Snowboard Iskola

Board: Korua Transition Finder

Size: 157

Camber Option: Float Camber. Rocker in the nose camber throughout.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Sunny blue skies, low to moderate winds at times, warm temps, slush, chunder, chop, hot pow, and typical mid season conditions.

Flex: Overall this boards a little past middle of the road. It does have a directional flex meaning softer nose that stiffens up right where the camber meets the rocker, and a little stiffer in the tail. The torsional flex is highly abundant which lets you twist it as you see fit.

Stability: This board is more stable and damp than it’s Plus counterpart. It does a better job of absorbing the chatter and pushing through chop. This is more so due in part to it being slightly heavier (not in a bad way) and its construction. Yes you do get chatter in the nose that does resonate back to the front foot but it’s not as lively as the Plus series so it feels completely different under foot.

Ollies: That camber zone is easier to load up and what you put in you get more out of. This board wants to pop off any lip, sidehit, cat track gap, or roller. You can just boost with this board with only minimal effort.

Pop On Jumps: This board is fully at home hitting a jump or popping a lip. Be lazy and it will let the jump do the work, but load it up and you’re going to get into the air without too much work. Small, medium, large don’t hesitate to send it.

Butterability: The offset camrocker profile does take a little bit more work to get your weight out on the nose to play around with. But once you figure out this dynamic it becomes less of an issue and more of an understanding of how to manipulate your weight into the board. The tail is a little stiffer so you need to sit on it a bit harder but you can do what you need here.

Jibbing: Having rocker in the nose this board locks into the press with a tiny amount of effort. The tail takes more as you’re sitting on the outside of the camber section. Push your weight into it and you’ll be fine. The camber through the middle cradles a feature but doesn’t feel like it’s going to clap out, if anything its more of a balancing act but it will slide.

Carving: This is where this board shines. It steers outside the front foot but drives from the middle of the board back. You can do quick edge to edge transitions but when you get it on edge and push into the camber section you can power a carve that lets you go from tight and fluid to long and swoopy. It’s a board that wants to turn and it does so with a finesse that is less about power and more about fluidity.

Rider in Mind: Freestyle focused carver.

Personal Thoughts: I like this more than the Transition Finderder Plus, it’s easier to handle and a little more damp which is easier on the knees. Compared to the old Tranny Finder it’s a hair more nimble edge to edge but still retains that freestyle flair. The pop off the tail of this board is immense I sent some regular rollers twice as far as I usually would. Overall this things a blast to ride and doesn’t lump you into a regular looking shape.

Comparable Boards: Academy Masters Chris Roach, Jones Stratos, Rome Ravine

Binding Recommendations: Rome Katana, Now Select Pro, K2 Lien AT