Capita Asymulator 2020 Snowboard Review
|Riding Style||All Mountain Freestyle|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Manufactured in||Austria at The Mothership|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Light|
|On Snow Feel|
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Capita Asymulator 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The Capita Asymulator isn’t the first asym twin we would grab for a powder day. That being said its quite appealing in most other conditions we like to ride. It has a healthy bit of camber that provides dynamic spring underfoot, is fun to turn, butters well, and is a great all-mountain freestyle twin.
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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Conditions: Firm but fair conditions
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Nick (Size 10, 160lbs, 5’8”), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Strata
Similar Boards (but not the same): Never Summer Proto Type Two, Nitro Fury, Yes Greats, Lib Tech Hot Knife, Stone Message, Prior Wildcard
Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. 15 front -15 back. Centered.
Approximate Weight: Feels light but not ultralight.
Sizing: The 152 felt great for Nick and his weight but the 154 or 156 might have been better for me. None really worked for Jimbo’s 11’s.
Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: Borders on being semi-locked in and it’s got a little catch to it. It’s nothing like camber but it’s more than many hybrid shapes. The Capita Asymulator tracks well, one foots well and flat bases well. It has a very consistent all conditions ride to it.
Flex/Pop/Buttering: There is soo much pop and energy coming out of the Capita Asymulator and it really shined for us when it came to ollieng around. It also has a good flex in the tip/tail that makes buttering really easy/fun too.
Speed: There is some pretty good speed here for a 152 twin. A bigger size should be even better for mountain riding.
Uneven Terrain: Pretty good at being light and poppy but not being too chattery. The Capita Asymulator’s tip/tail can chatter but a lot of what’s happening underfoot did not pass up into our bones. We did notice that in messy spring snow the board bucked and bounced around a lot more than we would like. In comparison to a few other boards it bucked and bounced around a lot more than most boards. In smoother snow it feels just like the other boards.
Edge Hold: Right on the border between medium and hard but more on the hard side of the snow spectrum. Great for everything you want to ride. If you know how to twist and play around with your edges you can get a good amount of grip out of it.
Turn Initiation: Pretty quick edge to edge.
Turning Experience/Carving: Nice board to make some hard turns on. Good board for those that like to carve regular as well as switch.
Powder: We had no powder to speak of but the Capita Asymulator’s camber profile and small nose/tail don’t seem to be the kind of board we want in a foot or more.
Switch: The Capita Asymulator is perfect either way. This asymmetry is more symmetrical than a true twin and it helps average riders like us ride switch better.
Getting Air/Park: This is a great jump board for most riders out there. It can make little kickers and natural features we hit more fun than they should be but also reward those who go big too. Jibbing was good but for us this is more of a pipe/jump/ride the mountain kind of board.
Overall, the Capita Asymulator had this great feel underfoot that just made everything feel good. It’s very similar to the Spring Break Twin but has a little more fun underfoot when we rode it this time around.
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Capita Asymulator User Reviews
Bought the 156, should of gone with the 154 but...
Looks are great, turning is great, super stable but seems like the new model got some added weight added somehow so not quite as playful as i would like and made spinning harder. If you are not doing a lot of jumping (good for big jumps, not as much for natural or small features) or riding rough terrain its a great board. Was mostly just not a great fit for my style of riding.
Killer All Mtn Freestyle w/ some Punk Rock to It
The 154 paired with Union Falcors and 32 TM-2 bindings... loved this deck as an all mountain freestyle ripper.
Took it out in Jackson with a big dump - rode really well through powder up to about 18 inches and then had to go for a pow deck.
Made my ollie look 100% better than my regular all mountain freeride deck allows. I was jumping over everything.
Nice ride, lightweight and responsive, quick edge to edge, no chatter beneath the feet despite the flex in the tips and tails (kind of have to ignore the tip and tail flapping and trust what you feel underfoot). Carves like a dream, feels more locked in than you'd expect from a 154 "freestyle" deck.
This is my new resort board replacing an old Capita Mercury (really a Capita / Volcom DBX 157).
If you're looking to jump off of everything and treat every run like your playground - while still being able to bomb a tight carve and rip some light pow - this is a perfect deck.
I got the 156 2021 could probably do 154 but needed the extra width. I didn’t boot out with my tactical adv.
surprising nimble for the length of effective edge. Carves very well for a twin. Has great pop. Great edge hold. It is surprisingly stiff between feet a lil softer at tips. Not the easiest butter.
Still this thing is still very playful and carves very well. I like it better than the greats. hopefully they do a 154 wide next year :)
Bottom line this is a awesome all mountain twin. Side cut is dialed. Highly recommend
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