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Old 02-09-2009, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Initial Impression:
just got the board today, i will give my first impression.its amazing. nice base, and of course you know the topsheet. the colors were super steezy. its not noticeable stiffer then the stairmaster with just my hand and knee. tomm im gunna strap up the binders and i think wednesday will be my first ride with it. only thing bad so far is that the edges arent detuned, which is odd for park boards nowadays....they are actually really sharp lol...the shrinkwrap it came in was cut off almost lol..

On The Carpet:
so i just strapped on some NXT-FS's and they felt fantastic. the board felt softer on my feet then in my hands and is pretty close to where i was hoping it would be. this board can butter, but not with the exact ease of you soft noodle decks such as the artifact www skate nana. im going to say if you cant butter this board, you probably cant butter...the board has a lower spin weight then what im used to which i loved, i need to work on spinning and ill take any help i can get. what i really noticed was how nice the torsional flex was. and i dont know how i got this far without mentioning this:POPPPPPPPPPP. this board snaps you off the ground!

ok here we go now fellas:
the first ride: i strap in a skate down just like normal no differences. i do a one foot ollie and the thing shoots up more then i expected. i get up to the top and i butter around a little bit and its nice and soft. softer then i expected it to be actually, just because ive always heard its stiff. you can easily butter this thing. actually riding was really nice and fun. the base was as quick as it could be for a 152 park board.. ok so i did that a few times, had to fix my stance and widen it out a bit..then i went to our "terrain park" which has 4 -5 jump 15-20 footers, a rail, a box, rainbow...i went over the jumps a few times and everything was great, this board lads uber smooth, im not sure if its because of the dampening under the bindings but rails and jumps were easier to land then im used to when i cased the top..i was mainly jumping here and i have no complaints, this board can definetly handle the big boys which was my main concern with buying a park board. also why i chose the capita as it sounded like it was the best all around park board, someone on the forums said it best, its good at jumping, its good at rails, its good at bombing blacks, then what is it bad at? so far nothing..no chatter whatsoever when going as fast as i could..

Park: our park has boxes, park rats, rails, kinks, park rats, things to tap on, and some more park rats. i stayed in here for a while and i have never had more fun while snowboarding in my life! this definetly locks into boxes better then anything i have ever rode before. one thing i noticed was how hard it is to slide out on this thing for some reason, lol. i really had to lean all the way back to even feel out of control, and no, i did not slide out today which is common for me lol. forgot to mention, really strong base for a sintered. i was working on a step up kink rail when the park slowed down and i had a bunch of trouble on it(it was a little harder then what i can comfortably do) and i didnt hit it fast enought the first couple of times. i was 100% expecting base scratches, but there was nothing. so that was good news for sure.

2 Main things with this board:
1) it attracts attention. alot. i go to buy my ticket, come back and a girl is just staring at it and i dont say anything lol. atop the park i was asked about 3 times about it, and in the lift lines people were staring down at it. im not an attention whore whatsoever but i still found it funny..
2) it pops more then any board i have ever been on. it has rediculous amounts of flat land pop, and off jumps..





notice the bi-ax, triax is under the core which is a difference between the regular and extreme.


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Old 02-09-2009, 02:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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extreme topsheet> love topsheet

mind me asking what length?
and your boot size and height weight?
i am looking into getting a stairmaster next season, and am trying to decide on a size.

like 152 or 148
im 140lbs
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just to let everybody know. Capita is selling off demo models for cheap. 152 stairmaster extreme for 250 and you can add a set of union kass bindings for 150. Pretty good deal

DEMO CAPiTA STAIRMASTER EXTREME 152
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i paid 250 for mine new from sierra

to twin: im 5'7 165 with 10.5 boots. i got the 152w because i like the extra width for stability on landings. i would say you can go either way, the 148 may be a tad better because the board does ride bigger supposedly.
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i paid 250 for mine new from sierra

to twin: im 5'7 165 with 10.5 boots. i got the 152w because i like the extra width for stability on landings. i would say you can go either way, the 148 may be a tad better because the board does ride bigger supposedly.
they still have that deal going? If so what about the regular stairmaster? Are they a legit shop?
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Roughedge: Deal is dead at 40%, but you can get it for 30% off. Sierra is a legit shop.

Jmacphee: Is the extreme that easy to press? I thought with the carbon stringers it would be considerably stiffer.
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Roughedge: Deal is dead at 40%, but you can get it for 30% off. Sierra is a legit shop.

Jmacphee: Is the extreme that easy to press? I thought with the carbon stringers it would be considerably stiffer.
they sold out before the first day unless they put more on...

and yes its pretty easy, but not like a www at all. its like a all mt board had a kid with a www and came out as a stairmaster. it feels like it would have no trouble whatsoever on double blacks or anything. on carpet it sorta reminds me of a rome agent, but a tad softer..
it doesnt have carbon stringers though, its a poplar and beach core instead of just poplar on the stair/scaremaster

differences between stairmaster and stairmaster extreme:
upgraded core with more pop and lighter weight
fiberglass is configurated differently. the stairmaster has just 0 and 90 degree placement of the fibers on the top and bottom. the extreme has 45,0,45 degree fiberglass laid on the base side and 0,90 laid on the top. i feel like the triaxial glass is where the extreme gets its really nice torsion from.
sintered base on extreme, extruded on regular.


does anyone with more knowledge on extruded and sintered bases know why the base still feels rough? i always thought that was the difference between a sintered and extruded base. ive always had really smooth sintered bases, this one is rough..
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they sold out before the first day unless they put more on...

and yes its pretty easy, but not like a www at all. its like a all mt board had a kid with a www and came out as a stairmaster. it feels like it would have no trouble whatsoever on double blacks or anything. on carpet it sorta reminds me of a rome agent, but a tad softer..
it doesnt have carbon stringers though, its a poplar and beach core instead of just poplar on the stair/scaremaster

differences between stairmaster and stairmaster extreme:
upgraded core with more pop and lighter weight
fiberglass is configurated differently. the stairmaster has just 0 and 90 degree placement of the fibers on the top and bottom. the extreme has 45,0,45 degree fiberglass laid on the base side and 0,90 laid on the top. i feel like the triaxial glass is where the extreme gets its really nice torsion from.
sintered base on extreme, extruded on regular.



does anyone with more knowledge on extruded and sintered bases know why the base still feels rough? i always thought that was the difference between a sintered and extruded base. ive always had really smooth sintered bases, this one is rough..
does it feel rough tip to tail or width wise?
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