Want a snowboard that is so menacing that you’ll have to keep it locked in a shed at the end of the garden? Well you’re search is at an end. Capita have been making the BSOD since the company started 12 years ago and although it’s changed a lot in that time it’s still aimed at the same kind of rider. If you like riding fast over a variety of challenging terrain, from deep powder to icy piste, and hitting the biggest obstacles in the Park then the BSOD ticks all of those boxes.
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The Space Metal Fantasy is not a board game for people that collect and paint small metal figurines it’s actually a snowboard. In fact it’s a Horrorscope FK for ladies who want to get their jib on. A soft longitudinal and lateral flex combined with elevated contact points make this a really fun board to press and butter in the park, and makes for an effortless catch-free ride for any beginners and intermediates out there looking for an easy board to ride.
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More buttery than butter, softer than silk but with a fetish for concrete and metal this is the perfect board for any budding park rat, snowdome rider and urban jib monkey. If getting tech on rails and jibs is your thing (but big kickers, halfpipes and freeriding aren’t) then there aren’t many boards that will suit your riding better than the Horrorscope FK.
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If you’re from the UK then ‘Birds of a Feather’ might conjure up images of a drab 90’s sitcom. Worry not, in true Capita fashion this board is anything but drab and dull. In fact you lucky girls get exactly the same board as the gents ‘Defenders of Awesome’ but sized down a little with a nice picture of an Owl called ‘Clive’ on it. If the picture of a nice fluffy Owl doesn’t make you want to buy it then Capita’s brand new Hybrid FK profile might. This profile combines the best of camber and rocker and gives you a board that is playful and jibby but can hold a carve and pop higher than a Champagne bottle cork.
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The Defenders of Awesome is a new board for Capita this season. Under the Heavy Metal bonnet is a snowboard with a very similar construction to the Capita NAS but this board has a couple of awesome additions; a funny shaped nose and tail, Capita’s brand new Hybrid Flat Kick profile and a radial sidecut. The Defender of Awesome’s new profile is the real talking-point for this board as it combines the benefits of camber and rocker. If you’re looking for a board that holds a strong edge and feels very lively in turns, but remains playful and jibby, the Defenders of Awesome could be an inspired and affordable choice.
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The Indoor Survival has always been a popular board in the Capita line because it’s one of those park boards that you can take anywhere on the mountain and have fun riding. Nevertheless over the past couple of seasons Capita have swapped a camber profile for a hybrid camber called Freestyle Flat Kick, a combination of rocker and zero camber, which has made the board far more versatile and fun. The Indoor Survival loves buttering and pressing on rails but is surprisingly good in the halfpipe and in the backcountry.
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Don’t be fooled by it’s name; this board isn’t a jib-focused board built purely for riding long kinked handrails. It is in fact a freestyle board aimed at giving riders the versatility to ride everything the park, and the rest of the mountain, can throw at them. Kicker and Pipe riders take note because it’s here where the Stairmaster Extreme excels; it’s lowered camber construction gives it great edge-hold and pop and the dampening underfoot gives you the added stability for going faster and bigger.
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Capita haven’t made a pro model since the days of Travis Parker but for 2013 it seems they’ve broken with tradition and have given Dan Brisse a pro model; the DBX. Not only that but Capita have teamed up with Dan’s long time clothing sponsor, Volcom, who have created the graphics and stuck their Volcom Stone logo all over it. More importantly though it’s given Mr Brisse the opportunity to develop a board that suits his ballsy and technical style of riding. With a bamboo core and basalt fibreglass reinforcements you can expect this board to be; lightweight and poppy for jibbing but strong for landing doublecorks in the backcountry and sticking flat landings on urban jibs.
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Hybrid rocker with all the snap, crackle and pop of traditional camber? Well, stuff enough carbon fibre into anything and it’ll pop ollies like a champ. The Totally Awesome is an advanced all-mountain twin for throwing down tricks on big features in the park and in the backcountry. It has 30mm wide carbon Vs in the nose and tail to eradicate chatter, improve edge hold and basically eliminate any of the negatives associated with rockering the tips of a snowboard.
