|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12, > 12|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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.
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.
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Korua Tugboat Review- How it rides and who it is for
How This Review Happened:
We liked it so much we are going to try to keep it or buy it.
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
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.
(We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)
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.
Very stiff but it can wheelie up easy in powder.
The Korua Tugboat jams for a 151 with no edges in powder. I like how it floats.
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.
Not for anything but powder. Keep the Korua Tugboat off all but really soft/perfect groomers.
In powder you would never feel how
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.
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
This is a great board for those super deep resort days, Cat, Heli or Drift Board/Approach Ski slackcountry days.
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