Capita Mercury Snowboard

Capita Product code: N/A
Out of stock
  • Camber Type: Hybrid
  • Flex: 7.5
  • Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Shape: Twin
  • Terrain: All Mountain

As a 2016 Transworld Good Wood Award winner, the Mercury has very little competition in its field. Renowned for its all-terrain versatility, the Mercury gives you responsive power when you want it and effortless float when you need it, making it a great choice for all mountain charging with back and sidecountry slashes thrown in for good measure.

Flexing between stiff and mid-flex, it’s best suited for advanced intermediates and above who want a board which will comfortably go from powder and kickers to narrow chutes and piste laps.

Built around Capita’s super lightweight Panda core, comprised of an even blend of Poplar and Paulownia wood, inlaid with strategically placed bamboo power rods. This provides high performance with huge energy rebound and great impact absorption in a lightweight and versatile core.

The board’s edges feature shock absorbing ABS sidewall construction for impact resistance and vibration dampening. This is complemented and bolstered against impact by the heat treated, hardened steel edge rails.

The core also features state of the art, computer engineered carbon arcs. These 20mm carbon arcs are constructed utilising an all new carbon shaping process. After extensive lab work analysing how a particular shape reacts to the dynamics of riding, each piece of pre-shaped and pre-laminated carbon fibre is produced to Capita’s exact standards to enhance the distinctive ride feel of each board. This promotes fantastic power transfer with great rebound and poppy performance.

The Mercury utilises Capita’s Dynaweave woven fibreglass laminates; triaxial fibreglass on the top of the core with biaxial fibreglass beneath, creating more response while significantly increasing the board’s overall strength and durability. The topsheet is bonded to the core using Capita’s specialised “Bi-resin,” a marine grade resin which is poppy, powerful, and extremely durable. B-Resin forms a much stronger and more rigid bond allowing Capita to decrease the core’s thickness. This means you save wood core weight by increasing resin performance, resulting in a lighter board with higher energy return.

All boards in Capita’s range feature their exclusive PLT Topsheet technology, a propriety method of bonding the topsheet to an already pressed snowboard. This process is unique to Capita, while the rest of the snowboard industry affix their topsheets with glue, heat and pressure during the pressing stage. Doing so causes the fiberglass structure underneath to show through the topsheet and because nobody wants to spend their hard earned cash on an unsightly bumpy snowboard, many companies then slather the topsheet with a thick toxic lacquer to smooth things out. Not only does this add lots of additional weight and has been know to develop unsightly hairline cracks it’s also very toxic on the environment. Capita’s PLT machine produces a featherlight, smooth, high-gloss finish, without all the pollutants found in other snowboard’s manufacture.

The Mercury is the only board in Capita’s line to feature their New Age Directional sidecut, a progressive arc which also incorporates a reverse sidecut arc in the midsection of the board. Due to a reduced effective edge as a result of hybrid camber shapes, this reverse camber arc provides a point of contact to retain control throughout the turn and is affectionately referred to as Death Grip.

The fully sintered base features Capita’s Omega Mark II speed base, made with a blend of compressed ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. The Mark II upgrades include improved transparency and increased density. Sintered for speed, this base is highly porous, absorbing more wax to wick longer and extremely fast. The base is then topped off with a titanal inlay, a high strength hardened aluminium alloy with excellent compression strength to weight ratios, which gives the base bomb-proof structural reinforcement.

The Mercury features a hybrid camber Freeride profile. This revolutionary all-mountain shape provides the best of both worlds. It has a raised camber platform through the inserts to retain high-speed edge hold through variable terrain, and elevated contact points to land and float in powder while drastically reducing the instances of dreaded edge-catch.

