Curious about these Dart 160 and CR 164 as these have pretty different geometry. I’ll test them next season.Picked up the 60 Dart at the beginning of this season. It took me a while to really learn to appreciate it, but once I "unlocked" it I really started to enjoy it over larger parts of the mountain. The board sure doesn't seem to like variable terrain, and you'll feel it in your knees, but in the right conditions it is hard to beat. On a nice groomer, or in some decent powder, this board will put a big smile on your face. Really hard to choose between my DD and this recently.
The good things aside, I have had some issues. My main gripe at the moment is with the nose grabbing on warmer snow. On flatter hills or traverses it can be a little like hitting a brake when more of the nose contacts the snow. Is it my issue, board shape, or the slower classic base? I'm riding reference with maybe one step further towards the tail, so I'm not sure what I can do to prevent it aside from keeping it waxed and on the steep.
On the uneven terrain - I’ve ridden the CR 159 with double forward stance on some steep mogul run once and I was swearing under my nose so hard being thrown around. For me riding with -3 in the back foot helps a lot in moguls with much more stability on the CR and I keep it double forward only on nice groomer days.
About the nose - I ride it with some little setback from the center inserts (I see no ref mark on my board). I haven’t noticed the grabby nose issue at all with the CR being a worse floater than the Dart due to the extended camber there. I rode my friend’s Surfari and my CR this Sunday in some warm later afternoon shitty bumpy slush. The Surfari was easier there as the rocker starts right past the front binding but the Korua did very well too. It can feel ‚grabby’ only if you initiate the carve too hard from the front foot.
On the base - I don’t find it slow or grabby at all, it has a decent glide waxed. Very much the same as my Yes, Endeavor, Amplid and Rossi boards or my friend’s Nidecker or GNU. Only the Capitas beat it as these have this nice structure that drinks so much wax every time I hot wax them.
Get it a nice waxing and maybe add some structure (I did so with my Unw8 163 and the performance unwaxed is so much better now).