I rode my friend’s in Colorado and immediately purchased my own Capita Black Death Speed Tribe upon returning to Ohio. There aren’t a lot of runs in my state, and even fewer terrain parks, but I travel a lot so I thought the investment would be worth it – and it definitely was! Hands-down, this is the raddest board I’ve ever flown (yes, flown) over the mountain top.
Capita put a lot of technology into this board, and my salesman ran it all by me – but I’m not impressed capitalforbusiness with a lot of words, I’m impressed by performance. My Black Death snowboard is pure speed on ice – on my first run no one could catch me downhill. But the board is a freestyle, so I took it down to the pipe and after half an hour all the girls were sending glances my way (I don’t think it was the board’s design either) when I started hitting the highest ollies of my life. The landings were good, but I embarrassingly dropped on a couple of them because I wasn’t used to falling from so high (I’m not a steep guy, so the highest I ever get is popping the pipe or flipping off a snow ramp). Still, this is definitely a wicked board and I’d guess someone more advanced than me would get even a bigger thrill out of it.
One of the nicest things about this board is that it holds up well to a lot of landings, no matter how botched they are. It also held a line very well on sharp turns, which were more important after hitting my spins. It didn’t get me a date, but it definitely got me looks and I intend to take it back to Colorado when I visit my friend again later this year – and this time, I’ll be able to keep up with him! Great board, I can’t say enough about it, and somehow the name Capita Black Death Speed Tribe is incredibly inspiring when you’re ready to hit the slopes.
Justin Biggs is an avid snowboarder. To get more info on this and other snowboards, visit Snowboard Reviews
NAFTA’s effect on Canada is a hotly debated issue. To establish the real impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (what a mouthful!), I’m looking at economic indicators and sociological measures. Here’s the first piece, considering the data on GDP. Bookmark us so you can return for the following posts analyzing the economic data, and eventually, my commentary and conclusions on NAFTA’s impact on Canada.
That said, here’s the data on GDP and GDP per capita, as I’ve been writing for my Integrative Seminar project (a course they give in CEGEP, which is Quebec’s version of community college).
One last thing before I forget: I’m not sure what to make of the GDP growth, nor how to conclusively link it causally with NAFTA. If you could comment with your insight on why we’ve had this growth, and where it’s going, as well as how I can link it (or disprove a link) to NAFTA, that’d be great.