The Yes Optisplitstic is based on the Optimistic solidboard from YES. The sidecut radius was chosen relatively small, which allows tight turns. What immediately stands out on the Yes Optisplitstic is the tapered tail and the "underbite edges" in the binding area.
The first YES splitboard - a great start in the splitboard market, especially for people with big feet.
Ascent: Yes, it is wide and you can feel that in the ascent. But the bumps on the sides contribute to more stability in the ascent. In deep conditions you have the advantage that you sink less, but when it gets steep and hard the crampons are needed earlier than with other models. Nevertheless the guys from YES have brought a great splitboard to the start with their first model, the YES Optisplitstic. You should definitely test it at the next opportunity.
Descent: Yo what should I say about the descent. It goes downhill. It floats well with its large contact surface and also the edge hold is solid. For me personally it is too much board, but there are surely splitboarders who have a lot of fun with it. Check out the video in which the board is presented.
The Yes Optisplitstic is based on the Optimistic solidboard from YES. The sidecut radius was chosen relatively small, which allows tight turns. What immediately stands out on the Yes Optisplitstic is the tapered tail and the "underbite edges" in the binding area. In contrast to already common concepts for improving edge hold, such as serrated edges (used by brands like Jones, Libtech and Salomon) or creating additional, slightly outward contact points along the edge (featured by Arbor or Stranda) YES chooses a different approach and shifts the edges inwards. With the Optisplitstic, the focus is more on the way down and less on the ascent, making it ideal for riders who want to expand their action radius in resorts. The split is mid wide and better suited for people with big feet. Also a big plus, Yes provides lifelong warranty for its boards (but not when hitting a rock).
Shape & Profile
|Board Length (cm)||159||165|
|Surface Area (dm2)||44||45.7|
|Tip Length (cm)||32||32|
|Tail Length (cm)||16||16|
|Effective Edge Length (cm)||123||129|
|Contact Length (cm)||111||117|
|Waist Width (cm)||26.7||27|
|Tip Width (cm)||31.8||32.3|
|Tail Width (cm)||31.2||31.7|
|Rocker / Camber (mm)||C7||C7|
|Ref. Point (cm)||57.1||58.4|
|Ref. Point (in)||22.5||23|
|Ref. Stance Setback (mm)||0||0|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (cm)||49.5||50.8|
|Min Ref. Stance Width (in)||19.5||20.0|
|Max Ref. Stance Width (cm)||67.3||68.6|
|Max Ref. Stance Width (in)||26.5||27.0|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||160 - 210||170 - 250|
|Rider Weight (kg)||73 - 95||77 - 113|
- Direktional shape with approx. 6mm taper
- Camber profile
- Sintered base
- Woodcore made of poplar, paulownia und bamboo
- Underbite edges
- Lifelong warranty