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List Price US $459
Capita Ultrafear 2012-2018 Snowboard Review
Overall Rating Loved it!
Riding Style Jib / Street
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Austria at The Mothership
Shape True Twin
Camber Profile Flat to Rocker
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Poor
Turning Experience Average
Carving Average
Speed Average
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Great
Jumps Average
Jibbing Excellent
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Fast

Skidded Turns

Easy

Flex

Soft

Buttering

Easy

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Capita Ultrafear 2018 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride

The Capita Ultrafear is one of Capita’s Jib boards and it’s the kind of board that makes everything easier.  Also if you want a board that’s very similar in ride check out the Scott Stevens Pro which is spec’d the same but with a slightly different Tip/Tail and has cork in the sidewalls. Also, the Capita Horrorscope could work too if you are on a budget.  It’s been since 2016 since we rode this. The 2017 and 2018 Capita Ultrafear has had some improvements to the core, top sheet, and sidewalls making the overall flex to the board better and more dynamic. 

Size: 153 and 151
Days: 5+
Conditions: Mostly good sierra snow with some harder patches.
Riders: James, Peter and Jimbo
Boots: Burton SLX, Burton Fiend LTD, Salomon F3.0Burton Imperial (Favorite boot was the Fiend LTD and F3.0)
Bindings: Burton GenesisBurton MalavitaUnion Contact Pro, Union Atlas, Union Contact (Favorite binding was the Contact Pro)

Set Up: Centered 22.5-23″ wide 15 -15

Approximate Weight:  Felt medium to bordering on being light.

Flex: The Capita Ultrafear felt truly soft and playful. It’s super easy to butter and just play around.  At first, it takes a little getting used to because you could not be used to the super easy butterability and just butter right onto your ass.  It makes you look very good with little effort. Very playful and fun. One thing that I found interesting is that Capita gave it a 5.5 flex rating higher than the Capita Horrorscope.  On snow it felt like the Ultrafear was just as soft and easy to butter than the Horrorscope. Wood isn’t super consistent so it’s hard to be certain but the Capita Scott Stevens flexed almost the same as the Ultrafear too and they have almost the same flex rating on Capita too.

On Snow Feel:  Love the stability between the feet and it’s got a very easy playful feel.  The Capita Ultrafear is super easy to one foot.  It’s got a jib board feel but it also didn’t feel bad riding around the mountain at slower speeds or hitting kickers in the park.  I liked it’s super soft playful feel. I didn’t want to be in a hurry on the mountain but I mainly wanted to take this straight to the park.

Edge Hold:  Nothing great here but there was enough to grip most of the snow I experienced. There were some firmer areas in shady spots and such and it felt like it was just barely holding on.

Turn Initiation: Very quick edge to edge and it’s fun for quick short radius turns. It get’s more boring as your turns get wider and begin to get a little carvy though.

Turning Experience: Pretty boring to turn but it’s ok for what the board is.  It’s all about jibbing and buttering.  It’s not about turning.

Skidded Turns: Super catch-free and forgiving when it comes to skidding your turns. It can just spin and spin and spin without catching an edge like a continuous rocker board but when it’s time to stop spinning it tracks better than an all rocker board when going straight.

Carving:  he longer flat zone seemed to make the board hold better than expected on a harder carving turn but there was no spring or poppy feel in and out of the turn. Kind of lifeless and boring here but at least it held a bit in softer snow.

Powder:   No powder to speak of but for a smaller jib board it isn’t terrible.  It wants to stay afloat and if it came in larger sizing it would offer up good freestyle powder floating.

Speed: The Ultrafear bounces and chatters even at moderate speeds on the mountain but it’s a jib board so it’s not really anything to complain about.

Uneven Terrain: Nice easy shock absorption in the sloppy kind of bumpy snow I came across. It’s fine for slowly navigating through bumps but not really a board you want to hammer through because of the chattery softer flex.

Switch:  Almost perfect either way because it’s a true twin.

Jibbing:  I’m not a very good Jibber but this is one of those boards that made me feel like I was better than I was. It was soft flexy and forgiving on the beginner to intermediate jibs that I took it too. Jimbo had a field day with this and had a very comfortable time in the park. Its flex between the feat really becomes part of the jib and it’s a very confidence inspiring ride. It made me forget at times that I possess a beaten up injury-plagued body and it stepped up my pretty weak jib game. It’s a great board for trying new things with and there is less consequence with this than most boards we’ve tried.  We liked this a bit better than the Horrorscope but just by a bit.

Pipe: The edges were still nice and new so I took one pass through the 22′ superpipe at Mammoth and it handled better than I thought but still wasn’t anything to write home about. I wouldn’t want to lap the pipe with this.

Jumps: While it didn’t have much pop out of a carve but the flat through the bindings allowed the board to let Jimbo and I ollie rather well. It’s got a fun lively feel to it like the Horrorscope but just doesn’t spring like the Outerspace Living, Outsiders, and DOA.  It’s a fun board to look for things to pop off of on the way to the park.  Not really a big jump board though and it’s more for hitting some small to medium kickers on the way to the jib park.

So all in all this was one of our favorite jib boards and it made us feel like better riders there.  This and the Scott Stevens Pro are boards we would pick up any day when jibbing is on the brain.

 
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