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Their yearning for turning series is so awesome. I love the simple white/red boards and their shapes.
You don't see much info or reviews on these boards, does anyone riding them have any opinions they'd like to share?
The boards that excite me most are the Pencil, Stealth, Tranny Finder and Cafe Racer.

If I managed to ruin my SPAM I imagine I'd be very interested in one of those.

Lets talk Karua!
Their yearning for turning series is so awesome. I love the simple white/red boards and their shapes.
You don't see much info or reviews on these boards, does anyone riding them have any opinions they'd like to share?
The boards that excite me most are the Pencil, Stealth, Tranny Finder and Cafe Racer.

If I managed to ruin my SPAM I imagine I'd be very interested in one of those.

Lets talk Karua!
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I don’t have any experience with Katanas, but do you really want an asymmetric base? Maybe it’ll help you shift your weight over the nose and tail, but I’d probably want more support.

One of the Korua guys uses flux XV on the CR+. I’m intrigued by the Flux CV, which seems to replace their old TM, which I have and like. Not much damping in them at all, but if you’re riding it in mostly good conditions they’d be great.


There might be some deep end of season discounts on that purple colour way! 😂
 

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Hi! I’m changing my old salomon assassin pro, which i used mostly for on/off piste (no deep powder) and on groomers/ or when there were some icy conditions to something new. I’m looking for korua transition finder 154 but can’t decide against capita indoor surviver (initially was looking for capita mercury, but its seems based on reviews that the indoor is more versatile). I have capita ultrafear for park, so basically i need another board for mostly all mountain/resort riding. Thanks in advance for any help :)
 

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i finally got some turns on the pocket and wanna report what i found:

this board was way more challenging to ride and way different than i expected. first off, it's a lot stiffer than i would have ever guessed. this lends it to really rail turns and i can really lay down even with a rocker camber. i was expecting soft and flexy, so i mounted some 390 bosses adjusted for more movement and now i'm rethinking that choice and will swap some older rome targa's to see how it feels. the rocker is deceiving because it almost feels like positive camber under foot with a rockered nose.

it steers 100% from the front foot, which should have been obvious because it has no tail. so when i came in for a big slash, it was pretty easy to spin the whole thing around. i have a hard time initiating good heel side turns from the front, so i was washing out heel side for awhile before i got it figured out.

it's wide af. it's like a coal shovel for a nose. with the convex base it rolls edge to edge pretty quick. i like wider boards so didn't have too much trouble adapting, but if you're used to 250mm waist it will feel pretty crazy for a bit.

predictably unstable at higher speeds ... unless you lock an edge and ride with a lot of control. because i couldn't slash speed with the lack of tail, i had to stay on top of my edge control to keep it in check at speed. it will go fast and handle it, but you really gotta know what you're doing or be ready to go down.

getting air is kinda tricky. i fucking tomahawked a groomer when i came up short on a side hit ... so beware, it boosts weird. like when i ride our sushi, it ollies basically like a skateboard. the PR does not respond that way, at least not as intuitively.

i've been riding since the mid-90s and this was one of the most challenging boards i've been on. for reference my daily diver is a k2 alchemist 164w, sometimes a cafe racer 156 and less so rome mod 156, so i like hard charging full camber boards. i still really like the pocket rocket and will probably sub it in on a daily basis, but it's not a hop-on-and-go-play type of thing, it's taking effort to figure out.

hot take: the pocket rocket is a quiver killer.
 

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i finally got some turns on the pocket and wanna report what i found:

this board was way more challenging to ride and way different than i expected. first off, it's a lot stiffer than i would have ever guessed. this lends it to really rail turns and i can really lay down even with a rocker camber. i was expecting soft and flexy, so i mounted some 390 bosses adjusted for more movement and now i'm rethinking that choice and will swap some older rome targa's to see how it feels. the rocker is deceiving because it almost feels like positive camber under foot with a rockered nose.

it steers 100% from the front foot, which should have been obvious because it has no tail. so when i came in for a big slash, it was pretty easy to spin the whole thing around. i have a hard time initiating good heel side turns from the front, so i was washing out heel side for awhile before i got it figured out.

