- Sizes: 159
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: €699
A KORUA Café Racer snowboard without the red & white? It can only mean one thing; the Yearning For Turning maestros have expanded their ‘Plus’ range, which takes a tried-and-tested shape, improves the tech, and applies a none-more-black makeover. The result: the KORUA Café Racer Plus.
Previously only available as a splitboard, the KORUA Café Racer Plus has had an upgrade in ever key area of its design. Lightweight paulownia has been added to the core, there’s a carbon-enhanced fibreglass, and the base is quicker than what you’ll find on the standard fare.
“Thanks to the significant camber bend, you’ll want to get this on an edge at every opportunity”
So it’s techier, but does that mean that it’s better? That depends on what you like. The KORUA Café Racer Plus is a bit stiffer than the original, so will be more suited to charging, and it’s also about 300g lighter.
Shape-wise, the sidecut radius is ideal for short, powerful turns, and the extended nose is brilliant at blasting through powder. Thanks to the significant camber bend, you’ll want to get this on an edge at every opportunity, and there’s plenty of pop when you need it. Just don’t expect too much of the relatively short tail, even with the extra stiffness on hand in this version.
The splitboard version of the KORUA Café Racer Plus remains available, should you be looking for lightweight transport to the far-flung backcountry.