Capita 2021 Snowboards Overview

 

 

What’s new this year?

They still use the craziest names for the features on their boards, so hopefully the descriptions below will help explain what you are really getting.

Whenever the core has “FSC” in the front of the name, that means that the wood used has been certified from the Forest Stewardship Council. They come from managed forests that have been certified for protection of the biodiversity and wildlife habitat, and have sustainable harvest levels.

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Capita Camber Profiles

Alpine V1 Profile

capita alpine v1 profile

The profile that is used on their freeride boards, it has a large camber section in the middle for stability and pop, with a reverse camber nose for float and a smaller zero/flat and reverse camber section on the tail.

Alpine V2 Profile

capita alpine v2 profile

Just used on the Kazu Pro and Supernova, it has positive camber throughout most of the board, with a reverse camber nose for float in deep snow, as well as a smoother entry to turns.

Resort V1 Profile

capita resort v1 profile

Used on quite a few of their most popular models, this profile is a mix that works really well. Between your feet it has positive camber, a flat section outside of your feet and a tin bit of reverse camber at the contact p

oints. It means that you get a stable and poppy ride with good edge hold from the camber, but with a more forgiving feel and easy start to turns from the zero/reverse camber sections.

Resort V2 Profile

capita resort v2 profile

Positive camber under your feet gives the board stability and pop, while the reverse camber sections give more float in powder.

Resort V3 Profile

capita resort v3 profile

Quite similar to the Resort V2 Profile, but with traditional tip and tail arcs rather than the Flat Kick version.

Park V1 Profile

capita park v1 profile

As close as you can get to a full positive/traditional camber , there is just a tiny zero camber or flat section at the contact points.

Park V2 Profile

capita park v2 profile

Flat under your feet, with rocker on the nose and tail for a forgiving and looser feeling ride/

Park Mini Profile

capita park mini profile

Flat inside your feet, then reverse camber out towards the nose and tail of the board. Very easy to ride and turn.

Surf Rocker Profile

capita surf rocker profile

Flat under your feet, with a lot of rocker on the nose and a smaller amount on the tail for float in deep snow.

Surf Rocker Twin Profile

capita surf rocker twin profile

Positive camber between your feet for more pop, a little flat section then rocker on the nose and tail for float in powder in both regular and switch directions.

Party Profile

capita party profile

The profile just used on the Slush Slashers, it is mainly flat, with a little rocker on the tail and a big Flat Kick nose to easily float in powder or slush.

Base Materials

Just like with every brand, basically there are two types of bases – Sintered and Extruded. Extruded are cheaper, softer and easier to fix and don’t need much maintenance. As long as you are prepared to actually wax your board, Sintered bases will ride much faster. There are difference levels of sintered, which are mostly how dense they are, and if they have any additives added in to help increase speed or reduce the friction on snow.

Hyperdrive

The top level base, it is a hard and dense material, that has carbon added.

Powder Drive

Just used on the Spring Break powder boards.

Quantum Drive

Their regular sintered base, that is used on the majority of their boards.

Superdrive EX/FX

An extruded base, that is on the harder end of the scale, but isn’t true sintered. The EX is their original version, while the FX is a newer version that is a bit clearer for sharper base graphics.

XXX[TRUDED]

A plain and simple extruded base that is just used on their kids boards.

Capita Super D.O.A.

capita super doa 2021

Capita Super D.O.A. 2021

The upgraded version of the Defenders of Awesome was added last season, and ended up being a very popular option. There are a few changes to the core this season, with the addition of Polyethelene Terephthalate (broken down plastic bottles) into strips, as well as larger 50mm carbon strips to add pop and reduce weight. The rest of the features are what you would expect from a board this high up in the line – everything to make it fast and light.

  • Resort V1 Profile
  • 6/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • FSC Certified 3D Thermopolymer Inlaid Channels
  • Fortress Kevlar Bound Sidewalls
  • Super Carbon
  • Triax/Triax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base
  • Moonshot Pro-Tune
  • Die-Cut Base

Read more about the Super D.O.A.

Capita Mercury

capita mercury 2021

Capita Mercury 2021

The Mercury keeps all the same features from last season, which is a good thing – no need to change it if it works. It is definitely an all-mountain board, that has enough camber to feel solid in all conditions, and enough rocker to float in deep snow. Although the flex rating says it is only a 6.5/10, it feels more aggressive than that to me. It is a fast, solid board that can ride everywhere.

