Snowboard Iskola

Board: Capita The Outsiders

Size: 158

Camber Option: Park V1 Profile. A predominately traditional camber dominated profile with a flat section before the tip kicks.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Sunny mostly bluebird skies with the occasional large cloud out cropping, warmer temps with a cool breeze, firm fast groomers, chunder groomers, and creamy groomers with a fair amount of ice in the shade or the scraped off sections of snow.

Flex: You have your standard park flex with slightly softer tips out by the contact points then stiffening up as it comes through the insert pack through the middle with a noticeable amount of torsional flex. The overall flex comes in at just past a middle of the road.

Stability: This board gets a little chatter at high speeds but that’s to be expected. In rutted out terrain it stays on top of the snow and plows through everything while you feel the more jarring hits right through the middle of the board.

Ollies: As it’s pretty much camber this board has pop. Load it up and prepare for it to rebound because it has some serious snap. The one thing to note is after it’s loaded up and you have engaged it there’s a slight delay before it spring but that really doesn’t mean shit in the grand scheme of things it just wants to boost. Find your line and prepare to send it.

Pop On Jumps: If you ever wanted to overshoot small jumps this is a great board for that. It’s really designed for bigger features with the way it pops off the lip and how it’s built. If you like going bigger and further keep that in mind.

Butterability: With that small flat section in the tips that’s where you want to engage this board for a butter. Much like traditional camber it really locks in out there but it’s a bit more approachable due to the flex and that camber shape. There will be some fight from this board so prepare yourself to snap out of anything you do but you can get sideways and swivel and sizzle.

Jibbing: Speed is your friend here, if you are one of those guys that likes to be laid back with how you approach a feature you might need to up your game. This is a board you want to come in hot, press a little harder, and prepare yourself for a little fight from the board. It retains its snap out of the feature when doing a nose/tail press which is nice but when it locks in you feel secure. It’s not going to be a gnarly deep press but it gets the job done. Going sideways you feel it slightly cradle the feature but not clap out this creates more of a balance board effect on it.

Carving: This board just wants to get on edge and let you drive right under foot. The edge to edge transmission is very fluid and nimble you never feel like it’s disengaging the edge when you transition from toe to heel. When carving you can be aggressive and lay it over with ease or you can be more mellow. This is a board that handles everything from short quick set up carves to long deep hard aggressive laid over ones and everything in between. The power out of the tail is nice for really giving you speed out of a turn.

Rider in Mind: High end freestyle rider.

Personal Thoughts: It’s been a while since I last got on this board. They beefed it up a little but it still retains the predictability of previous models. I like that in a board as it doesn’t make me think it’s going to kill me. It just wants to cruise at medium to high speeds and freestyle assault everything in front of it. It does take a little more effort to get it to snap, press, and play around but the end result is well worth it.

Comparable Boards: Rome Mod, Gnu Riders Choice C3, Ride Burnout

Binding Recommendations: Union Strata, Ride C-8, Rome Katana