CAPiTA Scott Stevens Pro 2016-2017

We’re pretty sure there are no words left to cover our admiration for the Massachusetts magician that is Scott Stevens. He’s invented more tricks than most of us will ever learn in our lives, and every year – thanks in part to his pro model, the CAPiTA Scott Stevens Pro – the list grows.

Appropriately enough, the CAPiTA Scott Stevens Pro is freestyle-focused, and firmly hogs the middle ground in order to rule very little out. It’s unlikely you’d ever feel comfortable macking it at top speed, but it’ll handle pretty much everything else.

“Sections of cork help to strengthen this against big impacts. There’s more of the stuff laid right along the sides too”

It’s completely flat between the inserts, and from the feet to the extremities it bends upwards in a two-stage rocker. Getting it to press on boxes, rails and piste is therefore a piece of cake, especially as it’s not too stiff. It’s very unlikely to catch on a rail, so you can really get twisty and techy without eating metal.

Flat bases lack the pop of a camber, but CAPiTA compensate for this by laying four basalt stringers in the core. They sit on either side of the inserts, and have been given a slight bend in order to deliver camber-style energy to a flat board. They don’t go right from end to end though; in order to maintain that ability to hold a press, they are absent from the area between your feet.

As well as those stringers, your bindings also sit on top of sections of cork that help to strengthen it against big impacts. There’s more of the stuff laid right along the sides too, between the edge and the sidewall. It’s there to protect against collisions with rocks, rails, cars, spaceships and whatever else Scott comes across during one of his creative outbursts.

The sizes range isn’t the best – if you need anything bigger than a 155, move along – but any freestyle fiends of a Stevens-esque height should be looking at this one. The design of the CAPiTA Scott Stevens Pro rules very little out, and it can take a beating too.

Tester’s Verdict

Adam Hoskins – Bliss Snowboards

This board had the best collective response from those I was riding with on the test – in fact it was hard for us to get our hands on one, such is the hype around this board. I heard that no-one buys pro models based on the rider anymore, but I think that’s the case where Scott Stevens is concerned.

“This has tons of CAPiTA’s finest technology packed inside its neon ombré exterior”

Good job his board is a lot of fun, and has tons of CAPiTA’s finest technology packed inside its neon ombré exterior. So go be a fan boy and buy the Scott Stevens pro if you’re wanting to ride like him (jib, bonk, slide, shred, ride, slap, and pop off anything), you’ll love it. Just make sure you have another board for hiking sketchy lines – there’s a reason the biggest size it comes in is 155cm.

Trade Secrets

Scott Stevens – Team Rider, CAPiTA

I don’t really like riding too many different boards, so for my pro model it’s always been about finding a middle ground. I would say my board is quite diverse, and will help your riding.

You can butter and carve hard pack, ride pow, tailpress a flat box, flip in the halfpipe, cruise for speed, send it off jumps… Honestly it’s just a great all-around snowboard. It has a medium flex with a flat base between the inserts and reverse camber outside, so in that way it’s right in the middle too.

It’s a high-end board with cork dampening, basalt boosters and a sintered base, but I can definitely recommend it for all ability levels.

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