A freestyle offer you can't refuse.
- New Eclipse highback is dialed for all-mountain support and control
- Urethane Rollbar dampens shock from harsh landings and choppy snow
- Angled Wedgie 2.5 footbeds reduce ankle and knee strain with wide stances, and increase pop and leverage (especially on rocker boards)
- 3D ThinGrip toe strap keeps your foot secure whether you run it over the top or over the front of your boot
- Forged aluminum micro disc is compatible with 4-hole and channel-based mounting systems
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50-50 frontside 360 indy
This is me in my hometown, Albuquerque,N.M. we have a mountain called Sandia ski resort.Just up the way we have a little mini park we make every year.Sometimes you have go where there's snow we have a 100 inches right now Feb 2 2012. I love this hit!
Now U have 6 reviews 4 Capo's
I'm liking these bindings.Great feel of the board edges.The footbeds just feel good under your feet.I think that small mounting disk is a good idea,might be helping with board feel.I put them on a K2 raygun 156.The first time on them it was a little hard pack snow with some ice.Toe side turn great,heel side board felt like it wanted to kick from under me.Stopped and adjusted the highback one notch back and fixed the problem. After that the board rode great.The straps adjust fast and hold your boots good. I think if you buy these bindings you will like them.So far my favorite binding.
Any idea on when you will have some size...
Any idea on when you will have some size large Capos, preferably in Black?
I've read reviews where the ratchet comes...
I've read reviews where the ratchet comes loose. Do any of you guys have this issue?
toss a little loctite blue 242 on there if so, and the problem should be fixed
They do come loose!!! Bad quality! The ratchet wheel on the ankle strap that advances the ankle ladder is not close enough to effectively grab the ankle ladder and is eating the teeth on the ladder. I have owned 2 pairs of the cheaper EX's and have not experienced this problem. I am currently trying to order 2 ankle ladders to have on hand when the teeth are eventually totally destroyed. Also the quick adjustment tabs for both the ankle strap and toe strap will come undone sometimes. They should have designed these to sit flush when they are in the locked position and NOT have a gap where something can get under them and cause them to come open. I also had to glue my to toe strap where the rubber mesh material seperated from the underside of the strap. I have used these bindings a total of 5 days this year. They need to totally redesign this binding as it is a failure and a waste of my $259! NOT happy about purchasing these!
Looking to pick up a pair of Capos this...
Looking to pick up a pair of Capos this season but it has been a while since i have been in ride binding so I was wondering what size would be best. Currently I have size 9 Nike Kaiju boots according to ride that would be a large, but I might be picking up a pair of Ions this season and in those I wear a size 8.5. Now my question is with the Ion footprint reduction tech will the 8.5 Ion be a good solid fit in a large Capo or would it pair better with a medium? Or would the 9 Nike Kaiju work in a medium and then if I do get the Ions I would be set either way? I really like my bindings and boots to be a nice tight fit with little to no room in the baseplate to move around. Thanks for the help guys
Great performer, just a few small design flaws
I've been able to put two days on these bindings so far this season (one day on my Ride Highlife, the other on my Never Summer SL). First impressions of the binding is they are really lightweight. Not quite as light as last year's Deltas that I own, but definitely lighter than your average binding. The highback has a real nice stiffness, with a bit of lateral flex. Ankle strap is comfortable with the perfect amount of response. As always, the 3D ThinGrip toe strap is the best in the business.
The design flaws I've noticed so far aren't major, but slightly annoying. First off, the footbeds don't fit completely snug and have some side to side play. Somewhat annoying. The second flaw is the quick release adjustment on the ankle strap happens to release on its own every once in awhile. It hasn't happened while riding yet, I doubt that would be fun. I have secured the quick releases with duct tape so it shouldn't be a problem anymore.
One thing to note is I don't really agree with Backcountry's flex rating as "medium." I'd put it more along the lines of medium stiff to stiff. I would say they're comparable to the Rome Targas.
Overall, they're a great binding and probably my favorite to ride right now. Perfect for someone looking for a stiffer all-mountain binding.
I have not used them on the mountain yet. The toe strap is very nice and grippy. The ratchets are super smooth. I can't wait to actually use these. The canted footbeds are very comfortable.
Great upgrade to the old SPI
So let's get the basics out of the way. This is a brand new binding for 2012, yes it is replacing the SPI but it is really nothing like the SPI. The new features that make this binding so different from the SPI are:
*Infinity Tray: Complete redesign of the tray with adjustments at the front and back of tray to dial in the fit to your boot. No more moving the heelcup a notch, you have micro adjustments to really dial it in to your boots, no matter what the brand is.
*Eclipse Highback: Pigging backing off of the Stealth Highbacks that are used on the contraband & Rodeo binding this new highback is responsive, but has a nice torsional flex. This gives you great response when you really want to lay down or need to react fast to miss a tree or gaper. But there is enough play that it doesn't hinder you. You can really load up on them when you spin or as you bonk off tree stumps & boxes/rails.
*Freestyle Ankle Strap: So COMFY!! These wrap right around the instep of your boot and you don't even notice they're there. The padding and support are great and the tool less adjustment makes for quick adjustments to dial it right in and you don't even think about it again. The strap appears to be a solid piece, but it is actually milled out in the middle of the strap giving you a slight give forward on those toeside turns.
*Astroglyde Ratchets: New redesign with a lever that is much easier to release when you're getting out of the binding and a nice smooth motion as you're strapping in.
I spent the last 3 months of the season on these binders and there wasn't a snow condition that I didn't encounter with them. The last few seasons I've been on the nitrane and optimo binders, so I was a little hesitant to switch over but these bindings killed it everywhere for me.
I am an all-mountain freestyle rider... I occasionally dabble in the terrain park, but only if it hasn't snowed in a long time. I use the entire mountain as a terrain park looking for natural jibs, cutouts, jumps, etc... I loved the performance I got out of the Capo. The highback was a huge surprise as it was just as responsive as the old highbacks used on the SPI back in the day, but much more forgiving and playful when you wanted them to be. So when I wanted to load up off of a cutout to spin I could feel where I was when I took off and when I came around to land. As many of you know, having that feeling and knowing where your edges are is really important so you don't end up smacking your face. That was especially important as I spent the majority of the season on the Berzerker and that board is responsive.
When it comes down to it, if you've been on the SPI or EX in the past or you like a binding that is responsive, but forgiving and playful to ride all over the entire mountain you are going to love the CAPO.
All around the best snowboard binding I've ever road
These bindings are absolutely phenomenal, I ride a lot of park. These bindings absolutely excel in every area of snowboarding, what I like the most is that I can go from park to powder and they do it all,and the reverse camber ride machete I love.My snowboard setup is straight up gangster and I wouldn't suggest any other brand!
Great update to SPI !!
New Eclipse Highback can't be beat! Stance correct, larger surface area for max support.
New Infinity chassis. Great flexing chassis with the new mini disc (also est compatible).
New Astro-Glide ratchet - 3 pin ratchet that performs like butta and keeps you in tight.
All around amazing binding that is light weight and aggressive. I throw these on my Berzerker and it's magical.
Got my husband the black color way and he loves them! They have this crazy cool finish, very sleek
Will dog funk be carrying the Capo in the...
Will dog funk be carrying the Capo in the red color way?
Yes, Should be available very soon