Capita 2020 Snowboards Overview

 

 

Capita’s 2020 range of snowboards look really good, though they seem to get that right every season. On the flip side, they are still the kings of ridiculous marketing names for the features of their boards, and the camber profile names are sort of simpler, but also still confusing – so don’t be surprised if you are still confused. Hopefully this guide will help simplify everything a bit, so you can get a clearer idea of what you are really looking at.

Capita Camber Profiles

A few changes in the profile names this season, though in the end it might end up simpler. In a way it does make quite a bit of sense, they are grouped into Apline, Resort, Park, with a couple of the more specific boards in the Surf Rocker (Spring Break boards) and Party Profile (just the Slush Slasher) groups.

Alpine V1

A regular camber section that extends to 5cm past the inserts (where you mount your bindings), and a reverse camber nose for float in deeper snow, with a flat tail.

capita alpine v1 profile

Used on the: Black Snowboard of Death and The Equalizer

Alpine V2

Quite similar to the V1, the main difference is that the camber section extends closer to the tail, with a smaller flat section.

capita alpine v2 profile

Used on the: Neo Slasher and Warpspeed

Alpine V3

Much closer to a traditional camber board, but with reverse camber on the nose. Will have lots of the feeling of a traditional camber boards, with a reverse camber nose for extra float in deep snow.

capita alpine v3 profile

Used on the Kazu Kokubo and Supernova

Alpine V4

A reverse camber nose, with zero camber (flat) for the rest of the board.

capita alpine v4 profile

Used on The Navigator

Resort V1

The most popular camber profile, the Resort V1 is used on 5 different boards. Popular because it works so well for so many riders, overall it has the basic feel of a camber board, with flat sections (with tiny rocker) at the contact points.

The camber section of the board extends to 5cm past the inserts, and the zero or flat sections extent out past from there.

capita resort v1 profile

Used on the DOA (Defenders of Awesome), Super DOA, The Asymulator, Birds of a Feather and the Children of the Gnar.

Resort V2

This profile is not too different from the Resort V1, with regular camber that extends to 5cm past the inserts, but rather than flat sections, there are reverse camber out to the flat kick nose and tail.

capita resort v2 profile

Used on the Mercury.

Resort V3

Just like the Resort V2, but has a traditional smooth arc nose and tail, rather than the Flat Kick style.

Used on the Outerspace Living and Paradise.

Park V1

Very close to a full traditional camber board, the only difference is that there is a small 4cm flat section at the contact points.

capita park v1 profile

Used on The Outsiders and the Indoor Survival

Park V2

A simplified version of the older two flat/reverse camber profile, the new Park V2 is flat from inserts to inserts, with reverse camber out towards the nose and tail. A loose and forgiving profile, that is used on the park and jib boards.

capita park v2 profile

Used on the Horrorscope, Ultrafear, Scott Stevens Pro and the Space Metal Fantasy.

Surf Rocker Profile

Big rocker sections on the nose and tail, and flat underneath your feet. Made to get plenty of float in deep snow for the Spring Break boards.

capita surf rocker profile

Used on the Spring Break Ultraligth Powder Displacement Snowcraft and the Spring Break Powder Racers.

Party Profile

Overall a flat profile, with a big Flat Kick nose, and a smooth Surf Rock tail.

capita party profile

Just found on the Slush Slasher

Base Materials

Like it is for every brand, there are two major types of base materials – extruded and sintered. Extruded is cheaper to make, but slower to ride on. Sintered is faster, but costs more.

Extruded bases don’t need much maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about waxing them often. They are more often on cheaper entry level and jib boards.

Sintered bases are much faster, but they need to be waxed regularly to get the most from them. There are different levels of sintered bases, the denser and harder the material, the faster it will be.

Hyperdrive Base

The top end, very fast and dense material that has some sort of Carbon added in there somehow to make it fast. Fancy sintered.

Powder Drive Base

The details of this base are quite vague, the description makes it sounds like a mix of both extruded and sintered – but without details it is hard to work out. Mystery.

Quantum Drive Base

Last season this was called the Ultradrive base, though this year it has a higher density so it will absorb more wax and ride faster. A big old fancy name for sintered.

