Tacky Snowboard Test - Capita Stairmaster Extreme

Le Glacier 3000, Switzerland, 10/2/2009 by Anthonie de Vries
Capita might have the worst website in the world but they sure make cool boards. The Capita Stairmaster Extreme is a non-nonsense park-weapon packed with lots of fun.
Board specifications
Sizes: 152, 156, 152 wide, 156 wide
Type: Park
Shape: True Twin
Base: Wax infused sintered WTR speed base
Technical Features:
DS Select core, Custom weave, E class fiberglass configuration, Wax infused sintered WTR speed base, Screened Base graphics, 360 degree steel edges

Test results
Flex/Stifness 1-10 (1 is flexible, 10 is stiff)
Flexi flexi, you can flex and bend this board whichever way you want.

Pop 1-10

Probably based on the sluts in the graphics this board pops a lot!

Terrain 1-10(1 not suited, 10 very suited)
Rails - 8
Kicker - 7
Slopes - 7
Good for jibbing in the park, on the slopes, on a tree or in you bedroom... Surprisingly good on kickers as well.

Tabloid cover, fun and dope!

Technical features
Not really a technical board, but still very decent and certainly not a 'simple' deck.


Nice graphics, good on rails. Wide models!

No nudity on the graphics.

Who would like this board? Level 1-10

For more advanced riders to good riders.

For the more lazy riders.

Happiness Factor 1-10 (How much did our testers like the board?)

Nice graphics but nothing real fancy.

Tackyworld Board test
This test is based on the results of our test in Le Glacier 3000. The boards are tested in the park and on the slopes of Le Glacier 3000. Our testers are from all over Europa with some very good French and Swiss riders. Find out more about the different boards or riders with the links below.

Tested boards so far:
Nitro Eero Ettala 157
Yes 156.5
Forum The Helm 158
Rome Pusher 153
Nitro Cheryl Maas 149
DC HKD 158
K2 Airdu 151
Ride Machete 160
Völkl Vice SQD
Nitro Team Series 159 Gullwing
Burton Fix 155

Rider profiles:
Damien Rousse
Stéphanie Steiman
Julien Lacor

Don't forget to check out:
Introduction to the snowboard test
The photos from the test
Tacky Snowboard Test footage

Related links:
Photo collection
See the photo collection

"Down to Earth" photos

For their latest film, the guys from "Down To Earth" visited countries such as Finland, USA, Canada, Austria and Poland. The core of DTE is Marc Swoboda, Dominik Wagner, Benny Urban and Bast Rittig. Markus Rohrbacher was the photographer and shot a few incredible pictures of this trip. See the photo collection

Read more

Flux Breakin Bear - Episode 3

Ryan Tarbell, Jake Schaible, Blake Axelson, Scotty Vine and take you in into Flux's "Breaking Bear" Episode 3. This is a good way to get you stoked for the new upcoming season. Read more

See the video

Flux presents Breaking Bear Episode 2

Previously you saw Part 1 of Flux 's "Breaking Bear". Now we also have part two ready for you, which features the dudes going wild and loose on the Jib and jumps of Bear Mountain. See the video

See the video

"No Budget" Full Film

A project that was supposed to be created with a budget that did not exist. A film that wasn't meant to be a movie. A crew of rippers who just charged it collecting footage for fun and suddenly it became a movie. Lowe Andersson "No Budget" is here! See the video

Read more

Nike - "Never Not" Part 2

"Never Not", the latest Nike Snowboard video is available free online for three days, then you have to buy it on iTunes. Check it out here first, then go buy your own copy. Read more

See the video

Snowpark "Kitzsteinhorn" Season 2013 Teaser

Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn glacier is on Saturday, October 19th open. It is expected that in December, the rest of the park and the largest halfpipe in Austria useful. Check the teaser already. See the video