Snowboard Review: 09-10 Capita Midnight
27 Mar, 2009
Location: Steamboat, Colorado
Snow Conditions: Variety of snow conditions, some powder to hardpacked groomers to slushy snow.
Setup: I rode the Capita Midnight with Union Forces and my Rome Vamps size 8.
First Impression: Another women’s board to add to the list of impressive women’s charging boards.
Flex: The midnight is stiffer from tip to tail, making it excellent for freeriding. A charging board for women but still manueverable, good torsional flex making it fine for turning quickly, stable on long radius turns and overall another women’s freeride board.
Turning: I didn’t need any adjustment when getting on the midnight and turning with it, it was an easy board to initiate and if you wanted the more aggressive turning, the sidecut would allow it as each carve would pick up speed and really let you arc out each turn. In this video I’m riding the Midnight all day, through groomers to heavy set powder. In the slushy terrain, it did surprisingly good.
Stable: On the groomers it was stable, in heavy powder it was stable and the slight taper helped with remaining afloat. The only place I didn’t feel stable was on bumps for me, I just needed to be on my game more with it so I wouldn’t get all bumped out.
Pop: Good fun pop, not insanely poppy but definitely some snap to it. I spent some time in the park with it riding up to logs, boxes and bonk features as well as riding pipe with it and handled everything good. Pipe it held an edge against the wall and could play with it, the lighter weight was nice to spin with.
Switch: It was rideable switch, easy to transition into switch riding and lighter swing weight. It’s directional so I didn’t spend much time riding with it switch, just on the groomers and felt stable on it.
Overall Impression: Good all around board, rideable in all conditions and a good progressing board with women. I rode it freeriding to some leftover pow, to park to pipe. I didn’t take it off jumps but I bet it would have done fine. I have to comment on the base, it’s extruded which I found interesting for a freeride board but the best part was in the spring slush I had to some heavy leftover powder, the base held up very well. I didn’t get slowed down and I think it liked the spring slush to ride in.
Shay’s Honesty Box: My honest opinion was caught in a video watch the very end, 5:04 mark. My only complaint was getting it to press and butter, it wasn’t as easy. The best part about this board is being able to review it over a couple weeks, I was able to ride it in a variety of conditions. I rarely mention board graphics…but this is my favorite graphic for 09-10, tj knows what the ladies want.
*This Review was done in March 2009, please be aware that products may change.