Board: DC PBJ
Camber Option: Traditional camber. If you don’t know what this is you’re looking at the wrong board.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, heavy firm fast snow, and next to no wind.
Flex: Just below a middle of the road flex ebbing more towards jib friendly. The tips are soft and playful, while the main part of the board is slightly more stiff and snappy.
Stability: There’s a mild amount of stability on this board as it’s designed for riding around a park and not through chunder fields of doom or side hits from hell. Basically you will feel everything.
Ollies: This board has a ton of snap. I mean a ton. I was loading it up and popping over everything in my path.
Pop On Jumps: I wouldn’t take it to the big line but keeping it around 30 feet or so this board will be perfectly fine. It snaps off the lips with ease and sucks up landings.
Butterability: Even with having a traditional camber profile this board is fun to press on the snow. You just have to put a little more gusto into the tips to have it lock in, but once it does you’re golden.
Jibbing: This board was designed for jibbing. The sweet spot isn’t the biggest but once you know where it is you can lock in a press any time you want. Sliding sideways the board hugs the rail but doesn’t catch.
Carving: Would I rip Euro-carves on this deck every turn? No. But it can handle a good hard carve from time to time. Short quick turns initiate easily and the board has enough snap out of the tail to get you to boost through a turn.
Rider in Mind: Jib kid that jumps.
Personal Thoughts: Since switching factories always means there’s going to be a change or slight tweak I felt the need to ride this board. I have loved the way it’s ridden in the past but the new version from the new Capita Mothership Factory kills it. The board is lighter weight, more snappy, and yet has just a bit more flex in the tips. Over all this board is a blast for small to medium park features.
Comparable Boards: Capita Ultrafear, Rome Gangplank, Endeavor Vice
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This board was loaned to us for review from DC Snowboards marketing department.