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  1. Nicolas
    September 22, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Dear SnowboardRobot,

    I’m currently riding a Nitro Beast 155 for my first setup with Nitro Team boots & Nitro Team Pro bindings.
    Although the board was great for learning how to carve, now that I’m exploring the tiny jumps and boxes in the park and butters it feels to stiff. Like I have to lean my entire body over the board to get it to lift just a tiny bit. (I’m 178 cm 56KG with size 9.5 boots).

    I’m looking at getting a new board and saw you reviewed 2 of them!
    Capita Asymulator 152
    Nitro Team 152
    Nitro T1 149 / 152
    Capita Scott Stevens Pro 151 / 153.

    I’ve tested all four of them but in different sizes like the Team 159 and DOA 156, T1 152, STP 155.

    Kind regards,
    Nicolas

    • Lachlan
      September 24, 2020 at 4:56 am

      Yeah the Beast is really stiff, I think that you would probably find the Asymulator/DOA the best match for the riding you are going to do. Still with enough camber to give you good edge hold and pop (not as much as the Beast though) they would be my choice if I was starting to ride a bit more park. What was the best one you tested?

  2. Alex
    October 25, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Hey, currently stuck between two boards. 2021 Capita Mercury and the 2021 jones mountain twin. I’m 5’10” 155lbs and a size 9.5-10 boot. Looking for a fast charger for carving on groomers, powder, side hits and jumps. Looking at the 157 in both, sound right for my specs and interest? Which board would you pick as a one the one board to rule it all?

    • Lachlan
      October 27, 2020 at 3:51 am

      They are so similar in specs, but I bought (and liked) the Capita Mercury more. It was definitely a notch stiffer than the Mountain Twin, so I was able to ride in riskier situations and still feel like the board would hold it all together for me. Though other than the flex difference that I felt (I think both brands rate them at around a 6-7/10 each) I would still be really happy on a Mountain Twin.

  3. Dan
    November 1, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Any thoughts on the Dancehaul vs Mercury? I need a do everything board that is still fun playful. I ride tight trees in pow. Love carving on groomers, small jumps and side hits, and 50/50 on boxes. Also got into hiking for pow last couple of years. I may ride all those conditions in one day because my home resort is so small.

  4. Ed Moore
    November 8, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Looking for a good board size to go with. I have had a 163 board and the wrong size boots since 2003. Just realized in Jan 2020 that I need to be in a 9.5 size boot now I need to find the right board. I am 5’8 245 but have worked with the 163 board for years. Picked up a cheap promo 158 board for $20 last Jan all befor the virus. Now I want to get a real board so I can enjoy the sport a lot more.
    I knwo what the charts say about my height to weight ratio but I have been told by many the 163 is way too long for my height. I am mostly an open mountain and powder boy, probably because I was not in the right equipment so I was not confident in the park or trees. So, any suggestiosn would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    • Lachlan
      November 8, 2020 at 6:38 am

      Hi Ed,

      I think that there will be a good mix in balancing the size of the board between your height and weight – the main thing that the weight range keeps consistent is the flex of the board. If you are over the weight range, it will feel softer to you, so I would look at getting a board that is on the stiffer side, but will probably feel medium or medium stiff to you.

      I would look at the Salomon Ultimate Ride 2021 (not the 2020 or earlier) and the Nitro Woodcarver for your style of riding.

      Both are on the stiffer flexing side, but the main thing that will work for your style of riding is the stiffer tail, with a setback stance and some taper, so they will float in deeper snow, and turn smoothly and easily on groomers. Seeing that you are used to a big 163, these will feel like no work at all, you will be able to get a ton out of them without having to put in as much work as a 163 would need. Also the shorter length will make them easier to move around in tighter trees.

      I would keep it around 158/159cm, they will still be stable and stiff enough, but easier to move around.

      There are plenty of options, but those would be the top 2 that come to mind.

  5. Hayk Khanjian
    December 26, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Hey Lachy,

    What’s your height and weight?
    I’m looking at the Capita Mercury in 157. Any reason I should be looking at it in 155 you think? Combined with union force bindings and 32 lashed boots. Looking for an all mountain board for conditions from December to March in California and good powder in Utah. Colorado and Montana coming up as well. Not much of a park rider but love side hits and small jumps, carving groomers and untouched trees. Basically looking to ride like you in the Mercury review video. Getting off a morrow fury 155.

    I’m 5’11” 160 pounds size 11 boot

    Thanks!

    • Lachlan
      December 27, 2020 at 5:20 am

      Hey,

      I’m 6 foot tall, 155lbs, so we are pretty similar. I chose the 157 so that it would have better float in powder, and I planned on using it as my all-mountain/powder board.
      The 155 would definitely been my first pick if I wanted one board to do everything, including riding in the park, but I ride the 157 on rails now without any issues.

      With size 11 boots, it is probably going to be best to go for the 157, just so you have all the width you can get for boots that size.

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