List Price US $499
Capita Birds Of A Feather 2013-2023 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style All Mountain Freestyle
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) Women's, < 8, 8-10, 10-12, > 12
Manufactured in Austria at The Mothership
Shape True Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Light
Split No
Powder Poor
Base Glide Great
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Great
Jumps Great
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Hard

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Capita Birds Of A Feather 2023 - 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The Capita Birds Of A Feather is a pretty inexpensive but somewhat aggressive hybrid camber twin for those that want to charge regular or switch. It’s got a ton of pop and has good technical ability that you can take all over the mountain.

The Birds Of A Feather now comes with wide waist width options. Always great to see a board with a wide variety of sizing options and even extra cool to see women’s wide snowboard sizes too.

Full Capita Birds Of A Feather Fast Forward Markers Timecodes

00:00 – Intro 00:20 – Flex 00:44 – Camber Profile 01:16 – Snow Conditions 01:55 – Sizes 02:04 – Base 02:12 – True Twin 02:33 – On Snow Feel 03:06 – Steeps 03:43 – Powder 03:47 – Furthest Set Back On Board 04:02 – Off Piste 04:19 – Groomers / Turning 05:02 – Playfulness 05:22 – Freestyle Personality 06:05 – Overall

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

How This Review Happened: We were sent this for an extended demo and returned it.

Size: 143
Days:  4+
Conditions: Mostly spring conditions with a little powder mixed in here and there.
Riders:  Steph
Boots:  Vans Ferra Pro
Bindings: Union Legacy

Sizes Availible: 140, 142, 144, 146, 148, 150, 152, 154, 148W, 150W, 152W

Love how many size options come with this board.

On Snow Feel

The Capita Birds of a Feather is a board for those that must be on their game most or all of the time.  It’s more forgiving than a camber board but not by that much.  The camber between the feet transitioning to flat with a touch of rocker in the tip/tail makes the board poppy and aggressive but not that forgiving. It’s a fun ride for those who like to ride switch a lot and appreciate a centered stance ride but also want to be a little more aggressive around the mountain and park.

Powder

It’s not really the best thing for that easy float in powder even compared to many other hybrid shaped twins.  This board can hang with many set back all mountain boards on groomers but then struggles to stay afloat when it gets deep. It’s the kind of board for very experienced riders who learned how to keep a camber twin afloat back in the day. Those kinds of riders will find this easy but compared to most hybrid tech out there these days most will find it a bit behind.

Turn Initiation and Carving

Fun if you are past the point of skidding your turns.  It’s got a pretty good spring in and out of the turn but it seems that the flat after the inserts in the camber profile seems to interfere with the boards’ ability to spring out of a turn on a harder carve or wider radius turn.  It’s much more noticeable on a carve than making short to even moderately wide turns.  The flat pops on an ollie well but tries to ruin the radius of the turn.  It would be more fun to turn if it was camber between the feet to rocker because the rocker wouldn’t interfere as much. We would all personally like to see less flat and more rocker.

Speed

Fast and fun especially for a twin. It’s got the kind of mountain speed that a lot of directional all mountain boards have. Many all mountain riders like this board, it has the personality and ability of more directional rides even though it is a true twin.

Base

QUANTUM DRIVE™ BASE – A high quality sintered base that gives this board a fast glide on the snow.

Uneven Terrain

It can handle end of the day weekend resort snow but it is not going to be the most forgiving twin when you are out there in the chopped up mess that is a Saturday afternoon. Does well in moguls and trees for a high intermediate to advanced rider.

Edge Hold

Not really super solid when the snow gets harder.  We’d like to see a little more going on here to help the board hold a little better. But it does well in most snow conditions, up to hard snow or mellow ice.

Flex

Easier to butter than a camber board but even though it has a 5/10 rating on the Capita scale. It feels a bit stiffer than that to me. More like a 6 to 6 1/2 out of 10.

Switch

Very easy regular or switch.  The only board easier is an asymmetrical twin.

Jibbing

The Birds Of A Feather would be good for an established jib rider who has some experience hitting boxes and rails. It has awesome energy out of ollies, so it makes it easy to get onto skate style rails and features. But it isn’t very forgiving. So you must be on your game a bit when riding park with this board.

