Korua Shapes 2021 Snowboards Overview

 

 

Korua Shapes is one of those brands with a solid reputation, clean and simple looks and plenty of fans to tell you how much they like their boards.

They are easy to spot, with the simple white topsheet, bright red base and unique shapes. If you have to give a rough and simple description of the majority of their boards, they are medium-stiff, camber boards with rocker on the nose, with directional tapered shapes that are made for carving and powder.

They also have a Plus range of boards, which is their upgraded range. They are generally stiffer, lighter, with a faster base material and a black topsheet instead of white. 

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Korua Shapes Camber Profiles

Full Camber

korua full camber

This full camber gives you plenty of grip, stability and edge hold. Although it is close to traditional camber, it still has a smoother transition into the nose, so starting turns and float is still easy.

Float Camber

korua float camber

Probably the most common camber profile on Korua Shapes boards, the Float Camber is what other brands would call S-Camber or Directional Camber.

Rocker on the nose is made to give better float in deep snow, and help starting turns smoothly, and the camber on the rest of the board gives it the solid ride on groomers, as well as the pop and edge hold for faster riding.

Full Rocker

korua full rocker

It is only found on a couple of boards in their Concept line, it will give you the most float, designed for deep snow.

Korua Shapes 2021 Snowboards

Korua Shapes Dart 2021

korua shapes dart

Korua Shapes Dart

The Dart has a retro powder shape, but is made to ride just as well on groomers as it does in powder. The wide width, with the setback stance and taper give it plenty of float in deep snow, and make turns smooth and easy. The extra width helps you get more aggressive carves with less chance of getting toe and heel drag.

  • Float Camber
  • 7/10 Flex
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • Directional Tapered Shape
  • Poplar Light Core
  • UV Lacquer topsheet

Read more about the Dart

Korua Shapes Pencil

korua shapes pencil

Korua Shapes Pencil

The Pencil is the choice if you want one board that will ride everything. The Float Camber profile with the pointy nose give the board plenty of float in deep snow, while the camber section underfoot gives you all the stability you will need. The rocker on the nose combined with the taper give the board a smooth and easy turning feel. 

  • Float Camber
  • 7/10 Flex
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • Directional Tapered Shape
  • Poplar Light Core
  • UV Lacquer topsheet

Read more about the Pencil

Korua Shapes Cafe Racer

korua shapes cafe racer

Korua Shapes Café Racer

The Café Racer is a full camber softboot carving board, made with a tapered directional shape. The tail has a stiffer torsional flex, to get more power out of the end of a turn. 

  • Full Camber
  • 7/10 Flex
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • Directional Tapered Shape
  • UV Lacquer topsheet
  • Poplar Core
  • ABS Sidewalls

More info on the Café Racer

Korua Shapes Tranny Finder

korua shapes tranny finder

Korua Shapes Tranny Finder

The Tranny (Transition) Finder which is a mix between a freeride, freestyle and carving board. It is probably their most versatile board, that will suit the biggest range of riding styles.

Although it is still a tapered directional board with a bit of setback, you won’t have any problem riding it switch. With the taper, torsionally stiffer tail and wider widths, it is made to naturally want to carve hard.

  • Float Camber
  • 7/10 Flex
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • Poplar Light Core
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • Directional Tapered Shape
  • UV Lacquer topsheet

Read more about the Tranny Finder

Korua Shapes Otto

korua shapes otto

Korua Shapes Otto

The Otto is the closest to a twin shape board, that is made to be a fun carving board, that is not going to limit you if you want to ride in the park. It has the largest tail in the Korua line, with just a little bit of a stance setback.

  • Float Camber
  • 6/10 Flex
  • Twin Like Directional Shape
  • UV Lacquer topsheet
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • Poplar Light Core
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • ABS Sidewalls

More info on the Otto

Korua Shapes Bulldozer

korua shapes bulldozer

Korua Shapes Bulldozer

The Bulldozer is designed to be a long board, that rides and feels much shorter, without losing any of the benefits of its long length. It is going to suit a bigger guy, who wants a stable board they can ride fast, that is going to easily float in deep snow.

  • Float Camber
  • 7/10 Flex
  • Pin Tail Shape
  • Directional Tapered Shape
  • Wide Width
  • UV Lacquer topsheet
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • Poplar Core
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • ABS Sidewalls

Read more about the Bulldozer

Korua Shapes Cafe Racer Plus

korua shapes cafe racer plus

Korua Shapes Café Racer Plus

The Plus version of the Café Racer is made with upgraded materials, to make it a stiffer, faster and lighter option. The base is faster, core is lighter and the fiberglass more responsive.

