|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Rocker|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Light|
|On Snow Feel|
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Korua Pocket Rocket 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The Korua Pocket Rocket is an incredibly short, wide and light little ride for those that want a really unique quiver ride for deep powder. It is bucky in uneven snow and doesn’t have edges so it’s not a resort ride. However, in the untracked deep deep, it really comes alive.
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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and liked it so much they let us keep it.
Conditions: Waist Deep Powder that was mediumish in thickness to semi-light and I used my Drift Boards to get up to some clean untracked powder.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings: Union Atlas
Set-Up: 20” Wide. 27 front +9 back. Set all the way back
Approximate Weight: Feels super light. One of the lightest boards I’ve ever been on.
Sizing: The Korua Pocket Rocket is super small and wide but it felt great for my specs you see above. I think it might be too much though for a heavier rider.
Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level: The super wide, super short tapered directional shape is made for riding powder only. It’s not a groomer board. I didn’t even ride it on groomers but I can imagine it would be a scary experience.
Flex/Pop/Buttering: The Korua Pocket Rocket has a mediumish flex and it’s got a lot of energy in there.
Speed: The base has good glide like all the Korua Classic line does. It’s not the fastest base out there but it’s on the upper end of the spectrum.
Uneven Terrain: The Korua Pocket Rocket is made for perfect untracked powder and that’s it. Even crossing someone else’s track bucked me around a bit.
Edge Hold: Not for any kind of snow that needs a steel edge. It’s only for deep very soft snow.
Turn Initiation: So much easier than I thought. Very quick for its width.
Turning Experience/Carving: The way this turns in powder is really fun.
Powder: So this is all that the Korua Pocket Rocket is about. It’s really set back on board and almost all the way back on the tail. It’s so short and wide that it just sits on top of medium to thick powder like you aren’t even in it. In lighter powder it sinks a little bit but so does every board. I thought the 129 size would not float well in super deep powder but it has this unsinkable feel to it. I couldn’t believe how much fun it was to ride such a little thing like this. It’s so light and small that it fits on my back really well and it’s a great hiking or Drift Boarding companion. It’s not what you get for resort riding or runs with long flat runs to get out. It’s the kind of board I want to take out on my Drift Boards on the Deepest days to a special spot and just lap untracked powder all day.
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