- Sizes: 152, 156, 160
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: €449
The red-and-white aesthetic may be constant, and many of the boards have been around since the beginning, but the KORUA crew aren’t about to let things get stale. This winter we say goodbye to the Apollo, the Puzzle and the Asytoni, and instead welcome in – among others – the KORUA Dart.
It’s come right out of the blocks in three available sizes, which is more choice that you get with most KORUAs. You don’t have the option of which way to point it, though; that is one serious swallowtail, so switch riding is out.
“Like its namesake, the Korua Dart is all about pointing it, and fast”
Not that you should care – like its namesake, the KORUA Dart snowboard is all about pointing it, and fast. Ideally you should be getting it into the powder, where the shape will deliver a surfy ride and nimble handling through narrow trees. That wide, rockered nose plays its part too.
It wouldn’t be a KORUA if it couldn’t also hold its own on piste, and while it may lack the power of some of its stablemates, it’s still fit for purpose. The biax fibreglass means that it’s not too hard to manipulate it through the waist, which is just as well as it’s pretty wide (a hefty 27.8cm in the biggest size).