CAPiTA Space Metal Fantasy

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As one of the winningest female Good Wood boards, the Space Metal Fantasy cinched its fourth consecutive award as testers once again were attracted to this lively park pick. "Poppy, precise and smooth to load up, I felt like I could launch into orbit, and spin laps around the sun with this baby!" a mystified tester mused. I was surprised with how smooth she locked in jibs, but also noticed it was a bit washy on hard landings," she continued. The reverse camber profile has flat in the center, and rocker in the nose and tail for a carefree, forgiving ride. "Holy S***, this thing saved me so many times-- I felt solid trying new grabs and switch tricks without worrying about getting hung up." Built to push progression and not the bank, the Space Metal Fantasy comes in at a tasty price that will leave a little extra for gas up to the hill or a couple rounds at apres.

Length (cm)
141
143
145
147
149
151
153

Flex:
 6/10

Camber:  Hybrid--camber with early-rise nose and tail

Shape: Twin

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board's flex.)

Price: $370.00
Guide Year

2018

Bang For Your Buck

Yes

Good Wood

Yes

Gender

Womens

Style

Park

Brand Name

Capita

Featured-product

NO

Gallery ID

1000328634

Length

141, 143, 145, 147, 149, 151, 153

Product Showroom

No

Product Type

Snowboard

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “A touch stiffer would make it more reliable on the takeoffs, but damn, I felt like I could spin around the moon and back on this beast.”

Tested-Approved

No

Tester Quote: "A touch stiffer would make it more reliable on the takeoffs, but damn, I felt like I could spin around the moon and back on this beast."

Good Wood 2018 presented by evo.com

With hundreds of options available, how do you pick the best snowboard for you and your riding? The 2017-2018 Good Wood board test is a great place to start. Every board in here has been through rigorous rounds of testing in the environments it's intended for, and passed. Between the feature-filled freestyle terrain at Carinthia at Mount Snow in Vermont, and the rugged steeps of Snowbird, Utah, our eclectic and discerning testers rode and rated hundred of snowboards, ultimately concluding that these are the pinnacle of this season's freestyle and freeride offerings, respectively. Our crew is comprised of riders of riders of vastly varying sizes and backgrounds, with two commonalities: they're all experienced snowboarders with astute product knowledge. When a board stokes out the majority of this group, it means something. In addition to the park and all-mountain Good Wood accolades, we award two boards in each category with the “Bang for your Buck” designation, meaning they're the top-performers with the lowest price tags. Now in its 19th year, TransWorld SNOWboarding's Good Wood is the longest-running and most credible snowboard test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board's performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.