Need help to decide on first board purchase - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2014, 07:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2
Default Need help to decide on first board purchase

Hello,

I'm buying my first snowboard and am stuck between two picks.

The first:

Capita Totally fkn awesome 153cm
Totally Fk'n Awesome! | CAPiTA Snowboarding

The second:

Ride Crook Snowboard 149cm
Crook Snowboard | Men's All Mountain Freestyle Snowboards | Ride Snowboards 2013-2014

I have done a bit of research on both and found they are pretty good all round boards, which is what I was looking for as I will mainly will be doing all mountain riding. The main difference between the two is their stiffness. The Capita was rated a 7 and the Crook a 3.

I have read that for beginners it is recommended to go for a softer option. I have been boarding once for 2 weeks before and by the 7-8 day I was very comfortable and having a bunch of fun.

So I cant make the decision between the two boards, I do like the first one but I'm worried it will be too stiff and I may not enjoy it..? The second one is a good option (and price) for a much softer board, but will I really notice the difference between the two once I'm out there?

Recommendations/Thoughts?

Cheers
bb22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-03-2014, 07:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
francium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Midands UK
Posts: 100
Default

They're 2 totally different boards the capita is a stiff all mountain board with a camber rocker camber profile and set back stance, the ride is more a jib board with a rocker flat rocker profile and centered stance.
The ride will be the easier board to ride out of the two but they're both built for different styles of riding.
francium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 08:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: melbourne
Posts: 1
Cool

i'd recommend the Crook, seeing as you're still experimenting over the mountain. learning on a soft board makes for a stronger rider as you have to tweak and refine on your technique to make your board hold an edge. If you go with the stiffer flex, you'll notice more response but less forgiveness whilst you're still learning. good luck mang
yolandaalaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 08:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 381
Default

How much do you weigh?
ekb18c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 04:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ekb18c View Post
How much do you weigh?
I'm not 100% exact but between 55-65kg
bb22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 05:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 381
Default

If I had to pick between the two boards, I would pick the Capita Totally F'kn awesome board because you wanted an all mountain board.

While having a softer board may help you learn quicker but you will quickly grow out of that phase.
ekb18c is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:57 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums