|Overall Rating||Liked it!|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||< 8, 8-10, 10-12|
|Manufactured in||Austria by The Mothership|
|Camber Profile||Flat to Rocker|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
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Capita Navigator 2019 Review by The Good Ride
The Capita Navigator is basically an evolved Charlie Slasher which is a board I used to own years back. It’s a great powder board for those looking to quiver up on a budget.
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Conditions: Soft wet spring conditions and almost 1.5′ of powder in some places.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Vans Implant, Vans Infuse
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Superpro
Set Up: 22-22.5” Centered 15 front -15 back
Approximate Weight: Felt light but it was a 155. I bet the 158 would feel normal.
Flex: On snow, the board felt Med/Stiff between the feet, pretty easy flex in the nose and felt a little stiffer off the tail.
Sizing: The 158 would of been great for my weight and height but the 155 was fine for my boots.
On Snow Feel: It’s very stable and feels pretty directional for a Capita board. Capita often leans more towards the twin to double ender feel. Other than their spring break division boards this is probably the surfiest in their line.
Edge Hold: Probably it’s one weakness but hard to fault the Capita Navigator too much here because it will mainly be ridden in powder. Just be careful if you encounter an icy route to the deep deep.
Turn Initiation: Pretty quick and I’d have no problem weaving quickly through the trees on the 155 or 158 Capita Navigator.
Turning Experience: It needs a little extra weight on the tail for a turn but it’s pretty fun for the kind of board it is.
Carving: Doable in soft snow but kind of boring. It’s not bad for what it is.
Speed: Pretty decent mountain speed and you can point this.
Uneven Terrain: Capita has come so far when it comes to making boards that handle uneven terrain of all kinds. It’s going to be a champ in that micro bumpy shit on groomers, can handle crud pretty well and will jam through bumps. The only place it’s not exceptional is powering through a traversing area and it can get a little bucky.
Powder: This is what the Navigator is made for and it’s not a bad powder board. I have this feeling that based on how it performed in 1.5′ of snow the Capita Navigator might be a bit of work in the really deep stuff. It’s not going to be a rear leg burner or anything like that but you will have to work on it a bit. Still, with over 5″ of set back on boards, a decent amount taper, a good bit of rocker in the nose and a smaller tail it will do a good enough job for this price point. Also if you are someone that doesn’t want a 100% directional ride the Navigator does take it switch pretty well for the tapered directional shape so that’s definitely something to factor in.
Buttering: Pretty easy off the nose but the tail is a bit more work.
Switch: It doesn’t feel super awkward switch and can be easily ridden both ways.
Jumps: The Capia Navigator pops well off the tail and it seems to help with getting some decent directional air.
So all in all the Capita Navigator is a good powder board for the price and steps up your powder game.
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