Snowboard Review: 11-12 Capita Indoor Survival FK
15 Jun, 2011
Location: Snoqualmie Summit, WA
Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked to heavy leftover powder.
Setup: I rode the Capita Indoor Survival FK with Union Force bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: I forgot what NW concrete felt like but the Indoor didn’t.
Flex: Overall a playful board with the reverse camber on the Indoor Survival but the longitudinal flex gives it stability and there’s a good amount of torsional give so you have quick response. It packs a powerful punch when you take it riding and delivers with a 5 on the Capita flex scale (which I completely agree on). It’s not as stiff as the BSOD and it’s not as soft as the horrorscope. The Indoor Survival FK features freestyle flat kick technology which is a level base from outside insert to outside insert then reverse camber from outside inserts to contact points then wah-pow on the nose/tail.
Turning: I had forgotten how responsive this board is on edge and carving but quickly remembered with the conditions because in the heavy concrete snow, too much edge meant possibly eating shit. Luckily the FK is forgiving on the board or I would have gone down. The radial sidecut worked with me on both short and long radius turns. The best part about turning on the indoor was taking it away from the Holy Oly contest through the trees in a banked course and really rallying around turns.
Stable: If you first asked me on the first run, I’d say yeah in the sloppy heavy snow it didn’t cut through as well as other boards like the BSOD or Fkn Awesome but for a all around park board, it held up. It didn’t buck me off and it forgave me when the snow grabbed the board. For speeds, it did fine and never felt too small or unmanageable.
Pop: Fun pop to play with during the laps throughout the day. I found it easy to ollie over the snow boulders and just fun to play around with on the mashed potatoes towards the base. Definitely butterable with the reverse camber.
Switch: Rode like a true twin and riding switch it felt like a true twin.
Overall Impression: The Indoor Survival is Capita’s all mountain freestyle destroyer. If you could only have one board in your quiver and wanted to freeride and hit park, this is the board. It won’t let you down.
Shay’s Honesty Box: I walked into Capita not knowing what board I’d borrow for the weekend. I didn’t know conditions or terrain I’d be riding so I just went with what I knew could handle park or freeriding or whatever I threw at it. That’s the indoor for me, it’s that board I’d ride when I wouldn’t know what I’d be riding. And like the indoor it’s been for me in the past, it’s always held up its end of the bargain.
On Snow Photo
Capita Indoor Survival description
Review Disclosure: I borrowed this board from Capita Snowboards during my visit to Seattle and it was returned after riding it.