Capita Asymulator 2020 Review
Although it seems like a new model this year, the Capita Asymulator is the new name for the older Spring Break Twin. I guess that over the past couple of seasons it got popular enough to move into the regular Capita lineup.
Features of the Capita Asymulator
- Resort V1 Profile
Most of the board has a regular camber profile, with a flat section out towards the nose and tail, and a tiny bit of rocker at the contact points. Overall you get the benefits of camber – pop, stability and edge hold, but still with the forgiving feel from the flat/reverse camber sections.
- Asymmetrical Shape
The Asym shape means that there the heelside of the board has a smaller sidecut than the toeside. Because it is harder to make small adjustments on the heelside of the board, the smaller sidecut means that less effort on your heels, and a natural feeling turning from toes to heels.
- 6/10 Flex
- P2 Superlight Core
A lightweight and strong core, that is made up of a 50-50 mid of Paulownia and Poplar wood.
- Technora + Flax Boosters
An aramid (heat-resistant and strong synthetic fiber) that is mixed with all natural Flax fiber, to add extra strength and shock absorption to the board, at a very light weight.
- Holysheet Fiberglass
Without being too technical, there is more strength and response from the same weight of glass, so you end up with better performance without needing a heavier board.
- Magic Bean Resin
- Inlaid Alloy Nose + Tail Skid Plate
Thick allosy skid plates on the nose and tail of the board, in the crazy shape that highlight that it is an asymmetrical shaped board.
- Quantum Drive Base
A hard and fast sintered base material.
- Die-Cut Base
- PLT Topsheet Technology
- 360 Degree HRC48 Steel Edges
Steel edges that run the whole way around the board
- ABS1000 Sidewalls
How the Capita Asymulator 2020 Rides
Board size: 152cm
Boots: Salomon Launch Boa SJ
Bindings: Salomon District
This review is based on me riding a 152cm 2020 Capita Asymulator. I was riding with mid flexing Salomon Launch Boa boots, and mid flexing Salomon District bindings, set up on the recommended stance width, with +12 degrees on the front and -9 on the back.
I was riding this at Mt Hotham in Victoria, Australia, late in spring, where the conditions were hard and icy in the mornings, turning to slush in the afternoons.
The Resort V1 has an easy to ride camber feel to it. The little rocker and flat sections at the contact point take away any of the catchy feel you get with regular camber boards, even with messy riding. Even with those sections, the majority of the board is camber, so it still has a nice feel to it.
Flex and Pop
Although it is rated as having a 6/10 flex, it felt softer than that to me. I was riding it in a shorter length than normal, but it felt nice and playful to me. The pop was decent, it didn’t take much effort and it pushed back nicely.
The edge hold was what you would expect from a mostly camber board, though the asym shape probably contributes more than normal to the feel of how it turns. On the heelside there is the smaller extra “Death Grip” bump, though I didn’t notice anything extra there.
I had just given the board a fresh wax, and it rode like a board with a sintered base should. Very quick in the mornings while the snow was still hard, and still did well in the afternoon when it was getting much warmer and slushier.
- Fun, easy to ride board
- Easy to move around
- None really
Another interesting thing about the Asymulator is that it has a fairly long effective edge, which is probably why it still felt stable although I was riding it in a shorter length than I normally would ride. I think that is a pretty good thing, being able to ride is a bit smaller made it feel quite nimble, and spinning it around is easier being lighter and shorter.
If you aren’t into the look of the Asymulator, you can save a little bit of money and get the Defenders of Awesome, which has a fairly similar ride, and lots of the same features.
It is a pretty easy board to recommend, if you are an intermediate rider or above, you will be able to get a lot out of this board, and it is a lot of fun.
Capita Asymulator 2020 Technical Specs
|Length||Effective Edge (cm)||Nose/Tail Length (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Sidecut (m)||Weight Range (lbs)||Weight Range (kg)|
|152||117.0||29.4||25.0||Toe 7.8 – Heel 7.7-1.5-7.7||100-150||50-68|
|154||118.6||29.6||25.2||Toe 7.9 – Heel 7.8-1.5-7.8||120-180||54-82|
|156||120.2||25.4||25.4||Toe 8.0 – Heel 7.9-1.5-7.9||130-190||59-86|