  • Resort V2 Profile
  • 6.5/10 Flex
  • Directional
  • FSC Certified Panda Core
  • Amplitex V-Tech Amplifier
  • Holysheet Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base
  • New Age Directional Sidecut with Death Grip
  • Die Cut Base
  • PLT Topsheet Technology

Watch my video review of the Mercury here.

Capita The Asymulator

capita asymulator 2021

Capita Asymulator 2021

The main feature of the Asymulator would be the asymmetrical sidecut, which means that the heelside sidecut of the board is smaller (tighter) than the toeside, so it gives the board a more natural feeling between turns. Other than that the Asymulator shares a lot of features with the DOA, and they have a fairly similar ride. 

  • Resort V1 Profile
  • 6/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • Asymmetrical Sidecut
  • FSC Certified P2 Superlight Core
  • Technora + Flax Boosters
  • Triax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Inlaid Alloy Nose + Tail Skid Plate
  • Quantum Drive Base

Watch my video review of the Asymulator here.

Capita D.O.A.

capita doa defenders of awesome 2021

Capita Defenders of Awesome 2021

A very popular board for a good reason, it is the sort of board everyone can have fun on. The profile has enough camber between your feet to get a solid ride with good pop, while the flat sections give the board some forgiveness with smooth and easy turns. The medium flex is stable enough to handle riding fast on chopped up terrain, but is still easy enough to press and flex without too much effort. There is a reason it has won so many awards, it is a fun board for a lot of riders.

  • Resort V1 Profile
  • 5.5 Flex
  • Twin
  • Dual Blaster Ashpop Core
  • Fortress Kevlar Bound Sidewalls
  • Carbon Fiber Boosters
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

Read more about the DOA here.

Capita Birds of a Feather

capita birds of a feather 2021

Capita Birds of a Feather 2021

The womens version of the DOA, a board that rides well everywhere. Medium flex, enough camber for good edge hold and pop without being too aggressive.

  • Resort V1 Profile
  • 5/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • Dual Blaster Ashpop Core
  • Fortress Kevlar Bound Sidewalls
  • Carbon Fiber Boosters
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

More information on the Birds of a Feather here.

Capita Outerspace Living

capita outspace living 2021

Capita Outerspace Living 2021

A medium flexing board, with a park shape but an all-mountain profile. It is one of the cheaper options, as it has a simpler core, and an extruded base. The narrow waist widths mean that it is quick edge to edge, but if you have big boots make sure to get a wide model.

  • Resort V3 Profile
  • 5/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Carbon Kevlar Struts
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Superdrive FX Base

Read more about the Capita Outerspace Living here.

Capita Paradise

capita paradise 2021

Capita Paradise 2021

The Paradise is made to be a balanced all terrain freeride board, that has camber for pop and stability, while rocker in the nose and tail give it some extra float in deep snow. The Titanal struts from last season have been replaced with some carbon kevlar struts for 2021, so it is a little softer this season.

  • Resort V3 Profile
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Carbon Kevlar Struts
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Superdrive FX Base

More info on the Paradise here.

Capita Children of the Gnar

capita children of the gnar 2021

Capita Children of the Gnar 2021

Made to fit the gap inbetween the “boys” to “mens” boards, the Children of the gnar is based on the popular DOA. It has the same camebr profile, which gives the board a poppy and stable feel, that is still forgiving with the flat and rocker sections at the nose and tail. The simple core and extruded base help keep the cost down.

  • Resort V1 Profile
  • 3.5/10 Flex
  • FSC Certified Select Core
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • XXX[TRUDED] Base

Get some more information on the Children of the Gnar board here.

Capita Scott Stevens Pro

capita scott stevens 2021

Capita Scott Stevens 2021

If you are looking at this board you probably have a good idea of how Scott Stevens rides, the sort of stuff this board is made to do. Medium flex, flat between the feet and rocker on the nose and tail make it a forgiving and buttery ride. A few small changes this season, slightly different cork dampening, and the basalt boosters have been swapped out and replaced with the Technora + Flax boosters instead.

  • Park V2 Profile
  • 5/10 Flex
  • Cork Inlaid Pro Core 2.0
  • Technora + Flax Boosters
  • 1.5mm Core Edge Dampening System
  • Triax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

Read more about the Scott Stevens.

Capita The Outsiders

capita the outsiders 2021

Capita The Outsiders 2021

The same as last year, the Outsiders is a very solid do everything park board. As close as you can get to traditional camber, it is poppy, stable and fun. I liked it enough to buy it. It has a good medium flex, not too soft and can definitely handle riding bigger jumps without a problem.