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Finding it hard to choose which Capita board to ride this season because you love all of the graphics? With the all new Ultrafear those clever fellas at Capita have squeezed every graphic onto one snowboard! Beneath this “cosmic collage” heavy duty Capita construction and a medium flex courtesy of a biax/triax glass combo and carbon stringers takes care of durability, edge hold and pop. Rocker from the inserts to the start of the effective edge and flat kicks make powder float a certainty and presses easy as pie. Watch Capita’s smash hit Defenders of Awesome to find out more about this team favourite… or failing that try Capita’s website, which is probably the more logical place to start.
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It’s good to see Seattle based Capita throwing jabs at its neighbour Mervin with the “Normal Ass Snowboard”. If you’re after a cambered, twin shaped freestyle snowboard that performs in and out of the park and you’re not fussed about having the latest gimmicks then the Capita NAS is worth a look.
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The guys at Capita are over their Panda-girl fetish this year, but the Stairmaster Extreme is still just as twisted. Baked in the Stairmaster mould, the shape is about the only similarity the two boards share. Look a bit deeper and you’ll see that this park, pipe and rail twin has been spiced up with higher grade materials including a high grade sintered base and a punchier flex.
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Want to reap heavenly powder? Feeling an urge to murder park jumps and kill the Superpipe? You’ll want to pick up the Capita Black Snowboard of Death. More hexes than episode of bewitched and a heart as black as crude oil, the BSOD’s firm flex and camber between the feet provide control and edge old which is aided by Capita’s Death Grip sidecut…ohhh scary. Rocker in the tips and a slightly directional shape add all the float you’ll ever need.
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Capita have taken the standard Stairmaster and ripped its guts out, replacing them with higher grade materials, more damping and a stiffer flex. The Extreme also has one of the most disturbing graphics ever to grace a topsheet.. have you ever fancied a Panda in a Bikini?
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For snowboarders who want to learn tricks in the park and then take them to the backcountry kickers they’ve been preparing all season, the Capita Indoor Survival is an awesome choice. The Indoor Survival with Freestyle Flat Kick rocker is responsive edge to edge, holds a strong edge into jumps and in the pipe, and works well on every snow condition you’re likely to encounter. It’s also pretty damn good on rails and buttering around thanks to the flat profile between the bindings and the rockered nose and tail. The Indoor Survival is also available with camber, in my opinion it’s all about the Freestyle Flat Kick profile!
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Tired of lugging around more boards than a snowboard shop every time you go for a shred? With more awards under its belt than Muhammad Ali, including back to back Transworld Good Wood awards, the Quiver Killer is living proof that there is at least one board on the market equipped for riding everything. Carbon, Kevlar and a camber profile provide plenty of pop and edge hold for smokin’ the pipe and ripping up the groomers. A directional shape ads versatility so you can enjoy your snowboarding in all snow conditions.
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The board that made Capita and quite possibly the snowboard responsible for nurturing some of the best urban and jib snowboarders from rookies through to pros. Just in-case you thought camber was out of fashion, if the Stairmaster is using camber, trust me it’s in. If you’re looking to polish your freestyle skills, you can’t go wrong with the Capita Stairmaster.
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Everything about the Horrorscope FK screams bendy jib stick. From the minimal 420 glass which has 50 gram weight glass at 90 degrees to the board length, to the pressure bonded wood composite core and the Urban FK rockered nose and tail; the Horrorscope is designed to push through the most angular kinks and press on the roughest concrete ledges.
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The Capita Saturnia has earnt itself quite a reputation as a park killer. Go to any resort world wide and don’t be surprised to see the Saturnia under the feet of the girls dominating the kicker, rails and jibs. Based on its older sibling the Stairmaster the Saturnia is a freestyle thoroughbred perfect if you want to work on your park skills.
