The Ultrafear was devised by the Capita team for their exclusive use, but the results were so good that it wasn’t long before it joined the regular line. It’s still all about freestyle, a true twin that’s been built to be lively and light.
Between the binding inserts it’s got a flat base, but this rises up to the nose and tail in a two-stage rocker profile that lifts the contact points. This makes it a lot harder to catch an edge, freeing you up to ride a bit looser. For 2014/15 the core has been augmented with a 2cm-wide strip of Titanal (stop sniggering at the back) that runs through the middle to increase the deck’s overall strength, and there’s also some rubber placed along the edge of the profile’s flat sections to dampen chatter. The story behind that graphic (one of the best around, if you ask us) is that the crew went back to the drawing board and simplified things after listening to feedback from Capita’s customers. So don’t be afraid to talk to the guys that make your gear, folks – they listen!
“I expected the Ultrafear to be a bit of a noodle, as the flex seems really soft when you pull it off the shelf, but as soon as I jumped on snow it put a smile on my face; it just feels alive under your feet. This is one of those boards that make you want to charge around the piste and pull little buttery tricks everywhere you can – it has a kind of skate feel to it. Even though it’s a freestyle board it also came out top in a head-to-head race against some directional sticks, so the base is pretty rapid. If your priority is having fun, I couldn’t recommend this highly enough.” – Ed Blomfield