Snowboard Iskola

Board: Korua Dart

Size: 156

Camber Option: Float Camber. Rocker in the nose camber through the rest of the board.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: A mix of overcast and blue skies, some wind, cold temps, fresh snow on top of corduroy, and chunder.

Flex: This board comes in past middle of the road freeride flex. While this board is a fully directional shape it’s pretty much a uniform flex from the front insert pack all the way to the tail. The only softer spot is really the rocker in the nose. The torsional flex is there but not overly abundant.

Stability: The width of this board coupled with its camber profile really give it a stable platform under foot. There’s rarely any micro vibrations from the rocker in the nose and even then they’re dissipated by the time they hit the front insert pack. In rutted out terrain this board stays on top of everything and plows over or through it.

Ollies/Pop: The snap is there right at the end of the camber section and this board pops. You don’t feel like you’re totally loading this board up to snap at all times which is more or less due in part to the short tail, what you do feel is the flat tail giving an optimal spot to spring off of.

Butterability: Didn’t even bother trying, it was all directional all the time.

Carving: Here’s where this board shines. It’s got a quick and nimble edge to edge transmission. You initiate the turn right outside the front foot then steer it directly under foot. Its smooth and effortless when you roll from toe to heel by steering here and you feel locked in. When you want to drive and disengage the front foot the middle to rear of the board takes over and you can drop the board into a more aggressive carve and really lay it over. The one thing I did notice is that occasionally the board would kick out when the front foot would disengage causing it to get a bit squirrely, this seemed to be a result of it not being fully steered by both feet at the same time, so just prepare for that issue. I would say it happened maybe every 1 out of 50 turns so not a regular occurrence.

Rider in Mind: Freeride carving cruiser guy that is all directional.

Personal Thoughts: Getting on this board reminded me of riding a brand new K2 Cool Bean with how it just transferred power from edge to edge and steered directly underfoot. It locks in to a carve and just lets you cruise through the turn from one side of the trail to the other. It’s a very stable board but I wouldn’t call it damp just more or less stable which makes it a blast to push through variable terrain. I will say it wasn’t the best in tight trees and really made you guess your line choices.

Comparable Boards: K2 Cool Bean, Jones Storm Wolf, Nidecker Tracer