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New shape, think it’s called the Knife?


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i like it


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Posted by: @matty

Which is oddly narrower in the waist and tail than the Dart60/CR64. The Dart is cool. If I ever kill my Moss, I will probably replace it with a Dart64 or a Weston Japow69 if I can't get another Moss (apparently Moss is no longer importing the SW70 to North America)

If it ever comes to that, email Gosei directly... I suspect he could get his hands on one packed in on another shipment.


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Which is oddly narrower in the waist and tail than the Dart60/CR64. The Dart is cool. If I ever kill my Moss, I will probably replace it with a Dart64 or a Weston Japow69 if I can't get another Moss (apparently Moss is no longer importing the SW70 to North America)

If it ever comes to that, email Gosei directly... I suspect he could get his hands on one packed in on another shipment.

I would hopefully be able to use it as an excuse for a Hokkaido trip!


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So I ended up pulling the trigger on the local Cafe Racer 164. Talked the seller down a bit off asking (down to $350) price and traded him my old hand plane. More than I'd typically pay for a used board, but these things rarely pop up in the US and it had DPS Phantom treatment which I'll trial. Not bad for a barely used board that I won't have to wax (or at least will have to wax far less often). I was a little bit worried someone's nab it while I was thinking about it, but honestly the Bay Area doesn't have many "Korua" sort of riders and the market for 164 snowboards is pretty limited anyway.

Haven't picked it up yet but have the plans and prices sorted (knock on wood it that doesn't go awry). Koruas hold their value well so I should be able to get close to what I paid for it if for some reason I hate it.

Seller sounds like a kindred spirit too. Has 10 boards, a few regular suspects (Jones Flagship, Orca) but some really niche shapes too (a Donek Knapton Twin and a Offshore Shapes Half Baked). He rides same resorts I do so will probably try to link up with him at some point.


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Nice grab, dude. Cafe Racer is one of their more enjoyable ones in the line, imo. Currently contemplating adding final deck for this winter; either a 56 Cafe Racer (would legit be twinning with @coleslawed 😅), or the 54 Lib Lost Quiver. Liking the specs of the 54 Lib LQ a bit more (26cm ww/8m sidecut/mid stiff/C3), but not as keen on that length range as much as before. 


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Nice grab, dude. Cafe Racer is one of their more enjoyable ones in the line, imo. Currently contemplating adding final deck for this winter; either a 56 Cafe Racer (would legit be twinning with @coleslawed 😅), or the 54 Lib Lost Quiver. Liking the specs of the 54 Lib LQ a bit more (26cm ww/8m sidecut/mid stiff/C3), but not as keen on that length range as much as before. 

Yea, I'd never really given it much a thought because of the mega wide waist (278 mm is approaching short-fat status, on a freaking 164 no less) but used and at a decent discount... sure why not.

If it was narrower (more in the ~260 mm range) it'd be a daily driver candidate for me. We'll see how I like it, I've never ridden a board that wide that wasn't a volume displacement board under 154 cm.

Weird because the 156 is both relatively "normal" spec'd (259 waist), but then just blow up the waist width on the 159 (269) and 164 (278). But hey, try something new.


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Nice grab, dude. Cafe Racer is one of their more enjoyable ones in the line, imo. Currently contemplating adding final deck for this winter; either a 56 Cafe Racer (would legit be twinning with @coleslawed 😅), or the 54 Lib Lost Quiver. Liking the specs of the 54 Lib LQ a bit more (26cm ww/8m sidecut/mid stiff/C3), but not as keen on that length range as much as before. 

Yea, I'd never really given it much a thought because of the mega wide waist (278 mm is approaching short-fat status, on a freaking 164 no less) but used and at a decent discount... sure why not.

If it was narrower (more in the ~260 mm range) it'd be a daily driver candidate for me. We'll see how I like it, I've never ridden a board that wide that wasn't a volume displacement board under 154 cm.

Weird because the 156 is both relatively "normal" spec'd (259 waist), but then just blow up the waist width on the 159 (269) and 164 (278). But hey, try something new.

Trenchdigger 165 might be something to look into, more standard width (262), and was introduced with the Cafe as its big brother. 

loaned out my Cafe to one of our shop techs for the week. if he likes it enough, I may sell it to him and pick up either the 159 or 57 TF. when I look at the 156 next to all my other boards it looks so small, and while it still locks a solid edge for me, it would be nice to get on a more properly sized one. 


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Nice grab, dude. Cafe Racer is one of their more enjoyable ones in the line, imo. Currently contemplating adding final deck for this winter; either a 56 Cafe Racer (would legit be twinning with @coleslawed 😅), or the 54 Lib Lost Quiver. Liking the specs of the 54 Lib LQ a bit more (26cm ww/8m sidecut/mid stiff/C3), but not as keen on that length range as much as before. 

Yea, I'd never really given it much a thought because of the mega wide waist (278 mm is approaching short-fat status, on a freaking 164 no less) but used and at a decent discount... sure why not.

If it was narrower (more in the ~260 mm range) it'd be a daily driver candidate for me. We'll see how I like it, I've never ridden a board that wide that wasn't a volume displacement board under 154 cm.

Weird because the 156 is both relatively "normal" spec'd (259 waist), but then just blow up the waist width on the 159 (269) and 164 (278). But hey, try something new.

Yeah, that's my sweet spot range, too (prob overly repeated at this point loll) and is a factor in why I love my 59 Pencil so much. Still looking forward to more days on it, but is legit in the running to overtake the 57 Orbit as my fave board to date.


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The Korua line is maddening to me. Bunch of boards that are ALMOST perfect for my daily driver wish list*. Almost every board in the line feels like it's in the right wheelhouse but has one fatal flaw that makes me go "oh but if only X". X might be too fat, not enough edge, too big a sidecut, etc.

But hey, try it, see how I like it. Maybe I do like 278 mm waist 164 boards for everyday riding haha.


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Korua-virus contracted.

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Digging the blank canvas look. Thinking through what I'm going to do for the sticker job. I think a mountain motif would work well on that pointy nose. Worked well on my Dupraz.

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I googled "mountain vinyl sticker" and this John Muir inspired one (or something inspired by it) looks promising.

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torn between the cafe racer 156 and the 52 dart.  specs for the body look the same between the 2 boards with a shorter tail and rocker nose on the dart.  Id be inclined to say the dart is more designed for pow and the CR for carving, but in the korua videos I see plenty of laid out carving being done on the dart, and the CR seems to do just fine in pow as well so not sure which way to go...  anyone ridden both and have a preference?


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Korua-virus contracted.

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Digging the blank canvas look. Thinking through what I'm going to do for the sticker job. I think a mountain motif would work well on that pointy nose. Worked well on my Dupraz.

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Might be taboo to some, but considering putting the B mtn sticker on my Squash and Banker lol. Of course, omitting the "Burton" part of it (let's not get too crazy 😅), just a big fan of the actual B mtn design, itself 🤷🏻‍♂️.


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@GD wouldn't call it a taboo, but I wouldn't personally. Just feel weird about mixing corporate logos (or really displaying them much at all). I rationalize mine as a Jake Burton Carpenter memorial tribute and not a Burton logo per se haha. 


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Posted by: @notmikebuckley

New shape, think it’s called the Knife?

I hear there will be a Bulldozer + next season… 


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