The Capita Charlie Slasher FK snowboard is a mythical beast, prowling resorts and backcountry stashes looking for its next heaping serving of that fluffy white. With a directional, setback stance and a tapered sidecut, it's built to keep the nose floating and the tail sinking when it's so deep that you're wondering why you left your snorkel at home. But unlike most other pow boards, Charlie rides switch too, putting a freestyle twist on the next big dump. Touring enthusiasts should take note that there's an ABS insert down the middle and through the core, so if you choose to split your Slasher, it's pre-sealed for an easy conversion. Whether Charlie's in the trees, or he's scouting a windblown ridgeline, just be glad that he's on your side.
The Charlie Slasher runs on Capita's Pow FK profile. That means the nose is rockered to the front binding, where it turns flat under the feet to the tail. It gives you a huge effective nose for float, with a powerful tail to keep you in control. Although it's decidedly directional, Pow FK makes landing switch worlds easier than most other powder oriented boards. Naturally, the stance is set back, and the sidecut is tapered for full speed stability. There's two carbon fiber beams running inside of the edges, for improved grip and pop. The die cut sintered base is highly porous, so it holds a ton of wax and runs fast to keep you flying through the flats.
|Board Size:||164 cm|
|Effective Edge:||1252 mm|
|Nose/Tail Width:||31.17 cm|
|Sidecut Radius:||9.5 m|
|Waist Width:||26.08 cm|
Being the huge capita fan that I am, naturally I have always wanted a Capita split board but have always been scared to ruin one of my beleoved Capita boards. Welp, now oyu dont have to ruin a board. This year, Capita engineered a p-tex strip right down the middle of this thing, so if you want to split you wont ruin your core by exposing it. I also noticed the p-tex was easier to cut through than wood.
Other than this fun fact, I've been riding the Charlie on deep pow days for a few years now and I love it. It will for ever be my "POW gunner." I love the camber profile, the flat camber in the tail gives you something to snap off of and land on without being over powering, while the reverse camber in the nose just makes you float. every time I feel like I'm going over the handlebars with this board the board will miraculously push my nose back up above the snow.
I've ridden this board on some seriously deep snow in Washington and Utah and never had a bad experience. I love jumping off cliffs, and pumping every little pow tranny I can find, and this board fully enables me to do that. It might be the best board to cruise around on when the snow isn't deep so I would reccomend this as a supplementary snowboard. That being said I have ripped some serious cord with this thing and its a blast - i've also heard rumors of dudes crushing at MT Baker banked slalom on one of these bad boys.
charlie slasher is on the the funnest boards i've ever ridden.
finally a powder board with freestyle riding in mind.
the tapper sinks the tail so you don't have to be mounted up super far back of center or have a swallow tail. charlie has never let me down, it's really hard to sink or go over the nose on this board. you can ride pow longer and not tire out as quick. meaning you can go full throttle and get some all day! this years charlie is split ready, featuring an abs stringer down the center of the board allowing charlie to be cut in half and have a sidewall on ski of your split board. game changer.