Expert Video Review: 2022 CAPiTA Black Snowboard of Death
Snowboard experts Mike Leighton and Bobby Chadderton take to the slopes to test out the 2022 CAPiTA Black Snowboard of Death.
Looking for a board that will reward hard and fast riding, while still maintaining control? The CAPiTA Black Snowboard of Death might just be it.
First things first. Curated experts aren’t sponsored by any brands, which means that this review is totally unbiased and based on their honest opinions. We just want you to find the best gear!
Check out the video below or read on to find out what we think!
Meet the Reviewers
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 180 lbs
- Years Snowboarding: 22
- Favorite Terrain: Park and big mountain
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 160 lbs
- Years Snowboarding: 14
- Favorite Terrain: Powder
- All-mountain freeride
- Medium flex
- Alpine V1 Rocker Camber (camber)
According to Mike, “This is a board for the rider who has death metal in their headphones and just wants to go fast and make the whole mountain into a playground. A very, very high-speed playground, but still a playground.”
The board is an all-mountain snowboard that can float through soft snow, while also getting you through some chunder. Mike found that the board rides like a full-cambered snowboard, but when he got into some softer snow, he felt “that float that came from the space of flat camber into the reverse camber with that last little bit of kick.” Both Mike and Bobby were happy with the board’s ability to hold an edge.
In terms of terrain, Bobby thinks that “groomers are going to be the bread and butter here.” With the board’s edge-control, he was dialed in on the groomers, able to lay deep carves, and thought the board was “super poppy.” He’d recommend the Black Snowboard of Death to “advanced riders looking for a board that's really going to haul down groomers.” This is where the board shines.
That being said, if you want to take this snowboard through the jump line, you’re still going to have fun on it. Bobby found it to be “super stable on landings and take-offs.”
CAPiTA designed this board to be able to rip, allowing the “hard-chargers, the speed demons'' to “go down the hill and bomb everything in sight, rail a turn, and hit a side hit.” In fact, Mike filmed this video while riding the Black Snowboard of Death at 67mph.
Mike notes that “there are a lot of boards out there that when you're going that fast, you know that you're going that fast.” In comparison, this one was “locked in, totally confidence-inspiring." He applauds CAPiTA for this board; "you’ve really outdone yourselves on this one.”
All in all, both experts found the board to be surprisingly fun and easy to control.
Things to Consider
Bobby rates the board a 6.5 out of 10 in flex and notes that it “has a bit of camber centralized to the middle of it.” For these reasons, he wouldn’t put a beginner on it. If you're a beginner, check out this guide on finding the right board for you.
Additionally, Bobby recommends that the "dedicated park rat looking for a smaller board to primarily jib on” avoid this board as well.
Summing It Up
What It’s Good For
- Advanced riders
- Riding fast without chatter
- Carving groomers
What It’s Not Good For
- Park riders looking to jib
If you want to find the right gear for your next adventure or if you’re not sure if this is the best board for you, chat with a Curated expert to learn more about the 2022 CAPiTA Black Snowboard of Death and get free, personalized recommendations.