Best Men’s All Mountain Snowboards : Capita Mercury : 2015-2016 Good Wood Board Test

“If this board were a sword, it would be a lightweight, broad sword meant to cut fast and power through things,” declared one tester. Everyone else seemed to agree, touting its aggressive feel, predictable takeoffs and landings on big jumps, confident handling in the pipe, tail load for big ollies, and edge hold on boardercross lines. Several riders wished for a little more torsional flex out of the box, which they’d likely get after the break-in period. Beginners and experts alike will appreciate this one, from powder hounds and tree ninjas, to mogul hoppers and groomer cruisers.

From the testers: “I knew exactly what to expect taking off and landing. Handled perfect in the pipe and even felt good on rails.”

Length (cm) — Sidecut Radius (m) — Waist Width (cm)

153 — 7.50/1.50/7.50 — 25.30
155 — 7.70/1.50/7.70 — 25.50
157 — 7.85/1.50/7.70 — 25.70
159 — 8.00/1.50/8.00 — 25.90
161 — 8.15/1.50/8.15 — 26.10

Flex: Medium-stiff

Camber: Hybrid (regular camber to inserts, reverse to tips)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of

the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: The measure of how deep or shallow the arc of a board’s edge is from the tips to the middle, in meters. A smaller radius, around six to seven meters means a board will generally turn tighter. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Read more at http://snowboarding.transworld.net/gear-guide/2016-good-wood

Comments

Matteo Bizzaro says:

I’m a intermediate rider (6ft 1″ 180 pounds size 10.5/11 boot)and was looking for any advice on a good all mountain board. I mostly ride groomers but occasionally go off-piste. I was considering the slash brain storm, capita mercury, rossignol one magtek, Yes jackpot . Which you would recommend? Any other board suggestions you would recommend? and would you recommend me going for a wide board? Thanks.

The Derp says:

Hello
I’m very interested in buying that board. I can’t decide between the 155 and 157.
I have a 151 parkboard and I want to use the mercury as a powder / tree hunter board and sometimes to bomb the slopes with my buddies . I weight around 170 lbs and my height is 5’7. Which one would you recommend 155 or 157?

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