Capita Black Snowboard of Death

Oct 21, 2013
Outside Magazine
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Best For: Easy riding.

The Test: Don't let the name scare you off. The Death is the most rider-friendly board here and was barely edged out by the Landlord for this year's Gear of the Year honors. The flat tail and camber ­between the bindings created colossal pop for easy ollies, while slight taper (five millimeters) from tip to tail made for quick but forgiving turns. One veteran tester listed its strengths: "All-mountain sicky stick—drop rocks, jump fat kickers, butter boxes, carve corduroy!" Translation: the Death delivers in the park, the trees, and the powder. And you'll like it. A lot.

The Verdict: Embrace Death!

Response: 4.5

Versatility: 4.5