The 2022 Capita Mercury Snowboard delivers futuristic performance in the modern age, and is the favoured board of freeride/freestyle style masters Kevin Backstrom and Arthur Longo. A fusion of space age tech and adventure-tested performance have resulted in the Mercury, an incredibly versatile all-terrain board that offers unbelievable power and control when you want it and float when you need it. Taking a revolutionary freeride camber profile and applying it to a super lightweight and high performance core, along with engineered carbon and environmentally responsible construction, Capita have created a snowboard that will take you to new planets while still looking after ours. The snowboarding universe is ever-changing and the limits are always being pushed, so Capita have developed a board that will break the surly bonds of gravity, destroy your ideas about what a snowboard is capable of, and take you to the final frontier.
Rider Type: Resort
Camber Type: Resort V2 Profile
The Resort V2 Profile gives you the best of both worlds. Raised camber through the inserts to retain high speed edge hold, rocker at the contact points to reduce catch and enhance float in powder, and flat kick tip and tail for faster, more aggressive transitions.
Flex: 6.5/10 (1=soft, 10=stiff)
Stiff enough to plow through the powder and hold a strong edge, but soft enough to be forgiving when you need it.
This board has a setback stance and slightly directional shape, giving you better control going forwards but still allowing you to ride switch with ease.
New Age Directional
This board features a progressive sidecut which incorporates a reverse sidecut arc in the middle of the board. Due to a reduced effective edge as a result of hybrid camber shapes, this reverse camber arc adds an additional point of contact in the centre of the board (aka Death Grip), allowing you to retain better control through turns.
Core: Panda Core
The Panda Core was engineered with a focus on all-terrain technical freestyle riding. Featuring the same lightweight, poppy, smooth Poplar and Paulowia wood as Capitas Superlight P2 Core enhanced with 8 inlaid bamboo power rods, this high-density core is strong enough to handle any kind of terrain while staying super light.
Amplitex V-Tech Amplifier - Amplitex is a natural Flax fibre woven with carbon strands, giving you the reactive energy of carbon with the lightweight dampening properties of Flax. These two fibres are placed in 4 x 25mm strips, working in unison to reinforce the board while flexing uniformly and remaining light, durable, and extra snappy.
HolySheet Fibreglass + Magic Bean Resin - HolySheet glass has a higher glass to weight ratio than normal fibreglass, giving you more stiffness with lower weight than a traditional layup. This is impregnated with a high performance, environmentally responsible, plant based resin that provides a powerful and dynamic ride that's better for the planet.
Base: Hyperdrive Base
This exclusively formulated sintered base is designed for the most depraved speed junkies, bar none. Ultra high molecular weight, ultra high density polyethylene, custom engineered with super secret special additives. That's a one way ticket to a face meltingly fast ride.