Korua Shapes Tranny Finder Splitboard Rider Review

Posted on Mar 24, 2018 in Boards, Product Reviews
Korua Shapes Tranny Finder Splitboard Rider Review

 

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Setup: 2018 Korua Shapes, Tranny Finder Split 157cm, ridden with 2018 Sparks Arc Bindings
Best Use: Backcountry deep powder to resort hardpack, ride it all
Highlight: Big nose surf found in a wide, compact, lightweight body
Cost: $800 USD
Rider Profile: 6’2”, 165 lbs, Size 13 boot
Score: 10 / 10

 

Stoked About

This board surprised me with it’s stiffness and light weight. Both proved to be great qualities for this splitboard.

Needs Improvement

Not much to complain about here, maybe a touch more rise in the nose for ease of uphill travel. Overall it’s hard to beat the unique downhill feel under foot.

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Review

I rode the Korua Shapes Tranny Finder during the 2018/2019 season in many conditions, testing it in the Idaho backcountry, in Japan and back to Washington and Oregon. The deck performed well beyond my expectations. It’s not a beginner board, being a touch challenging on the uphill with the setback stance and big nose. I also experience a learning curve with keeping my weight forward going downhill in powder and landing airs. But for a seasoned splitboarder, this deck rules. It’s really lightweight, wide under foot, surfy in powder, a fast base and stiff! I was surprised at how stiff this deck rides, which I really liked for it being a splitboard that gets into big lines. I’ve even ridden it on the resort in hardpack because it’s so fun to turn and feels stable. The big nose and wide profile are very fun in deep snow, allowing you to transition weight forward and make a wide variety of turn styles. It’s a bit of a slow turner until engaged, then there are all sorts of places you can take it.

Korua Shapes Tranny Finder splitboard riding in powder

We all know that this deck is made for powder. My testing conclusion is that it’s wide enough to float on top of all types of snow. It’s really fun to turn, it wants to go fast and when shit hits the fan, you have a tight, stable platform to maneuver out of harms way on.