Dragging your hand on a turn? Awesome. Dragging your toes on a turn? Awful. Big feet can make purchasing a snowboard a nightmare. By the time you find that deck that has all the features and traits you’re looking for, chances are, it’s a bit too narrow. For folks who don’t have Shaq-sized feet but are still on the larger-than-convenient side of the spectrum, Capita’s Warpspeed is an excellent mid-wide ripper.\
As with many wide or mid-wide decks, the Warpspeed is built off of some of Capita’s most lauded shapes. The multiple-radius progressive sidecut is architected from the Supernova, and the camber profile is borrowed from the award-winning Black Snowboard of Death.
Although it’s on the wide side, the Warpspeed’s damp core is very responsive torsionally, and snappy enough to whip edge-to-edge. Responsive turn initiation and explosive carves are supplied by the rockered nose, a slightly-cambered sidewall that locks in tight, and steel edges throughout.
The process of turning is the first thing you learn on a snowboard, but it’s one of the hardest things to perfect. When the Warpspeed’s mid-stiff flex, hybrid camber profile, and sidecut shape harmonize, you can really style out your carves and work on getting lower than Lil John back in 2002.
Let’s talk camber for a moment: the Warpspeed’s profile is far from simple. Starting at the upturned tail, there’s a short rocker section, a slightly longer flat camber section, positive camber between the feet for those locked-in money carves, and finally reverse camber at the nose for float. Similarly, the Warpspeed is no slouch under the hood, either, as Carbon Vs and Bamboo rods brace the board under the bindings to reduce chatter and increase pop.
For the capable rider, this whip will work its way through all terrain and snow conditions. It’s not always a graceful ride, but it will manhandle and maul any obstacle in its path.
If you’re a lightweight rider or an intermediate who craves a forgiving deck, look elsewhere. This deck demands your attention: it’ll dish out Capita punishment to those who don’t commit to their lines going in and out of turns, especially in tracked-out, variable snow. Also, unless you’re straight-airing jumps, this isn’t a board you want to rock in the park.
“The wider frame slows turn transition just a hair, but it’s nice having your toes a little further from the edge when your trying to shave your armpit on the corduroy.”
“The Warpspeed is an all-mountain beast with a camber pattern that seeks side pow, soft mogul lines, and natural booters.”
Key Attribute: Stability
Why We’re Stoked: If you have a size 11 or bigger, get off that regular deck and hop on a Warpspeed. You can thank us later.
- Built for big dudes who shred hard and fast
- Mountain V2 profile balances pop, stability, and float
- Mid-stiff flex is responsive and powerful
- Carbon fiber V's channel energy without adding weight
- Panda core is lightweight, yet super-strong and poppy
- Holysheet fiberglass for more dynamic ride
- Plant-based Magic Bean resin for eco-friendlier performance
- Hyperdrive base is ultra-dense for extreme speed