Hello and welcome to my Capita Birds of a Feather review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Birds of a Feather (BOAF) as an all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Birds of a Feather a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Capita Birds of a Feather 2022
Flex Rating: Medium (5/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 83.3/100
Compared to other Women’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 25 women’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Birds of a Feather’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Birds of a Feather’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Camber - Capita's "Resort V1 Profile"
Sintered (Capita's "Quantum Drive" base)
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Birds of a Feather Most Suited To?
The BOAF is a great choice for anyone looking for a light board - this thing is super light. Also a great choice for anyone who wants a women's specific board, but wants it wider than normal - the BOAF is one of the only women's boards that comes in wide sizes.
Looking beyond lightness and sizing, the BOAF is best suited to those needing a board that is great for jumps and freestyle in general, but can still handle speed and carving and for those looking for a board that's on the more aggressive side of things.
Not for beginners - it's a relatively technical ride and not super soft either. You'd want to be at least intermediate level to tackle this board.
The Birds of a Feather in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Birds of a Feather is capable of.
Board: Capita Birds of a Feather 2022, 146cm (235mm waist width)
Date: February 25, 2021
Rider Height: 5'7" (170cm)
Rider Weight: 145lbs (66kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US6.5 Thirty Two Exit
Bindings Used: Burton Lexa, Medium
Mostly overcast with patches of blue. Quite a cold wind.
Temp was 27°F (-3°C ) and 14°F (-10°C) with wind chill factor.
24 snow: 6" (15cm)
7 day snow: 16" (41cm)
On groomer: Soft and smooth for the most part! Did get a little cruddy later in the day but for the most part very friendly fun conditions.
Off groomer: Plenty of fresh snow. Was really nice off groomer - soft and whilst not super deep, enough of a layer to be really fun.
Bindings angles: +15/-12
Stance width: 20″ (505mm)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 9.6" (244mm)
Weight: 5lbs, 1oz (2290g)
Weight per cm: 15.68g/cm
Average Weight per cm: 17.12 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of women's boards that I've weighed in 2020, 2021 and 2022 models. The 2022 Birds of a Feather is super light - in fact it's the lightest board I've weighed both in total weight and in grams/cm.
We didn't have anything super deep or anything, but enough to get a feel and the Birds of a Feather felt a bit like it would be a nose diver in deeper powder, but it handled what we had OK - but Jade still noticed the difference between this and the Equalizer she also rode on the day (as in the Equalizer being better in powder).
And given it's specs - no real rocker to speak of in the profile, true twin, centered, no taper etc, it's not made to excel in the pow.
Carving & Turning
Carving: This board tends to prefer bigger carves to short/sharp turns, so when it comes to big carves, Jade really enjoyed it.
Ease of Turning/Shashing: Was a bit more effort in initiating simple turns or to execute a slash. Preferred to be on edge.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: A bit of effort to get it going quickly edge-to-edge at slower speeds. Preferred having a bit of speed under it.
Skidded Turns: Not super easy to skid turns on - not super catchy, but not completely uncatchy either.
Felt fast and handled speed well - nice and stable. Though with the board not being super damp and being really light, you did feel it when going fast over more cruddy sections.
Crud: It does well cutting through crud - though you do feel it doesn't get bucked around too badly. Not super easy to correct when you get thrown off your line though.
Bumps: Not overly agile at slower speeds, so quick turns between bumps wasn't ideal - but not terrible either. Going over bumps, you were able to hug them OK.
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With how light this board is and with good pop, it's easy to over shoot with this board, but once you get used to that, it makes it really fun to jump with.
Pop: It's not super epic in terms of overall pop, but it's still got really decent pop and most of that pop is pretty easy to access without having to really wind it up.
Approach: Stable and helps you really pick a line and commit to it. Not super agile for corrections and speed checks, but not bad in that area either.
Landing: You can really stomp your landings with this board.
Side-hits: Really good in the sense that you get that easy pop and a really light board and can handle any landings really well. The only slightly blight is that for those last second spotted side hits or trickier approaches, it's not ultra agile, but overall good for side hits.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Performs well on all jumps, but best suited to larger jumps.
Really good for riding switch and no surprise given it's a centered true twin board.
That lightness and pop make this board easy spin. And landing and taking off switch is really good too.
Overall decent on the jibs, but not quite as suited as it is to jumps.
You can press the tip and tail for sure, but it's not super easy to do so. Got to put a bit of muscle in to get it to flex on the tip and tail.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
The Birds of a Feather is a semi-aggressive all-mountain-freestyle board that loves to be airborne.
And I think Capita should considering changing this boards name to "Light as a Feather" because this thing is ultra-light!
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other women's all-mountain-freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare the Birds of a Feather to other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.