Superdrive EX

An extruded base material that is used on their cheaper boards.

XXX[Truded] Base

Another extruded base that is used on their kids boards.

Capita 2020 Snowboards

Capita Neo Slasher

A splitboard that is based on the old Charlie Slasher. A rockered nose for plenty of float in deep snow, 22mm of taper to help the tail sink and their fastest Hyperdrive base material.

  • Alpine V2 Profile
  • 7/10 Flex
  • FSC Certified Elevate Split Core
  • Carbon Fiber Beams
  • Tri/Tri Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base (fast sintered)

Capita Black Snowboard of Death

capita black snowboard of death 2020
Capita Black Snowboard Of Death 2020

One of those boards that has a big reputation, the BSOD is the high end, ride everywhere all-mountain board. The Alpine V1 profile gives you stability and pop, while the rocker nose and flat tail give you float in deep snow. A light and strong core, the fastest base Capita have as well as a high price tag.

More details on the Black Snowboard Of Death here

  • Alpine V1 Profile
  • 6.5/10 Flex
  • FSC Certified FC Hover Core
  • Amplitex V-Tech Amplified
  • Tri/Tri Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Moonshot Pro-Tune
  • Hyperdrive Base
  • 0.5″ setback

Capita Warpspeed

capita warpspeed 2020
Capita Warpspeed 2020

The Warpspeed is made for bigger riders who ride hard. The sizes start at 157cm and go up to 169cm, and the waist widths start at 262mm, so they are all going to suit riders with big boots. More details on the Warpspeed here

  • Alpine V2 Profile
  • 7.5/10 Flex
  • FSC Certified Hover Core
  • Amplitex V-Tech Amplifier
  • Tri/Tri Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base
  • Moonshot Pro-Tune
  • 0.5″ setback

Capita Kazu Kokubo Pro

capita kazu kokubo pro 2020
Capita Kazu Kokubo Pro 2020

Although lots of powder boards are going down the short and fat route, the Kazu has a more traditional shape with a rocker nose and a slight taper. More details on the Kazu here

  • Alpine V3
  • 6.5/10 Flex
  • FSC Certified Panda Core
  • Core Ash Woodgrain Topsheet
  • Amplitex V-Tech Amplifie
  • Holysheet Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base
  • 0.5″ setback

Capita Supernova

Taking a whole lot of features of a traditional camber board, the Supernova is made to carve, turn smoothly and and give you good pop. The Alpine V3 profile is almost all traditional (positive) camber, with a reverse camber nose. It has a progressive sidecut, sintered base and a small amount of setback. Fairly narrow waist widths, so be careful with this one if you have big boots.

  • Alpine V3
  • 6.5/10 Flex
  • FSC Certified P2 Superlight Core
  • Carbon Kevlar Beams
  • Holysheet Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base
  • 0.5″ setback

Capita The Equalizer by Jess Kimura

capita the equalizer 2020
Capita The Equalizer 2020

Very similar to the older Jess Kimura Pro, the Equalizer has the Alpine V1 profile – mostly camber, with a rocker nose and a flat tail. A bit of a different shape on the nose and the tail, and it has a medium flex and a sintered base. More info here

  • Alpine V1
  • 5/10 Flex
  • Dual Blaster Ashpop Core
  • Technora + Flax Boosters
  • Holysheet Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

Capita The Navigator

capita the navigator 2020
Capita The Navigator 2020

A powder board, with a mainly flat profile and a rocker nose, that has a tapered shape, parabolic sidecut and a sintered base. Carbob fiber beams form the middle to the nose of the board keep the nose strong to smash through chunky snow a bit easier. Some more info on the Navigator here

  • Alpine V4
  • 6/10 Flex
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Carbon Fiber Beams
  • Special Blend Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

Capita Super DOA

capita super doa 2020
Capita Superdoa 2020

An upgraded model to the very popular DOA (Defenders of Awesome), the Superdoa has a few things in common, as well as a few upgrades.

