Hello and welcome to my Scott Stevens Pro snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Scott Stevens Pro as a freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Scott Stevens Pro a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other freestyle snowboards.
Board: Capita Scott Stevens Pro
Flex Rating: Medium (5/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Rating Score: 86.4/100
Compared to other Men’s Freestyle Boards
Out of the 37 men’s freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Scott Stevens Pro’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Scott Stevens Pro’s specs and available sizes.
Flat to Rocker - Capita's "Park V2 Profile"
Sintered (Capita's "Quantum Drive Base")
Lighter than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Scott Stevens Pro Suited To?
The Scott Stevens Pro is best suited to those who predominantly ride park or those that want a separate board for riding park.
It's a really buttery, agile, playful ride, that loves jibs, spins and buttering around.
The Scott Stevens Pro in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Scott Stevens Pro is capable of.
Board: Capita Scott Stevens Pro 2021, 155cm (255mm waist width)
Date: February 21, 2020
Conditions: Groomers on the firmer side of medium but not overly hard and softened up a bit later on.
A little crunchy off groomer, but not too bad.
Relatively cold and a little bit of a cold wind made it quite cold on lift but overall just moderately cold. Warmer in sun of course.
Nice and sunny and great visibility.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 555mm (21.9″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 265mm (10.4")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Salomon Lo-Fi
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2820grams (6lbs 3oz)
Weight per cm: 18.19 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.36 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of around 80 models that I've weighed in 2019, 2020 & 2021 models. So, a little lighter than average, but felt even lighter on snow than the weight suggests.
Damp or Chattery?
Pretty chattery. Can feel everything on it! But it's designed to feel everything, and when you get it on jibs, you really appreciate that feel.
Smooth or Snappy?
Not ultra snappy, but certainly more snappy than smooth.
Not made for powder. It's got rocker tip and tail, so it will have something there, but otherwise, not well suited to powder, IMO, at least not deep powder.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Feels pretty washy when you try to really lay into a carve. Not what this board is meant for, IMO.
Turning: Really easy going turner. Super easy laid back turner.
Maneuverability at Slow Speeds: Nice and nimble and playful at slow speeds
Skidded Turns: Easy to skid turns on. Not a catchy bone in its body.
Actually surprised me a little with speed. Better than I expected. But still not great at speed overall. Especially if you're trying to lay down a high-speed carve. Gets a bit squirelly/washy. But could handle more speed than I would have guessed.
You can feel every little bump on this board. Handles bumps well, but you feel them - not very damp. But very good at weaving through bumps.
Same thing in crud, you can really feel it buck you about. But it compensates for that by being really easy to correct on.
Really fun for small jumps and side-hits and little spins.
Pop: Not ultra poppy by any means, but what's there is really effortless to extract
Approach: Nice and nimble, yet stable enough for small jumps but gets a bit unstable for faster approaches to larger jumps.
Landing: Stable enough for smaller jumps and nice and forgiving for off landings, but not a stomper and not ideal for bigger jumps.
Side-hits: Really fun. Easy pop, nice and nimble for trickier setups.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Most suited to small, IMO. OK for medium, but not so great for larger jumps.
Really good as you'd expect.
Great fun for spins, especially for little spins off the end of boxes/rails etc. Feels nice and light and easy to get the spin around, easy pop and landing and setting up switch is great. Not as suitable for bigger tricks though.
This is a killer jib board! Even for a not-very-strong jibber like me, I felt confident hitting jibs and trying things that I wouldn't on most boards. Everything - the setup, on the jib and the dismount - felt like it was in harmony with riding jibs.
Super easy to butter on.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
The Scott Stevens Pro is a fun little park board for those that want to keep things playful and creative and tend to favor the jib line in the park. Really nice to spin and butter and fun for little side-hits.
Don't expect it to be a charger - not what it's made for, but if you ride it to it's strengths, it's a super fun, playful ride.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Scott Stevens Pro, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Scott Stevens Pro compares to other freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.
I’m looking to add a Scott Stevens Pro as a board to improve my freestyle skills.
