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07/11/2018 7:28 am  
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will always post this video when his name comes up

Ya love this edit

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07/11/2018 11:50 am  

I dunno, that doesn't really bug me. I actually think it's kinda refreshing that their operation is simple and straightforward. I'm sure that if/when the brand grows,their tech and shaping will become more varied.

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07/11/2018 12:21 pm  

is that the Otto popping up in that latest YFT?

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07/11/2018 12:44 pm  
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is that the Otto popping up in that latest YFT?

Yeah, all Otto action/promo lol (minus Haller's Deep Thinker).

I do admit that it is a little weird without having Wolken in it, but still a great watch esp in the more freestyle/sidehit realm.

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08/11/2018 6:53 pm  
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Ya, that 26.9cm ww/8.2m sidecut/20mm setback seems to be their most favoured specs as it's in majority of their lines:

- 56 Dart

- 71 Bulldozer

- 59 Cafe Racer

- 56 Apollo

- 64 Pencil

- 57 Tranny Finder

- 56 & 63 Stealth

Those are all the same board.  Pretty sure these guys only have a couple of molds to save cost and then just swap tip and tail inserts to press different shapes.  I would guess the cores are the same too.  Shaves a lot of cost off the mfg process when your forecasting all the same materials during the layup process.  Only cost aside from materials and machine time is set up per tip and tail shape.  Much cheaper then forecasting and paying for machining molds, cores, and creating graphics for each model...

So, I emailed Korua to ask if all the molds are the same.  Here’s the response:

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thank you, good sir. i hecka lol'd

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09/11/2018 11:52 am  
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I think this sounds fun.

I think CafeRacer and TrenchDigger are the prettiest shapes they make. I agree that it's a shame the CR goes so wide on 59. CR59 is essentially just a Trannyfinder57, same widths and sidecut. 

Ya, that 26.9cm ww/8.2m sidecut/20mm setback seems to be their most favoured specs as it's in majority of their lines:

- 56 Dart

- 71 Bulldozer

- 59 Cafe Racer

- 56 Apollo

- 64 Pencil

- 57 Tranny Finder

- 56 & 63 Stealth

This thread has gone on for so long, that info got buried in earlier pages. Most of the Korua line is the exact same board with a different nose/tail shape.


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09/11/2018 2:48 pm  

How much does the Plus differs in flex and lightness to the regular ones?

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11/11/2018 4:58 am  
Posted by: Triple8Sol
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I think this sounds fun.

I think CafeRacer and TrenchDigger are the prettiest shapes they make. I agree that it's a shame the CR goes so wide on 59. CR59 is essentially just a Trannyfinder57, same widths and sidecut. 

Ya, that 26.9cm ww/8.2m sidecut/20mm setback seems to be their most favoured specs as it's in majority of their lines:

- 56 Dart

- 71 Bulldozer

- 59 Cafe Racer

- 56 Apollo

- 64 Pencil

- 57 Tranny Finder

- 56 & 63 Stealth

This thread has gone on for so long, that info got buried in earlier pages. Most of the Korua line is the exact same board with a different nose/tail shape.

Iiiinteresting.

Nose width and tail width seem to match on those specific models/sizes too.

So what varies is the nose and tail lengths, their geometry, and, and I would have to go and look now, but maybe camber (though doubt it).

As a systems designer, I'd call that their "yearning for turning platform", which runs through their line and who's geometry is adjusted for different sizes.

I would not however deduce from this that the boards all ride the same ("it's the same board!"), especially not across different snow conditions and terrain types. For that, someone would have to actually try each one in a controlled setting. 😉 

 

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11/11/2018 8:56 am  
Posted by: Bopuc
Posted by: Triple8Sol
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I think this sounds fun.

I think CafeRacer and TrenchDigger are the prettiest shapes they make. I agree that it's a shame the CR goes so wide on 59. CR59 is essentially just a Trannyfinder57, same widths and sidecut. 

Ya, that 26.9cm ww/8.2m sidecut/20mm setback seems to be their most favoured specs as it's in majority of their lines:

- 56 Dart

- 71 Bulldozer

- 59 Cafe Racer

- 56 Apollo

- 64 Pencil

- 57 Tranny Finder

- 56 & 63 Stealth

This thread has gone on for so long, that info got buried in earlier pages. Most of the Korua line is the exact same board with a different nose/tail shape.

Iiiinteresting.

Nose width and tail width seem to match on those specific models/sizes too.

So what varies is the nose and tail lengths, their geometry, and, and I would have to go and look now, but maybe camber (though doubt it).

