List Price US $599
Capita Warpspeed 2018-2020 Snowboard Review

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram

Overall Rating Liked it!
Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 10-12, > 12
Manufactured in Austria by The Mothership
Shape Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback -12.5mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Good
Turning Experience Good
Carving Good
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Good
Jumps Great
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Easy

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Capita Warpspeed 2020 - 2018 Review by The Good Ride

The Capita Warpspeed is a board we often recommend to the bigger footed rider that wants an all-mountain board without toe/heel drag but still wants fast turn initiation.
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.

How This Review Happened:  We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Size: 161
Days:  2
Conditions:  Late spring conditions that were mostly good but did have some hard and slushy moments.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas

Similar Boards (but not the same) That We Compared This To:
Korua Otto, Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker, Loaded Algernon, Capita Mercury, Capita Black Snowboard Of Death, Capita Supernova

Set-Up: 22” Wide. 18 front -9 back. Close to Reference

Approximate Weight: Feels pretty light for a wide board without feeling ultralight and fragile.

Sizing: This board isn’t for my boot size but pretty good for Jimbo’s 11’s and I would say that it is best for most 11 and up boots. It also is one of the better boards in Capita’s line for the heavier guy.

Flex/Buttering: Not easy to butter for either of us but there is quite a lot of energy in this flex and it pops hard off the tail if you have the strength or extra weight to bend it.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: The Capita Warpspeed starts with a little rocker in the tail going to flat to camber past the insert and then quickly rockers up after. It makes for a semi-locked in ride similar to directional camber. the flat in the tail, to us, feels about the same or even a little more catchy than camber to the end of the back foot. Even with that little bit of early rise in the tail it still has some catch to it. It is a somewhat technical ride but it does track very well.

Edge Hold: There feels like there is a little more grip with this than the BSOD but that might be just because it’s a longer board and there is more edge on snow. Still, the Capita Warpspeed doesn’t grip that hard when it gets hard. For those who don’t like disrupted sidecuts and feel they grab too much you might find that the Capita Warpspeed has the right kind of edge hold for you.

Turn Initiation: We spent a lot of the video talking about how fast the turn initiation is and how fast this board is making quick edge to edge turns and when the edge is fully engaged it does a good job making a tighter quicker turn to the hard right or left if you need to get somewhere quick.

Turning Experience/Carving: The flat in the tail really helps the Capita Warpspeed pop but doesn’t do as good as a job helping the board spring through the turn on a carve. Still, something is going on with this board that makes it pretty fun to turn and carve.

Powder: As you can see from the on the table review there is good directional float in powder for a one board quiver if you set it all the way back.

Speed: This is the stiffest Capita board we tried and you can feel how that, along with other dampening properties in the core, really smooth out the ride when you point it. There wasn’t much chatter at medium-fast speeds and the base had good glide.

Uneven Terrain: Very good for powering over or weaving around all kinds of messy to bumpy snow. It is a very good all day resort rider.

Switch: Not the same but more than just doable.

Park: When you aren’t turning quickly the Capita Warpspeed tracks well to a small natural feature or even a big kicker and if you want you can go big here. Pipe is fun as long as it isn’t too icy and jibs aren’t ideal with this stiffer flex.

So the Capita Warpspeed is all about being a Mid/Wide to Wide that doesn’t feel like one. For some, the edge hold might be a problem but there isn’t much to complain about the rest of the board.

 
Capita Warpspeed Past Reviews

The Capita Warpspeed is a really fun mid/wide board that replaced the Supermacho. It sits in between the Black Snowboard of Death and The Mercury but it’s made for mid/wide to wide boot riders.  It’s a great quick turning solution for those that don’t want toe/heel drag but also want a board to ride like a regular width board.  This is a great one board quiver for everything except hard snow.

The 2019 Capita Warpspeed seems to have a slightly different core, a small tweak to the top sheet, carbon reinforcement in the tip and a different base tune making it a little different than the board we reviewed in 2018.  Still, the overall ride will be similar since it has the same specs and camber profile. Based on our recent experiences with Capita’s core/top sheet upgrades the Warpspeed should ride a little better than 2018.

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.

Size: 157
Days:  4+
Conditions:  Really good spring conditions to not so great spring conditions with pretty hard snow in the morning.
Riders: James, Jimbo, 
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union T.Rice
Set Up
: A little back but not all the way approx 22.75″ 15 front -9 back.

Approximate Weight:  Feels on the normal side of light but lighter than most boards it’s size/width.

