Tech Features - Sidecut

Sidecut is the arching shape that the outer rails of the board take from the wide points near the nose and tail toward the narrow point in the middle of the board. Sidecut dictates the board's turning functionality along with the personality of a snowboard.

Progressive

Nas

A true progressive sidecut consists of two or more radii blended together to accommodate the three stages of a turn. They provide easy turn initiation, while offering greater control and stability throughout the turn, and maximum power when exiting.

New Age Directional

Totally FK'n Awesome
DBX (157)

Our New Age Directional sidecuts are Progressive sidecuts, which also incorporate a reverse sidecut arc in the midsection of the board. Due to a reduced effective edge as a result of hybrid camber shapes, this reverse camber arc provides a point of contact to retain control throughout the turn.

Radial

DBX (151/154)
Scott Stevens Pro
Ultrafear
The Outsiders
Indoor Survival

Outdoor Living
Thurnderstick
Horrorscope
Space Metal Fantasy
Micro-Scope

A radial sidecut is a single radius design that allows your board to start and finish a turn on the same arc.

Blended Radial

The Black Snowboard of Death
Defenders of Awesome
Jess Kimura Pro
Birds of a Feather

Blended Radial sidecuts feature a single radius arc through the midsection of the board combined with a custom designed blend zone at the contact points. Varying the length of these blend zones and tailoring them specifically for certain aspects of riding greatly improves a board’s performance.

Surf Blended Radial

Spring Break

Inspired by a combination of surfboard design and on snow riding functionality, the all New Surf Blended Radial sidecut is the ultimate powder surfing shape. This shape features a radial sidecut just through and past the inserts, followed by a huge smooth reverse blend zone and then topped off with a ton of taper. Surf the earth and get loose in the white room!

Radical Taper

Charlie Slasher

Engineered specifically for deep powder riding, this radial sidecut is complemented by a tapered tail. This narrower tail section naturally sinks in the powder while the wider nose section floats above the snow line. The result is less work and more fun as the board surfs on one smooth continual arc.

Blend Zones

All snowboard shapes are designed with four blend zones. This is the area after the sidecut ends and before the nose or tail shape starts. In this small section, the shape of the board must transition from a sidecut arc going one direction into the tip shape arc going in the opposite direction. This very important section of the board is similar to the steering system in your car. It's the driving force in initiating turns and determining where your board is going. A poorly designed blend zone will cause your board to be hooky or turn slowly, and could limit your ability to transition between edges. CAPiTA has taken the time to pay distinct attention to this detail; fine-tuning each and every board to make sure your riding experience is balanced and perfect.