Construction and Materials
They’ve kept things fairly simple with the construction of the Pencil. It’s got a full length poplar core for tried and trusted pop, together with a biax fibreglass topsheet which keeps the flex firmly in the middle of the range. In fact we’ve found many of the KORUA’s are less stiff than you might expect for carving-focused boards, so you don’t need to be intimidated – pretty much any rider will feel at ease on this thing.
The base is sintered, and it’s red. We like to think Nicholas Wolken and friends were inspired by Ferrari when they came up with their ubiquitous colour scheme, though more likely it’s something to do with the Swiss flag, or pantone charts. Either way, it’s cool as fuck.
“You don’t have to have the edge technique of a slalom racer to enjoy it, but if you stick with this board for a while, you soon will”
Imagine a giant compass, like the ones you used to use to draw circles in maths, only 50 foot tall, and on the end of it is a red-and-white snowboard. That’s the Pencil, etching perfect arcs in the snow. You don’t have to have the edge technique of a slalom racer to enjoy it, but if you stick with this board for a while, you soon will.