The more I ride my Cafe Racer 159 the more evident this becomes. I really like the board, it definitely offers something you can't find elsewhere but theres really only a handful of trails on a handful of days I run it as intended. On the East Coast this is strictly a weekdays only board. I would put someone in the hospital if I ever took it out on a weekend at Stratton.I'm increasingly starting to believe Koruas are not East Coast boards. Wide waist are terrible in firm conditions, and well... "Ice Coast". As I understand it, East Coast resorts also tend to have quite narrow runs. Take a look at the terrain the Korua guys call home, and how far few trees they have to deal with above treeline in the Alps. These boards are designed for better snow and more space than you likely have access to.
Something like the Simple Pleasures 156 is much more useful over here.
However on the rare run when the stars align and the trail is empty and the snow has been baking a bit, its truly magic. Also, it kinda rips in the park