The Capita Outsiders is not for everyone. It’s a mostly camber board made for the camber loving aggressive rider on a budget and it’s a step up in terms of aggressiveness to the Capita DOA. Like the DOA it wants to get air and pops like a champ but it’s more fun to carve. Not too much has changed from 2017 to 2014 so the old review still stands.
Conditions: Cold Hard Colorado Snow with a little soft snow on top in some places.
Riders: James, Peter
Boots: Burton Imperial, Nike Kaiju
Bindings: Union Atlas
Set Up:Centered about 23″ wide 15 front and -15 back
Approximate Weight: Felt almost light and we would say it’s on the light side of medium.
On Snow Feel: So the Capita Outsiders felt like it wasn’t much different from most aggressive camber twins we have ridden in the old days. There isn’t much hybrid in the hybrid camber shape and that is why we call it mostly camber. There is only a little bit of flat before the tip/tail. Capita calling it New Age Camber is perfect. It’s pretty locked in just like camber and we didn’t really feel like it was any more forgiving than a traditional camber board. So basically there is consequence if you don’t know what you are doing or you fall off your game.
Flex: It feels medium bordering on Med/Stiff throughout the board. On snow the mostly camber with a touch of flat camber profile doesn’t like to let you butter unless you are a strong rider and know how to butter camber boards. It’s more for those that like to ollie, carve and bomb.
Turn Initiation: The Outsiders has a good spring from edge to edge and it’s a snappy fun board to turn. It springs nicely from edge to edge from short to wide radius turns. If you know how to properly turn a board this will be a fun twin to turn with.
Skidded Turns: Not a good idea to skid turns with this unless you are a good rider. It’s locked in aka catchy so find another board if that is how you turn.
Carving: This is a blast to carve regular or switch and we really liked this here. Even with the flat at the tip/tail it didn’t seem to mess with the arc of the turn like it did with the DOA and it felt good. However our only complaint was we’d like to see a little more grip going on with the edge hold to make it a superior carver for all conditions.
Powder: We had no powder but can’t see this doing that great with all that camber going on. It’s even worse than the DOA. If you like a camber twin in powder you will probably like this a little bit better but most who are use to some rocker going on in the shape will find this a lot of work. It’s one of the last Capita boards I’d grab off the shelf on a powder day.
Speed: Really fast and feels almost like the Capita Mercury when pointing it.
Uneven Terrain: A little rough in the sloppy snow we came across and it doesn’t feel like there is much dampening going on in the board. Even with the Union Atlas which is a damp binding it felt angry on the joints. .
Edge Hold: We wanted more. The Outsiders feels like it’s made to be a for people who want a mountain friendly true twin so why not put in the Death Grip side cut as well. It would give it a little more grip in those medium to hard conditions lot’s of people often ride in.
Switch: Almost perfect either way like a true twin should be.
Jibbing: Both Peter and I were intimidated by the Outsiders for jib park riding and didn’t even go in there. We wanted to stay gold like Pony Boy and be Jib Park Outsiders when it came to the Outsiders.
Pipe: The only complaint about the Capita Outsiders is the edge hold but everything else about the ride is outstanding in the pipe for an accomplished pipe rider. It’s not forgiving but if you know what you are doing you will like it as much or more than a traditional camber ride.
Jumps: Really good pop off the tip and tail and I think that little bit of flat helps it pop more than many true camber boards. We only hit a few small to medium kickers but the Capita Outsiders had lot’s of rewarding spring off the lip. If you want to go medium to big then this is a very fun board to do it with. Just like in the pipe is it’s not forgiving so you must know what you are doing.
All in all its not a bad board but comparing this board to the 2017 Capita line we all preferred the Outerspace Living if you want something more forgiving and well rounded for all conditions….especially powder. It’s still a fun board to turn, get speed and especially get air with.