|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||10-12, > 12|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Capita Supermacho 2016 Review by The Good Ride
The Capita Supermacho is an aggressive all mountain Mid/Wide to Wide board that lives in between the BSOD and Mercury when it comes to feel and personality. This isn’t for everyone but if your feet and aggressive riding style fit then it might be a really fun ride. For 2017 the Supermacho is discontinued but it’s design lives on in the Capita Warp Speed.
Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.
So take this with a grain of salt because we are all more into normal foot shapes instead of mid/wide to wide shapes like the Supermacho. Even Jimbo who is a 10.5-11 boot usually rides something less wide. That being said you could see this boards potential for a bigger rider. Our ratings below will be our experience factored in on how it would play out for bigger riders.
Conditions: Near perfect Sierra Groomers with really rough thick powder from the day before.
Riders: James, Peter, Jimbo
Boots: Burton SLX, Salomon F3.0, Burton Fiend LTD
Bindings: Union T.Rice
Set Up: Slightly set back 23″ wide 15 front -9 back
Approximate Weight: Feels normal to a touch on the light side.
On Snow Feel: Nice stable, fast, carvy bomby and aggressive but at the same time not as catchy as you would think. It’s kind of a fun aggressive that more experienced riders would appreciate. It’s got the zero camber in the back like the BSOD but it’s got no taper like the Mercury which is great for a more directional aggressive all mountain feel. The way I would say it is it’s mostly the Mercury flavor with a bit of a BSOD aftertaste.
Powder: Not much real powder. Just some really thick left over Sierra Powder
Turn Initiation and Carving: Not really for our feet but you could feel the spring out of the turn. If you are a size 12 boot and you got some weight behind you then this will be quick and snappy but if you are like our specs then you will find the board some work to turn. Carving was really fun but for all of us is was more of a carve across the groomers instead of throw it into a tight arcing carve that can lead to you going back up hill. Still the 161 we rode has a 26.4 cm waist which is pretty wide. We’ve ridden other boards that wide and usually say fuck this is really wide but if I were to guess I would of said 25.8 cm. So I think a bigger guy would have fun turning or carving and not find this that challenging if they know how to turn. It’s not a board for those who skid their turns though. You have to know how to be on your game most of the time.
Speed: Bomby and fun to point it. Not going to be as stable bombing for us if you are who it’s made for but it will handle even the biggest widest open bomby mountains without wanting more. Only the real bomber freeride boards are more bomber but this is great for an all mountain ride.
Uneven Terrain: Better than I thought it would be but it’s more for busting chunder than really owning end of the day sloppy snow. Still it’s fine for a full Saturday of resort riding.
Edge Hold: Pretty good but nothing exceptional. kind of inbetween the new BSOD without the Death Grip sidecut and the Mercury with it’s Death Grip. Not sure why they didn’t include the bump in the middle like the Mercury has.
Flex: Nice snappy aggressive flex that had lot’s of feedback in and out of a turn but that none of us could butter. Even Jimbo who is the strongest ride of the crew felt this board was a lot of work.
Switch: Doable but not quite as easy as it is with the Mercury. Easier than the BSOD though. It’s actually pretty close to the Mercury just turning but if you try to butter each way it’s pretty different.
Pipe: This seems like it would be a really fun mostly directional big guy pipe board but we didn’t have a pipe to try it with.
Jumps: Nice pop off the tail and even us smaller guys could enjoy the Supermacho flex off some natural rollers. More of a directional jumper but still not bad landing switch.
So all in all it’s not a board any of us want to own but this is a board that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for an aggressive bigger rider with big feet. It’s a fun mostly mountain board.
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