|Overall Rating||Loved it!|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Manufactured in||Austria at The Mothership|
|Camber Profile||Flat to Rocker|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Light|
|On Snow Feel|
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CAPiTA Spring Break Powder Rac
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Capita Spring Break Powder Glider 158 2019 Review by The Good Ride
The Capita Spring Break 158 Powder Glider has that Spring Break unique float that we loved in the Powder Pill and Tree Hunter 161 but in a much more slashy faster-turning package. It really sits on top of powder better than any board we have experienced. Ironically we love the Powder Glider 158 in the trees for most powder days and the 161 Tree Hunter on the deepest of days in a little more open terrain. They are quite costly but I personally love having both of these in our powder quiver.
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How This Review Happened: We spent our precious Good Ride dollars to buy this for you, good readers. Then we liked it soo much we kept it.
Conditions: 1.5 feet of good Powder, not great but pretty good to 4′ of the deep deep with a few Slackcountry Drift Boards Ascents and other depths between 2 and 4 feet.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (5’11” size 8.5 boot 175lbs), Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Strata
Set Up: 22” 21 front 0 back. Set as far back as we could.
Approximate Weight: Feels normal bordering on light.
Sizing: The Capita Spring Break Powder Glider 158 is not a good fit for anyone that is above a size 11 boot…well depending on that footprint. 8-10 is more of the safer play.
Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level: The Capita Spring Break Powder Glider 158 has a little rocker in the tail going to flat and then to more rocker before the big long nose. On top of that the board is thicker than most snowboards and has a surfboard-like feel to it. It is very stable one footing and flat basing in long flat areas and has a very unique feel underfoot. It doesn’t really feel like any other snowboard I’ve ridden. It’s pretty forgiving too so if you are an intermediate with a deep wallet this can work.
Flex/Pop/Buttering: In the past, the Spring Break boards didn’t feel that flexible. They had pop but didn’t feel like they could bend too much before they break. The Capita Spring Break Powder Glider 158 has a crazy good flex to it that can bend a ton but still snapback with good energy. It’s easy to ollie and butter.
Speed: The Capita Spring Break Powder Glider 158 is not what you get for bombing. It’s just not for that. The base is good but not like some of those super glider bases at the top of the spectrum. When well waxed it keeps it’s speed well enough to get you out of a long traverse but we’ve ridden better here.
Uneven Terrain: The Capita Spring Break Powder Glider 158 can absorb lots of what’s happening under the board and do a good job keeping tracked out snow from feeling worse than it is.
Edge Hold: Not the best if you have a lot of icy drops before you get to the good stuff.
Turn Initiation: Way quicker than you would think and the Capita Spring Break Powder Glider 158 is the board we want from the Spring Break line for weaving in and out of tighter tree lines or bumps.
Turning Experience/Carving: Pretty boring but doable.
Powder: This is where the Capita Spring Break Powder Glider 158 just comes alive. The thick core seems to make this board just sit on top of the snow unlike any other board we have tried. The tail sinks down a little bit compared to the Tree Hunter 161 but not like what you would think for this much taper. It just feels unsinkable. Even in 4′ of pretty glorious PNW powder, it felt like it could handle more and just sat on top. You can set this back 4 inches from the center of board when set all the way back at a 22″ stance width. It’s not that far set back compared to some powder boards but it’s really far back for capita boards. It’s one of those great boards to own for the deepest of deep days.
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