Construction and Materials
No half measures here at all, CAPiTA have pulled out all the stops and thrown everything they have to offer into this brand new all-mountain freeride machine. Not for the faint of heart, this is truly a tour de force of engineering.
Thanks to the 60% weight reduction of its 3D profiled Megalite Skin Topsheet the Mega Merc floats like a butterfly, but with the inlaid MEGACARBON Array bringing four times the power of previous carbon additives it stings like a supercharged sledgehammer.
FSC® Certified 3D Thermopolymer Starship Core is quite a mouthful. But then again, it’s quite a core. Cutting edge technology allows CAPiTA to pick only the best wood available and add thermopolymer channels to ensure the ultimate in strength, snap, pop and power.
You’ll be thankful for the instant reaction from the Triax Holysheet configuration because the Mega Merc has one speed and one speed only: top. The lightning fast Hyperdrive Base comes with a professional stone grind to facilitate high speed charging from the very first minute you strap in.
“As the lines between freeride and freestyle continue to blur, we see snowboards like the Mega Merc really come into their own”
As the lines between freeride and freestyle continue to blur, we see snowboards like the Mega Merc really come into their own. With a mix of features that benefit on a variety of terrain and across a multitude of conditions, this is a snowboard that doesn’t pull a single punch.
Building on the already cult-like status of the Mercury, the Mega Merc is lighter, stronger, faster, and yes- more expensive. The addition of all the top-shelf tech naturally warrants a price increase from the standard Mercury — not mega bucks mind you, but enough to put a distinct difference between the two. Realistically, you’ll have a superb time on either, but this is like a Formula 1 vs Formula 2, they both do the same thing in theory, but which you pick depends on the experience you want and how close to the limit you’re looking to push it.
Mark Dangler – Marketing Manager, CAPiTA
“Fully supercharged and tech packed version of the popular Mercury series, this board is the peak of anytime, any condition, free ride versatility. The Mega Merc features an advanced hybrid core, carbon additives, fiberglass layup, base material finish and topsheet material.
Interesting Note – 150g lighter than the Mercury series thanks to the one of a kind FSC Certified 3D Thermopolymer Starship Core which integrates bonded post-consumer recycled Thermopolymer channels to with poplar wood to form and advanced hybrid core, as well as 3D milled channels to shave weight and distribute energy out to the nose and tail for added pop and also the Megalite Skin Topsheet which shaves weight in comparison to our traditional topsheet materials.”