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Capita Spring Break Powder Racers 2020-2024 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Powder
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) < 8, 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Austria by The Mothership
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback -12.5mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split No
Powder Great
Base Glide Great
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Good
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel


Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Medium Snow

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Capita Spring Break Powder Racers 2024 - 2020 Review by The Good Ride

Capita Spring Break Powder Racers 2023-2024 Snowboard Video and Written Review

You have arrived at the Capita Spring Break Powder Racers Snowboard Review from an average rider with extensive board knowledge and an exceptionally objective perspective.

Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Excellent Float. Mellow Camber between the feet is much better on groomers.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: A little on the bucky side in thick uneven snow. Would like bigger sizes.


The Capita Spring Break Powder Racers got a little camber between the feet. It makes it a much better groomer board without compromising float. Other than that it has a very similar flex personality, shape, sidecut etc. The camber profile is not as pronounced like the Slush Slasher and while it gives it a little extra pop it doesn’t light up the carving world.

This is a review of the 2023 Capita Spring Break Powder Racers but the 2024 is almost the same board. It just has a slightly different core.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews and this is our unfiltered opinion. 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.

A Breakdown Of How It Rides And Who Its For

Capita Spring Break Powder Racers Review - The Good Ride

How This Capita Spring Break Powder Racers Review Happened:

Borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back.
Size: 157 (In the past I rode the 154 & 157 in the flat to rocker model)
Days: 10+
Conditions: Some Groomers, some good pow and some pretty great PNW pow with the help of Drift Boards & Union Rovers
 James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Boots: Burton Kendo, Ride Fuse, Burton Tourist,
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Charger
Redunancy: Strapins in case boots or bindings break.
Jacket: Jones Mtn Surf Anorak, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Jacket, Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket, Volcom Guide Jacket, Burton Gore-Tex 3L Treeline Jacket, Jones Peak Bagger Jacket. Burton AK Helitak Gore-Tex Jacket
Pant: Jones Mountain Surf Bib, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Bib,  Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant, Burton AK Gore-Tex 2L Swash Pant, Burton Gore-Tex Ballast Pant
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Mitt, Burton AK Tech Leather Glove, Drop Tahoma Mitt,

Similar Boards (but not the same):
Capita Spring Break 158 Powder Glider, Burton 3D Fish, Soul Blower

James’s Set Up: 21.5” Wide. Sance Angles +18/-3, +18/+3 in powder and set all the way back. 18/-3 & close to Reference on groomers.

How It Was Tested

I often compared the Capita Spring Break Powder Racers the same day to other pow boards so I have a more accurate take of it’s float. I put a lot of time on it to make sure I got this in a wide variety of conditions but especially lots of powder.

Approximate Weight

The Capita Spring Break Powder Racers felt pretty light for how much surface area it has. (We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)








I found the Capita Spring Break Powder Racers to be very easy to control for my size 9 boots in pow and on groomers. That surprised me but I think it’s because of all the taper the really light construction and deep sidecut. If you look at the specs you would think to size down because there is a lot of surface area. However something about these Spring Break boards defy traditional sizing and didn’t match up as well with the recommended weight range on their site.

I got the 154 in the past but I regretted the purchase. It felt way to small for me. Nick (160lbs, 10 US  & 5’8″) ended up really liking that size. The 157 better matched my specs. I wish they had a 160 and 163 for bigger riders and I would want to try a 160 in waist deep pow. All that being said the 157 would be my choice for groomers and pow.

So bottom line. If in doubt size up with these boards.

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller depending on your riding style and boot’s footprint, but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.
151: 8-9
154: 9-10
157: 9.5-10.5
For weight I would stay well under Capita/Spring Breaks recommended weight ranges. If it comes down to boot size or weight, I would be more cognizant of your weight because this is really easy to turn with smaller boots.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level







So the Capita Spring Break Powder Racers is very tapered and very directional but not as set back on board as many with this kind of shape.

Capita Spring Break Powder Racers Camber





The 2023-2024 camber profile is not massive and its mainly between the bindings. It is super easy to skid a turn and not very catchy. It tracks a touch better than when it was flat to rocker but the old model tracked pretty well already. This is a very forgiving ride and it’s super easy to skid a turn.

Skidded turn








Flex Personality

Capita Spring Break Powder Racers Flex








You have a mediumish flex with the Capita Spring Break Powder Racers but the unique thing is it just keeps bending. You can flex this a lot further than most boards and it has a lot of snap back. Especially for having such a mellow camber. It has pretty good ollie power.








Buttering is really easy as well.

Uneven Terrain

In softer messy snow I didn’t feel the Capita Spring Break Powder Racers could get a little too bucky for my taste. At least it was easy to control/turn through emerging moguls and it didn’t have that wide board feel underfoot. Overall it’s a little too bucky for my taste but not that bad compared to many other very light/poppy boards.

Edge Hold

Edge Hold






Pretty competent but not super grippy edge hold. I could trust it in a hard patch if I wasn’t to committed to my edges.

