Hello and welcome to my Capita Indoor Survival review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Indoor Survival as a freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Indoor Survival a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other freestyle snowboards.
Note: The 2022 model of the Indoor Survival changed quite a bit - to a point that I believe it belongs in a different category now, so this review is representative of the 2021 model. When I test the new model, I will replace this review.
Board: Capita Indoor Survival 2021
Flex Rating: Medium (5/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 79.7/100
Compared to other Men’s Freestyle Boards
Out of the 37 men’s freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Indoor Survival’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Indoor Survival’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Camber Capita's "Park V1 Profile" - mostly camber with flat sections before tip and tail
Sintered - Capita's "Quantum Drive" base
Lighter than Normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Indoor Survival To?
The Indoor Survival is great option for those looking for a park deck that's predominantly camber, mid-flex (so a little stiffer than a typical park board) and those who prefer to hit the jump line more so than the jib line. But also for those who want a board that can still ride the rest of the mountain, whether carving up the groomers or treating the mountain like a park.
Not for beginners but should be fine for intermediate riders, IMO and does best in soft to medium-firm snow, rather than hard to icy snow.
The Indoor Survival in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Indoor Survival is capable of.
Board: Capita Indoor Survival 2021, 154cm (248mm waist width)
Date: February 21, 2020
Conditions: Groomers on the firmer side of medium but not overly hard and softened up a bit later on.
A little crunchy off groomer, but not too bad.
Relatively cold and a little bit of a cold wind made it quite cold on lift but overall just moderately cold. Warmer in sun of course.
Nice and sunny and great visibility.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 530mm (20.9″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 257mm (10.12")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Salomon Lo-Fi
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2720grams (6lbs 0oz)
Weight per cm: 17.66 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.36 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of around 80 models that I've weighed in 2019, 2020 & 2021 models. Lighter than average, which is typical of Capita boards.
Had nothing on the day, but from the specs and the feel, this isn't something that's suited to powder.
It's mostly camber, true twin and centered.
Of course any board is fun in powder, but it will get fatiguing on the back leg after a while and the nose will prone to sinking in deeper powder.
Carving & Turning
Carving: A good board for carves and that's the style of turn this board prefers, but can get a little washy just at the end of a carve at times, particularly in harder snow sections.
Turning: Felt a little catchy/grabby when not really getting up on the edge properly, but when you did it was fine for regular turns.
Maneuverability at Slow Speeds: Pretty good, but not super maneuverable. Not a tank at slow speeds either, just not super agile.
Skidded Turns: Not easy to skid turns on. A board that prefers good turning technique and prefers to be on the edge.
Not a bomber, but can handle a fair bit of speed well. Better at speed in soft to medium-firm snow as opposed to hard to icy snow.
It's pretty good going through bumps and crushing crud, but you've got to attack it relatively aggressively. When you do, it performs well in this area, but not so well if you get too casual with it.
Let's Break Up this Text with a Video
Overall a really good board for jumps.
Pop: Good pop. Not epic but definitely decently poppy. And that pop is quite easy to access too - so it's not something you've really got to wind up to get it popping.
Approach: Good and stable and nimble enough. Just that slight catchy feeling is only thing, for trickier setups.
Landing: Solid on landings. Can stomp this board on landings.
Side-hits: Good, except for that slight catchy feeling which can make trickier approaches not ideal
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Medium to large are it's sweet spot, IMO, but of course fine for small jumps too. But overall more suitable for those already confident on jumps, rather than those just starting on jumps.
Good for switch. True twin and centered, so yeah.
Easy to get spin around and good for switch for 180s, 540s etc, plus good, easy pop make this board a good spinner. Only thing is the setup isn't always ideal, with that mild catchy feeling.
Not bad but not great. Feels OK on the jib and popping off, but not as good for the setup, IMO. Like most things on this board, it goes better when approaching quite aggressively, so you want to already be confident with jibs.
Quite easy to butter. More so than I was expecting, but yeah good for butters.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
The Indoor Survival is a jumps line park board that can hold it's own on the rest of the mountain, with powder being it's biggest weakness. Something you want to have solid technique to ride, and be a fairly aggressive park rider, that already has some park skills.
If all of that sounds like you, then the small price-tag on this board makes it a very appealing option.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Indoor Survival, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Indoor Survival compares to other freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.