Advanced+ level all-mountain boarder
Alex's rating of this snowboard:
Considering his boarders profile:
"Which board has the highest limits on every terrain? Push and enjoy it to the max everywhere. Adrenaline comes from sharp long carves till blinding amounts of fresh snow in the woods. All-mountain snowboards should be able to handle it all."
My favourite all-mountain snowboards:
1. Nitro Pantera
2. Amplid UNW8
3. Capita Supernova
To all my reviews
Warpspeed: powerful stiff snowboard
Capita Warpspeed (165cm) is for advanced snowboarders at least. Certainly if you take it a longer length. What strikes first in the Warpspeed is the torsional stiffness and with that comes little forgivingness. This is great if you know what you are doing, but not suitable for beginners. For the better boarders, the Warpspeed is very stable at speed and trashes most of the mountain. This all-mountain snowboard loves speed and big lines. And you can do the big lines in powder as well as the float is sufficient with the larger than usual width that the Warpspeed has. The Capita Warpspeed is a 4.5 star snowboard for me.
Responsive, precise without short quick edges
The Warpspeed is fast on groomers, destroying the slope. Fantastic to put power and aggression in it as the board will hold a long time when carving. Again, I hold the torsional stiffness responsible. With the stiffness of the Warpspeed it is very responsive, it listens where you want to steer it and then produces exactly that line. Again, big lines that is. For short turns the Warpspeed is not ideal and hard work, certainly not carving anymore. Not just because of the stiffness but also the width which is made for larger feet. Switching edges was therefor slower than on smaller boards, combined with the stifness you'll understand the Capita Warpspeed is not a freestyler at all. In powder it holds magnificent with the width it has, just race down in the biggest lines you can imagine, I love it.
Capita about Warpspeed
"The Warpspeed integrates key shaping attributes from two of our award winning series into a dedicated wide model. Built for the big guy that rides in a big way, these decks have a progressive sidecut inspired by the Supernova and the mountain camber profile from The Black Snowboard of Death. The construction DNA is Warpspeed specific, with chatter reducing Forged Carbon tips and our refined OMEGA MARK II™ high-speed base, the result is a powerful board that carves hard, floats in powder, and is ready to manhandle any terrain.", says Capita. Yes, it is versatile in terrain, where ever you can ride big lines.
Nitro Pantera: powerful with more rebound.
Amplid UNW8: more versatile, very responsive.
Capita Supernova: stiffer more carve orientated board.