My 12 year old son is spending more time in the park, on small jumps, rails and smaller features.
I consider myself a solid intermediate when it comes to carving, but a novice in the park.
Im just looking raise that level to “adequate”.
Enough to have some fun in low speed, so to speak.
Size 9,5 boots
22” stance width and 12/-12 binding angles
Salomon Launch boots
Burton Malavita bindings
From Capitas weight recommendations I should be on a 157, but I would like to hear your take on 157 vs 155.
What would I lose/gain over the two sizes?
Thanks for your message.
I think you could go 155, depending on what size you typically ride in your other board(s). I would put your “standard all-mountain length” at around 161 for your height/weight specs, but given this is your dedicated freestyle board, you can size down quite a bit. And sizing down 6cm, if you want it to be really nice and easy to press, spin, etc and you won’t be doing anything high speed, is a reasonable amount to size down. I think if the size you’re used to with your other boards is 161 or less, then I would go to 155. But if you’re used to riding like 162+, then the 157 is probably your better bet.
Hope this helps with your decision
Thank you for your reply.
Then I’m definitely on the 155, as I have never been on anything longer than 159.
I’m quite fond of the orange base on the 155 as well 😃
Much appreciated, as always.
You’re very welcome Peter. Hope it treats you well and that you have an awesome season!
Hendrik Weiß says
I am 180lbs at 9’4 hight.
I could get the scott stevens pro in 153 for a good price, but I am afraid tha it might be too small.
In ur chart table my “regular” board size would be 162.
My K2 Alchemist is 163 and my Capita Mega Merc is in 159, so those sizes are pretty damn accurate.
I would say that I am pretty good at carving, but I am a complete beginner in freestyle. The best I can do are weird looking ollies and 180s. Therefore a Jib Board like the scott stevens pro would match great, I think. While the Mega Merc woudl fill the spot for bigger features, the scott stevens pro would be mainly for jibbing und buttering.
So what do you think, should I pass and wait for a 155 or is the 153 still good enought?
(In terms of stance, I think that I would use the second and the third hole for my mini discs, Union Startas. Therefore I do not use the last hole, which isnt that desirable i think)
Yeah, I think the 153 is getting a bit too small. I think the 155 would be a better option. But if you were OK with it feeling really soft flexing and having very little stability, particularly when riding faster, then it could be doable. It should butter really easily and be really easy to throw around. I think 155 is probably the better size, but if you’re OK with all that, then it’s doable – but would really be heavily a playful, small feature only park dedicated board.
Hey, weight 180lbs at 9‘4, will the 153 be fine for me for park?
I have a mega merc for bigger features
Thanks for your message.
Please see reply above
Quick question. All cool snowboards (like this one) have WAIST WIDTH (MM) = 250+
I’m using snowboards size = 152. My weight is 71-73kg. And boots size 40.5 (7.5 us). As I understand, I need WAIST WIDTH = ~246mm.
Question: 254mm does not suit me? Or it can be ok and I miss the idea?
p.s. thanks for choosing a snowboard for me 2 years ago. It was awesome and I appreciate your help!
Thanks for your message.
Ideally, you’d go a little narrower than 250 for your boot size – just to get your feet closer to the edges to help with edge leverage. But it can sometimes be hard to find those narrower widths. Often with freestyle oriented boards – like the Scott Steven’s Pro – the width is a little wider. In that 150-153 length range there are quite a few boards with a <250mm waist width, but often (but not always) with freestyle boards they're a little wider.
If you were to go something like the Scott Steven's pro, given that it's wide for your feet and assuming that you would be riding it mostly freestyle anyway, then I would size down on it. So I think sizing down to 151 makes sense in this case. I think for your weight 153 is already sizing down a little bit, so I don't think the size is wrong, but for this board I think even at a narrower width you'd want to size down a little bit anyway, assuming you'll be riding freestyle on it, so I think sizing down that extra bit to take into account both freestyle riding and the fact that it's wide for your feet, would be a good idea, IMO.
Hope this helps
Thank you very much! now all is clear!
You’re very welcome Nikita. Hope you have an awesome season!