Fiberglass combined with a specialized resin is used on the top and bottom of the wood core to protect it from water damage and is also a very important component when controlling the torsional and longitudinal flex of our boards. When applying the resin, we use a mechanized dispensing system which accurately provides a calculated amount of resin per board to ensure the proper resin to glass ratio is achieved. This process eliminates potential dry spots, preventing delamination and ensures no weight is added from excess resin. All CAPiTA boards are made this way and feature one of the following glass and resin configurations.
The CUSTOM WEAVE – BASALT configuration features a resin and glass application borrowed from the marine industry which yields much stronger and more rigid qualities allowing us to decrease the wood core thickness. This means you get a lighter board while achieving higher energy return. For The Black Snowboard of Death and the DBX, we’ve also added basalt wings from the inserts to the contact points for retained power and pop. Originating from solidified volcanic lava, basalt is an abundant resource long known for its thermal properties, strength, and durability.
The E CLASS configuration also utilizes the exclusive CUSTOM WEAVE epoxy resin system which allows us to save wood core weight by leveraging increased resin performance. The Stairmaster EXTREME retains the same high energy Park Perfect™ longitudinal and torsional flex it’s known for, while the Totally FK’N Awesome series features dual 30mm carbon fiber wings from the inserts to the contact points for retained power and pop.
SPECIAL BLEND EVO TECH is a wet lay-up process that uses a polyurethane based resin component requiring lower consumption of energy and yielding higher technical properties. This adhesion process improves the factory’s working environment, as it does not contain some of the same harsh chemical characteristics used in resins at other factories around the world.
This configuration is an optimum blend of biaxial glass weaves laminated in conjunction with dual “black fleece” additives on top of the core. Underneath the core, this glass is beefed up by multiple shape specific 30mm carbon fiber beams to increase power output.
The FORM 6-C glass configuration consists of 612g/m2 biaxial fiberglass laminated with the SPECIAL BLEND EVO TECH resin to increase energy and durability. This progressive glass configuration is laid up wet by hand during the lamination process. The Charlie Slasher also features 30mm carbon fiber beams to strengthen the nose area of the board’s unique shape in order to power through deep powder.
The FORM 6-K glass configuration consists of 612g/m2 biaxial fiberglass placed on both the base and topside of the core at zero and 90 degree angles. This configuration results in a board that initiates turns easily, while retaining the pop necessary to handle variable conditions. The FORM 6 glass configuration is laid up wet by hand during the lamination process. These boards feature carbon kevlar stringers to further increase ollie power and response.
Engineered to compliment the WDT core construction, the PRE-CURED 420 configuration consists of 370 grams of e-glass in the zero direction and 50 grams of e-glass in the 90 direction. It’s pre-cured for consistency and exits the mold with a high yield of energy memory.