Board: Capita X Volcom Pat Moore Pro
Camber Option: Traditional Camber. If you don’t know what this is, stop reading now.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Heavy wet snow, wind, white out conditions, chunder, frozen snow, and everything in between.
Flex: A smooth middle of the road consistent flex that wasn’t overpowering or demanding. The tips have a bit more play then the center and there’s an abundance of torsional flex.
Stability: This board is stable or as stable as you need it to keep its lively feel. You will feel gnarlier chatter when at speeds resonating up into your feet. The board is a bit wider so you gain some added stability from that as well, which is nice when blasting through 6 plus inches of snow in variable conditions.
Ollies: While not the snappiest deck out there it’s consistent. The feel of this board is reminiscent of older twin decks and it shows. You can pop off anything with a little bit of set up and not worry.
Pop On Jumps: If you’ve seen Pat Moore ride you know he can send a jump. This board is built off what he needs and as such it boosts off lips.
Butterability: The ever so slightly softer flex in the tips gives way to easy to initiate butters. You can lock in a ground press and know that it will hold till you want to snap out of it.
Jibbing: Presses, slides, and every variation of jibbing you can do are easy to initiate. This board locks into presses yet still provides snap out of them. It slides well on rails and boxes when going sideways.
Carving: The sidecut is just right for easy turn initiation as well as ripping a deep carve when you need to.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a throwback to popsicle shaped meat and potato boards.
Personal Thoughts: The thing that surprised me the most with this board was the fact it wasn’t as stiff or aggressive as I thought it would be. Pat Moore just likes a very meat and potatoes type of deck that will get the job done over and over. It’s a snowboard, but it’s not something that stands out as being so over the top to meet his style of riding. If you like a board that gets the job done and has traditional camber, then this is it.
Comparable Boards: Ride Burnout, Endeavor KTV, Rome Mod Stale
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This board was loaned to us for review from Capita Snowboards marketing department.