Capita The Outsiders Snowboard Review 2014

Capita The Outsiders : Men’s Good Wood 2015

Park Snowboards Over $450

An aggressive twin made for space-age soaring. Capita's New Age Camber design has positive camber throughout with small flat sections and sidecut blend zones toward the tips for unmatched stability at high speeds without edge-catching tendencies. Poplar wood backed by beech along the rails settles the core with a consistent flex and carbon-fiber beams and fibers throughout load this ship with pop. The wax-infused, sintered base stays slick, too.

Price: $450

Available Sizes: 148, 150, 152, 152W, 154, 156, 156W, 158

Tester Comments

"This board is all-around solid in the park, really quick and playful pop, and stable enough to land. It presses well, not too easy, not too hard. It was the best of times…the best of times!"

Capita The Outsiders 2014-2015 snowboard review

Good Wood 2015 Presented by

How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there's something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride on a sliding scale. The park and all-mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.