- Price: €399
- Sizes: 152, 156
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
The Korua crew have never hidden the fact that their directional pow-and-carve-friendly snowboards are heavily influenced by the world of surfing. The Korua Apollo is a case in point, recommended for anyone wanting “the feel of riding a shortboard in small clean waves”.
“The swallow tail makes it easy to execute tight turns in the pow”
Indeed, the two available sizes of the Korua Apollo are both on the small side, and the swallow tail makes it easy to execute tight turns in the pow. If you’re want something that allows you to negotiate a tree run with as much spontaneity and flow as possible, this what you’re after.
Look closely (well, not that closely) and you’ll notice that the tail is asymmetrical in nature. This balances out the different forces that are generated on the two edges, giving your toeside turns a bit more oomph. It’s something that you get used to almost immediately, with instant benefits. Take note that you need to buy either a regular or goofy version depending on your stance.