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CAPiTA Scott Stevens Mini 2018-2019 Kids’ Snowboard Review

The folks at CAPiTA have never shied away from bringing on the next generation of riders; their youth version of the Horrorscope (brilliantly titled the Microscope) gave kids a park-specific option, perfect for those in a hurry to hit the park. And they didn’t stop there.

New for 2018/19 is the CAPiTA Scott Stevens Mini snowboard. It’s a nice idea; he may be on the wrong side of 30, but we can’t imagine a better inspiration for young riders than Sleepy. Having invented more tricks than most people will ever land in their lives, he’s living proof of the power of imagination.

“Despite the name, this doesn’t share a lot of the premium features of Scotty’s pro model… This is a simpler, softer-flexing board aimed squarely at groms”

Despite the name, this doesn’t share a lot of the premium features of Scotty’s pro model. There’s no cork dampening panels or basalt stringers, and it has an extruded rather than sintered base. However, don’t think that the kids have been short-changed; most of that stuff only really applies to full-grown adults on full send. This is a simpler, softer-flexing board aimed squarely at groms.

The profile is roughly the same, though, and it’s a very kid-friendly one to boot. A gentle rocker bend reduces the chance of an edge-catch on the piste, and makes presses and butters a piece of cake. For a kid wanting to increase their confidence both in and out of the park, the CAPiTA Scott Stevens Mini snowboard has a winning design.

Tester’s Verdict

Whitelines Grom Team

Lightning

“This is the best graphic I have ever ridden on a board, I love it. It was also the lightest board I have ever ridden, I knew it was going to be great for park. I rode it for three hours and absolutely loved it, then I did a roof drop to flat from about two metres and it snapped. The core broke clean through the base near the nose on the heel edge.”

Dad’s Comments

“A beautiful looking board with great flex, and it’s incredibly light; it felt exactly like the kind of board you’d expect Scott Stevens to ride; Plenty of pop without being too stiff. Sadly it didn’t last long. I would love to give the kids another go to see if it was a faulty core, or just a symptom of making a board this light.”

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