- Sizes: 164
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: €699
The guys behind KORUA have a lot of fun with short, wide shapes, but this splitboard – like its solid equivalent – comes in at a hefty 164cm in length. This isn’t just for riding powder – it’s for gunning it in powder.
The KORUA Pencil splitboard has a directional shape that’ll make it float insanely well, even before you take its considerable overall surface area into account. The pointy nose karate chops through the deep stuff, while the crescent tail beds in nicely at the other end. That leaves you free to concentrate on picking, then hammering, your line.
“Like all KORUA boards, the Pencil splitboard is a triumph of simple but effective design”
If you’re immediately put off by the length, take a closer look before bailing out. It’s designed to feel shorter than it is, and doesn’t have quite the amount of effective edge you’d expect. Width-wise it isn’t far off a standard ‘wide’ version of a more traditional board.
With its all-poplar core, biax fibreglass and relative lack of additives, it’s not going to win any clever-tech prizes, but that’s never been what KORUA is about. Get the shape right, they reckon, and you’re laughing.