One of the most noticable things is the 3d profiled core (called the 3D Hover core), which is made up of thinly cut strips of low density Paulownia strips that are combined with 7mm Poplar beams. Made to get a good balance between weight and pop. On the gloss topsheet the 3D profiling is easy to see. The fast Hyperdrive base comes with the stone grind/structure. Most likely as the original DOA is so popular, the Super DOA comes in lots of sizes, as well as wide versions. More technical details on the Super DOA here

  • Resort V1
  • 6/10 Flex
  • FSC Certified 3D Hover Core
  • Fortress Kevlar Bound Sidewalls
  • Amplitex Amplifier
  • Holysheet Tri/Tri Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base
  • Moonshot Pro-Tune

Capita Mercury

capita mercury 2020
Capita Mercury 2020

Made as an all-terrain ride everything board, the Mercury has the Resort V2 profile, which gives you the edge hold and pop of camber, while still having the reverse camber sections on the nose and tail to make turns smooth and easy, as well as helping float in powder. More info on the Mercury here

  • Resort V2
  • 6.5/10
  • FSC Certified Panda Core
  • Amplitex V-Tech Amplifier
  • Holysheet Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base

Capita Asymulator

capita asymulator 2020
Capita Asymulator 2020

The older Spring Break Twin has been moved out of the Spring Break line, and has a new name as the Asymulator. There are a few names of features that have changed, but overall it is the same board as the Spring Break Twin. With the medium flex and Resort V1 profile, it is made to be a poppy and solid board, that has the benefits of a Asymmetrical sidecuts for smoother and more natural turns.

Having different shapes on the nose and tail of the board is pretty common for Asym boards from most brands, and the shape has gotten even more exaggerated from last years Spring Break Twin. More details on the Asymulator here

  • 6/10 Flex
  • Resort V1
  • FSC Certified P2 Superlight Core
  • Technora + Flax Boosters
  • Holysheet Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Inlaid Alloy Nose + Tail Skid Plate
  • Quantum drive base

Capita DOA / Defenders of Awesome

capita doa defenders of awesome 2020
Capita DOA 2020

Maybe the Capita board with the best reputation from the last few years, the DOA has won 7 Good Wood awards, and the mix of features seems to have got the balance right.

The Resort V1 profile has reverse camber, flat and traditional camber, though overall it is (and rides like) a camber board. The Reverse and flat sections make it less catchy, and give turns a smooth and easy feel. The medium flex is solid enough at speed, but doesn’t take much effort to press.

Being such a popular board, it comes in sizes from 148cm up to 161cm wide models. Details on the DOA here

  • 5.5/10 Flex
  • Resort V1 Profile
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Fortress Kevlar Bound Sidewalls
  • Carbon Fiber Beams
  • Special Blend Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum drive base

Capita Birds of a Feather

capita birds of a feather 2020
Capita Birds of a Feather 2020

A womens version of the DOA, it has also won quite a few awards – Good Wood, Best of Test, Platinum Picks and Campers Choice. With the Resort V1 profile for a mainly camber feel, with a fast sintered base and carbon fiber beams for extra pop. More information on the Birds of a Feather here

  • 5/10 Flex
  • Resort V1 Profile
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Fortress Kevlar Bound Sidewalls
  • Carbon Fiber Beams
  • Special Blend Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum drive base

Capita Outerspace Living

capita outerspace living 2020
Capita Outerspace Living 2020

The Outerspace Living has a twin freestyle shape, with the Resort V3 profile, which has reverse camber on the nose and tail. and camber in the middle. Made for the rider who wants a freestyle board, that can still ride well everywhere else on the mountain. The mid flex can still handle fast riding, but won’t take a ton of effort to press. One of the more affordable boards in their range. Read more about the Outerspace Living

  • 5/10 Flex
  • Resort V3 Profile
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Inlaid HD Titanal Struts
  • Special Blend Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Superdrive EX base

Capita Paradise

capita paradise 2020
Capita Paradise 2020

The womens version of the Outerspace Living, in smaller and narrower sizes. Good value for money. Find out more here

  • 5/10 Flex
  • Resort V3 Profile
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Inlaid HD Titanal Struts
  • Special Blend Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Superdrive EX base

Scott Stevens Pro

capita scott stevens pro 2020
Capita Scott Stevens Pro 2020

An upgraded version of the Ultrafear, with extra cork dampening to help handle more blunt impacts. More info and all the versions here

