What Capita board for beginner? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 10:30 AM
capricornus
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
What Capita board for beginner?

Hi, I am new to this forum and snowboarding in general and I would need some help from experienced members.

I'm in a search for my first board, I've done a lot of research and so far, I like the Capita boards the most. So my question is, which board from their line would be best for a beginner? I was looking at Stairmaster and Indoor Survival and also Quiver Killer.

I will ride mostly piste, probably not much jibbing and pipes, perhaps later some freeriding or POW.

Also, I'm not so sure about the size of the board, according to calculator it should be about 160-162 (I am 5'11 and 198) so should I go for this lenght?

Thank you for any help and suggestions.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 11:25 AM
mjd
Senior Member
 
mjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: neverbored RI
Posts: 375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't worry about terrains. You need to demo a bunch of capita boards and go with the one that FEELS right for you. I've had an Indoor, Speed Tribe, and Horrorscope- I like the Horrorscope and use it for everything although it's marketed as a park board. There's really no way someone can give you useful advice on what to buy that you can't google on a million and one web sites. It all boils down to feels right for you. If it ain't fun to ride move on to something else.

Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
mjd is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 11:57 AM
Veteran Member
 
c_mack9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: western KY
Posts: 543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
everyone will say get the sierrascope. its shaped like the horrorscope, has the internals of the indoor, has their flat kick that most people love, and its cheaper than the stairmaster. i made a similiar thread and that was the result i got, i ordered the next day. havent got to ride it yet but playing around at home it seems to be pretty sweet.
c_mack9 is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 12:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I guess if you can't demo the boards here is a bit more info the Stairmaster ($329) and Indoor survival ($399) are true twin freestyle while the Quiver killer ($379) is directional.

For $379, I wouldn't recommend the Quiver Killer because at this price you can get a sintered base from other brands (K2, Salomon).
With the WDT wood core and the Biax, the Stairmaster is an good entry freestyle board but you could be limited for an overall mountain ride.

I think your best best if you can't try them is to go for the Indoor Survival FK because it is a bit stiffer (carbon cross between the bindings) while still being a good park- all mountain board. FK will be more freestyle and the regular camber more for all mountain (+bigger jumps).
Actionsportsnow is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 12:20 PM
capricornus
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
thanks for the input so far. I wasn't considering Sierrascope, because it comes in max length 156, what would be too short for me, wouldn't it?
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 12:22 PM
capricornus
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Oh and demo the board is no option for me, in my country there is even no dealer of Capita boards (and most other brands for that matter)

One more question, if I'd chose Indoor Survival, what length should I go for, 158 or 160?
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 06:32 PM
Veteran Member
 
rgrwilco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Souf Jersey
Posts: 1,153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
get something that has reverse camber. it makes boards so much easier to ride. and people say it wont handle well on ice, but it does just fine. my sierrascope is love.
rgrwilco is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome