Back to the BSOD
07 Oct, 2010
A good rider can ride anything and make it look good but a good snowboard can influence a rider in so many ways. In 2003, I found out just how much the relationship between board and rider can matter. My season ended after 10 days when I tore my ACL but somehow those 10 days on the mountain were incredibly great because of a single board I fell in love with. That board was the 03-04 Capita BSOD that still remains in my closet, still rideable and a constant reminder of how something so minimal can matter so much.
Since then I’ve watched the Capita BSOD grow, change and develop through the seasons. I’ve enjoyed some years and not enjoyed others but it’s always been a board I respect for what it did back in 03-04. At SIA in January, the BSOD was introduced for it’s 10th anniversary edition with an upgraded attitude of dominance. I soon found out on snow that my favorite board in 03-04 was back better than ever for 10-11.
I’m happy to say that for this season, I’m back on the board that created my passion for snowboarding. The 10-11 Capita BSOD was the last item I packed up as I left Seattle and now it’s home with me in Mammoth waiting for the snow to fall. There are many journey’s that a snowboarder can make whether it’s traveling to new resorts, riding new gear or learning the fundamentals of riding. Sometimes one board can make the difference in a season, even if it ends up being your worst.
Have you ever had a board that changed snowboarding for you?
Ever encountered a board that helped you develop or just make that season much better despite some bad experiences?