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Turning is snowboarding. 


Flex: Responsive

Shape: Directional

Camber Profile: Multi Camber

Terrain: All Mountain Freestyle

Width: Regular

Regular Price: $779.00

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A mid-wide waist width coupled with an aggressive sidecut and Underbite sets you up for a turning experience like no other. Response, stability and edge hold on every snow condition. Enjoy the shorter swing weight by riding it a few cm’s shorter than your normal board and you will unlock this board’s true versatility.


FLEX RATING: 4.5 / 5

RIDERS: Future Banked Slalom winners.

SHAPE: Directional


OUTLINE: Directional 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.


BASE PROFILE: CamRock 2-4-2


CORE: Carbon PowerDrive 2.0

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.


GLASS: Triax


BASE MATERIAL: Sintered True

SIN·TER VERB \ˈSIN-TƏR\ transitive verb: to cause to become a coherent mass by heating without melting

Pellets or course powder is pressed until it forms a solid. 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. Our “Sintered PH Spec” material is specifically chosen for unique flex qualities necessary for the PowderHull’s complex 3D surfacing.


DESIGNED IN CANADA: Design and prototype testing takes place in British Columbia Canada. The snowboards are manufactured globally with sustainability in mind. 





Non Traditional Sizing Guidelines

Used on the Optimistic, 420, 420 PH, and the 20/20

These boards defy any notion of traditional length and width. After we designed the 420, we proved that width does provide much of the stability we have always associated with length. Also, that with careful study and development of our sidecuts, we can create a board that is highly responsive and holds an edge better than the traditionalists would have you believe. This realization has influenced several designs that followed.


Optimistic: While not quite as drastic a design as a 420, the Optimistic still packs more width and therefore more surface area than traditional boards of the same length. While this certainly helps it float in powder, width in this case is employed so that the board allows complete freedom to lean it over so that you can properly engage (and enjoy) the Underbite sidecut. As a general rule you can ride the Optimistic about 3-5cm shorter than your traditional snowboard.