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10/04/2020 6:46 pm  

@kimchi

Lib BRD isn't too far off either.


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10/04/2020 7:19 pm  

@kimchi I know you recognized the specs when I posted about it, but it’s like you’re asking for a US orbit with a longer overall length 😜 everything else is virtually spot on. But I get it, I also want an overall longer length, as it does its thing in soft/fresh snow... and even just the visual/aesthetic.

Same example keeps coming to mind. Tranny finder 57 and pencil 64 may be the same board with different tips, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter which one you choose. Stealth may be it, other than the slightly wider waist.


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10/04/2020 7:46 pm  
Posted by: @spenser

Perfectly compact quiver. I’m sure you’ve mentioned it before, can’t remember, what’s the split? Looks great.

The gist of my active quiver is really something like that, I just happen to have multiple models in certain categories

It's the Salomon Sick Stick 162. Definitely my least favorite in the quiver, but when I decided to get back into splitboarding last year it was an affordable option. Got a good end of season discount and it comes with skins. It does fine, but I'm eyeing a Korua Escalator+ 162. Still not splitting enough to justify the purchase, but that's motivation to go out more. 


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10/04/2020 7:49 pm  

It can definitely be good motivation to split more when you are stoked on your setup.

I still really liked the hovercraft, and I don’t think I will actually go more often, but definitely more excited to do so with a squash split.


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10/04/2020 8:29 pm  
Posted by: @spenser

@kimchi I know you recognized the specs when I posted about it, but it’s like you’re asking for a US orbit with a longer overall length 😜 everything else is virtually spot on. But I get it, I also want an overall longer length, as it does its thing in soft/fresh snow... and even just the visual/aesthetic.

Same example keeps coming to mind. Tranny finder 57 and pencil 64 may be the same board with different tips, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter which one you choose. Stealth may be it, other than the slightly wider waist.

I wish it didn't have that chopped square nose and that it had a liiiittle bit more taper, but yea, Orbit is damned close to what I'm looking for. If they made a 160, I'd probably just buy it. As it is, I'm eying it.

I just posted this in DMQ, and a buddy came up with an interesting option I hadn't heard of, a new 2021 board from K2 called the Instrument.

The wishlist again:

Posted by: @kimchi

I have a pretty specific daily driver board I'm looking for. Basically an aggressive freeride snow surfer made for a bigger Western (i.e. not Japanese) frame at ~210 lbs.

  • 162-164 overall length
  • Directional shape and flex
  • 7-8 / 10 stiffness, powerful enough nose to plow through chunder.
  • ~124 cm effective edge
  • ~8.3 M sidecut
  • ~262 mm waist
  • 10-15 mm taper
  • Camber dominant (5+ mm) with bit of early rise in the nose.

The Instrument:

  • 163
  • Directional shape and flex
  • 7 / 10
  • 124 EE
  • 8.2 M sidecut
  • 26.6 waist
  • 10 mm taper
  • Camber with rocker nose, although I'm not sure if +5 mm

That's... pretty right on. The reference stance is a tiny bit wide for me at 23", which is a bit of a bummer. I typically ride around 22" these days. I adjust my NOWs all the way heelside, so I can't get close to that without un-centering my boots or swapping to adjustable heelcup bindings. But I can learn to live with 21.5" or be 3/8th of an inch off reference setback lol.

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10/04/2020 10:25 pm  

just get something custom made


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10/04/2020 11:01 pm  

I would get the stealth.


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10/04/2020 11:18 pm  
Posted by: @spenser

I would get the stealth.

Any particular reason? Other than koruavirus lol. 


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11/04/2020 12:47 am  

Sometimes you just gotta send ‘er.

Nah, I just think it’s a good option & may surprise you. A little wider & more tapered, but it’s the Korua way.

Seems like your board should easily exist, and probably does... where’s she hiding?


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11/04/2020 5:13 am  

Out of all the Korua boards I've owned/ridden to date (TF54, Stealth 56, Otto 57, TF57+, Cafe 59), the Stealth def felt the burliest of them all, and that was the 56. Can only imagine the 63, thing must be a tank loll. @awd1105 owned the 63 for a bit, he may be able to chime in on it, also.

If want burly charger, I'd go Stealth. If want a charger that has some energy, then Orbit is the one. Really depends which you prefer more @Kimchi. Both really, really great carvers, either way. Some of my most memorable turns were on those 2 very boards.


