Camber is back and it feels so good! After a handful of seasons riding flat boards, banana boards, and camber-rocker combo boards, I felt slightly lost in the world of camber design. It was clear that I needed to find a new sense of normal. For this reason, I am happy to have found the Birds of a Feather by Capita.
With some blind faith in Sean Tedore’s reputation as a standout snowboard engineer along with Capita’s notoriety of making bad ass boards, I purchased the Birds of a Feather without a test run. Happy to say I have no regrets. This board has defined for me what a quiver killer truly is.
It took just one run for me to feel and remember the many perks of a camber snowboard. My turns initiated consistently, I had outstanding edge hold (even on ice!) and pop was back. The board felt alive.
The Birds of a Feather isn’t full camber, it features small section of zero camber and Flat Kick towards the tip and tail. This is just enough rocker influence to maintain confidence on boxes and rails, while allowing you to maintain a flat base when edge initiation isn’t needed. It also gives this snowboard an advantage in powder by helping your nose stay afloat.
I like a board that I can take anywhere on the hill, and the Birds of a Feather offers that perfect blend. The dominance of camber allows for great carving, pop, and board return, while you still have that catch-free easy feel of zero camber with Flat Kick. Jump it, press it, carve it…this Bird conquers all.
Words and pictures by Eternal Team Manager Gency Warren