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Old 09-12-2012, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just picked up Capita Indoor Survival FK and Ride DH2

Hello my favorite snowboarding community.

I just picked up 2 NEW snowboards. They are both 2011 models of these boards:

2011/12 Capita Indoor Survival FK 152 + 2012 Union Contact PRO
2011/12 Ride DH2 152 + 2010 Union Force

I know both of these boards are going to be awesome. I was just wondering what kind of difference there is between the two. The idea was that I would get one board for going in between trees and hitting big jumps (the Ride) and one for goofing around in the park (Capita). Plus I picked these up pretty cheap. What do you think about my choice?

I'm 5'10-11 and I weigh between 145-150 lbs. btw



I'm super stoked to try both of these and possibly review them after I get a chance to take them out and ride them a bit.
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Hello my favorite snowboarding community.

I just picked up 2 NEW snowboards. They are both 2011 models of these boards:

2011/12 Capita Indoor Survival FK 152 + 2012 Union Contact PRO
2011/12 Ride DH2 152 + 2010 Union Force

I know both of these boards are going to be awesome. I was just wondering what kind of difference there is between the two. The idea was that I would get one board for going in between trees and hitting big jumps (the Ride) and one for goofing around in the park (Capita). Plus I picked these up pretty cheap. What do you think about my choice?

I'm 5'10-11 and I weigh between 145-150 lbs. btw



I'm super stoked to try both of these and possibly review them after I get a chance to take them out and ride them a bit.
Nice. The Ride maybe a bit short?
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you think so? the girl who sold me the capita told me that anywhere from 150 - 156 would work for me... hmm.
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Capita Indoor Survival FK Snowboard Review

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you think so? the girl who sold me the capita told me that anywhere from 150 - 156 would work for me... hmm.
It will work for sure, but you will trade off some stability at speed and carving ability. That range looks to be a bit at the 'park end' of the spectrum. For more freeriding and powder you probably want to size up a a bit - I am 5'9" and about your weight and ride mostly in the 155-159 range (longer for my pow stick).
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I'd say the size is great. I'm 5'9 155 lbs and my board that I use everywhere on the mountain is 152. If feels nice and short for park riding but doesn't feel too short at all anywhere else on the mountain. Unless you're a hardcore backcountry rider, I wouldn't care about that extra couple cms. Btw nice choice in boards! DH2 is supposed to be beast for jumps and the Indoor Survival should be a nice board to mess around with in the park! Both bindings are sick too! I used to have the contact pros and loved them. never rode the forces but from what i hear, they're one of the best bindings (as are all unions) if you don't mind the toe strap, which i never found to be an issue at all. I approve!
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Indoor is a great goof off board that you can actually ride the mountain with...I've never ridden the DH.

Out of curiosity, why did you buy two boards of the same length? I mean, they're pretty different boards as far as the construction goes but I, personally, would have gone a bit longer on the DH just to differentiate them a little more.
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Good choices, however I would have gone slightly longer on the DH as well. I'm between 150-160lbs, 6' tall. I've got a 159 DH2 for all-mountain use, and a 154 blacklist for other stuff. No size issues on your park board. The DH2 is definitely a good jump board, you got good advice on that aspect.
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@chandler - Thanks for providing links to the reviews. I found the DH2 review particularly interesting. From the time I purchased the board I've heard very similar reviews and opinions of the board. It's cool how people have come to similar opinions of the stick.

Thank you for your input guys. However, here's where the plot is a little thicker. The thing is that I could definitely still exchange the board for a longer but there's a catch. There was a 155 DH2 but it is last year's model (the 2010-11). So the camber will be totally different. Like the review states the DH2 2011 is 'ProRise' while the 2012 model (the one I own) is the new 'Hybrid model.' and then there's other nuances:

So it's either -

1. Stay on the 2012 Ride DH2 in a size 152.
2. Go with the 2011 Ride DH2 in a size 155. <-- this one is $30 bucks more for some reason

I still have time for the exchange if I like.

What do you think I should do?
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Also,

I do not know how true this is but I heard that size difference is also based on preference but I haven't owned enough number of boards to know what I like.
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