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Capita Warpspeed

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Capita Warpspeed 2017 all-mountain board test

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 157, 161, 165, 169
Waist (mm): 262, 264, 266, 268


Characteristics:

Terrain: 60% piste - 40% off-piste
Discipline: all-mountain
Snowboard level: advanced+ - expert
Stability: very good
Edge switch: medium
Character: powder, carve, big lines

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All-mountain board Capita Warpspeed 2019

 

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Alex's review: Advanced+ all-mountain rider

Advanced+ level all-mountain boarder
Alex's rating of this snowboard:

4.5 stars


Considering his boarders profile:

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Reviewer Alex

"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."

 SkillsLevel 12
 FitnessLevel 12
 SpeedLevel 13
 Length:181 cm
 Weight:77 kg

 


My favourite all-mountain snowboards:

 

1. Nitro Pantera
All-mountain snowboard Nitro Pantera 2017

 

2. Amplid UNW8
All-mountain snowboard Amplid UNW8 2017

 

3. Capita Supernova
All-mountain snowboard Capita Supernova 2017

 

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.

Related snowboards

Nitro Pantera: powerful with more rebound.
Amplid UNW8: more versatile, very responsive.
Capita Supernova: stiffer more carve orientated board.

 

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Comments  

# Rob 2016-12-12 22:54
Hi,

In which way the amplid unw8 is more versatile then this board? Which one is better in powder and for jumps?

For size 11US and 97 kgs which board can you recommend?

Thanks for your advice

Rob
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# Yellow Gentian 2016-12-13 07:36
Hi Rob,
Compared to the Warpspeed, the UNW8 feels more maneuverable to me. Easier to get it around bumps for example with fast movements. Both are very good boards to me, super responsive with power in it. If you would go for the Wide, the UNW8 would fit your feet too. That is no issue at all with the Warpspeed, as all lengths are wide enough. They both handle powder (and jumps, not tested in funparks btw) fine, as long as you keep in mind they are not specific freeride boards. For mainly big lines the Warpspeed, for more maneuverability the UNW8 I would say. Does this help?
Alex
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# Yellow Gentian 2016-12-13 09:01
See my reaction below, please:

"Hi Alex,
Yes thats a Nice explanation.
For big jumps the UnW8 is Good you think? Good enough I think.
I mean Amplid gives iT a stiffness of 9/10. It is Amplid's highest level board :)
Compared to a Burton X is iT the same? In stiffness it is compareable I guess, but for carving the UNW8 is way much better in my eyes.
I share your opinion by the way that an allmountain board has to be more tough as loads of boards feel a bit washy. :))
Kind regards
Rob"
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