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Old 03-17-2010, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey has anyone noticed that over the years Capita snowboards durability has gone downhill? My friends had a 06/07 stairmaster has been ridden up until this season with absolutely no problems or severe chips, but i have 2 other Capita boards that have not seem to hold up like his. We both do the same type of riding and same amount of days (~70 per season) Just wondering if you guys can give some input because i might be buying a stairmaster next year but i want it to hold up for a long time. I'm not too sure of any other park boards that have that kind of durability, so if you have any suggestions let me know.

EDIT: hoping some experienced riders can help me with this not a person who a rode 1 board...
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my 09 capita stairmaster has gashes and chips all around the nose and tail.. i've used it 1 season and i have no idea where most of those chips are from. I don't think they are durable at all.
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It's what has kept me from getting a Capita. For their price points when compared to other major manufacturers, it's pretty obvious that they're having to cut costs somewhere considering the tech in their boards.
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dunno you tell me .....





tree impact but nothing serious... it would have been no different than me gapping out to the far end of a down flat down rail... sierra sent me another for free which was cool since as I told them I bought it new off ebay not from them. Got the second one and almost core shotted it on a branch off a rock drop ... a freaking branch not a rock ... lol but no worries I just moved to another brand Capita just cant handle my big self plus my agressive riding
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Only board this decade I've ever folded in half.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Anyone have any suggestions for a really really durable park board? I would prefer regular camber and soft.

Burrito: I have an ultrafear 147 (i weigh 180 i know its way too small, moving up to 152 for park stick) and did about a 15 foot gap to a down rail with no problem like your sierrascope. My main problem is the chipping of the nose and tail pretty easily. My ultrafear hasnt been terrible for this but i wish it was like my bud's 06/07 stairmaster, that thing is the most durable snowboard i have seen.
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tree impact but nothing serious... it would have been no different than me gapping out to the far end of a down flat down rail... sierra sent me another for free which was cool since as I told them I bought it new off ebay not from them. Got the second one and almost core shotted it on a branch off a rock drop ... a freaking branch not a rock ... lol but no worries I just moved to another brand Capita just cant handle my big self plus my agressive riding
Holy shit! I've never seen a board just straight up completely snap in half like that!

I'm gonna go pet my NS Heritage that has taken more shots than the nation of Ireland has tonight and is still in great shape!
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One of the workers at my local hill broke two and is on his 3rd in a under a year. He just kept on getting them because he liked how they rode that much.
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Anyone have any suggestions for a really really durable park board? I would prefer regular camber and soft.

Burrito: I have an ultrafear 147 (i weigh 180 i know its way too small, moving up to 152 for park stick) and did about a 15 foot gap to a down rail with no problem like your sierrascope. My main problem is the chipping of the nose and tail pretty easily. My ultrafear hasnt been terrible for this but i wish it was like my bud's 06/07 stairmaster, that thing is the most durable snowboard i have seen.
Im 6'1 205 and ride 155-156's ... ive had plenty of other brands that have held up to my riding but the capita just cant. I am pretty aggressive with taps bonks stalls all that kinda stuff and think this was just something that happened over time and then one last thing made it go. My main park board now is a Smokin M.I.P which is pretty soft with a blunt tip and tail. The shape looks alot like the Gnu riders choice mixtape board from three seasons ago if you can remember that one. Smokin is hand made in Tahoe and carries a three year warranty. They have flat tech just like capita and also have licensed Magne Traction from Mervin for their boards. May be one to look at. Also the Ride kink from this year is regular camber and the kink has always been a stellar board IMO.
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I've got zero issues with either of my Capitas.

You just gotta play within reason with your stick....

A 200+lb. dood doing a rock drop onto something could easily end up with a core shot on any board.... And a tree impact could split any board if you're going fast enough, and weight enough...

I hit bigger stuff with my Black Death and smaller stuff with my Horrorscope and I'm perfectly fine.

And BA, you say Capita makes the only board you've folded up in the past decade? How is this possible? I assume you're riding other soft sticks such as the Sub Zero which is softer then Capitas softest board
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