After last year’s debut, CAPiTA’s colab with Californian board-builder Corey Smith makes a welcome return for 2015/16. The CAPiTA Slush Slasher is one of the new models from the man behind Spring Break Snowboards, and will no doubt be familiar to anyone who keeps up with the Yawgoons’ carve-happy edits.
The size range for the Slush Slasher tops out at 151cm, but with a 28cm+ waist it’s got plenty of surface area for floating in powder – and the flat base with mellow rocker at the nose and tail will compliment the shape when you’re in the deep stuff.
Of course, with that name it should be obvious that you’re missing a trick if you don’t use this in spring conditions too. If your idea of a good day in the hill is donning a pair of shades, wanging threes off moguls and getting your elbow down at every opportunity, this will max out your funometer in style.
As you won’t be absolutely hooning on this, CAPiTA have reduced the cost by giving it an extruded base. Indeed, at only £275 the Slush Slasher is significantly cheaper than similar short-and-stubby offerings, so you can expand your quiver without breaking the bank.
“As crazy as the shape is, this is not a hard board to ride and indeed is probably the most fun thing you could take out on a spring day.
The lack of tail is immediately noticeable (you’re not gonna be popping into any tech tricks in a hurry!) but you can fly off side hits, butter around and even set down the odd 180 easily enough. The short length lends itself to being chucked about, and it’s a light enough craft to suck up into grabs.
As you’d expect though, the CAPiTA Slush Slasher really comes into its own in warm snow. It can be pointed down mogul-laden spring faces that you really have no right to straightline, and floats effortlessly across what would normally be thigh-burning crud.
It also holds an edge remarkably well when you do want to crank out a carve, and enjoys a tight turning radius. Laybacks and slashes on the piste edges are the order of the day, thanks to a heavily set-back stance that grants this board a loose, surfy feel - in fact I’d be tempted to re-christen it the ‘Soup Surfer’: a quiver stick for those porridgey April afternoons.
And at £320 it’s a bit of a bargain - you wouldn’t ride it all the time so why not get one to share between two or three mates for your next spring holiday?"