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The Space Metal Fantasy is the Capita Horrorscope for women. Everything in this board screams jibbing and urban shredding, from the super tight sidecut to the ridiculously light 90 degree orientated fibreglass and the WDT pressure bonded wood composite core, this board is designed to bend and tweak with maximum ease.
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The Capita Midnight has positive camber, biaxial glass, a poplar core, carbon and Kevlar stringers and an extruded base all squeezed into a slightly tapered shape with a progressive blended radii sidecut and a very stylish lick of paint. A great snowboard for female riders of all abilities who like a snowboard heavy on features and light on BS.
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For a company that focuses on building freestyle boards, the design ideas behind the Capita Charlie Slasher don’t half make sense. The Charlie Slasher uses Powder specific FK rocker which means the nose is rockered just after the front binding, Capita have added carbon stringers to the nose to keep it from folding on heavy landings and flapping around when the speed gets cranked up. The tail remains rocker free so you can stomp those tail heavy powder landings and get that extra boost out of slashes. Biaxial glass gets used throughout the length of the Charlie Slasher so the board initiates turns lightening quick and the sidecut of just over 9m should keep the board stable when the powder isn’t as smooth as you were hoping.
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Looking for a freestyle board minus the gimmicks? The Capita Mid Life has standard camber, a blend of triaxial and biaxial glass, a beech and Poplar core and a super slippery sintered base, everything you’ll need for a fun day on the mountain. For extra pop and a smooth ride Capita have included Kevlar and Carbon stringers and there are a couple of extra millimetres on the width so that big footed riders can ride a slightly shorter board. Nothing too flashy, just a quality freestyle snowboard.
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Snowboarding is costly enough to the environment, travel to the hill, a whole day of riding lifts, gallons and gallons of fuel needed to power the piste bashers and pipe dragons are just a few things snowboarders take for granted but cause thousands of tons of CO2 to be pumped into the atmosphere. Like many manufacturers out there Capita are keen to make a difference and produce one less product that contributes to global warming. The Capita Green Machine may have an exterior as black as oil but its inside is a green as it gets. The Green Machine is pure freestyle perfection that won’t cost the Earth. Available with either Freestyle FK rocker or traditional camber, depending on your orientation.
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Capita have just celebrated 10 years of giving kids nightmares! To celebrate their birthday in style, the 2011 Black Snowboard of Death has had a complete design overall picking all of the finest technologies available. For 2011 Capita are using a camber/rocker hybrid, using positive camber between the bindings and rocker after the bindings with a Flat Kick nose and Tail. Basalt fibre reinforcement has been introduced from the bindings to the start of the effective edge to help reduce board twitchiness and chatter when the snow gets sketchy and the speed gets turned up to 11. The Black Snowboard of Death is an aggressive monster of a board designed for good riders who want a board to ride everything on the mountain at mach 10. Not for the faint hearted.
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A wolf in sheeps clothing, the Capita Indoor Survial is so much stiffer than you might think! Stiff between the bindings and super poppy, but a little slow edge-to-edge. The Indoor Survival is everything you could want for a slopestyle course, stable on rails and gunning into large transitions, catch free and extremely natural spinning backside off kickers, with fantastic edge hold and minimal chatter. Out of the park the Indoor Survival just feels a little uninspiring (not to be confused with bad). It handles everything you can throw at it but just doesn’t have that special something. Best suited to advanced park riders, who get more out of stomping technical tricks than laying down old-school carves and soulful slashes.
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Park, Pipe and Powder.. if you want to ride the three Ps the Quiver Killer looks like a wise choice. With a directional shape and flex, carbon fibre reinforced glass and a traditional camber profile, the Quiver Killer just loves flying up Pipe walls, the Transworld crew loved it so much they awarded it an award for being a top pipe performer. Capita have also set back the stance very slightly for versatility in different snow conditions.
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If you’re looking for a really soft snowboard for riding rails and jibs, you won’t find many boards as evolved as the Stairmaster. Perfect for indoor and dryslope riding in he UK, local hill sessions in Maine US, concrete ledges in Montreal and 20 step hand rails in Helsinki. Upgrade to the Stairmaster Extreme if you love the Stairmaster shape but want a little more grip in carves and pop off booters.
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Super buttery flex, durable construction, an easy to maintain extruded base and the coolest retro 80s graphics out there. One of the best jib focused cambered snowboards built specifically for women, and such great value for money the Capita Saturnia picked up a Transworld Good Wood award this year.
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Ooze onto rails and jibs like a gallon of ectoplasm! The Horrorscope’s Flat Kick rocker profile and WDT engineered Jib core enables riders to press ridiculously on rails and boxes. The Pre-cured 420 fiberglass has helped to create a super buttery torsional flex that takes the danger out of commiting to double kink backside board slides. The super soft torsional flex and catch free properties of the rocker make the Horrorscope so easy to ride and initiate turns that even a beginner will love riding it. Advanced rail rulers and jib junkies will love tweaking rails combos and pretzel-ing out of evrything.
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The Capita Space Metal Fantasy FK (wow, what a mouth-full!) is designed to be a womens jib specific snowboard. The SMF packs Capita’s latest jib focused technologies; Flat Kick rocker provides plenty of playability for tight transitions, easy turn initiation and pressing and buttering everything in sight. With a pressure bonded composite wood core (short wood fibres) and pre-cured 420 e-glass fibreglass configuration for an unbelieveably soft torsional flex, you know the SMF is designed exclusively for park rails, small to medium sized kickers and all the jibs that clutter your local hill.
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To sum the Capita Midnight up, it’s the Quiver Killer for girls. A very slight taper, directional shape, set back stance and progressive sidecut provide you with all the shape you’ll need to ride every snow condition the mountain can throw at you. Because most ladies require a slightly softer snowboard, Capita have used Biaxial glass, to increase the pop for a lively ride in and out of carves they’ve added carbon stringers into the mix. Everthing you’ll need to ride the whole mountain in a forgiving but progressive ride. Suitable for beginners through to advanced female snowboarders.
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How dope is the Charlie Slasher! Freeride pedigree in a rock and roll costume. With a 20mm taper and the FK pow profile (rockered from the front binding to the nose) the Charlie Slasher provides plenty of float in deep snow. The biaxial glass provides a smooth surfy feel, worry not Capita have made sure the tail is stiff enough to slash everything in sight. Capita claim it rides ok switch too… think I’ll leave that for someone else to try.
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The Mid Life definitely has a unique selling point… it’s the only subtle graphic in the Capita line-up. Under the modest (but still on the eerie / dark side) exterior Capita have crammed in their Epoxy glass weave and Carbon fibre reinforcement to create a lightweight and poppy board for throwing down in the park and on backcountry booters.
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Stolen from the Stairmaster production line by a pack of wild dogs and raised on a lean diet of triaxial glass, Epoxy resin, a Beach and Poplar core and a Sintered base. If the Stairmaster is a lovely Poodle, the Extreme is a savage Wolf with a serious blood lust! Everything you love about the Stairmaster but toned up for freestyle riders who liked the Stairmaster but wanted a bit more pop and response. Damped along the edges between the bindings for smooth on-rail action
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Hardcore graphics on a hardcore ride. The Black Death is the most aggressive all mountain freestyle snowboard that Capita build. The Black Death’s Entrapped Air core (25% stronger and 20% lighter than standard wood cores) and E-Glass have enabled the engineers at Capita to reduce the core thickness and cut down the weight, they’ve beefed up the package with Carbon and Kevlar reinforcement for blasting through varying snow conditions. A seriously high tech snowboard for advanced snowboarders who like to rail out long carves and fly off monster kickers and cliff drops.
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If you’re not into natural wood topsheets, buying an eco conscious snowboard can be a little frustrating. Trust Capita to go against the grain! Blue Montgomery and his gang of graveyard diggers have thrown a drop of hippie blood, a handful of dream catchers and eye of newt into a big cauldron and created the Green Machine. A park destroying high tech snowboard with massive green credentials and Capita’s flat kick reverse camber technology.
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