- Price: £510 / $560
- Category: All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 153, 155, 157, 159, 161
- Flex: 6.5/10
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Profile: CamRock
- Base: Sintered
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Mercury was fabled as a Roman god, he had many names and wore many hats, but known overall for his speed, agility and versatility, like its namesake the Mercury sits in CAPiTA’s line as a veritable buffet of fun, a smorgasboard, should we say. The all-mountain charger you know and love, back to blow minds for another season. Whatever your interplanetary alignment, the CAPiTA Mercury has got a bit of something for everyone.
The Mercury might have a space age topsheet but pop the hood and you’ll see where the magic really happens, CAPiTA use their FSC Certified Panda Core. As the name suggests, the Panda Core utilises a whole buttload of bamboo, it’s a great material to use in a snowboard core thanks to its flexibility and insane strength to weight ratio. Eight Bamboo Power Rods sit inside the Mercury by the insert packs, these boost the Mercury’s rebound and give amazing snap through the edges.
“Whatever your interplanetary alignment, the CAPiTA Mercury has got a bit of something for everyone”
When you start picking up speed, which you most certainly will thanks to CAPiTA’s inclusion of their top of the line Hyperdrive Base, V-shaped flax and carbon stingers fan out from the inserts out to the tip and tail. These dampen vibrations, taking some out of flap out of the tips, and boost power directly from your bindings.
If you hit the jackpot and strike white gold on your pow mission, the rockered nose and tail glide along the snowpack and the slight set back stance shifts your weight down the board giving the nose that little extra lift. The Mercury is primed and ready to aid and abet your exploration to the white room and beyond.
Despite its penchant for powder, the Mercury has still got the chops to take a spin through the park. Its mellow rockered tips with early rise flat kick not only improve floatation, but also provide a playful zone to lock into presses and butters. The powerful midbody camber acts as a springboard, boosting ollie power and is always preloaded ready to fire.
“The Mercury is primed and ready to aid and abet your exploration to the white room and beyond”
If mercury is in retrograde and the snow is low, you’ll still get a full bag of treats, CAPiTA’s Death Grip reverses the sidecut between the bindings to give an extra point of traction. You can carve up a storm without fear of washing out, and the aggressive profile loads up the whole sidecut to engage your edges even when it’s sketchy.