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Capita Spring Break Powder 167 Night Hawk Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating
Riding Style Powder
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Austria by The Mothership
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Flat to Rocker
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Excellent
Turning Experience Average
Carving Average
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Poor
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Slow

Skidded Turns

Moderate

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Capita Spring Break Powder 167 Night Hawk 2020 Review by The Good Ride

The Capita Spring Break Powder 167 Night Hawk is the biggest and weirdest of the 2020 line but also feels like it might be the one with the most float.

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 riders’ perspective.

How This Review Happened:  We had a couple of laps at a frantic manic demo day.
Size: 167
Days: 1
Conditions: Some pretty good leftover Utah Powder at about 1 foot and maybe a little more in some places.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings: Union Strata,

Similar Boards (but not the same) That We Compared This To- Capita Spring Break 158 Powder Glider, Capita Spring Break 161 Tree Hunter

Set-Up: 22” Wide. 21 front -6 back.  Set all the way back.

Approximate Weight: Feels light for it’s the size.

Sizing: The Capita Spring Break Powder 167 Night Hawk only comes in one size and it feels the biggest and widest of the lot. It felt a little slow for us but it’s meant to be a boat. It is one of the few in the line that might be ok on the back foot with a boot a little bigger than a size 11.

Flex/Buttering: The flex is pretty medium stiff and it feels a bit of a bump up compared to the other Spring Break boards we tried, which is almost all of them now. It still has that newer flex that can bend more than it used to and feels more willing to bend than break like some of the Capita Spring Break boards we tried in the past. The Mothership has really worked at evolving the flex year over year to where it has a very new personality over what used to be out there.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: Stable between the feet big and cruisy. If you surf, it feels like you are on a fun board or longboard and it just builds up its own momentum and it kicks it up a notch from even the 161 Tree Hunter I owned.

Edge Hold: Not too great but not terrible. Made for good snow.

Turn Initiation: Kinda slow for our size 9 and 8.5 boots and this would be tough in tighter tree runs. The Capita Spring Break Powder 167 Night Hawk slow but predictable so it’s pretty easy to get used to.

Turning Experience/Carving: Not really for turning and carving up groomers but it’s still doable in softer conditions.

Powder: Now this is what the Capita Spring Break Powder 167 Night Hawk is all about. The little bit of powder we had was just enough to show what this board can do but not enough for this board. I was leaning forward and the board wasn’t sinking. Just knowing what my 161 Tree Hunter could do in 3 feet of thick snow tells me that this board is at least the same but most likely better. These spring break boards sit on top of the snow like there is air in the core. Yes, the Swallowtail sinks a bit but not like any other swallowtail we tried. It’s just a very different ride in powder.

Speed: Pretty comfortable picking up some speed on the groomers back to the lift and it can point it even though that isn’t really what this board is about.

Uneven Terrain: Capita Spring Break Powder 167 Night Hawk is slow and challenging to work through uneven snow so it’s not the best all-day resort pow day board. It’s more for that precious cat or heli day. That being said it does power over uneven bumpy snow well if you just say fuck it and don’t turn.

So all in all, the Capita Spring Break Powder 167 Night Hawk is another unique board in a very unique quiver so if you want a very floaty cruiser in the deepest of deep have at it.

 
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