Capita Spring Break Powder Racer 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 151, 154, 157
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: Flat Rocker
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £450 / €499

Bluebird, Capita’s Spring Break Powder Racer and Fleetwood Mac – the holy trinity of a perfect powder day. This board will keep you afloat even on the deepest of days, and ensures you’ll get that surfy feel you’ve been dreaming of.

This board is the latest edition to the Capita Spring Break collection. The Spring Break Powder Racer is designed for the pow but will also deliver when it comes to the fine art of carving. It’s got a flat profile in between the feet, for increased stability and edge hold, while the rocker section at both ends will create a nice floaty feel. Drawing inspiration from surfing, this board aims to give you the same cruisey feeling you get paddling out on the north shores of Hawaii.

“The Spring Break Powder Racer is designed for the puffy white stuff but will also deliver when it comes to the fine art of carving”

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The strong, yet light, Holy Sheet Fiberglass makes the Spring Break Powder Racers very responsive without adding any extra weight to it. Making sure we’ve got some snow to surf on, Capita’s been adjusting their tech to suit the needs of mother nature better. The Magic Bean resin that’s added to the fiberglass is made out of plant-based materials, produced with zero waste or greenhouse emissions, and adds pop, power and durability to the board. Kudos for keeping it green Capita.

New for this year’s model are two things. First, the Technora + Flax boosters that function as a shock absorber, while also adding power to the board. Second, we’ve got the new powder drive base. Not only is this base new for this specific vehicle, but for the brand in general. This specific base features characteristics from both a sintered and extruded base, making it dynamic and durable, and ideal for cruising in between trees or flying fast over the flats.

The Capita Spring Break Powder Racer is engineered for endless fun. Whether you want to hit the backcountry or lay out clean carves, the quality-price ratio is on point too.

Tester’s Verdict

Owain GeorgeTDC Snowboarding

“The second you look at it you realise that the Pow Racer is built for fun. Short, wide, high volume and Capita’s ‘surf rocker’ at either end.

I took this out right at the end of the winter. The pistes were firm enough in the mornings to set your edge but by 12.00 the perfect spring conditions would arrive, super soft and slush slasher heaven.

I was surprised how well the Pow Racer held its edge, the flat camber underfoot allowing me to get low and carve on the early morning groomers. As the speed picks up the soft rockered tip and tail chatter and flap a bit, but that is to be expected with the Pow Racers soft flex and ‘surf rock’ technology.

“I think this is the closest feeling to surfing that I have experienced on a snowboard”

Once the clock struck 12 this board really started to come alive. I think this is the closest feeling to surfing that I have experienced on a snowboard. The way the board displaces the snow as you turn makes it feel like a single fin retro surfboard, drawing out lazy turns on a 3ft classic California longboard day at Malibu.

The float over deep slush and powder is radical, giving that real surfing on top of the wave sensation. The extra width on the nose makes for some insane nose presses and butters, creating a huge surface area to lock in. The soft flex means you can really crank it.

There was more pop than I expected on the side hits, probably due to the flat camber giving a bit of stiffness when you need it. I over rotated a backside three at one point but I caught the nose in a press and it made the revert super easy, if a bit unplanned!

This isn’t a do it all board for me but it is definitely one for the quiver. The Pow Racer will give you endless hours of fun smashing through the front country and dreaming of summer surf sessions.”

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