  • Directional Taperered Shape
  • Full Camber
  • 8/10 Flex
  • Brushed Polyamid Triple Compound Topsheet
  • Carbon Multiaxial Fiberglass
  • Paulownia / Poplar Light Core
  • Nano Highspeed Sintered Base

Just comes in one size – 159cm.

More information on the Café Racer +

Korua Shapes Bullet Train Plus

korua shapes bullet train plus

Korua Shapes Bullet Train Plus

This one is designed as a softboot carving board, that is made for aggressive carves on groomed runs. It has a stiffer torsional flex, that is made to absorb vibrations so that it keeps its strong edge hold the whole way through a turn.

Comes in one size, 160cm.

  • Full Camber
  • 8/10 Flex
  • Directional Shape
  • Titanal Fiberglass
  • Poplar Light Core
  • Perlatech Base

More info on the Bullet Train +

Korua Shapes Pencil Plus

korua shapes pencil plus

Korua Shapes Pencil Plus

An stiffer, faster and lighter version of the Pencil.

  • Float Camber
  • 8/10 Flex
  • Directional Tapered Shape
  • Brushed Polyamid Triple Compound Topsheet
  • Carbon Multiaxial Fiberglass
  • Paulownia / Poplar Light Core
  • Nano Highspeed Sintered Base

Read more about the Pencil Plus

Korua Shapes Tranny Finder Plus

korua shapes tranny finder plus

Korua Shapes Tranny Finder Plus

A stiffer, lighter and faster version of the Tranny Finder.

  • Float Camber
  • 8/10 Flex
  • Directional Tapered Shape
  • Brushed Polyamid Triple Compound Topsheet
  • Carbon Multiaxial Fiberglass
  • Paulownia / Poplar Light Core
  • Nano Highspeed Sintered Base

More information on the Tranny Finder Plus

Korua Shapes Escalator Split Plus

korua shapes escalator split plus

Korua Shapes Escalator Split Plus

A lightweight board, that is made to save energy on the way up, without taking a hit on the performance on the way down. It has a directional shape, with a bit of taper and a setback stance with the Float Camber profile.

  • Float Camber
  • 8/10 Flex
  • Carbon Multiaxial Fiberglass
  • Paulownia / Poplar Light Core
  • Perlatech Base
  • Directional Tapererd Shape

Read more about the Escalator Plus

Korua Shapes Pencil Split

korua shapes pencil split

Korua Shapes Pencil Split

A split version of the Pencil.

  • Float Camber
  • Directional Tapered Shape
  • UV Lacquer Topsheet
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • Poplar Light Core
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base

More info on the Pencil Split

Korua Shapes Tranny Finder Split

korua shapes tranny finder split

Korua Shapes Tranny Finder Split

A split version of the Tranny Finder.

  • Float Camber
  • 7/10 Flex
  • UV Lacquer Topsheet
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • Poplar Light Core
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • Directional Tapered Shape

Read more about the Tranny Finder Split

Korua Shapes Tugboat

korua shapes tugboat

Korua Shapes Tugboat

Made to have crazy float, the Tugboat has everything that is needed for float in the deepest snow. The super wide nose, a giant amount of taper and the deep swallowtail all add the the loose and floaty feel.

Designed to be ridden on powder, it doesn’t have traditional metal edges, which keep it light, and it can still carve on groomed runs – though powder is where it will excel.

  • Float Camber
  • 6/10 Flex
  • UV Lacquer Topsheet
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • Poplar Light Core
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • Swallowtail
  • 3D Channel Base

Read more about the Tugboat

Korua Shapes Obelix

korua shapes obelix

Korua Shapes Obelix

A full rocker board, with a positive outline and just the tiniest bit of a sidecut make it quite an extreme powder board. Riding this board on groomed runs to get to some powder might be work – but that is not at all what is is made for.

  • Full Rocker
  • 6/10 Flex
  • UV Lacquer Topsheet
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • Poplar Light Core
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • Directional Shape

Read more about the Obelix

Korua Shapes Blindganger

korua shapes blindganger

Korua Shapes Blindganger

The Blindganger isn’t designed to be an everyday board, but is made to ride best in deep powder or soft spring slush. The full rocker profile give it plenty of float, and the 3D shape (like a boat) in the nose of the board help it smoothly start a turn. No metal edges on this one, which keep it light, but it won’t have much control in hard packed snow.

  • Full Rocker
  • 6/10 Flex
  • Biaxial Fiberglass
  • Poplar Light Core
  • P-TEX 2000 Sintered Base
  • Directional Shape
  • 3D Base

Read more about the Blindganger

Overviews of other brands: Ride, Nitro, Burton, Lib Tech, Capita, JonesSalomonNever Summer, Bataleon, GNU

1 comment for “Korua Shapes 2021 Snowboards Overview

  1. JingXing
    September 29, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Thanks for you overview! I like your website very much!

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