it's wide af. it's like a coal shovel for a nose. with the convex base it rolls edge to edge pretty quick. i like wider boards so didn't have too much trouble adapting, but if you're used to 250mm waist it will feel pretty crazy for a bit.

predictably unstable at higher speeds ... unless you lock an edge and ride with a lot of control. because i couldn't slash speed with the lack of tail, i had to stay on top of my edge control to keep it in check at speed. it will go fast and handle it, but you really gotta know what you're doing or be ready to go down.

getting air is kinda tricky. i fucking tomahawked a groomer when i came up short on a side hit ... so beware, it boosts weird. like when i ride our sushi, it ollies basically like a skateboard. the PR does not respond that way, at least not as intuitively.

i've been riding since the mid-90s and this was one of the most challenging boards i've been on. for reference my daily diver is a k2 alchemist 164w, sometimes a cafe racer 156 and less so rome mod 156, so i like hard charging full camber boards. i still really like the pocket rocket and will probably sub it in on a daily basis, but it's not a hop-on-and-go-play type of thing, it's taking effort to figure out.

hot take: the pocket rocket is a quiver killer.
Did I run into you in the parking lot of Stratton?
 

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i dunno, the cafe racer was softer than i expected; definitely softer than the mod. the PR just feels weird being as stiff as it is for it's length, like paradoxical and visually confusing. weird little board to ride.
Well it has to be hella stiff, there's not much board there
 

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short boards are usually soft, like the sushi or the cool bean or capita's spring break shorties. i'm letting others know this board does not follow that trend.
It's not a short board though, its a 129, I hope someone's not dumb enough to think a board like that will ride like a normal board lol
 

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short boards are usually soft, like the sushi or the cool bean or capita's spring break shorties. i'm letting others know this board does not follow that trend.
Don't remember the Cool Bean as soft when I owned one but hand flexing my PR and its definitely stiff.
Since when is 129 not a short board?
Since this:
 

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i finally got some turns on the pocket and wanna report what i found:

this board was way more challenging to ride and way different than i expected. first off, it's a lot stiffer than i would have ever guessed. this lends it to really rail turns and i can really lay down even with a rocker camber. i was expecting soft and flexy, so i mounted some 390 bosses adjusted for more movement and now i'm rethinking that choice and will swap some older rome targa's to see how it feels. the rocker is deceiving because it almost feels like positive camber under foot with a rockered nose.

it steers 100% from the front foot, which should have been obvious because it has no tail. so when i came in for a big slash, it was pretty easy to spin the whole thing around. i have a hard time initiating good heel side turns from the front, so i was washing out heel side for awhile before i got it figured out.

it's wide af. it's like a coal shovel for a nose. with the convex base it rolls edge to edge pretty quick. i like wider boards so didn't have too much trouble adapting, but if you're used to 250mm waist it will feel pretty crazy for a bit.

predictably unstable at higher speeds ... unless you lock an edge and ride with a lot of control. because i couldn't slash speed with the lack of tail, i had to stay on top of my edge control to keep it in check at speed. it will go fast and handle it, but you really gotta know what you're doing or be ready to go down.

getting air is kinda tricky. i fucking tomahawked a groomer when i came up short on a side hit ... so beware, it boosts weird. like when i ride our sushi, it ollies basically like a skateboard. the PR does not respond that way, at least not as intuitively.

i've been riding since the mid-90s and this was one of the most challenging boards i've been on. for reference my daily diver is a k2 alchemist 164w, sometimes a cafe racer 156 and less so rome mod 156, so i like hard charging full camber boards. i still really like the pocket rocket and will probably sub it in on a daily basis, but it's not a hop-on-and-go-play type of thing, it's taking effort to figure out.

hot take: the pocket rocket is a quiver killer.
Lol, doesn't sound like a quiver killer at all from your description. Sounds like entirely too much work to 'figure it out' for it to be in that category.
 

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Don't remember the Cool Bean as soft when I owned one but hand flexing my PR and its definitely stiff.

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Cool Bean not soft as all. Actually pretty burly build. Little playful and squirrelly because of that mega short tail and the rocker, but if that board was actually soft it would have been nigh unrideable.
 
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