Hello and welcome to Capita Space Metal Fantasy review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Space Metal Fantasy as a freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Space Metal Fantasy a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other women's freestyle snowboards.
Board: Capita Space Metal Fantasy 2022
Flex Rating: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Rating Score: 84.6/100
Compared to other Women’s Freestyle Boards
Out of the 16 women’s freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Space Metal Fantasy’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Space Metal Fantasy’s specs and available sizes.
Flat to Rocker Capita's "Park V2 Profile"
Extruded (Superdrive EX base)
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Space Metal Fantasy Best Suited To?
The Space Metal Fantasy is a great option either as a freestyle/park board or as a beginner board.
It's a playful, easy going ride that can be used by any level of freestyle rider - or for the beginner who is just learning to link turns.
The Space Metal Fantasy in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Space Metal Fantasy is capable of.
Board: Capita Space Metal Fantasy, 2022 145cm (236mm waist width)
Date: February 25, 2021
Conditions: Mostly overcast with patches of blue. Quite a cold wind.
Temp was -3°C (27°F) and -10°C (14°F) with wind chill factor.
24 snow: 15cm (6")
7 day snow: 41cm (16")
On groomer: Soft and smooth for the most part! Did get a little cruddy later in the day but for the most part very friendly fun conditions.
Off groomer: Plenty of fresh snow. Was really nice off groomer - soft and whilst not super deep, enough of a layer to be really fun.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 505mm (19.9″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 246mm (9.69")
Weight: 2570g (5lbs, 11oz)
Weight per cm: 17.72g/cm
Average Weight per cm: 17.12 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of around 20 women's boards that I've weighed in 2020, 2021 and 2022 models. The Space Metal Fantasy is a little heavier than normal but Jade found it to feel really light on snow. Part of that is probably that she's used to slightly longer boards, but also some boards just feel lighter on snow than what the scales might suggest.
Rider Height: 5'7" (170cm)
Rider Weight: 145lbs (66kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US6.5 Thirty Two Exit
Bindings Used: Burton Lexa, Medium
Damp or Chattery?
It's not super damp. More chattery than damp overall.
Smooth or Snappy?
More snappy than smooth. It's not ultra snappy, but it's certainly on the snappier side.
Performed pretty well in powder for a twin. We didn't have anything waist deep or anything - and going on its specs, it's not going to be amazing in deeper powder, but Jade felt it performed really well in the amount that we had.
But there is that flat-to-rocker profile with quite a bit of rocker which does certainly help it to float.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Never going to be a carving machine, but was OK on a carve. Favored shorter sharper carves more than longer drawn out carves - and preferred them at slower speeds.
Turning: Really easy turning board. Easy to initiate turns and quick edge to edge.
Maneuverability at Slow Speeds: Very nimble at slow speeds. Very easy to maneuver.
Skidded Turns: Really forgiving of skidded turns. Helps to make this a great beginner option.
Surprisingly good at speed and surprisingly stable. Still definitely not a bomber - but for the flex and camber profile it did better than expected.
Crud: It could get bucked around a little, but was super easy to correct when it did get bucked around.
Bumps: Nice and nimble for weaving between the bumps and hugged them well when riding over top.
Let's Break this Text up with a video
This video is for the 2021 model. If I can find a 2022 video, will replace it with that.
Decent for jumps, particularly if you're not looking to get heaps of air.
Pop: Not a whole lot of pop. What's there is super easy to extract, but overall pop wasn't huge.
Approach: Easy to speed check and make any minor adjustments on the approach. For faster approaches not as good, but for approaches to small or medium jumps or side hits, it's all good.
Landing: Not a stomper but could handle landings from smaller jumps fine. Forgiving of any landing errors.
Side-hits: Really fun for sidehits - easy pop and great maneuverability. A bit more pop would make it better, but overall really nice.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Best for small jumps, but fine for medium. Not as good for larger jumps.
Basically ideal for riding switch. Easy to rotate into switch and back out again and riding switch, taking off and landing is basically the same as riding in your natural direction.
Easy to get the spin around and great for setting up and landing switch. Could use a little more pop and not as suitable for larger tricks, but otherwise a very good board for spinning.
Very well suited to jibbing. Great for making any adjustments on the approach, rides the jib well and easy to dismount as well.
It's a really buttery board - easy flex in tip and tail to press and easy to control when pressing/buttering.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
The Space Metal Fantasy is a fun playful park/freestyle oriented deck, that works equally as well as a first board for a beginner (whether riding freestyle or not).
It's biggest strengths are for butter tricks and jibs, but also fine for jumps, particularly smaller jumps, and even just for cruising the mountain - good in the trees and decent in powder for a twin.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare the Space Metal Fantasy to other freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.