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28/04/2019 2:08 am  

I can vouch for what @awd1105 said, as we've ridden together a handful of times this winter. I've ridden his Cafe Racer a few times, and then followed up with riding my own Stealth. Mine feels much more stiff/plankish than his Cafe Racer, we both got ours at the beginning of the szn. I didn't ride mine as often as he did, as my US Orbit became my DD this year. The flex on his Cafe Racer now, is the flex that I really enjoy. At a about that ~7/10 range, with a bit of liveliness. While my Stealth still feels a bit too stiff and lifeless, on the contrary.

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28/04/2019 5:33 am  
Posted by: Spenser

Did the board break in, or did you get used to it 🤔

That’s a good question. Both, obviously, but the break-in was very noticeable.

Handflexing it next to my other decks both at the beginning and end of the season confirmed it for me. 

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Ontario | Boots: Driver X | Bindings: Genesis X, Union Progress FC | Boards: CaféRacer & CaféRacer+ 159 / Cheetah 159 / LandLord 163


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02/06/2019 4:22 am  

I have found a new Puzzle still in plastic for sale in Australia, and wondering how they compare to the Cafe Racer. And thoughts on purchasing a model that isn't made anymore. Any thoughts would be appreciated. 


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02/06/2019 7:10 pm  

Damn, always wanted a Puzzle.

Korua claims that the CR59 was the Puzzle's "replacement," even though the latter is a 161. I suppose if you dial back that little tail nub, the shape definitely resembles the Café. The CR is also full-camber, while the Puzzle had entry rocker.

The camber rise on my CR was pretty mellow, however. I remember that on my Stealth 63, the camber was noticeably higher, even though that board had entry rocker as well. 

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03/06/2019 2:44 pm  

i'd snag it.

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04/06/2019 6:09 am  

I’ve been on the Apollo, Pencil, and Puzzle - Puzzle was my favorite.  A bit of chore to ride in tight areas but very fun wide open on groomers or in powder.

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