TESTERS CHOICE – 10 Best Park Snowboards 2015/16
This is the CAPiTA Ultrafear’s third year of production, after starting life as a team-only board. Last season it proved to be one of our favourites out of all that we tested, so we couldn’t wait to get our hands the latest version.
It’s still a freestyle board first and foremost, with a true twin shape and mid-to-soft flex. The profile is predominantly flat with rocker rises towards the nose and tail, which makes it versatile and catch-free when riding on the groomers. Its loose, skate-like feel means that it’s made for seat-of-your-pants spontaneity, with presses made easier by the base’s rocker sections.
It’s not designed for balls-out speed, but the sintered base will carry you as fast as you dare, and the addition of Kevlar this year only adds to its stability. Plus, should you find yourself with a lot of powder in which to play, the profile will deliver float even if your stance is centered.
However, that’s all by the by. If you get one of these, be sure to aim it at the park – it won’t hang up on rails and it’s stable enough to handle all but the most supermassive kickers.