  • Park V1 Profile
  • 6/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • FSC Certified P2 Superlight Core
  • Technora + Flax Boosters
  • Triax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

Watch my video review of The Outsiders here.

Capita Ultrafear

capita ultrafear 2021

Capita Ultrafear 2021

A versatile park board, that is shares a few of the same features as the Horrorscope, but upgrades the materials of almost everything. The Park V2 profile is flat between your feet, with reverse camber on the nose and tail for a looser buttery feel, with plenty of forgiveness. It has a medium flex rating, cork dampening as well as a fast sintered base.

  • Park V2 Profile
  • 5.5 Flex
  • Twin
  • Dual Blaster Ashpop Core
  • Kevlar/Titanal Body Armor
  • 1.5mm Cork Edge Dampening System
  • Triax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

Find out more about the Capita Ultrafear.

Capita Indoor Survival

capita indoor survivale 2021

Capita Indoor Survival 2021

Almost exactly the same as last seasons, the only change is that the new model swaps out the older HD Titanal Struts for the newee Carbon Fiber Struts. Other than that you get the same Park V1 Profile from The Outsiders, a medium flex rating and a fast sintered base. It has a fairly narrow waist width, so keep that in mind if you have bigger boots.

  • Park V1 Profile
  • 5/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Carbon Fiber Struts
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

More info on the Indoor Survival.

Capita Horrorscope

capita horrorscope 2021

Capita Horrorscope 2021

Just a small change in the core for the Horrorscope this season, it used to be one of their most popular boards. Soft, fun and affordable, it’s and easy choice for park riders. It has the Park V2 profile, which is flat between your feet, reverse camber on the nose and tail and combined with the soft flex make it very easy to press and flex. The simple extruded base keeps the cost of the Horrorscope right down.

  • Park V2 Profile
  • 4/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Superdrive EX Base

Read my review of the Horrorscope here.

Capita Space Metal Fantasy

capita space metal fantasy 2021

Capita Space Metal Fantasy 2021

The womens version of the Horrorscope, it has the same soft and forgiving flex, cheap price and smooth turning camber profile.

  • Park V2 Profile
  • 4/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Superdrive EX Base

Read more info on the Space Metal Fantasy here.

Capita Scott Stevens Mini

A soft flexing, easy to ride and turn board that has all the looks of the adults Scott Stevens board.

  • Park Mini Profile
  • 3/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • FSC Certified Select Core
  • XXX[TRUDED] Base

More info on the Scott Stevens Mini.

Capita Micro Mini

capita micro mini 2021

Capita Micro Mini 2021

Made for those kids just starting out, the Micro Mini starts at 95cm, and goes up to 115cm. It has a flat and rocker profile that is very easy to turn and ride, at a very light weight.

  • Park Mini Profile
  • 3/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • Poplar Core
  • XXX[TRUDED] Base

Find out more on the Micro Mini.

Capita Neo Slasher

capita neo slasher 2021

Capita Neo Slasher 2021

This splitboard has everything you need in a high performance splitboard. The Alpine V1 profile has camber through the middle of the board, a reverse camber nose for float in deep snow and a flat to reverse camber tail for smooth turning. The fast sintered base keeps you moving quickly, and the Amplitex amplifiers give it a stable and poppy flex rating of 7/10.

  • Alpine V1 Profile
  • 7/10 Flex
  • Directional
  • FSC Certified Elevate Split Core
  • Amplitex Amplifiers
  • Triax/Triax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base

Read some more about the Neo Slasher Split here.

Capita The Black Snowboard Of Death

capita black snowboard of death 2021

Capita Black Snowboard of Death 2021

Although it has the same name, this season the BSOD is a new board. It now has a slightly wider width, tighter sidecut as well as all the other features they could cram in. It has their fastest base, with the Moonshot structure (base grind), Death Grip for extra edge hold, Carbon Fleece Power Shiled and Amplitex Amplifier for extra pop, as well as Triax fiberglass for a more responsive flex.

  • Alpine V1 Profile
  • 6.5/10 Flex
  • Directional
  • FSC Certified FC Hover Core
  • Carbon Fleece Power Shield
  • Amplitex V-Tech Amplifier
  • Triax/Triax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base
  • Moonshot Pro-Tune
  • Death Grip

Read more about the Black Snowboard of Death.

Capita Kazu Kokubo Pro

capita kazu kokubo pro 2021

Capita Kazu Kokubo Pro 2021

The Kazu this season stays the same, with the main change being a lighter Core Ash woodgrain topsheet. It is still a mainly positive camber board, that has a reverse camber nose for extra float in deep snow, that also makes starting turns smooth and easy. It has a light and poppy Panda core, which has Bamboo power rods added for extra pop while saving weight.

