Board: Capita BSOD
Camber Option: Alpine V1. Rocker in the nose, camber through the insert pack, flat after the rear insert then a tiny little rocker before the tail upkick.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Overcast skies, cooler temps, high to low visibility, snow falling, fresh snow on top of corduroy, ice, a little chunder, and pockets of knee to mid thigh deep powder.
Flex: Well they stiffened this thing right back up. I mean its a full blown freeride board again with a board way up there on the freeride spectrum. It’s a full directional flex so you do get a slightly softer nose that stiffens up right in front of the front insert and maintains that flex to just outside the rear insert pack. From there it stiffens up a little more. Torsionally there’s some give to it but it’s not mind blowing.
Stability: Do you like going as fast as possible through the most rutted out terrain and not feeling a thing? If you answered yes then good news this board will have you covered. Any chatter in the nose is completely dissipated by the time it gets to the front insert pack. This is a board that’s designed to plow through or climb over anything in its path and not buck you.
Ollies/Pop: The camber section takes a bit to load up and you have to push into this board. Even after all that work you still don’t get the most insane snap that you can imagine, it’s enough to get the job done but not mind blowing.
Butterability: Are you ready for a work out? Good, because that’s what this board is going to give you. Get your weight way out over the nose or tail and you will have to man handle it the whole time. As you do that it’s going to fight you and want to push you out of the press.
Carving: So the nice thing about this board is that it retains the same edge control that last years had. It locks in on edge and just rips a turn. Whether you’re doing a short quick carve or a deep hard one you can really push into this board. The Death Grip does its job when you disengage the front foot and pressure it off the rear.
Rider in Mind: Hard charging freeride guy.
Personal Thoughts: So last year I said it was the best version of the BSOD that Capita had made. I stand by that, I personally liked that version more. Why? Because it was more approachable. Now with this new core you have a more aggressive hard charger and I get why they did it, they added the Mega Merc which in my mind is the equivalent of last years BSOD. Now with all this said is this a bad board? Hell no this is going to resonate more with the hard charging freeride guys that really like to push it to the limit.
Comparable Boards: Jones Ultra Flagship, Ride Berzerker, Nitro Pantera
Recommended Bindings: Union Atlas, Rome Cleaver, Now Drives