Speed/Base Glide

Capita has come a long way when it comes to base glide. All their sintered bases are really good these days and are up there with Jones and others that have very good glide. This has the same base as the Powder Gliders and that is really fast.

Base Glide







If you want to bomb the Capita Spring Break Powder Racers is not the best ride. This is a little more cruisy/slashy vs. being a big mountain straight liner.

Turning Experience/Carving

Capita Spring Break Powder Racers Carve








So the Powder Racers is really wide but I was really surprised at how the 157 turned for my size 9 boots in all conditions. It has really quick turn initiation. Sometimes a board like this will turn really easy in pow but become more difficult in groomers. This was pretty consistent for me in all conditions. When you get it on edge it likes to turn tight circles and it is definitely on the turny side. The little bit of camber between the feet helped this carve a ton better than when it was flat to rocker but it still doesn’t light up the world of carving. It does make it a much more competent groomer board. It’s still a pow board first but now it’s a decent groomer board second.


Capita Spring Break Powder Racers In Pow








So there is a lot of great directional float with the Capita Spring Break Powder Racers. With a 23” Stance width you can get 4.125” back from center of board. I ride a 21.5” stance width so I couldn’t get all the way back but I did slide the front foot as far back as I could get it with my Union Atlas. The float was incredible and effortless. I never felt like I was challenging this board even in thigh high powder. If it got super deep I would rather be on the Spring Break Powder Glider 162 but this did fine for a 157 and felt pretty close to the float of the 158 Powder Glider.


Overall, I love the addition of a little camber between the feet but I love that it didn’t really change the float in pow. It really rounds out the ride for those that can’t justify buying a powder only board.

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Capita Spring Break Powder Racers Past Reviews

Capita Spring Break Powder Racer 2020-2022 Snowboard Review

So the Capita Spring Break Powder Racer was given its own line and comes in different sizes at a reasonable price. The Powder Racer from last year is still kind of around in the Powder line and now it’s called the Powder Drifter. Like the 2020 Powder Drifter, it takes a tapered directional shape, a soft flex and gives it a somewhat centered ride on board. This combo makes for a soft, playful, buttery powder freestyle-ish kind of ride that is really fun.

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: 154
Days: 1
Conditions: Some day-old often tracked out but still pretty decent light fluffy Utah Powder getting up to 1.5-2 feet in some places off-piste.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV,
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings:  Union Strata

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

Approximate Weight: Feels pretty light and almost as light as the Powder Drifter.

Sizing: Even though the waist width and nose are pretty wide there is a lot of taper in the tail so it isn’t a super wide board like you would think it is. We fit pretty well into the Capita Spring Break Powder Racer 154 with the specs above and we think it’s best to keep it between 8-10 boots as it’s meant to be ridden pretty wide in places. I think you can go a bit wider with the 157 but not too wide.

Flex/Buttering: So flexy and buttery. About the same or maybe even a bit softer than the Powder Drifter. It has that medium-sot flex that can bend really well without breaking and then snap back with loads of pop. It didn’t feel like a 5 out of 10 on snow and felt more like a 3. Stiffness can vary from board to board through but overall it’s really soft in comparison to all other Spring Break boards we’ve tried except the Powder Drifter.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: The Capita Spring Break Powder Racer had that same stable feel that comes from flat to rocker and the profile feels perfect for this board. Very easy to ride, very forgiving and playful.

Edge Hold: Not the best edge hold but grips well enough in soft to medium snow.

Turn Initiation: The Capita Spring Break Powder Racer turns pretty fast for what it is and we could easily turn through tight spots.

Turning Experience/Carving: Not that eventful but doable for sure.

Powder: So for being so tapered and directional, the Capita Spring Break Powder Racer has a very centered feel that surprises you. It takes a little more work on the back leg than the Powder Glider or 161 Tree Hunter or Slush Slasher but feels similar to the Mini Tree Hunter. It still sits on top of the snow in a way that is different than any other board we tried and it’s like there is helium in the core to keep a lot of the board above the snow. At a 22.25″ stance width set all the way back you can get a difference of nose/tail of 7.5″ or 3.75″ back on board giving it some decent directional float but not as much as you often find in this category. That’s what makes it fun though and it feels like it rides more centered than many that are super far back on the tail and

Speed: Not a bomber but ok.

Uneven Terrain: So great to ride a resort all day with. It’s not a board you power over bumps at high speed but it weaves through bumps and does a great job of absorbing all kinds of chatter underfoot. It is very even-tempered and isn’t ever cranky like a 4-year-old after a nap.

Switch:  Kind of doable and although not ideal it is something we could both get used to.

Getting Air: The pop on this, forgiving nature and stable approach make the Capita Spring Break Powder Racer soo much fun to hit natural features.

So for us, it is a tossup between the Powder Racer and Powder Drifter. You have more sizing with the Racer and a much better price but you have a lighter core with the Powder Drifter. Tough call. Both boards are incredibly fun and made both Peter and I think about riding powder differently than you would with your average tapered directional board.

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

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