Snowboard Review: 11-12 Capita Totally Fk’n Awesome
07 Feb, 2011
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.
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.
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.
On Snow Photo
Capita Totally Fk’n Awesome description
Review Disclosure: I rode this board at the SIA on-snow. Please be aware boards may change, this review was done in February 2011.