The CAPiTA Outsiders made its debut in the 2013/14 season, aimed squarely at the rider looking to up their freestyle game. In the range it sits somewhere between the playful Horrorscope and the precision-tool NAS, so if that sounds like your wheelhouse then read on.
It’s had the same profile since the beginning, something the CAPiTA guys call ‘New Age Camber’. Basically it’s the traditional bend but with very short, flat sections at the contact points, meaning you get plenty of edge hold but with less twitchiness at high speeds.
It’s therefore ideal for pointing at a gigantic booter, especially when you factor in the super-fast sintered base. Once you hit the lip, the two carbon beams that run along the majority of the board’s length will give an extra boost to your pop.
The new core – featuring even amounts of poplar and paulownia wood – is lighter than its predecessor but still as tough as old boots. This board is definitely one for pushing to the limit, although its medium flex means it won’t feel difficult to maneuver at slower speeds.
So by all means send it skywards, but be sure to give it some time on the side hits too.