Watch the Exclusive Source On Snow Staff Review of the Capita 2016 Womens Jess Kimura Pro
Jess Kimura is one of the most successful professional snowboarders in history. She has won about every accolade that is awarded in her video-part based realm of the sport, including Rider of The Year, Video Part of the Year, Reader’s Choice Award and more. Oh, and not just once either. Year after year, she brings full dedication to her craft, inspired and full of gas.
We found it fitting that the artist for her signature model boards happens to be another snowboarding great. Peter Line is also one of the most successful and progressive professional snowboarders in history. A master boarder, a gifted artist and a wizard with words, here are his liner notes behind the new Jess Kimura Pro graphic:
“No one should mess with party cat, not even galactic battle kittens.” “All party cat wants to do is dance, play with his YoYo® and be cool. Everyone loves cats* and that includes Jess, but Jess likes her cats in space.**” “These graphics and this board will make anyone who rides it a far better snowboarder than all their friends.***” * Not true. Not everyone loves cats. ** Don’t put a cat in space, it will die. *** This is 100% true.
For 2015, we’ve redesigned the Jess Kimura Pro with a Canadian Maple Dual Core™, enhanced Dynaweave fiberglass, and added a new 138 size. The shaping theories and construction reflect the durability and maneuverability required for her passion and your progression. One of the most decorated snowboarders of this decade, Jess Kimura has swept the Transworld Snowboarding Rider’s Poll Awards multiple times. Did you see her part in Defenders of Awesome 2? She definitely knows how to STAY BAD ASS. Jess has made her mark not only on women’s snowboarding, but on snowboarding itself. Her fan base crosses genders and is comprised of riders from all spectrums of the sport who appreciate her approach.
NEW Canadian Maple Dual Core™
NEW DYNAWEAVE Fiberglass Configuration
2 x30mm Carbon Fiber Beams
Wax Infused Rotation Sintered Speed Base
Level 2 DeepSpace™ PAM8000™ Topsheet
PLT Topsheet Technology
360 Degree Steel Edges
Full ABS Sidewalls With Silkscreened Graphics
4 x 2 Inserts
Titanal Base Inlay
The classic. Nothing is quite like the crispness, power and precision of camber at higher speeds. Ideal for aggressive riders and traditionalists.
The all-round performer. Far and away, this is our best-selling platform. Ultimate versatility comes from blending both rocker and camber traits to get a balance that offers both the stability of camber and the easy ride of rocker. Some boards in this category fall closer to a camber feel, while others ride a little looser like a rocker board. Find your balance and get a board here that does it all.
Flat from contact point to contact point for control and stability with a catch-free feel
Like waking up at noon on summer holiday. Rocker boards feature a reverse camber lay-up that is less-catchy, turns easier and sends the fun factor/high-five frequency into the stratosphere. These boards generally offer a more forgiving ride which is ideal for newer/casual riders, jibbing and easy style pow hounds alike.
ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE
Do it ALL. Wanna grab some pow turns up top, scream down a mid-mountain groomer and then hit the park at the bottom? THESE are your boards. Our best-selling configuration. Generally an all-mountain twin-tip, directional twin or minimal directional shape that’s poised to do it all.
Tech freestyle supremacy. These twin tip boards generally feature a slightly softer flex and shorter contact points which make for boards that are slightly more maneuverable but still have the landing gear you need to grease park laps day-in and day-out. If park laps and hit runs are your jam, then this is where you live. If that last sentence didn’t make sense, it’s best not to look here.
Parks are where I walk my dog, the mountain is where I snowboard. Pow/Freeride boards quite often offer a distinct directional shape, featuring a tapering shape designed to provide the smoothest ride out on the mountain—whether it’s first chair on a pow day or late afternoon when it’s all bombed out. With options that range from resort freeride, slackcountry through to backcountry, the pow/freeride category is your go-to for riders not looking to ride the park and capitalize on the rest of the mountain.
Narrower widths mean lightning fast edge transfers and less fatigue for riders that have smaller feet. Suggested for all women’s sizes and Men’s 8.5 and below. Look for waist widths that are below 25cms.
Regular widths offer only critical measurements that will kill toe-heel drag, but also maintain proper response to keep turns quick and agile while not tiring you out. Ideal for rider with US Men’s 9-11.5 feet. Look for board widths that are 25-25.5 cm wide, going wider as foot sizes get bigger.
Anyone with a size 12+ boot can tell you—toe/heel drag sucks. Kill the culprit with a wider waist board and get the freedom to turn as hard as you want. Riders with 12+ boot sizes will want to look at boards with waist width of an absolute minimum of 25.6cm and go up from there—going wider as foot sizes get bigger.