  • 5/10 Flex
  • Park V2 Profile
  • Cork Inlaid Pro Core
  • 2-Ply Basalt Boosters
  • 1.5mm Cord Edge Dampening System
  • Holysheet Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum drive base

Capita The Outsiders

capita the outsiders 2020
Capita The Outsiders 2020

Much closer to a full camber board, The Outsiders has the Park V1 profile, which has positive camber through the majority of the board, and just a small zero camber sections at the contact points. Read more about The Outsiders here

  • 6/10 Flex
  • Park V1 Profile
  • FSC Certified P2 Superlight Core
  • Technora + Flax Boosters
  • Holysheet Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum drive base

Capita Ultrafear

capita ultrafear 2020
Capita Ultrafear 2020

Capita’s team favourite, the Ultrafear has won multiple Good Wood awards, as well as Platinum Picks and Campers Choice awards. The Park V2 profile is flat under your feet, with reverse camber out towards to the tip and tail of the board. More details here

  • 5.5/10 Flex Rating
  • Park V2 Profile
  • Dual Blaster Ashpop Core
  • Kevlar/Titanal Body Armor
  • 1.5mm Core Edge Dampening System
  • Holysheet Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum drive base

Capita Indoor Survival

capita indoor survival 2020
Capita Indoor Survival 2020

A medium flexing, mostly camber board that has a sintered base and inlaid aluminium struts for extra strength. More details here

  • 5/10 Flex Rating
  • Park V1 Profile
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Inlaid HD Titanal Struts
  • Special Blend Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum drive base

Capita Horrorscope

capita horrorscope 2020
Capita Horrorscope 2020

A soft flexing, easy to press and quick to move jib board, that has a low price. Flat under your feet, with reverse camber on the nose and tail. Combined with the soft flex and simple core, it is a very playful board. More information on the Horrorscope here

  • 4/10 Flex Rating
  • Park V2 Profile
  • FSC Certified Select Core
  • Special Blend Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Superdrive EX base

Space Metal Fantasy

capita space metal fantasy 2020
Capita Space Metal Fantasy 2020

A womens version of the Horrorscope, which has won multiple Good Wood awards over the years. More information here

  • 4/10 Flex Rating
  • Park V2 Profile
  • FSC Certified Select Core
  • Special Blend Fiberglass + Magic Bean Resin
  • Superdrive EX base

Spring Break Ultralight Powder Displacement Snowcraft

There are a few boards that sit under this name, with different shapes, but the same camber profile and features. They all have the Surf Rocker profile, which is flat under your feet, and has surf rocker on the nose and tail of the board.

Each size has a different name and size:

Mini Tree Hunter 151cm

Powder Drifter 154cm

Powder Glider 158cm

Tree Hunter 161cm

  • 6/10 Flex Rating
  • Surflider 2.0 Core
  • Core ash woodgrain topsheet
  • FUS3D sidewalls
  • Forged carbon quad packs
  • Powder Drive base

Capita SB Powder Racers

capita powder racer 2020
Capita SB Powder Racer 2020

Based on the 2019 seasons 154cm design, the SB Powder Racer takes that previous shape, and changes a few ingredients to make it more affordable. It still has the Surf Rocker profile, a medium flex and the new Powder Drive base.

  • 5/10 Flex Rating
  • FSC Certified P2 Superlight Core
  • Technora + Flax boosters
  • Powder Drive Base

Capita Slush Slasher

capita slush slasher 2020
Capita Slush Slasher 2020

A small, wide, weird combination between powder board and mini park board, the Slush Slasher has been consistently hard to get each season. With the Party Profile, it is pretty much just flat, with the surf rocker on the tail. Read more here

  • 4/10 Flex Rating
  • Superdrive EX Base

4 comments for “Capita 2020 Snowboards Overview

  1. Jason
    March 10, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Another great review guys! Thanks for helping clear things up with the capita profiles! Excited for next year and I’ll be on the 2020 Mercury!

  2. Jack S
    March 16, 2019 at 8:08 am

    What are the differences between the horrorscope and the ultrafear? should I just get a horrorscope because its cheaper?

  3. pishka
    March 20, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    the resort v3 camber profile is wront

    • Lachlan
      March 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      Ahh thanks, the correct image is there now

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