Snowboard Review: 11-12 Capita Totally Fk’n Awesome

07 Feb, 2011


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Location: Winter Park, CO

Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to icy groomers

Setup: I rode the Capita Totally Fk’n Awesome with Union Atlas bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.

Size: 155cm.

First Impression: The name of the totally fk’n awesome was definitely on point…it is a totally fk’n awesome ride down the mountain.

Weight: Average

Flex: Tad softer than the BSOD but with the same stiffer flex in the nose and tail with a softer torsional flex between the bindings.  Overall it still has the same aggressive riding that the BSOD has and charges the mountain just as much.  It features freeride FK which is camber between the outside inserts, reverse camber outside of the bindings and wah-pow on the nose and tail.

Turning: This was the first board of the day so it got the hardpacked conditions on the mountain, it gripped the snow and held the best carves without hesitation.  The turn initiation was quick edge response with a directional sidecut (up in the air whether it’s directional but I thought it rode different switch) that really delivers the three stages of a turn.  Initiation was easy, into the carve was held and you powered out of each carve.

Stable: Handled the higher speeds with no problem and felt stable on the conditions, didn’t wash out or not hold an edge when I needed it.

Pop: Very poppy and powerful to ride.  It was fun to pop off rollers with it, it’s got pop but definitely not a soft playful board.  I actually thought my BSOD was easier to press and butter than the totally fk’n awesome which was very surprising.

Switch: A tiny adjustment to riding switch with slightly setback stance and directional sidecut.  I still found it very capable of riding switch and just as aggressive as switch.

Overall Impression: The Totally Fk’n Awesome was a very popular board, it definitely powered through the mountain and was extremely solid on carving.  You could just rally the board through carves and have so much fun with it down the mountain.  I later watched the board be ridden and see someone else have the fun I had when I rode it, that’s a good feeling to see a board impress so much.

Shay’s Honesty Box: I love the BSOD and the Totally Fk’n Awesome kept with the same flow but with it’s own ride.  It’d be fun to compare them ride after ride. It was a favorite from the demos but I also wish I could have tried the BSOD and Fk’n back to back to really compare the flex better.

Ready to buy? Head over to evo for the Capita Totally Fk’n Awesome or shop their full line of CAPiTA snowboards

 

On Snow Photo

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Capita Totally Fk’n Awesome description

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Review Disclosure: I rode this board at the SIA on-snow.  Please be aware boards may change, this review was done in February 2011.

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71 Comments

  1. GTA76
    November 16, 2011

    Love the blog and board reviews. Keep up the awsome work, totally helps the work day go so much quicker. Anyways I am looking for the right size TFA for me. I am 5’9″ 190lbs 9.5 boot. I will be riding mostly vanvouver mountains so I want the board to be playful, charge and carry me in pow. I am stuck between 155 and 157.

  2. November 16, 2011

    Rj, give Capita a call and see about the warranty. They’ll give you a better idea.

    GTA, Thanks! i’d say the 157 if you want it to be charging and carry in pow, it’ll still be playful but not too small for you.

  3. GTA76
    November 16, 2011

    Thanks for the quick reply Shay. Have the board on hold and picking it up Friday.

  4. mert
    December 27, 2011

    can you comparise tfa and bsod in jumping, edge hold, carving and pow please. i need a very quick reply if possible because tomorrow i am going to buy one of them. and is 159 long for 1.83, 74 kg and 10,5 feet.

  5. December 27, 2011

    GTA, sweet let me know how you like it after you’ve ridden it!

    Mert, pretty comparable and similar in edgehold, both boards are built to carve but TFA has a quicker response. TFA I’ve never ridden in pow and BSOD I have ridden in deep pow (2-3 feet) and BSOD handled in it, still a bit setback rather than riding centered on it but size matters too. TFA is quicker, more maneuverability than the BSOD

  6. chad
    January 01, 2012

    Shay,
    If you had to purchase one board for all mtn but almost no park. Which would it be?
    TFA, BSOD, Phoenix or Trice!

  7. January 01, 2012

    Chad, Hmmm that’s a tough choice. Personally even though I liked the Trice, my boot size doesn’t work well with the board width so that would make me question it. But for you, it could. What are your specs?

  8. chad
    January 02, 2012

    170lbs with 11 to 11.5 boots. I am not carving on Black runs yet but feel comfortable doing so on Red runs or stateside Blues.

  9. January 03, 2012

    Chad, Awesome. On the scale of aggressiveness it’d go BSOD, Trice, TFA, Phoenix. Phoenix of those boards would be the easier ride. BSOD has the most freeride focus, TFA and Phoenix are all mountain rides with good freeride focus. Trice is more all mountain freestyle but still very charging but more playful.

  10. Alex
    January 09, 2012

    Hi Shay,

    I still ride the Indoor Surv. FK. I am riding 70 % All mountain and 30 % park. Would you stay with the board or would you get the FK´n awesome? Are Burttery-tricks with the fkn awesome possible? thx

  11. January 09, 2012

    Alex, Sweet on the Indoor. You could definitely step it up to the Fk’n awesome for your all mountain riding and the buttery trips are still possible but it’s stiffer so takes more effort.

  12. Alex
    January 09, 2012

    So, you would say stay with Indoor?

  13. Eiki
    January 11, 2012

    When will u post the 2013 Capita Boards?

  14. January 12, 2012

    Alex, I’d say step up to the TFA for your riding.

    Eik, I’ll be seeing the 2013 line at SIA so you’ll start seeing all the 2013 posts coming up at the first week of February.

  15. Chris
    March 14, 2012

    Hi Shay,

    I am considering the TFA 155 and 153/156GNU Carbon Credit. I’m 5’9″ / 150 lbs and live on the east coast but also get out west to Whistler and CO, so am looking for something than can handle both well (if possible?). I am probably intermediate to advanced and my riding preferences are similar to Alan’s above (fast groomers, bowls, powder, trees, lift lines, some back country..no park or pipe) and I usually get in 5-10 days/year.

    Any thoughts would be great, thanks.

    Chris

  16. March 15, 2012

    Chris, GNU Carbon Credit is below your ability level. It’s a great board for progression but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone over intermediate level already. TFA is a more advanced, all mtn board and definitely capable of the conditions. If you want another GNU choice, Billy Goat or Riders Choice.

  17. Chris
    March 15, 2012

    Shay – Really appreciate your thoughts. I found a great deal on the 11/12 TFA that was too good to pass up so I decided to go with that. What is it about the board construction that makes it more advanced? Is it the hybrid camber? Do you think the 155 works for my weight/height? The 2013′s look sweet by the way…can’t decide which art is cooler. Thanks again.

    Best,
    Chris

  18. L.E.D.
    March 16, 2012

    Chris I ride the 155 and I’m 5-10 200 lbs. so it should be fine for you. By advanced I’m guessing she’s talking about the ride/performance of the board compared to the other.

  19. Chris
    March 27, 2012

    Thanks for the feedback LED.

  20. kris
    May 05, 2012

    could someone help out im thinking of getting tfa 155 for 50% park 50% mountain. im only 138lbs and 6 ft with boot size 11 and want to be able to flex for me when jibbing. advanced rider past board 154 skatebanana