  • Alpine V2 Profile
  • 6.5/10 Flex
  • Direction
  • FSC Certified Panda Core
  • Skinless Core Ash Woodgrain Topsheet
  • Amplitex V-Tech Amplifier
  • Triax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Hyperdrive Base

Watch my video review of the Capita Kazu Pro.

Capita Supernova

A mainly camber profile, with reverse camber on the nose. The carbon kevlar beams have been replaced with carbon fiber boosters for 2021, though the rest of the features stay the same. It has a very narrow waist width, so while it is quick edge to edge, two wide sizes have been added for those with bigger boots.
  • Alpine V2
  • 6/10 Flex
  • Directional
  • FSC Certified P2 Superlight Core
  • Carbon Fiber Boosters
  • Triax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

More details of the Supernova here.

Capita The Equalizer by Jess Kimura

capita the equalizer 2021

Capita The Equalizer by Jess Kimura 2021

The Equalizer takes a few of the parts of the Birds of a Feather, and puts them into a directional board. It now has the P2 Superlight core, and the Alpine V1 profile has a reverse camber nose, positive camber for most of the board with a flat to rocker tail. It still has the fast sintered base, and is just a little bit stiffer than last seasons model.

  • Alpine V1 Profile
  • 5.5/10 Flex
  • Directional
  • FSC Certified P2 Superlight Core
  • Technora + Flax Boosters
  • Triax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

More details on the Equalizer here.

Capita The Navigator

capita the navigator 2021

Capita The Navigator 2021

A setback, directional board that has a medium flex, fast sintered base and a tapered shape for float in powder. A different camber profile from last season, it now has a reverse camber nose, camber through the body of the board then a zero camber to reverse tail.

  • Alpine V1 Profile
  • 5.5/10 Flex
  • Directional
  • FSC Certified Dual Core
  • Carbon Fiber Beams
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Quantum Drive Base

Read some more about the Navigator.

Spring Break Ultralight Powder Displacement Snowcraft

capita spring break powder board 2021

Spring Break Ultralight Powder Displacement Snowcraft 2021

These Spring Break boards have a large flat section that extends to outside the bindings, then a smooth reverse camber nose and tail. With a medium flex, they have forged carbon packs under the bindings, and the Surflite 2.0 core. Each size has a completely different shape, though the ingredients and construction of the board stay the same.

  • Surf Rocker Profile
  • 6/10 Flex
  • Directional
  • Surflite 2.0 Core
  • FUS3D Sidewalls
  • Forged Carbon Quad Packs
  • Triax/Triax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Powder Drive Base

Read more about the Spring Break boards.

Capita Spring Break Powder Racers

capita spring break powder racers

Capita Spring Break Powder Racers

Although it still has the Spring Break name, it has a much more regular construction. It still has the same Surf Rocker profile, with plenty of rocker in the nose and tail, but with the Cork Inlaid Hover core and a medium flex.

  • Surf Rocker Profile
  • 5/10 Flex
  • Directional
  • Cork Inlaid Hover Core
  • Technora + Flax Boosters
  • Triax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Powder Drive Base

Read some more about the Powder Racer.

Capita Spring Break Powder Twin

capita spring break powder twin 2021

Capita Spring Break Powder Twin 2021

With camber between your feet, and rocker out towards the nose and tail, it is made to float in powder in both directions, and still be stable and poppy when it is ridden everywhere else.

  • Surf Rocker Profile
  • 5/10 Flex
  • Twin
  • Dual Blaster Ashpop Core
  • Basalt Boosters
  • Triax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Powder Drive Base

More information on the Spring Break Powder Twin.

Capita Slush Slashers

capita spring break slush slashers 2021

Capita Slush Slasher 2021

One of the original weird shapes, it is an affordable board that does really well in powder, even though it might just be designed for riding around in slush. The giant flat nose floats easily in deep snow, and you can ride it much shorter than you would expect.

  • Party Profile
  • 4/10 Flex
  • Directional
  • FSC Certified Select Core
  • Biax/Biax Fiberglass
  • Magic Bean Resin
  • Inlaid Alloy Tail Skid Plate
  • Superdrive EX Base

Watch my video review of the Slush Slasher.

Overviews of other brands: JonesNever Summer, Bataleon, GNU, Korua Shapes, Salomon, Nitro, Burton, Lib Tech

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