The Capita Navigator Powder Mens Snow Board 161 was tested by myself and two other riders at the Spring Break Snowboard test on Kaunertal Glacier in Austria.
So what did we think ?……….
Well, as it happened in that week, we had one really good powder drop in which to try a multitude of powder sticks and this one came out on top of the pile. We even tried the shorter models of the womens both on piste and on powder. We have to say this is one of the most believable “all mountain” powder focused boards we have ridden. Super stable at speed on piste and unbelievably good in the powder – even in the shorter lengths. Slightly stiffer than other boards in the Capita range, it still had plenty of give without losing the pop for boosting decent ollies of rock drops and rollers. Another surprise was how well it rode in switch for a directional board but no dramas here really.
Here’s what Capita has to say and for the most part we have to agree:
Riding powder is like hiking into a backcountry camping trip. Once you ‘re past the trailhead, if you have the right gear there ‘s nothing better. If you have the wrong gear, there ‘s nothing worse. The Navigator is your all-weather fire-starter; it ‘s your compass that never fails. It ‘s the snow tool that keeps you afloat when your friends get stuck. It ‘s not essential to the experience; it is essential to a great experience. Anyone that has spent a powder day filled with cartwheels and yard sales knows the difference. Featuring a Parabolic Sidecut that carves hard and flows into a sinking tapered tail, the wideframe rockered nose naturally floats above deep snow and ensures that your powder days are effortless, epic-level experiences.
Rider Profile Suitablity: Beginner wanting to progress/ Intermediate
Stiffness /Flex rating : 6
Camber type/Profile : Wah Pow!! So what is Wah Pow ? Its Capitas Mono reverse camber that allows your nose to float above the snowline, while zero camber retains power throughout the tail to stomp landings and slash the hell out of everything.
Additional 2017 features: 2 X 30 mm CARBON FIBER BEAMS
Base Material: NEW! SUPERDRIVE BASE .The new standard in sintered base material, this UHMWPE is precision forged for high abrasion resistance and a super smooth glide.
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