As a systems designer, I'd call that their "yearning for turning platform", which runs through their line and who's geometry is adjusted for different sizes.

I would not however deduce from this that the boards all ride the same ("it's the same board!"), especially not across different snow conditions and terrain types. For that, someone would have to actually try each one in a controlled setting. 😉 

 

On piste, if the nose width, tail width, waist width, sidecut radius, amount of taper, and effective edge are the same, then it will ride the same. The nose and tail kicks will only come in to play in powder. 


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11/11/2018 2:42 pm  

Not sure if I missed someone bring up this same idea - The thing that is left that can make a difference is core and flex pattern, which can, within the same exact specs otherwise, create a different ride. I’ve said it a bunch before, but if you look at the specs of a Jones hovercraft 56 and a flagship 62/63 wide, they are virtually identical, but different rides due to guts/flex. I have no knowledge of what Korua might do with different cores/etc, though.

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12/11/2018 10:30 am  
Posted by: Bopuc
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Posted by: Tom
Posted by: Spenser

I think this sounds fun.

I think CafeRacer and TrenchDigger are the prettiest shapes they make. I agree that it's a shame the CR goes so wide on 59. CR59 is essentially just a Trannyfinder57, same widths and sidecut. 

Ya, that 26.9cm ww/8.2m sidecut/20mm setback seems to be their most favoured specs as it's in majority of their lines:

- 56 Dart

- 71 Bulldozer

- 59 Cafe Racer

- 56 Apollo

- 64 Pencil

- 57 Tranny Finder

- 56 & 63 Stealth

This thread has gone on for so long, that info got buried in earlier pages. Most of the Korua line is the exact same board with a different nose/tail shape.

Iiiinteresting.

Nose width and tail width seem to match on those specific models/sizes too.

So what varies is the nose and tail lengths, their geometry, and, and I would have to go and look now, but maybe camber (though doubt it).

As a systems designer, I'd call that their "yearning for turning platform", which runs through their line and who's geometry is adjusted for different sizes.

I would not however deduce from this that the boards all ride the same ("it's the same board!"), especially not across different snow conditions and terrain types. For that, someone would have to actually try each one in a controlled setting. 😉 

 

Had nearly every model the first year (TF52, TF57, Stealth 56, Apollo 56 Reg/Goofy, Apollo 52 Reg, Pencil, Puzzle) and they were all essentially the same board. On paper, the plus line improves on everything that was disappointing in the regular line, so hopefully I'll get my hands on one eventually...

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12/11/2018 11:12 am  

Cafe Racer 164, Stealth 163, and Trench Digger 165 all have completely different nose/tail/waist widths, running lengths, effective edge lengths, sidecut radii, tapers, and stance setbacks even though their overall lengths are within a 2 cm range. So what's this about all Korua boards being the same except for nose and tail shapes?

Sure, some of them in similar sizes have the same sidecut and dimensions, but certainly not all of them.


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12/11/2018 12:08 pm  
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Cafe Racer 164, Stealth 163, and Trench Digger 165 all have completely different nose/tail/waist widths, running lengths, effective edge lengths, sidecut radii, tapers, and stance setbacks even though their overall lengths are within a 2 cm range. So what's this about all Korua boards being the same except for nose and tail shapes?

Sure, some of them in similar sizes have the same sidecut and dimensions, but certainly not all of them.

First year models and lengths had all the same basic specs (sidecut, setback, taper, nose-waist-tail widths). Only overall length, effective edge and running length varied. Which is kind of weird since the nose-waist-tail widths stayed the same. Only way to do this is to play with the sidecut length and nose/tail blend lengths and radii.

They seem to have started adding some variations to those basic specs over the following years when they started adding new models, or new lengths to existing models.

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12/11/2018 2:46 pm  

I must have misread. I thought that people were saying that Korua boards are still all the same dimensions with different noses/tails.

Also, My Asytoni is a first (or second?) year model, no? Is it really the same dimensions as other boards in the initial lineup? It looks HUGE by comparison with other early models that I've seen like the Apollo and the Pencil in their original sizes. Is it just the nose and tail that are making it look so much bigger?


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12/11/2018 3:10 pm  

From what I can remember, the Asytoni was part of the original line-up and did share the same basic specs. Cannot say if only the nose and tail length were different. They strangely had different effective edge listed too, for the same nose/waist/tail widths, taper and sidecut. Only way I can think of to have all those basic specs identical, yet have a different effective edge is to play with the sidecut length and blend area (where sidecut transitions into the nose). Making that transition short and agressive, versus long and smooth, can move the widest part of the nose/tail in or out. Not easy describing this without a drawing... LOL

 

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