Nicholas Wolken (pictured) and Stephan Maurer love a powder turn, and developed a whole mess of snowboards designed to do just that.

As time went on, they tweaked their designs until they had a quiver of sticks that could handle hard-pack just as well as the soft stuff, If you share the boys' 'Yearning For Turning' then Korua Shapes is a brand you absolutely have to check out.

This year a lot of things remain the same; the topsheets are white, the bases are red and the emphasis is still very much on the turn - hence the dramatically directional shape of every model in the range (with the exception of the Tranny Finder).

New developments include varying sizes for the classic models, a new camber profile, and splitboards. On top of that, every board features the name of the rider that inspired it, from Nicolas himself to ace photographer Cyril Müller.

2016/17 Snowboard Product Previews

adidas eyewear | Airblaster | Amplid | Arbor | Bataleon | Bent Metal | Bonfire | Burton | CAPiTA | Coal | Deeluxe | Dragon | Drake | Electric | Endeavour | Giro | GNU | GoPro | Head | Jones | K2 | L1 | Lazer | Level | Lib Tech | Lobster | Melon | Neff | Nidecker | Nike Goggles | Nikita | Nitro | Northwave | NOW | Oakley | Outdoor Tech | Patagonia | Picture | POC | POW | Ride | Rome | Roxy | Salomon | Sandbox | Scott | Shred | Slash | Slytech | Smith | SP Gadgets | SP United | Sweet Protection | Switchback | ThirtyTwo | Union | Vans | Vimana | Volcom | Volkl | West | YES

Korua Snowboards 2016-2017


Korua Pencil Split, Cafe Racer & Trench Digger Snowboards 2016-2017

Korua Stealth Snowboards 2016-2017

Originally only available as a 163cm-long beast, the hard-charging Korua Stealth has been released in new lengths: 150cm and 156cm

Korua Snowboards 2016-2017


The bases for all boards are still a vibrant red - get your Eurocarves low enough and you can show 'em to the world.

Korua Apollo Snowboard 2016-2017


As much as we love the plain white topsheets, this jazzy version of the Apollo is pretty sharp. Anyone else yearning for turning?