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Korua Tugboat Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating
Riding Style Powder
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12, > 12
Manufactured in Poland
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Excellent
Turning Experience Excellent
Carving Poor
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Poor
Jumps Good
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Poor
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium

Skidded Turns

Moderate

Flex

Stiff

Buttering

Semi-Hard

Edge Hold

Soft Snow

Korua Tugboat 2021 Review by The Good Ride

Korua Tugboat Snowboard Video Review Fast Forward Markers

0:00 – Intro 0:27 – Summary 1:27 – Sizing 2:04 – Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel 3:42 – Flex/Butterability/Pop/Air 4:30 – Speed/Uneven Terrain 5:56 – Edge Hold 6:03- Turning/Carving 6:21- Powder 9:00- Conclusion 9:30- About Our Reviews

Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Damp, thick, wide and exceptional super set back directional float.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: No edges & Base is hard to wax but especially scrape.

Summary

The Korua Tugboat is a unique, exceptionally floaty, pure powder ride and the only thing I don’t like about it is scraping the contoured base.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews and this is our unfiltered opinion. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Korua Tugboat Review- How it rides and who it is for

Korua Tugboat

How This Review Happened:

We liked it so much we are going to try to keep it or  buy it.
Size: 151
Days: 1
Conditions: Some early season slackcountry time with Drift Boards in about waist deep powder.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Nick (Size 10, 160lbs, 5’8”),
Boots: Burton Tourist

Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Expedition

Similar Boards (but not the same):Capita Spring Break 158 Powder Glider, Capita Spring Break 161 Tree Hunter, Jones Mind Expander,

Set-Up: 21”, 21.5”, 22” Wide. 21 front -6 back. Close to Reference and Set all the way back.  22” Wide. 15 front -15 back.

Approximate Weight:

(We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)

Sizing

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.
151: 8-12 and maybe even bigger boots if you want.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

 

 

 

 

 

The Korua Tugboat makes the Dart feel not as tapered and directional. This is one pretty short and super wide ride. The camber profile is weird and hard to say what it would be like on firm snow and I’ll never plat to ride it there.  In powder it is stable and tracks super well. It doesn’t feel unforgiving either.

Flex/Pop/Buttering

Very stiff but it can wheelie up easy in powder.

Speed

The Korua Tugboat jams for a 151 with no edges in powder. I like how it floats.

Uneven Terrain

fine for crossing tracked snow and not bad in some really tracked snow I had on the way back to the car. Still keep it in perfect snow as that is what its for. It isn’t an all day resort ride. It’s a perfect powder ride.

Edge Hold

Not for anything but powder. Keep the Korua Tugboat off all but really soft/perfect groomers.

Turn Initiation

In powder you would never feel how

Turning Experience/Carving

Amazing turning experience in powder but it seems like it would not be fun to carve on groomers. No edges make it hard to carve.

Powder

The Korua Tugboat floats differently than any other board I have ridden. It just floats. Not sure how a board with so much camber is doing it but it must be that boat hull nose. There is so much set back on board combined with a big swallow tail that I have to set the bindings centered to forward. I

Conclusion

This is a great board for those super deep resort days, Cat, Heli or Drift Board/Approach Ski slackcountry days.

 

 
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