Post an update of your experience with the 156 please. I’m also 145lbs of man steel ? and the Dart is on my radar.
Size 9 burton photonsIf you dont have massive feet i would go with 156.
After spending more time on it any more thoughts?160 versus 156 Dart.
After riding the 156 and seeing them side by side I'm glad I got the 156.
That’s why I think I’d be better off of the 152 considering I weigh 63kg...At 85kg the 156 dart is more than enough board for me, I wonder what the specs are on the 164.
What size boots are you?I just found it very difficult to initiate a turn, I think the width combined with the stiffness is the main problem on hard snow and ice.
Gotcha good to knowI'm a size 8.5 and on proper snow it's not a problem with the Pencil.
Or maybe something like this? Phantom Permanent Waxless GlideI suppose the other question is (not necessarily limited to Korua, but any board where the base is perhaps not as fast as you might like), would having a stone grind/structure put into the base make it noticeably better?
There is my justification! Ok help me decide once and for all. 152 or 156 size for my hefty 140lbs. I am leaning 152...I sent my info to Korua and that's what they felt was best also.There's no "Dart" among those you listed....
Which plays into my justification for wanting it. My Storm Chaser will be for deep pow days. Archteype for leftover days and cruising with the kids. Dart will be for high speed groomer/carving days and maybe try it in the pow here and there. Then i still need a more traditional shaped board like a Capita Mercury or a Korua Otto...never ends.It haas the least amount of taper so I think it's also going to be the best on groomers...
How was the flex on the Otto? I’d like to get a board that I can mess around with a bit with some butters and jumps but wasn’t sure if that board may be too stiff.Thanks @Yeahti87 for your insight. Dude, you have a lot of fast boards!
Sounds like my concerns about the Nows are really to do with how freestyle I want to ride. I have an Otto57 and am about to order a TF57 too. I love the Korua shaping and sidecut but I still want to get air and tweak it! The Pilots felt amazing for carving around at high speeds and for sure absorbed a lot of vibration but I felt a bit restricted when getting air or buttering. I also think that Korua boards work best when you can move your weight back and forwards to pressure different parts of the edge/sidecut through a turn or when slashing. I could do this a little with the Pilots but I was fighting them, particularly the front highback when trying to shift my weight towards the tail. At 24 degrees its just in the way if it cant be rotated. I honestly considered sawing off part of the highback to get it out of the way. Or drilling new holes to mount the highback to the frame in a way that give it rotation.
I set up the Otto with the Katanas and bounced around the carpet at home. Could definitely move around a lot more. The question is: will I miss the power transfer and comfort of the Pilots?? Why J.F. Pelchat did you come along with your brilliant idea and confuse me?
As far as the toe straps go, I gave up trying to find the right place on the boot for them to not slip and just use them over the top, old style. Feels great! Faster heelside response with less clicks, which makes sense if you think about the mechanics of lifting the front of you boot up with a straight strap vs an angled one going out from the mounting point out towards your toes .
Insane skillsAlek Oestreng killing the park on the Cafe Racer 64. His cab 540s off the toe edge are just amazing.
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