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Yeah I have the pantera 163. It rips a mean carve and has ample pop to launch if you desire. It’s a bit lacking in the float category and became tough on the knees when things get chopped up.

I really enjoyed the dampness of the diamond blade. It’s wide for no boot out and will ride over anything. But it’s almost too damp. Honestly it may be too much board for me. I couldn’t load it up at all at 160lb. I really need to ride both more this year side by side.
 

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I guess it's not an enigma why people buy the usual suspects in the Korua lineup: Otto, Dart, Pencil and Cafe Racer.

I yet have not seen anyone buying the concept boards like the Obelix. The Good Ride rode the Pocket Rocket (which I now can't find on the Korua store), but reviews on the concept line is non existent.

I personally would really like to try the Obelix, but I don't ride the way that would make it rational to get it. A normal day I have to spend time in the piste. Either just riding with my kids or it's just not enough powder to ride something like that. I would get maybe one or two runs on a holiday trip and my weekend trips are always to smaller mountains with no powder.

Did anyone ever ride one of those boards?
 

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I finally got to ride my Dart 156 in soft snow, the first few times I rode it was icy rock hard base on most of the mountain and I was not enjoying the board at all.
The snow on this trip is proper spring slush, very deep in places. The board really came alive in the soft stuff, almost playful, I think it would be amazing in powder.
 

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I finally got to ride my Dart 156 in soft snow, the first few times I rode it was icy rock hard base on most of the mountain and I was not enjoying the board at all.
The snow on this trip is proper spring slush, very deep in places. The board really came alive in the soft stuff, almost playful, I think it would be amazing in powder.
The Pencil is mazing in powder and I'm sure the Darts as good or better. On proper snow the turning is really fun but on icy snow it's not so fun. Maybe the smaller radius in the front makes it a bit more twitchy and unreliable on ice?
 

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The Pencil is mazing in powder and I'm sure the Darts as good or better. On proper snow the turning is really fun but on icy snow it's not so fun. Maybe the smaller radius in the front makes it a bit more twitchy and unreliable on ice?
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.
 

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The Pencil is mazing in powder and I'm sure the Darts as good or better. On proper snow the turning is really fun but on icy snow it's not so fun. Maybe the smaller radius in the front makes it a bit more twitchy and unreliable on ice?
If I were to find a downside of my CR 59 (apart from the obvious ones like bad switch), it would be icy moguls and being rather twitchy due to the very rapid initiation if you lose your balance and push strong on the front foot like you say rather than being hard to ini.
 

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I guess I really have to agree that it takes a lot to put it properly on edge since there is a really wide nose on it. That’s not always so much fun when you can’t really trust the edge to hold.
 
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