Snowboard Review: 09-10 Capita Indoor Survival FK
16 Feb, 2009
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Snow Conditions: Bluebird with hardpacked groomers.
Setup: I rode the Capita Indoor Survival FK with Union Trilogy’s and my Rome Vamps size 8.
First Impression: It was an easy board to transition to, I didn’t need any adjustment time and went straight to riding without feeling out of sorts with it.
Flex: Indoor has a softer flex on the nose and tail giving it a more freestyle focus for pressing and playing around with. Between the bindings it’s stiffer so the torsionally it’s still very stable when riding despite being a more freestyle focused board. I found the flex really playful and not a overall difficult ride.
Turning: It was quick and easy to turn onto edge and hold each edge in the hardpacked groomers. The FK makes it easy to initiate turns and easy to hold an edge, you never feel like it’s too grippy or too aggressive once it’s on edge. The radial sidecut doesn’t throw any surprises into the mix, each turn you know how it’ll come out of the turn.
Stable: It was the first run of the day and no one was on the mountain yet, so I had a lot of fun just charging down the runs with the board. I didn’t feel unstable or any issues with the hardpacked groomers. I didn’t have much chop to take it through to judge stability in there.
Pop: I found it had good pop, no issues with popping off the rollers. The tail was easy to butter with.
Switch: It was really easy to switch around into riding switch, no catching edges and I had no problems with riding the Indoor Survival regular or switch.
Overall Impression: I hadn’t rode the Indoor Survival before and having the FK made it still a fun ride but not a crazy soft noodle board, it was able to charge and handle the mountain with a little extra spice to it. There wasn’t much of a transition to ride it, no adjustment period. The only place I didn’t like the Indoor Survival was in the halfpipe, but I wasn’t expecting it to hold exceptionally well in the halfpipe either. I liked how it rode, it was fun to play with but still could handle freeriding.
Shay’s Honesty Box: It was the first board of the demo’s and I never forgot it which to me is a good sign that I liked it even after 3 days of riding other boards.
*This Review was done in February 2009, please be aware that products may change.
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