Every board in Capita’s line is also designed with four unique blend zones. This is the area after the sidecut ends and before the nose or tail shape starts. In this small section, the shape of the board must transition from a sidecut arc going one direction, into the tip shape arc going in the opposite direction. This very important section of the board is similar to the steering in your car. It's the driving force in initiating turns and determining where your board is going. A poorly designed blend zone will cause your board to be hooky or turn slowly and can limit your ability to transition between edges. Capita has taken the time to pay distinct attention to this detail; fine-tuning each and every board to make sure your riding experience is balanced and perfect.

On top of the blend zones, the Mercury benefits from Capita’s Flat Kick design technology, a tightened tip profile radius that blends the shoulders of the board into the nose and tail height on reverse camber boards. The tight tip radius in conjunction with tuned blend zones allows you to have a forgiving, easy to ride reverse camber board that is still responsive and quick during edge-to-edge transitions. This also creates a flat nose and tail which increases jibbing stability, aids butters & presses and also helps the board to plane on top of powder creating float and control.

What we say: “The Mercury has been a staff favourite at Freeze since its first incarnation several seasons ago. Loaded with mountain dominating tech and an effortless ride shape, the Mercury is ridiculous amounts of fun in powder and groomers.”

 

FEATURES

·         Panda Core

·         Engineered Carbon Arcs

·         Dynaweave Fibreglass

·         Bi-Resin

·         Omega Mark II High Speed Base

·         New Age Directional Sidecut

·         Death Grip

·         Die-cut Base

·         PLT Topsheet Technology

·         360 Degree Steel Edges

·         Full ABS Sidewalls

·         Stainless Steel 4 x 2 Inserts

·         Titanal Base Inlay

Specifications

Camber Type Hybrid
Flex 7.5
Ability Level Intermediate, Advanced
Shape Twin
Terrain All Mountain

Shipping

  • Free delivery - £0.00

    Delivery expected by Tuesday 1 August

    Small items are dispatched with Royal Mail 48. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date.
    Large or heavy items may need to be shipped with a different service, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Standard delivery - £1.99

    Delivery expected by Monday 31 July

    Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date. For larger items, we may need to ship with a courier due to size restrictions, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Next working day delivery - £4.99

    Delivery expected by Monday 31 July

    Most items will be dispatched with DPD and are fully track-able. The delivery must be signed for so someone must be at the specified address to accept the items. It is not possible for the delivery driver to leave the packages without a signature.
    In rare cases, rural addresses may be 2 days for delivery. If you are concerned please get in touch before placing order.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD 12 noon - £14.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 on Monday 31 July

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the next working day (Monday to Friday). This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD saturday 12noon - £19.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 on Saturday 29 July

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the Saturday morning. This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • Collection in store - £0.00

    You can place your order online and drop into our store in Edinburgh, Scotland, to collect your order. Please enter your billing address into the delivery address section, and tick the box to say both addresses are the same.
    Orders will be kept aside for 2 weeks. If you require longer, please email orders@freezeproshop.com

Returns

We will happily exchange or refund items up to one month from the date of receipt (see cancelation policy). In addition to this we may be able to exchange or refund items returned outwith this timeframe if they are in unused and perfect condition but a small re-stocking charge may apply, please contact us by email to discuss this before sending goods back within this time frame.

On the back of your delivery note you will find your returns form which details the returns process. If you can't find it you request one from orders@freezeproshop.com

The above does not affect your statutory rights.

Faulty items that are under manufacturers warranty can be returned to us and if found to be faulty will be refunded or replaced, this is subject to inspection by the manufacturer. Please contact us for a returns authorisation before sending, if found not to be faulty then we may have to charge for any re-posting costs and will be unable to cover your return costs.

NON-RETURNABLE ITEMS-

  • Underwear (for obvious reasons)
  • Skis and ski bindings which have been mounted, as these will have been done to your specific requirements
  • DVDs which have been opened
  • Any item which is missing tags or is not in a new condition

Please note, that customers are responsible for the cost of returning items to us for returns or exchanges, however we will happily cover the cost of shipping exchanges back to you.