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11/04/2020 6:40 am  

The Stealth 63 was my first Korua. All this stance talk got me thinking that I may have unloaded it prematurely. Yes, it was super burly and at the time it felt like I was riding a door. However, I only ever rode it with a wider stance, +/- angles and shifted forward of the sidecut. I didn’t know any better at the time and ended up playing with stance options while using the CR59. Kinda curious to see if it would’ve been much friendlier with the stance that I now use on all my other Koruas. 


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11/04/2020 10:04 am  

All this Korua talk has my wheels turning. I need to get on one and see what the hype is about. I saw GD's TF+ in person and it looked sweet. Only thing stopping me from taking the plunge is that I know I'll never take it out. They don't really groom my local and I have boards that I would grab before it in a new snow situation. I was feeling content with my lineup but I had a lot of boards stolen not too long ago, so I'm back in consumption mode. My GF is actually supportive of my path to healing through procurement, so I will not fight it.

Next year I need a need a new d-twin so I'll be picking up a Assassin Pro and maybe a Taka just cuz.


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11/04/2020 12:19 pm  
Posted by: @mookie

All this Korua talk has my wheels turning. I need to get on one and see what the hype is about. I saw GD's TF+ in person and it looked sweet. Only thing stopping me from taking the plunge is that I know I'll never take it out. They don't really groom my local and I have boards that I would grab before it in a new snow situation. I was feeling content with my lineup but I had a lot of boards stolen not too long ago, so I'm back in consumption mode. My GF is actually supportive of my path to healing through procurement, so I will not fight it.

Next year I need a need a new d-twin so I'll be picking up a Assassin Pro and maybe a Taka just cuz.

the non+ are damp and plow through shit


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11/04/2020 6:18 pm  
Posted by: @kimchi
Posted by: @spenser

@kimchi I know you recognized the specs when I posted about it, but it’s like you’re asking for a US orbit with a longer overall length 😜 everything else is virtually spot on. But I get it, I also want an overall longer length, as it does its thing in soft/fresh snow... and even just the visual/aesthetic.

Same example keeps coming to mind. Tranny finder 57 and pencil 64 may be the same board with different tips, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter which one you choose. Stealth may be it, other than the slightly wider waist.

I wish it didn't have that chopped square nose and that it had a liiiittle bit more taper, but yea, Orbit is damned close to what I'm looking for. If they made a 160, I'd probably just buy it. As it is, I'm eying it.

I just posted this in DMQ, and a buddy came up with an interesting option I hadn't heard of, a new 2021 board from K2 called the Instrument.

The wishlist again:

Posted by: @kimchi

I have a pretty specific daily driver board I'm looking for. Basically an aggressive freeride snow surfer made for a bigger Western (i.e. not Japanese) frame at ~210 lbs.

  • 162-164 overall length
  • Directional shape and flex
  • 7-8 / 10 stiffness, powerful enough nose to plow through chunder.
  • ~124 cm effective edge
  • ~8.3 M sidecut
  • ~262 mm waist
  • 10-15 mm taper
  • Camber dominant (5+ mm) with bit of early rise in the nose.

The Instrument:

  • 163
  • Directional shape and flex
  • 7 / 10
  • 124 EE
  • 8.2 M sidecut
  • 26.6 waist
  • 10 mm taper
  • Camber with rocker nose, although I'm not sure if +5 mm

That's... pretty right on. The reference stance is a tiny bit wide for me at 23", which is a bit of a bummer. I typically ride around 22" these days. I adjust my NOWs all the way heelside, so I can't get close to that without un-centering my boots or swapping to adjustable heelcup bindings. But I can learn to live with 21.5" or be 3/8th of an inch off reference setback lol.

image

this was the board I was going to get next year until Dupraz happened

 


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11/04/2020 8:15 pm  
Posted by: @smittyspartan
Posted by: @mookie

All this Korua talk has my wheels turning. I need to get on one and see what the hype is about. I saw GD's TF+ in person and it looked sweet. Only thing stopping me from taking the plunge is that I know I'll never take it out. They don't really groom my local and I have boards that I would grab before it in a new snow situation. I was feeling content with my lineup but I had a lot of boards stolen not too long ago, so I'm back in consumption mode. My GF is actually supportive of my path to healing through procurement, so I will not fight it.

Next year I need a need a new d-twin so I'll be picking up a Assassin Pro and maybe a Taka just cuz.

the non+ are damp and plow through shit

Looks to be the case. But my hill (Cypress) is comically rough. Korua actually had a demo there, but it was on an icy Saturday so I didn't go. May have to keep an eye out for a cheap Pencil, although that will probably take a while.


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