamback Stance
Glass
Triax + Carbon
Base Material
Sintered True

Flex Rating 9/10

Underbite

Outline

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 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.

 Carbon Powerdrive 2.0. + Slamback Stance

Core

Carbon Powerdrive 2.0. + Slamback Stance

Evolving 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.

Base Profile

Camrock 2-4-2
Camrock 2-4-2

Base Materials

 Sintered True

Just like it says. Pellets 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.

Basic Specs

Board Length (cm) Tip Length (cm) Tail Length (cm) Effective Edge (cm) Contact Length (cm) Waist Width (cm) Tip Width (cm) Tail Width (cm) Rocker / Camber (mm) Side Cut (M) Ref. point (cm) (in) Ref. Stance Setback (cm) Min Stance Width (cm) (in) Max Stance Width (cm) (in) Weight Range (lbs)
143 na na na na na na na R4 / C4 / R4 na na na na na 90-140
146 20.25 20.25 110.5 105.5 24.7 28.96 28.96 R3 / C3 / R3 7.5 / 6.8 / 7.5 54.61 - 21.5 0 50.6 - 19.9 58.6 - 23.1 100-150
149 20.5 20.5 113 108 24.8 29.13 29.13 R3 / C3 / R3 7.7 / 7 / 7.7 55.88 - 22.0 0 51.9 - 20.4 59.9 - 23.6 110-160
152 21 21 115 110 25 29.37 29.37 R4 / C4 / R4 7.9 / 7.2 / 7.9 57.15 - 22.5 0 53.2 - 20.9 61.2 - 24.1 120-170
155 21.25 21.25 117.5 112.5 25.1 29.54 29.54 R4 / C4 / R4 8.1 / 7.4 / 8.1 58.42 - 23.0 0 54.4 - 21.4 62.4 - 24.6 140-190
156 Wide 21.25 21.25 118.5 113.5 25.9 30.29 30.29 R4 / C4 / R4 8.2 / 7.5 / 8.2 58.42 - 23.0 0 54.4 - 21.4 62.4 - 24.6 150-200
158 21.5 21.5 120 115 25.3 29.81 29.81 R4 / C4 / R4 8.3 / 7.6 / 8.3 59.69 - 23.5 0 55.7 - 21.9 63.7 - 25.1 160-210
159 Wide 22 22 120 115 26.1 30.61 30.61 R4 / C4 / R4 8.3 / 7.6 / 8.3 59.69 - 23.5 0 55.7 - 21.9 63.7 - 25.1 160-210
161 22.5 22.5 122 116 24.5 29.91 29.91 R4 / C4 / R4 8.5 / 7.8 / 8.5 60.96 - 24.0 0 57.0 -22.4 65 -25.6 180-220+
163 Wide 23 23 123 117 26.3 30.77 30.77 R4 / C4 / R4 8.6 / 7.9 / 8.6 60.96 - 24.0 0 57.0 - 22.4 65.0 - 25.6 180-220+

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