The collaboration between Capita and Spring Break “surfboards for the snow,” the Spring Break Powder line is amazing to ride. Conceptualized by Corey Smith and designed by CAPiTA, these powder boards exemplify the heart of Corey’s garage built, oversized, plywood decks. They have been created using the technology available at the mothership factory. Read on for the Spring Break Powder Glider 158 Review.
Snowboard Tested and Rider Specs:
Spring Break Powder Glider 158 2018-2019
Spring Break Powder Glider Size: 158cm (waist width 26.9cm)
Bindings: Union Ultra (Medium)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 9
Stance: approximately 22″ ish
Rider Height: 5’9″
Rider Weight: 180
Conditions/Terrain Tested: Powder, choppy powder, and more powder.
Notable Features from Capita and Spring Break:
- Surflite™ 2.0 Core: the most high tech and buoyant core of all time
- NEW! FUS3D™ Sidewalls: Exclusive Fused Deposition Process yields high impact resistance through customer shaped, bonded core and sidewall configuration
- Forged Carbon Quad Packs: Hi-energy, ultra-light reinforcements
- Holysheet™ Fiberglass Magic Bean™ Resin: Tirax/Biax HOLYSHEET has higher glass to weight ratio than normal fiberglass, for a more powerful and dynamic ride (impregnated with MAGIC BEAN RESIN)
- Ultradrive Base: Sintered Ultra-high molecular weight, ultra-high density polyethylene, top notch base materials
- Multitech Level 3 DeepSpace Silkscreen + PAM16000 Topsheet
- Multitech Silkscreen + Die-cut Base
- PLT Topsheet Technology
- 360 Degree HRC48 Steel Edges
- Stainless Steel 4 x 2 Inserts
- Camber Type: Surf Rocker Profile
- Surf Blended Radial/Directional
- Flex: 6/10
I’ve been drooling over Spring Break snowboards powder line up for awhile, and I was really excited to get my hands on the 158 powder glider, new for the 2018-2019 season. Visually this is a very unique looking board with a huge nose and about 3.5cm of taper in the tail with a very pronounced deep cut out.
Cory Smith has really done a phenomenal job of bringing a surfboard element to a powder specific snowboard. Paying homage to the early days when people would take surfboards up the mountain to ride pow. Today, with these powder specific boards, you can get that same feeling of surfing a mountain wave with an ultralight snowboard. Thanks Corey and Capita! I was really surprised by how lightweight the powder glider is, the ultra-lightweight Surflite core on this board is incredible, you have to hold the board to truly understand how light it is.
The shape is very appealing for a powder specific board and you’ll notice the Surf Rocker profile which has zero camber all the way out to the outside of the inserts and then rocks up on the nose and tail. With that said, this board floats amazingly well in about 12 inches or more of powder and brought a smile to my face immediately. It’s easy to lean back and straight line, slash heel or toe turns, pop ollies in powder or carve big toeside or heelside turns in pow. You can’t beat the feeling you get from the powder glider, it’s unique and feels like the mountain is your ocean.
The only issue I did have with the powder glider is that I hit a rock on my first day on the board and it put a big core shot in the base that went through the core to the topsheet, so far it has not affected the ride at all and that’s completely my fault stuff happens while riding. Just remember these boards are so lightweight that you may sacrifice some durability.
Take the Powder Glider 158 into the backcountry, or at your local resort for deep powder days it will open your eyes to a new feeling in powder riding, it’s truly unique and fun. If you’re looking for the next addition to your arsenal of boards, and need a powder specific board, check out the powder glider!
- Superb Construction
- Floats like a dream
- Surf like feel, you really feel like you’re surfing a mountain wave
- Slash everything with confidence
- Snappy and poppy turn initiation
- Light weight
- Easy to ride right away
- Unique Shape and design
- Powder specific addition for your quiver!
- Delicate, the use of lightweight materials increases the chances of damaging the base on unexpected objects in pow, just a reminder.
- This is on the higher end of the spectrum for a powder board, it serves its purpose in your quiver.
|Price:||(4.3 / 5)|
|Performance:||(4.8 / 5)|
|Design:||(4.8 / 5)|
|Overall:||(4.6 / 5)|