"Fun board in soft snow"
- Name: 2012 Capita Totally FK'N Awesome Snowboard Men's
- Skill: Intermediate
- Use: Groomed,High Speeds,Powder
- Pros: Good Flex, Great in soft snow, Holds a good edge
- Cons: A little sketchy on ice,
I rode this board the past two weeks in the PNW at Lookout Pass ID, Mt. Spokane WA, Crystal Mtn. WA, and Mt. Bachelor OR. This board shines in soft snow and on groomers. The flex is rated at a 6 on Capita's scale, which I think is pretty accurate. Its a tad softer than NAS and a good bit softer than the 09 GNU Riders choice MTX. The board has a little setback in the stance which makes it super fun in powder. This is my first time using a hybrid camber board and I was impressed. The FK made it float better in softer snow than my regular camber boards. It just felt a little easier to ride and the turn initation was almost effortless. Overall this is a great board which i'm going to keep around. The only drawback/complaint I have is it felt a little sketchy in icy conditions. I rode a night session at Mt. Spokane and the runs were icy and the conditions were windy and I just couldn't get comfortable on it. I kept washing out while stopping and making high speed turns, though on the groomed stuff it was fine. To be fair this might have been operator error. I was tired and really not feeling the conditions. I live in the Southeast so i'm planning to try it again in NC where the snow is not the best and full of ice before the season is done. This is a super fun board and the graphics make me laugh every time I pull it out of the bag. It looks like a leftover prop from the movie ski patrol. This is a good all mtn. board for intermediate riders and people who like stiffer boards. I'm not a park rider so I can't speak of it's prowess in that area. Oh i'm 5'9 about 195lbs and was riding a 159.