Board: Capita Black Snowboard Of Death
Camber Option: Mountain Profile. Camber dominate under foot, flat section in the tail, rocker in the nose, and micro rocker in the tail.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: A mix of overcast skies with the sun poking through causing changes in visibility, a couple inches of fresh that had fallen the night before that was turning from Colorado blower to Colorado Cement, colder temps, and mild wind.
Flex: With the directional shape comes a directional flex. Stiffer tail to softer nosetail. There was a little give in the middle of the board but it had a lot of rebound in it making it snappy. For having a unique carbon layout like this the board wasn’t as stiff as I would have expected in the tips. Overall it’s a hair past a middle of the road for an all mountain freestyle board.
Stability: I noticed a little chatter in the tips at speed but not enough to cause the nose to flap. Underfoot the board was damp yet lively which made it have a responsive playfulness.
Ollies: This board snapped with ease. The camber zone would load up and then this would help set the flat section in the tail and you would pop. This is one of those boards that you don’t have to load it up aggressively to get massive pop.
Pop On Jumps: This board can tackle a jump line and not falter. I noticed that right away when hitting the little jump line at the basin. It loaded up and let the lip toss me without any issues.
Butterability: Speed is key here. I had to really press into the nose of this board to get any sort of lift. As there is a unique carbon array in this board you have to be prepared for that. The tail was a lot easier to do anything with.
Jibbing: You have to press hard into this board to lock in. Speed is the key with this thing. As for going sideways if you’re in the camber dominate area it will lock in, but it’s not one of those boards that feels as jibby as others.
Carving: The transition from edge to edge is smooth and nimble. This is a board that if you want to charge it hard through a carve you have to press into it. I noticed that it really excelled at long drawn out carves where it would swoop from side to side on the trail.
Rider in Mind: The aggressive all mountain rider that wants a deck to chase pow, slash a turn here or there, and still hit the park.
Personal Thoughts: I haven’t ridden a BSOD in probably ten years. For a board that’s been in Capitas line this long it’s had some changes and been all over the spectrum. As their marketing suggests it has finally gone back to where it needs to be. This board is great for someone that wants to charge hard and have a board that is responsive. You can feel the snap and power as you drive through a turn or pop off a cliff.
Check out the past reviews of the 2013.
Comparable Boards: Lib Tech Swiss Knife, Rossignol Angus, Endeavor KTV
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