Board: Capita The Outsiders
Camber Option: New Age Camber. Mellow traditional camber that ends before the contact points and merges into a flat zone before the upkick in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: Temps in the mid 30’s, bluebird skies, zero wind, and snow that was firm, fast, and slightly packy.
Flex: Playful in the tips till half way between the contact point and first inserts, stiffer under foot, and then more play in the middle. The torsional give matches the play in the middle of the board making for a fun and lively middle of the road flex. Think of this as a slightly more playful version of the DOA from Capita.
Stability: While not an overly damp board it isn’t also so lively that you feel everything causing for the chatter to resonate back to your knees and ankles. There is some chatter albeit a very minimal amount out in the tips, but it’s not enough to skew the ride at all. Charging around through push mounds, moguls, and chunder this board rides through them all without trying to buck you.
Ollies: Want to ollie that slow sign that’s just sitting there on the trail with no one watching it? You know you do. Well this is the board for it. The pop out of this deck drives this board up and over anything in its path. You do have to mildly load the tail to get pop, but it’s not so overwhelming that you’re constantly thinking about it.
Pop On Jumps: Hitting jumps is a dream with this board. There’s enough pop and camber to load up if you feel the lips aren’t going to shoot you to the sweet spot of the landing.
Butterability: That micro flat spot creates flex point that lets you get up on the tips and play around. You do have to put a slight bit of effort into getting the desired ground press, but it’s not so overwhelming that you’re putting all your leg strength into it.
Jibbing: Locking into presses feels natural and smooth. There’s enough rebound out of the board to pop off the end of the feature and get you out of the landing zone. Sliding sideways is effortless and fun.
Carving: Kick your back knee in, flex the center of the board, and reach down to grab that heel edge because you’re going for a hard aggressive carve. The sidecut is great for railing turns and lets you rip around the mountain laying trenches. It’s not as over powering as the Defenders of Awesome, which in my opinion makes it more fun.
Rider in Mind: The rider that will do it all and wants a little bit of camber with a new age tweak to it.
Personal Thoughts: This board really stood out not only for being light weight, but for how playful it was. Hitting side hits, carving deep aggressive carves, and buttering around were that perfect mix of effortless with a lively snap to it. This board stood out as a true do everything deck that wants to push you to do more.
Check out the 2016 review of The Outsiders.
Comparable Boards: Interior Plains Project Honalee, Rome Gang Plank, Endeavor High Five
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This board was loaned to us for review by Capita Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried the 2016 review over.