Snowboard Iskola

Board: Capita Navigator

Size: 158

Camber Option: Alpine V1 Profile. Rocker in the nose, camber through the middle to a flat section before a micro rocker in the tail.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Overcast skies, snow falling at times, a couple inches of spring pow which had a little moisture in it, super cold temps, chop, chunder, and crunchy groomers.

Flex: Here’s the thing this isn’t an overly stiff board it’s more or less just past middle of the road. It is directional in nature so you end up with a softer nose that progressively stiffens back up to the tail and a noticeable amount of torsional flex that lets you twist it.

Stability: With the cork diecuts in the topsheet they dampen the ride from the nose back through the front insert. You really notice this when riding in lightly rutted out terrain as any flap that the nose has the kinetic energy is killed off before it hits the front foot or the middle of the board. This makes for a damp ride yet from the middle of the board back it remains lively so you can get weird if you need to. Overall it’s a smooth ride that doesn’t falter when you push it to the limit.

Ollies/Pop: This board has super snap off the tail. It just wants to pop out of fresh pow, off poppers, sidehits, and launchers. It’s easy to engage and becomes so effortless that you don’t even realize you’re boosting.

Butterability: While the nose does have rocker you want to press a little harder than you think to flex that camber section and get it to lock in when doing a pow butter and even then it’s going to want to whip right around. On the tail you’re basically doing wheelies but it will hold them exceptionally well.

Carving: The edge to edge power transmission as a smooth roll to it that just feels precise but familiar as if you’ve turned this board a 1000 times whether it’s your first run or 100th. It grips on edge and locks in and holds the carve. You can lay it over when you want and all it takes is a minimal amount of driving the knee into the camber section and pushing down on the tail. Short tight quick carves, methodical long drawn out ones, or deep and hard Euro-carves it has you covered.

Rider in Mind: Resort ripping powder hound that has to carve on a groomer.

Personal Thoughts: I’ve never actually ridden this board until this years model came out. This thing was awesome. It floats well, carves great, and has enough pop to make over any rocks or features in your way. It’s a board you can be calculated with if you want or laid back. It’s just a good all around pow board.

Comparable Boards: Endeavor Archetype, K2 Passport

Recommended Bindings: Union Ultra, K2 Lien AT, Jones Mercury