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05-23-2014 11:04 AM
hoots_manuva I picked up a BSOD for the last half of teh seaon, and I much prefer it to my old DOA.

But, the DOA I found really stiff (154 with L/XL unions) and hard carving, like it was on rails.

Served me good for 2 seasons, and was my favourite till I got on that BSOD.

The BSOD by the way is lighter, livellier, poppier, floats better in pow, and doesnt carve as hard.
05-23-2014 03:51 AM
BennyC I wouldn't say I can butter on this board better than the GNU Carbon Credit I brought along with me to Austria in December.

It has a flex rate of 6 and I think it's better for cruising down the mountain.

Not that I am a pro, but I took this to Niseko too in March (just this board) and the float over powder is not bad. Predictable.

But it bites you in the arse too if you're not careful with the edge. The softer boards you tend to ollie butter or snap out of trouble with a slight jib. Not so with this. Again, think I need more time on the mountain.
05-22-2014 11:29 PM
Steezus Christ
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just out of curiosity, how is the flex on this board? looking into getting one this year for park/groomer riding but worried it could be a little stiff for butterring given the camber underfoot? im 6'2, 190ish for reference and for comparison i ride a 157w k2 parkstar and 161.5 t rice pro that i find fairly easy to butter but mainly because of the profile.. soooo capita DOA, soft or stiff??
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hows the width on the board, i have sz 12 boots and want to avoid wide boards.. will the 158 or 160 be wide enough?
bueller...??

hopefully a few people have ridden this board by now.. still curious about the flex for buttering and the width for sz 12 feet?
10-08-2013 08:29 PM
Steezus Christ
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I thought of Burton Cartels but being a stiff binding, I'm worried it'll force the board around too much. But I guess that's skill relevant. General rule question, does it mean if the board is a mid flex, the binding should be mid flex too?
depends what sort of ride you're looking for.. soft for park and stiff for more mountain. that doesnt limit you to those options though, its all personal preference.
10-08-2013 07:54 PM
BennyC
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BennyC, 156 sounds about right.

I've got atlases on mine, but I'm not sure they're such a good match.

Seems to stiffen up the board a bit too much, making the softer tips more of an issue.
I thought of Burton Cartels but being a stiff binding, I'm worried it'll force the board around too much. But I guess that's skill relevant. General rule question, does it mean if the board is a mid flex, the binding should be mid flex too?
10-07-2013 11:27 PM
hoots_manuva BennyC, 156 sounds about right.

I've got atlases on mine, but I'm not sure they're such a good match.

Seems to stiffen up the board a bit too much, making the softer tips more of an issue.
10-07-2013 09:12 PM
Steezus Christ hows the width on the board, i have sz 12 boots and want to avoid wide boards.. will the 158 or 160 be wide enough?
10-07-2013 09:04 PM
BennyC
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I'd size up a bit.

I have last years DOA ina 154 and I find it rides short.

The load bars make it ride a little wonky, mostly mid-stiff but pretty soft in the nose and tail.
OK. I suppose that comment was for me? Thanks. I bought a 156 and I'm like 78kgs.
10-07-2013 12:54 PM
hoots_manuva I'd size up a bit.

I have last years DOA ina 154 and I find it rides short.

The load bars make it ride a little wonky, mostly mid-stiff but pretty soft in the nose and tail.
10-06-2013 10:46 PM
atr3yu
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just out of curiosity, how is the flex on this board? looking into getting one this year for park/groomer riding but worried it could be a little stiff for butterring given the camber underfoot? im 6'2, 190ish for reference and for comparison i ride a 157w k2 parkstar and 161.5 t rice pro that i find fairly easy to butter but mainly because of the profile.. soooo capita DOA, soft or stiff??
Way softer than the t rice pro for sure! I think the 2014 is a 5.5 on the flex scale for Capita if you have ridden any other of their offerings.
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