Hello and welcome to my Capita Outerspace Living review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Outerspace Living as an all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Outerspace Living a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
This is the first chance I’ve had to ride the Outerspace Living (I’ve been wanting to ride it for a while) – and I was rather impressed as you’ll see.
Board: Capita Outerspace Living 2018
Price: $399 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium (5/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 89.9/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 24 men’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
- The average score was 81.3/100
- The highest score was 93.3/100 (see below)
- The lowest score was 70.8/100
- The average price was $507
- The Outerspace Living ranked 3rd out of 24
Overview of the Outerspace Living’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Outerspace Living’s specs and available sizes.
|Ability Level||Beginner to Advanced||Feel||Stable|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber||Shape||True Twin|
|Stance Setback||Centered||Edge-hold||Medium snow|
|Price||$399 (USD)||Base||Extruded (XXX(Truded)™)|
|Waist Width (mm)||242||243||248||251||253||256|
|Weight Range (lbs)||not available||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Weight Range (kgs)||not available||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
Who is the Outerspace Living Most Suited to?
The Outerspace Living is for anyone who wants a board that can do a bit of everything – but is slightly in favor of more freestyle things.
So, if you want just one board for your quiver and want to ride it in the park, ride switch, ride groomers or get off the groomers (particularly if you like to ride powder switch). If you want to spin off anything and everything and find natural hits to jumps off.
And on top of all of that, if you want a board that’s affordable – then the Outerspace Living has you covered.
It’s also a great board for beginners, but is also an awesome tool for advanced riders.
I rode a lot of great 2018 boards during the season, but I think I enjoyed this one the most.
The Outerspace Living in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Outerspace Living is capable of.
Board: Capita Outerspace Living 2018, 158cm (253mm waist width) & 156cm (251mm waist)
Date: March 24, 2017
Conditions: Mixture of snow and rain but mostly rain. Quite windy. Visibility was iffy. Snow was quite slow but the Outerspace Living Glided really well. Plenty of fresh snow around from night before.
Could’ve ridden this board all day! And it was raining, windy and really low visibility and I still didn’t want to get off it.
Bindings: Flux DS 2016
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 590mm (23“) on the 158 and 575mm (22.5”) on the 156
I had the privilege of riding 2 different sizes on the Outerspace Living which was great because it reminded me how even just 2cm of difference in length can change the feel of the ride – another reason why sizing is so important.
That said, the differences are subtle, but definitely noticeable.
For a true twin, centered board, it floated really well. There’s always going to be a limit with how good it will be with no setback and a true twin shape – but the rocker in the nose really helped with that float.
But the advantage of having that centered, true twin shape was that it was great for riding powder switch. There was plenty of powder around on the day and since this board was so fun to spin with I was landing a lot switch in powder and for that it was awesome.
Carving & Turning
This board can carve. It’s not the king of carvers but you can definitely get a good carve on it.
In terms of normal turns, this board is amazing. It just feels very smooth and is completely catch-free. It’s so easy and effortless to ride. Would be great for a beginner but so good in general.
It’s really quick edge-to-edge and feels really nimble. It’s a great ride in the trees too.
Let’s Break up this text with a Video
It feels pretty stable and even at speed it holds that stability well. Not a speed demon, and that’s not what you expect out of a board like this. But you can get some speed on it without feeling too wobbly on it.
It could handle anything chundery and uneven really well. Was the kind of board that you didn’t dread hitting bumpy snow on.
There was one thing struck me immediately with this board – and that was how light it was. This is super light and is super easy to spin and is great for ollies – and it’s always nice by the end of the day on the lifts when the board is this light!
But it’s also got great stability for landings and is awesome on the approach for small to big jumps in the park or side hits – basically anything you want to jump off (and spin off) this board can handle it!
First jump I took this thing over and I didn’t land it – I just straight aired it, but I got way more pop off the lip and more speed on the approach than I expected and it surprised me!
O.K. here’s another video
Basically, as good as it gets for riding switch. The only thing that would make it better is an asymmetrical shape. But that’s finding things.
It’s a true twin and is a really forgiving board that’s snappy, agile and easy to ride – so even if you’re switch riding isn’t that good yet, you’ll be fine riding this one switch.
Surprisingly good for jibbing. Not the ideal jibber for sure, but definitely doable.
Capita Outerspace Living 156cm
It always surprises me that 2cm can make a noticeable difference. Compared to the 158cm, the 156cm was:
- Easier to butter – subtly but certainly noticeably.
- Not quite as nice as 158 for carving or as stable as speed. Didn’t really notice any difference in powder.
- A little easier to spin – again subtly but definitely noticeably.
- Ever so slightly more nimble – preferred it in the trees but only just.
Changes from the 2017 Model
- The 2018 has traditional tip and tail arcs whereas the 2017 had the “Wah-Pow” tip and tail (like the DOA has on both the 2017 & 2018).
- 2018 has FSC certified sustainable dual core vs 2017 RFC Sustainable Select Core
- 2018 has “ABS1000” sidewalls compared to “ABS” sidewalls on 2017
- 2018 has “magic bean” resin vs 2017 “Evo Resin”
What I didn’t realize was that both the 2017 & 2018 models have Extruded bases (XXX[TRUDED]) – this is really a surprise given that I though that this board glided better than most! This is probably why the price on this board is so good – but really I did not think for a second (it wasn’t until after I rode it that I noticed it in the specs) that this was an extruded base.
Capita claim that it’s “no ordinary extruded base” which I would usually dismiss as marketing spin – but based no how it rode I think they might actually have a point, in this case.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
|FACTOR||RATING (OUT OF 5)||CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL SCORE|
|TOTAL after normalizing||89.9/100|
For a second, let’s take price out of the equation.
This is an awesome all-mountain-freestyle deck that can do a bit of everything, seriously. It’s poppy, snappy, nimble, can hold a carve, is stable and is awesome for riding and landing switch.
It turns effortlessly, is super light and spins are a dream.
Now let’s bring price back in – this board is unbelievably reasonably priced for what you get. It’s over $100 cheaper than the average of the boards I rated and that’s a good bit.
I was looking for a new board to add to my quiver and I’ll be buying this one once it comes out.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you’re interested in learning more about the Outerspace Living, are ready to buy or want to research prices or availability, check out the links below.
If you want to see how the Outerspace Living compared to other All-Mountain-Freestyle snowboards or want to check out other all-mountain-freestyle options, check out the next link (note: this will be definitely be making my top 5 when I update for 2018).