Pipe

It’s a decent pipe board but we like boards that can carve more from wall to wall and the flat for us is just a little off. This board has really great energy and pop when airing out, and it has the technical ability that you want when riding pipe. It isn’t as good as a full camber board for pipe riding, but it gets the job done for the most part.

Jumps

It has a nice poppy ride and a good board for those that like air. Enough stability for medium and large jumps. Feels good when spinning, but isn’t too forgiving if you land a little off. Better for a more established park rider or someone looking for a technical ride in the park.

So all in all the Capita Birds of a Feather is a very poppy, technical ride that many aggressive all mountain freestyle riders will enjoy.

 
Capita Birds Of A Feather Past Reviews

2019

The Capita Birds Of A Feather is a pretty inexpensive but somewhat aggressive hybrid camber twin for those that want to charge regular or switch. It’s got a ton of pop but also some parts that are lacking.  Other than a few minor tweaks the 2017-2019 Capita Birds of a Feather hasn’t changed in terms of specs and design but the flex has softened up a bit over the years without it losing its dampness or pop.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

Approximate Weight: Feels pretty normal.  Nothing heavy or nothing light.

On Snow Feel: The Capita Birds of a Feather is a board for those that must be on their game most or all of the time.  It’s more forgiving than a camber board but not by that much.  The camber between the feet transitioning to flat with a touch of rocker in the tip/tail makes the board poppy and aggressive but not that forgiving.  It’s a fun ride for those who like to ride switch a lot and appreciate a centered stance ride but also want to be a little more aggressive around the mountain and park.

Powder:  No powder to speak of when this was tested but it’s not really the best thing for that easy float in powder even compared to many other hybrid shaped twins.  This board can hang with many set back all mountain boards on groomers but then struggles to stay afloat when it gets deep.  It’s even not as good as many centered stance twins.  It’s the kind of board for very experienced riders who learned how to keep a camber twin afloat back in the day. Those kinds of riders will find this easy but compared to most hybrid tech out there these days most will find it a bit behind.

Turn Initiation and Carving:  Fun if you are past the point of skidding your turns.  It’s got a pretty good spring in and out of the turn but it seems that the flat after the inserts in the camber profile seems to interfere with the boards’ ability to spring out of a turn on a harder carve or wider radius turn.  It’s much more noticeable on a carve than making short to even moderately wide turns.  The flat pops on an ollie well but tries to ruin the radius of the turn.  It would be more fun to turn if it was camber between the feet to rocker because the rocker wouldn’t interfere as much. We would all personally like to see less flat and more rocker.

Speed: Fast and fun especially for a twin. It’s got the kind of mountain speed that a lot of directional all mountain boards have.  I think that’s why many of our all mountain girl riders like this board even though they normally like a directional setback board.

Uneven Terrain: It can handle end of the day weekend resort snow but it is not going to be the most forgiving twin when you are out there in the chopped up mess that is a Saturday afternoon.

Edge Hold: Not really super solid when the snow gets harder.  We’d like to see a little more going on here to help the board hold a little better.

Flex: Easier to butter than a camber board but the flex is pretty aggressive.

Switch: Very easy regular or switch.  The only board easier is an asymmetrical twin.

Jibbing: Not really the best jibber in Capita’s line.  It’s fine for a mellow box or two but it’s not really a board that wants to lap the jib park all day.

Pipe:  it’s a decent pipe board but we like boards that can carve more from wall to wall and the flat for us is just a little off.  Over time you get used to it but the real issue is the edge hold isn’t there out of the wrapper like many boards to lap the pipe all winter.  As it stands it’s more of a softer pipe ride. If you know how to really sharpen up your edges then it might be better.

Jumps: That flat camber in the profile kind of screws with the turning radius when carving and turning but it sure helps when it comes to jumps. It’s a nice poppy ride and a good board for those that like air.

So all in all even though the flat between the camber and rocker deadens the joy of turning a bit and doesn’t float as well in powder as much hybrid camber or Hybrid Rocker boards out there the Capita Birds of a Feather is still a very poppy technical ride that many aggressive all mountain freestyle riders will enjoy.

 
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