To help get you ready for our SIA Center Stage party presented by Capita Snowboards, we've got Kazu Kokuba's part from Defenders of Awesome 2 for you! The level of riding Kazu brings to the table is unmatched and we always enjoy his banger video parts. For more info on our party, going down THIS SATURDAY at Summit Music Hall, visit: siaparty.com and follow our social channels for a chance to win tickets every day this week.
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Press Release – Seattle, Washington – January 26, 2015 – Today, the CAPiTA Super Corporation announced that it is constructing The Mothership – the most progressive snowboard production facility in the world.
Located on 7 acres (28.000 m2) in Feistritz a.d. Gail, Austria, the 53,000 square foot (4.900 m2) facility will contain fully integrated production capabilities. Beyond the exclusive technologies and patented processes CAPiTA MFG is renowned for, the new facility will encompass all tooling, milling, printing, pressing, grinding, finishing, packaging and logistics in-house.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The advanced R&D lab will feature one of a kind capabilities such as a groomed, 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) long testing slope on-site, while more rigorous testing will be done nearby on Nassfeld resort’s 30 lifts, two snowboard parks and 4,600 vertical feet (1400 m).
Focused on responsible manufacturing, CAPiTA MFG will be a zero CO2 emission, 100 percent hydro and solar powered factory – fueled by a new hydropower station built in cooperation with the local community. Utilizing new production technology, less energy will be required due to reduced process temperatures and specialized water pumps regulating climate control.
The company’s philosophy promotes sustainable initiatives, such as the development and use of reforestation certified wood cores and advanced industrial material recycling. Healthier production techniques will also be utilized, like water-based inks, plant-based resin and solvent-less finishing.
All current employees will be retained when the new facility opens in the Fall of 2015, comprising a multi-generational workforce that takes great pride in Austrian Made snowboard production.
In addition to sustainable power sources and lower emissions, CAPiTA MFG President Blue Montgomery states, “In 2013 we acquired the largest snowboard factory in the world, but production on that scale wasn’t our goal. The strategic purchase allowed us to retain proprietary machinery essential to our products as well as valuable transition time to execute on all aspects of a custom design and build factory. Our focus has always been on The Mothership – an all new, state-of-the-art facility for the future. Moving forward, our goal is to make the best snowboards in the world, utilizing socially responsible manufacturing for a dynamic and demanding marketplace.”
CAPiTA Snowboarding was founded in Seattle, Washington, and is recognized throughout the industry for progressive products, innovative athletes and world class snowboard production in Austria. www.capitasnowboarding.com
A must-watch full part from Kazu. Enough said.
Part one of two, documenting the Capita snowboard team as they tour the U.K promoting their latest movie D.O.A 2 - Stay Bad Ass. This episode follows the team to Tamworth for a quick demo at the dome and then on to a busy signing at The Snowboard Asylum. The following day the guys make their way to Scotland and hit up Bearden dryslope. For most of the team it was their first ever time riding anything other than real snow.
Scott Stevens continues to be the most creative man in snowboarding. And right after proving himself to be one of the most creative people in skateboarding too! These are the clips that didn't make it into "Stay Bad Ass," so you can only imagine how crazy his real part is. Order a copy at http://www.kidsknowdist.com/.
Dylan Gamache sure knows how to turn and burn. This Yawgoon could very well be credited with the sparking the carving resurgence in the always entertaining Yawgoons edits. Check out a sneak peak of CAPiTA's new flick Defenders of Awesome 2: Stay Bad Ass, premiering at Snowboard on the Block Festival, September 13th in Downtown Denver.