Hello and welcome to my Capita Spring Break Powder Twin review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Powder Twin as an all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Powder Twin a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Capita Powder Twin 2024
Flex Rating: Medium (5/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 84.3/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 33 men’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Powder Twin's Specs
Check out the tables for the Powder Twin's specs and available sizes.
SINTRUDED | Capita's "Powder Drive"
Felt A LITTLE HEAVIER THAN normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Powder Twin Best Suited To?
The Powder Twin is ideal for those who are looking to ride freestyle in powder. That's what it's touted for and I think that would be it's ideal use. If you're looking for something that rides and lands well switch in powder, then it should be squarely in your radar.
But it's not quite that specialist. It can handle itself decently on the groomers, so you can definitely ride it on non-powder days too. But it's forte is powder freestyle.
Not easy enough to ride for beginners, but well suited to intermediate and up.
The Powder Twin in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Powder Twin is capable of.
Board: Capita Powder Twin 2024, 156cm (268mm waist width)
Date: March 20, 2023
Overcast to start. But higher cloud. 85-90% visibility. Towards the end of the day there was some rain.
Temperature was around 2°C (36°F) - and -2°C (19°F) with wind chill in morning and 1°C (34°F) (and -2°C (19°F) with wind) in the afternoon. SE winds morning and afternoon at 10kph (6 mph) morning and 5kph (3 mph) in the afternoon.
24 hour snow: 0" (0cm)
48 hour snow: 0" (0cm)
7 day snow: 4" (11cm)
On groomer: Soft packed and bordering on slushy. But not ultra slow or sticky or anything. Got a touch slushier towards the end of the day, but not by much. Was pretty consistent.
Off groomer: Decent enough. Borderline slushy but not quite. Not ideal but OK.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 22" (560mm)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 281mm (11.1")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Response ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 6lbs 15oz (3140 grams)
Weight per cm: 20.13 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.71 grams/cm*
*based on a sample size of around 250 models that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 models. Whilst the Powder Twin was quite a bit heavier than normal on the scales in terms of grams/cm, it's a very wide board, so if we were able to calculate grams/surface area, it would be much closer to the average. On snow it felt a little heavier than normal, but not by a lot.
No powder on the day, but based on specs and feel from the board, it does seem like it would be one of the better powder twins going around. It's got a very long floaty nose and tail. It's touted for those switch landings in powder and riding powder switch - and it does feel like it would be really good for that.
And it's super wide, which helps with that surface area for extra float. That said, you've got to weight that up with how it rides outside the powder, assuming it's not going to be your dedicated powder board, when it comes to sizing it. i.e. if you want it to be good in the resort without powder, then you'd want to size down the length, unless you have big feet.
Will likely have it's limitations in terms of optimal float in one direction, with it being a centered twin.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Performed better on a carve than I was expecting. It wasn't an epic carver by any means, but it wasn't bad either.
Ease of Turning/Slashing: It's pretty easy to initiate turns on, despite it's width.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: It's never going to be lightning edge-to-edge with that width, unless you really size down or have big feet. But for its width it wasn't bad at all.
Catchiness: Didn't feel catchy to me. You couldn't throw caution completely but it feels like it would take quite a bit to catch an edge on it.
It's not speed demon, but it does hold its own at faster speeds. It's got enough stiffness and dampness to be pretty stable at speed. And the base felt decently fast too - for a sintruded base (cross between sintered and extruded).
Crud/Chunder: Managed crud/chunder very well. That extra weight and width and with the decent dampness, it managed to smash through and over crud really well.
Trees/Bumps: Given how wide it is, I thought it was going to be worse in trees. But it's not a complete tank with short/sharp turns. It's not effortless, and even when you put effort it in, it's never going to be lightning, but when you do put your weight into it, it's not all that bad.
For a board that's touted as a powder freestyle board, essentially, it holds up to its name, IMO. It was pretty fun to do jumps with. And I'm sure in its more intended habitat, those jumps would have been even more satisfying.
Pop: Pop was a little harder to access than my control board (Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker) but it's really easy to access on that, and it wasn't too far off, so pretty easy to access pop, but you do have to put a little effort into it. Total pop wasn't epic but decent enough. The weight of the board held it back from giving full value for pop, but overall decent.
Approach: A good mix of being stable enough and easier enough to adjust and setup.
Landing: Landings felt super solid. That extra width and weight helped it to really just stomp anything. And was forgiving of bad landings too.
Side-hits: Was good for sidehits. Not the most nimble board in the world, but not un-nimble enough that it was too cumbersome for sidehits. Wasn't a sidehit king, but still really decent.
Small jumps/Big jumps: It handled small to medium jumps really well, but also larger jumps - it's not epic in terms of stability at speed for those fast approaches, but it's decent enough and that big solid landing platform was well suited to larger landings.
Really good, as expected being a true twin. And transitions to switch were good too.
Setting up and landing switch was really good and had good easy access pop. Not the lightest in the world, so took some effort to whip it around but other than that, felt good for spins.
It was OK. Not the most confidence inspiring board for jibbing, but also not the worst out there either. Doable, especially if you're a strong jibber.
The tip and tail had a bit more flex than the overall flex feel of the board, making butters/presses feel pretty easy.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
The Powder Twin is one of those boards that's hard to classify. Being a true twin, centered stance, mid-flex board, it felt best putting it here, but given that it's an all-mountain freestyle board made for powder, it doesn't fit neatly into any category.
But this board did feel remarkably well rounded, given how specialized it sounds, so it's no one-trick pony and can handle itself decently all over the mountain.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other all-mountain-freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Powder Twin compares to other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.