- Price: £415
- Sizes: 151, 153, 155
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Flat
- Shape: True Twin
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.