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On our test we found the Capita Mercury to be a true warrior that smiles while slaying the mountain, and simply floats on powder as if gravity doesn't exist.

Level
Advanced, Expert
Flex Rating
8
Terrain
All Mountain, Freeride
Best for
Advanced snowboarders who want a smooth ride while charging the mountain.
Price
£400
Season
2016/17
Float
10
Versatility
6
Value
7
Performance
9
Carving
10
Overall Score
9

The Mercury is a serious mean machine for the more advanced aggressive riders out there. It has a freeride designed profile with traditional camber running almost the whole length, with rocker at the ends to elevate the contact points.

Fresh for 2017, it has engineered carbon arcs and bomber panda core for extra durability. The new bamboo power rods (no less than 8 in total) give that extra snap and pop for majestic but powerful ollies. But this is a stiff board, so if you want to jib around with presses and butters, you will need to work for it.

On groomers and in powder snow, it feels like the Rolls Royce of snowboards, as it simply purrs when riding fast and is super stable under your feet.

The turn initiation is very middle of the road but the Mercury gives wide arced carving a different dimension. Although it is a directional board, we still found it a pure joy when riding switch. Being a slightly hybrid camber profile, the Mercury is more forgiving than a true camber, but certainly will not hold your hand on a washed out landing.

 

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