CAPiTA Defenders Of Awesome

Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image
Gallery Image

Best Men’s All-Mountain Snowboards 2016-2017

CAPiTA has defended its title once again with this awesome all-mountain board. “I loved the camber and tip-to-tail flex, and the torsional flex allowed for so much edge control into turns,” one tester claimed. Another noted, “Nail in the coffin here. This thing just rips. Loads of pop. Great stability. You don’t even need to worry about the board failing in any way, you just need to focus on riding.” That predictable and potent feel stems from a hybrid camber profile that offers positive camber power from binding to binding, and a bit of forgiveness in the tips with its rocker and flat kick ends. The lively flex comes courtesy of tip-to-tail poplar wood, with added beech wood strips down the insert pack to beef up response while still giving the board a comfortable torsional flex for turns. The extra spring in ollies comes from two large lengthwise slabs of carbon fiber running mid-binding. “The DOA is on the playful, freestyle side of all-mountain,” chimed another, which is true for this twin-tip freestyle charger. The DOA comes with a few upgrades this season, including stainless steel inserts, stronger Kevlar-bound sidewalls, and a faster base.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

148 – 7.6 – 24.4
150 – 7.7 – 24.6
152 – 7.8 – 24.8
154 – 7.9 – 25.0
155W – 8.1 – 25.8
156 – 8.0 – 25.2
158 – 8.1 – 25.4
158W – 8.2 – 26.0
160 – 8.2 – 25.7
161W – 8.3 – 26.2

Flex: 5.5/10

Camber: Hybrid (positive camber past inserts, zero to reverse to the tips)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $420.00
Brand Name

Capita

Product Type
Style

All Mountain

Gender

Mens

Length

148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 155w, 158w, 161w

Camber

Hybrid (positive camber past inserts, zero to reverse to the tips.)(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)(Sidecut Radius: If you

Flex

5.5/10

Sidecut
Manufacturers URL

http://www.capitasnowboarding.com/

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Nail in the coffin here. This thing just rips.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

Yes

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2017

Gallery ID

1000303711

Tester Quote: “Nail in the coffin here. This thing just rips.”

Good Wood 2017 Presented by evo.com

With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We've done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.