The Capita Paradise Falls is the female equivalent of the Men’s Outerspace Living but the camber profile in the demo model we received didn’t have the same look. The rocker wasn’t as pronounced and neither was the camber. It looked more like a flat to rocker board or a board with a micro camber and rocker. My guess is the production model’s camber profile will look more like the Outerspace Living. Regardless of the camber profile Steph really liked this board. The 2018 Capita Paradise Falls is very similar to the 2017 but has a somewhat improved overall fex and slightly more dynamic personality.
Days: 30+ (Steph owns this)
Conditions: Mostly hard crappy snow with some patches.
Boots: Salomon Kiana
Bindings: Union Trilogy
Set Up: Centered 12 front -12 back 21″ wide
Approximate Weight: Felt medium to medium light.
Flex: Good flex that feels a touch softer/easy to butter on snow in the tip/tail but medium between the feet for stability at speed.
On Snow Feel: Nice stable board that’s easy to flat base and one foot. What we like about hybrid camber boards like this is that they have a nice forgiving catch free stability that flat to rocker boards have but with more spring like a camber board.
Edge Hold: Steph felt that it was good enough in the harder snow we had and she could get it to hold its edge but she didn’t really want to commit to a harder turn. It’s really best in medium to soft snow and when it get’s hard it’s better to put this board back in the car.
Turn Initiation: Steph liked the turn initiation and felt it had good spring edge to edge riding regular or switch.
Turning Experience: The Capita Paradise Falls is not perfect for those that really love to turn but it’s definitely on the more fun springy side. It’s got the kind of balance that allows it to be a board you can turn, butter, ollie and turn again. So it’s good for being a board made to do a lot of different things well.
Skidded Turns: Really easy to skid your turns and it’s an easy fit for an intermediate rider who skids their turns but is working to transition to someone who makes proper turns. Nice pop edge to edge and it can turn quickly in tight spots.
Carving: On the vid above Steph didn’t’ really get to test this the way she wanted to on a carve because of the harder snow. Even the softer areas weren’t big enough to lay it out. Now that Steph owns the Capita Paradise Falls she has ridden this in all conditions. It’s a fun good condition carver but when it gets hard she’s going to take out her Yes Emoticon because it’s got much more grip.
Powder: Hopefully the production model will have more rocker in the tip/tail and this should be a fun ride for a twin. However if you like to set it back and ride one direction in powder this isn’t your best option. It’s best for those like Steph that ride switch a lot in powder so they like to be centered in all conditions.
Speed: Good speed and it’s got a flex similar to directional all mountain boards.
Uneven Terrain: It was to hard to really test there.
Switch: It’s a true twin so very good. The only thing better would be an asymmetrical twin.
Jibbing: We didn’t’ jib that day because the snow was too hard in the park.
Pipe: No pipe available at the time to test with but it seems like a pretty good pipe board.
Jumps: Very good pop and like most Capita boards it has a nice lively feel underfoot. It’s not quite the pop star that the BOA is but it’s close. Still I think all the women at The Good Ride would prefer this over the BOA when it comes to an all around ride because it’s better in powder and more forgiving.