Flex:  So Capita has been doing a lot the last few years when it comes to improving how their boards flex and the Capita Warpspeed is a prime example.  It’s got a stiff aggressive feel between the bindings but then a somewhat playful tip/tail when it comes to buttering.  The nose more so than the tail due to the rocker but the tail can still butter well.  It’s got a smoother flex overall but with a really dynamic return after.

Sizing: Not for my feet but great for that rider who is a size 11 or more.

On Snow Feel: The Capita Warpspeed is a pretty interesting ride.  It easily earns the aggressive mountain title but has a lot of freeride going on too.  The nose and tail are the same width but the tail has a lot less volume and length compared to the nose to where it looks more like a Freeride board than the 2018 Capita BSOD.  However, when you get it on snow you feel a bit of the twinish Mercury thing going on.

Edge Hold:  It does a great job in soft to medium snow but when you hit those hard patches you have to be careful and really dial out your commitment to the edge.  I’d love to see death grip going on here similar to what the Mercury has.

Turn Initiation: Ok so here is what I personally love about the Capita Warpspeed.  It’s very fast edge to edge if you know how to turn and even for a size 9 boot. I’m not saying to buy this if you are under a size 11 US boot…..I’m just saying it’s quick edge to edge.  There is no compromise in turning if you go wide with this.

Turning Experience: The Capita Warpspeed is such a joy to turn.  The flex of this board really comes into play here and it’s got a fun pop out of anything from short to wide radius turns.  If you love to turn then you will love the Warpspeed.

Carving: As long as the snow is medium to soft the Warpspeed really lays it out.  I had more fun on this than the BSOD and Jimbo lit up with joy being able to carve with his size 11’s.  I usually don’t have mid/wides like this 157 for him to ride.

Skidded Turns: The Capita Warpseed is not for those that don’t know what they are doing.  It’s got a lot of hybrid tweaks to the camber with rocker in the nose and flat in the tail but it still feels somewhat catchy.  It’s more forgiving than a full camber ride for sure but it’s still not for those that rely on an out of control skid to get them back on their game.

Speed: The base is fast and even un-waxed it just wants to accelerate. We both loved how it picks up speed.  The board handles chatter very well and it’s the kind of board that likes to bomb.  It’s not super ultra damp but it’s great how damp it is for the kind of flex it has.

Uneven Terrain: The Capita Warpspeed can power through chunder and also weave in and out of bumps like a champ.  It’s a great board for a weekend warrior that’s there till the lifts close.

Powder: We didn’t’ get any powder going but you can see this will do really well.  It’s got minimal volume in the tail that will act like it’s tapered in the deep deep. Then you add a big nose with lot’s of rocker after the front binding and a pretty good set back on board then you don’t necessarily need a dedicated powder board.  You can get 3.5″ back on board when setting it as far back as you can and that’s on the better side of the All-Mountain spectrum.

Switch:  The Capita Warpspeed is far from perfect but it’s much more twinish on the effective edge than you would think.

Jibbing:  Nah…

Pipe:  If it had more edge hold it would be a pretty good directional pipe rider.

Jumps:  So much pop off the tail and it’s outstanding for directional air.  However, it’s different tip/tail doesn’t make it very consistent when landing fakie.

 
Capita Warpspeed Specs

 
Capita Warpspeed Images

We try to get as many images of the Capita Warpspeed, but forgive us if they're not all there.

2020

2019

2018

2017

 
Capita Company Information

Capita Warpspeed User Reviews

Submit your product review.


Submit your review
* Required Field

Capita Warpspeed 2018-2020 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

Soooo Sick

Jan 10, 2019 by Stokey Jones
Ability Level: Advanced/Expert • 
Riding Style: Freeride/All Mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 50-60 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6'2", 180 lbs, Size 11.5 

I'm not one to take the time to write reviews but when you get on something like this, it deserves the response. Started riding this after my rock board took some major dings early season. I was a little reluctant to bring it out so early but glad I did. This thing is insane. Incredibly fast, carves like a dream, and kills it in powder. I'm 6'2" 180 lbs and bought a 61 (17/18). This board is incredible stable hitting drops into powder, and the slightly smaller tail makes stomping those drops a lot easier. The edge hold is crazy. Euro carve all you want on this or take it down some gnarly pow field hitting every drop on the way. Plows through the crud with ease. One thing to note; It does take a little more energy to get this thing to turn in tight trees. Not a huge deal but something to keep in mind if you're a smaller rider. Big guys will be stoked with this thing. I'm stoked. If you couldn't tell. 5/5 would buy again and again.


5.0 5.0 1 1 I'm not one to take the time to write reviews but when you get on something like this, it deserves the response. Started riding this after my rock board took some major dings early Capita Warpspeed 2018-2020 Snowboard Review

If you can't buy through the links above, you can support the site with: