Board: Capita Mercury
Camber Option: Resort V2 Profile. It’s essentially camrocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs.
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Blue skies with some clouds, low wind, warmer spring temps, snow that was soft and fast to chundery and hard.
Flex: I feel like they softened this board up a little. It’s still around a middle of the road flex but you have more play in the tips then a slightly stiffer mid section with a lot of torsional flex.
Stability: The boards stable to a point. You’ll see some chatter in the tips and that does reverberate back under foot. In rutted out terrain the board doesn’t wash out but you will feel those bumps.
Ollies: The camber profile is easy to load up and there’s a flex point right where the camber meets the rocker zone. This gives the board boost. You’ll notice that there’s solid snap from the board.
Pop On Jumps: This board is fully at home popping off jumps. The lip just amplifies the snap of the board and you can send it off anything from small to large with ease.
Butterability: The tips flex coupled with the rocker zone give an immense sweet spot to lock in butters. You’ll feel this board just flex into the snow, hold, and when you go to pop out it will snap perfectly. It’s got the right blend of flex to snap to make this thing a butter machine for anyone that knows how.
Jibbing: The tips lock into nose and tail presses with ease while the camber section hugs any feature just fine. It’s got the flex you need to jib on but with rebound and snap where you want it.
Carving: The sidecut is dialed. It’s nimble edge to edge and you can feel this board lock in. What’s nice is the torsional flex lets you steer the board when you’re on edge and drive carves. If you like doing tight quick turns or long hard drawn out carves this board can do it all.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle rider.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve always liked this board. It’s just a solid jack of all trades deck. I do feel like this one rode softer than the last one I tested. There was just more play in the tips and it wasn’t as damp. You could feel more vibrations under foot with it. This was a deck I could do anything with and didn’t feel like it had any limitations.
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