Hello and welcome to my Capita Asymulator review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Asymulator as an all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Asymulator a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
DISCOTINUED BOARD: Note that the 2022 model was the last model of the Asymulator. Which is a shame because I really liked this board. Suffice to say this review has only been updated to the 2022 model.
Board: Capita Asymulator
Flex Rating: Medium
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 89.1/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 28 men’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Asymulator’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Asymulator’s specs and available sizes.
True Twin (Asymmetrical)
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Asymulator Most Suited To?
The Asymulatoris great for anyone looking for an asym twin that's light, snappy and super nimble at slow speeds. Something that's playful for the most part, but can handle more aggressive riding when you want to.
Someone looking for a very versatile board, but who doesn't see much deep powder - or has a separate board for deeper powder.
Just a little on the stiff side for beginners, but anyone from low-intermediate can ride this board.
The Asymulator in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Asymulator is capable of.
Board: Capita Asymulator 2020, 154cm (252mm waist width)
Date: March 27, 2019
Conditions: Mid firm snow mostly with some softer spots and some harder spots.
Perfect visibility and lots of sun (as I'm sure you can tell from the pic).
Relatively cold for late March but not ultra-cold.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 580mm (22.8″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 262mm (10.32")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2560 grams (5lb 10oz)
Weight per cm: 16.62 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.45 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of 51 boards that I've weighed in 2019 and 2020 models. The Asymulator was one of the lightest boards I've ridden. And that translated to feel on snow too. It feels light in hand and light when riding.
I didn't get any to test it in properly, but based on specs and feel, this isn't a board made for powder, IMO. Like any board, it will ride in powder, but it will just be hard work keeping the nose afloat, especially in deeper snow.
If you're just going through small patches, then it's no biggie, you can make the effort, but if you're going to be in waist deep powder regularly, for any length of time, it's going to be fatiguing.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Fun board to carve. Certainly preferred shorter sharper carves but you could really get on the edge and let it ride. Not a bomber carver at high speeds, but decent all the same.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Super fast edge-to-edge when riding slow. Slightly preferred riding slow to fast, but could still handle a bit of speed.
Skids: Easy to skid turns on. Forgiving of skidded turns.
Dynamic or Smooth: Definitely a dynamic turner rather than a smooth one.
When really opening it out, it felt like it got a little wobbly, but could handle a certain amount of speed well. If I was on the 156 it would likely be better in this area, and perhaps I would go 156 for this board if I were to buy it. Though in saying that, the 154 does still have a good amount of effective edge and is wide enough.
Not ultra damp. You feel the terrain on this board. But it is super nimble for going between bumps.
On crud you could certainly feel it - again not really a damp board - more snappy than damp, but it's an easy board to maneuver - so even though you felt it, it wasn't like horrible in cruddy conditions by any means.
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This board was super fun for jumps of all varieties.
Pop: Plenty of pop and that pop was all really easily accessible. Didn't have to load it up much at all, but you got plenty back for very little effort.
Approach: Nimble but also stable. Probably not ideal for massive jumps where you need a ton of speed, but the approach from anything from small to large is good.
Landing: Solid landings. Again, probably not so much for really massive jumps - but even on the 154, it felt solid enough and had a good landing platform - that would be more so again on the 156 for my specs.
Side-hits: Amazingly fun for side hits. It's poppy, light and super nimble for tricky approaches. Side-hits are one of my favorite things and the Asymulator didn't dissapoint at all.
Small jumps or Big Jumps: Anything from small to large it's good, but the sweet spot for this board is on medium jumps.
One word - perfection. As good as it gets for riding switch. I really like asym twins for switch riding and the Asymulator is no exception.
So good for spins. It's light, poppy, agile, great for landing and taking off switch and really easy to get the spin around. Pretty much an ideal spinner.
I'm not that strong a jibber, but I felt confident hitting jibs on this board. Yes there are better jibbing boards around, but for someone who hits them occasionally it's more than capable.
Nice and buttery. Not the most buttery I've ridden - and with a medium flex, I didn't expect it to be. But slightly more buttery than the average board with this flex, I would say.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall the Asymulator is a dynamic feeling, snappy, light poppy, playful jumping, spinning machine - that is pretty versatile outside of powder.
It's predominantly what I would describe as playful, but you could get more aggressive on it, when you wanted to.
I really like Asyms and the Asymulator is one of the better ones, if you're looking for a board with a nimble, snappy feel.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other all-mountain-freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to see how the Asymulator compares to other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.