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
Another snowboard movie premiere is in the bag. Last Friday EternalSnow.com hosted the second of four big snowboard movie premiere nights at The Freight House District in Reno. The movie this time around was Captia Snowboarding’s “Defenders of Awesome,” and it was awesome. D.O.A. had great riding, great music, and a good mix of rails, jumps, and big mountain. There is some next level S*@! going down. I was ready to ride after watching Defenders of Awesome. Scott Stevens is insane. This movie is defiantly a must see for this year.
Product Toss for the kids!
Two of the guys from the movie, Brandon Cocard and Andrew Burns, made it out to sign some autographs and toss out some product. The whole nights proceeds went to an incredible local non-profit Project Snow. Project Snow thrives to provide and promote physical activity among foster youth living in Washoe County, ages 7-17 through snowboarding. They do great things for the community and we are more than happy to help them out.
Winner of the Capita Ultrafear Snowboard
Again we would like to thank everyone who helped out:
Penny with Project Snow; Ryan and the entire Freight House crew; Sean (H.B.D) and Chris with Capita Snowboards; Andrew Burns, Joshua Parker, Durell Williams, Brendan Gerard and Brandon Cocard; and especially all of the people who made it out to support a good cause! Oh yeah and CAPiTA, COAL, UNION, Ashbury and Nike Snowboarding for supplying some amazing raffle prizes.
THANK YOU ALL!!
Next Saturday will be a big with a rail jam, movie premiere, and concert all wrapped into one action packed night starting at 5:00pm.
If you live near Tahoe, by morning we will be looking at our first dusting of SNOW! So what better time to have yet another snowboard movie premiere.
This Friday, October 7th
Eternal is hosting Capita’s movie “Defenders of Awesome
.” Again it will be at The Freight House District
in Reno. This time around you can get in with the purchase of a $2 raffle ticket. The proceeds will be going to support local non-profit organization Project Snow
, so any donations will also be more than welcome. Capita Team Riders and stars of “Defenders of Awesome,” Laura Hadar
, Brandon Concard
and Andrew Burns
will be on hand to sign autographs.
The Raffle should be great this time around with the chance to win a Capita Ultrafear Snowboard, Union Atlas LTD Team Bindings, Nike Snowboard Boots, Nike Snowboard Jacket, Ashbury Eyewear, tons of Coal Headwear, and Mt. Rose lift tickets, and it is all to benefit the Project Snow organization, who inspire youth at risk to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
If you are as excited as us to see snow OR you just want a chance to win some great snowboard gear OR you had a long week at the office and need to get the weekend started, get down to The Freight House District October 7th at 8:00pm for Capita’s “Defenders of Awesome.” Dare I say it’s going to be AWESOME!
See You There!
Check the trailer for the Transworld Team Shoot Out. This year it is between Technine, Yes, Capita and Ride. We are super pumped because Eternal team rider Andrew Brewer is holding it down for Eternal as well as Technine. Judging from the trailer there is going to be some progressive snowboarding going down.