Board: Capita Mercury
Camber Option: Freeride Profile. Camber to past the inserts, rocker, and then a Wah-Pow tip kick.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: A mix of sun and clouds, some snow falling, colder temps, pockets of powder around the mountain, and groomers elsewhere.
Flex: This deck has that smooth yet powerful all mountain flex you want for versatility. It’s playful in the tips, stiffer under foot and through the middle, and has just the right amount of torsional give to flex the board when carving. It’s not over powerful, yet still has precision behind it.
Stability: Blasting through sections of knee to mid thigh deep snow with frozen chunder underneath this board never faltered, it just wanted more. It pushed itself through moguls, ruts, and the trees with ease. The only spot on the deck that seemed mildly chattery at times were the ends of the tips when pointing it down steep groomed runs.
Ollies: This board has some serious snap. Between the Carbon Arcs and Bamboo Rods in the core that couple with the camber profile you can boost. Load it up and prepare to send it to the moon. Side hits, rollers, and natural drops are this boards best friend.
Pop On Jumps: Jumping comes with ease on this deck. Come in hot, pop, and prepare to make it to or past the sweet spot. It’s one of those decks where it can handle anything in front of it.
Butterability: The slight rocker and the drastic upkick of the tips gives a big platform to butter with. Lock in right at the sweet spot which is where the camber zone meets the rocker zone and you will press your way to glory.
Jibbing: Much like this boards buttering skills it excels at jibbing as well. It locks in with ease and holds it press. Sliding sideways on anything it won’t hook up and feels like it’s hugging the feature.
Carving: The sidecut on this board not only grips in crappy conditions but rips deep hard turns when you want it. If you like soul carving then you might have found the board that has the sidecut for you. I never once had it buckle or push out when driving hard through the apex of the carve. Edge to edge initiation comes quick and fast with minimal effort.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain rider that could spend the morning blasting pow and the afternoon hitting the park.
Personal Thoughts: The versatility of this deck was great. Whether charging through some chunder and powder to get to a hit or blasting through the park it just wanted to do more. The camber profile coupled with the core construction give great pop and response but aren’t so overwhelming you find yourself having to drastically work for it. If you can only afford one board and want a quiver killer, I would strongly recommend this deck.
Comparable Boards: Arbor Coda Camber, Rome Mod Stale, Marhar Axiom
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This board was loaned to us for review from Capita Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change drastically for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*