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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Got my new charlie slasher, but it has a problem...

Got my new capita charlie slasher today, awesome lookind board, upon further inspection it looks like the tail edge is starting to seperate, kinda bummed about it but luckily I wont be riding any powder for at least a week so I can still get a new one, has anyone seen this happening on capitas?



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Wow, big ups to DogFunk.

Just spoke with them and they are shipping me out a replacement board tomorrow
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It's not too surprising. Capitas are made in the same factory as other boards like Nitro, but with far lower quality construction and materials. Look forward to seeing your review of the board, though. It's a great price, but there are also reasons for it, like the extruded base, which is really odd on a pow stick.

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The Capita boards are definitely "affordable" but it seems that's for a reason. I really like my 09/10 IS FK for the most part. The construction is definitely not of the same quality of say a Never Summer. There are a few spots on mine where you can see the layers not exactly meeting up uniform etc. The sintered base on my IS is slow and doesn't hold wax for shit so far. NS spoiled me with the construction and super fast sintered bases!!!

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Yeah my NS SL-R is still my do all board but the Charlie is a nice quiver board for those deep pow days we get up here in the PNW...

I hope I can try it soon, were looking dry for awhile
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You can't be putting Capita up with Never Summer.. As far as I hear capita's durability sounds good to me.
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capitas are made in the elan factory in austria, so the quality shouldn't be any worse than many boards that come out of the same factory
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capitas are made in the elan factory in austria, so the quality shouldn't be any worse than many boards that come out of the same factory
a pontiac and caddys are made in simalar factories by the same company and quality is different


Materials is the main cost and determining factor in snowboard construction. The process is quite simple and varies little from company to company. Core and base material, glass quality and resin selection are the main determining factor in snowboard cost. capita uses cheaper glass and suppliments its strenght charictaristics with carbon tape.

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