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  Quote lilymc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Womens Board Reviews (2010 / 2011 / 2013)
    Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 4:01am
I recently demoed the Ride OMG and the Rome Lofi rocker. Zoe, you were right, the OMG is a tank! it was amazingly stable with a nice flex Smile but the LoFi rocker was BY FAR my favorite!!! Still very stable but softer flex, I felt that my snowboarding ability improved by 10x just by riding this board for 2 hours! In fact, it made me so comfortable that I even ventured into the park for the first time Big smile I would certainly recommend this board for everyone to do anything!

I also loved the Madison, super comfy! I'm a Rome girl now...

BTW, I want to getting into ground tricks so I'm looking into a softer board that can still handle the groomers well, I probably will never get into rails or anything like that. I really liked the LoFi rocker but eying the DC Biddy (found a pretty good deal on it) and the SMF... I tried the Lipstick but I didn't like it, it felt too loose... What do you think?


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  Quote ShredbettyZoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 7:41am
Ive ridden the LoFi, its stiffer (In my opinion) then the Biddy and the SMF (smf is softer then the OMG by far).

I didnt write a review for the LoFi because I didnt feel like I had been on it long enough to write a review, I wasnt at my local hill and I think it deserves more time to have a review. That being said I remember exactly how it rode haha.

It definitely felt like a more all mountain board to me, I personally found it about the same in flex as the OMG... I wouldnt really call it a dedicated park board (maybe for jumps sure) but its not really a soft butter board.

it had great edge hold and was very fast... but I did feel like the board wasnt as 'fun', not very playful, I felt like it was kind of wide, and hence slower edge to edge. I guess it just had elements that I dont prefer as a rider - but I would definitely NOT say this board is bad! it was exceptional to ride. I still very much recommend it to people and Im stoked you got to try it out and loved it :-)

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  Quote lilymc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2011 at 2:27am
Thanks for your comments :) I have a Nitro Fate 149, so I guess they all felt much softer by comparison! hahahaha Funny how the OMG (147)  felt stiffer than the LoFi (146), maybe something to do with the shape? or maybe I was just tired by the time I tested the OMG... 

I was bummed that DC didn't show up for the test day, I really wanted to try the Biddy! Capita is not that popular in France so it'll be hard to find the SMF Confused I guess I'm just afraid to get a board that will feel unstable (as I like the 'tanks')

oh, decisions decisions...
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  Quote insemnia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2011 at 3:07am
Thanks for the advice.  Maybe I'll just try to sell my small men's board for cheap, and put the money towards a board for her.
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  Quote ShredbettyZoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2011 at 4:49am
Originally posted by lilymc

Thanks for your comments :) I have a Nitro Fate 149, so I guess they all felt much softer by comparison! hahahaha Funny how the OMG (147)  felt stiffer than the LoFi (146), maybe something to do with the shape? or maybe I was just tired by the time I tested the OMG... 

I was bummed that DC didn't show up for the test day, I really wanted to try the Biddy! Capita is not that popular in France so it'll be hard to find the SMF Confused I guess I'm just afraid to get a board that will feel unstable (as I like the 'tanks')

oh, decisions decisions...
I dont think you should get the SMF then, it is NOT a tank. its choppy at any kind of 'highspeed' it does not plow through rough terrain and does not have the kick that I think you are looking for. The biddy was a nice cruising board, although again it felt similar in flex to the OMG, maybe a tad softer. I think. anyway the SMF is mostly a park dedicated board and that means its not a tank hehe. Should maybe keep looking :-)
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  Quote lilymc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2011 at 7:07am
Thanks for the advice Wink

I might just go for the 143 Biddy... sounds like a smaller board that it's not a noodle could be a happy medium! Although to be safe, will keep researching LOL Have you tried the Saturnia?
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  Quote ShredbettyZoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2011 at 4:46pm
Yea. its comparable to all those, the OMG, Biddy, Lo-fi... i find the're all kind of similar in some aspects. I liked it. You could add it to your list to check out if you get a chance. If you liked the others you'd probably enjoy that one too.

its nice that you know what you want in a board, and you can find the right one by trying them out - it just sucks when you dont have the opportunity to get on the board and see for yourself.

Just because I wrote a review about some boards - doesn't mean everyone will agree with it, nor have the same taste in boards as I.

It's definitely some food for thought and a good reference, but if you already know what you like in a board it can be hard to base that on someone else's review


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  Quote lilymc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2011 at 2:15am
I agree that it's all down to personal preference, but reading other (more experienced) rider's reviews helps a lot to narrow it down! Big smile 

Honestly, I have to figure out how much stability I would sacrifice for flex, but I think I'll stay away from the park-specific boards and will focus on the all-mountain/freestyle ones on small sizes. It's already an achievement to figure that out! Wink

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No problem :-) good luck!
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Conditions: ontario grooomed runs with icy patches
Weight: 130 Height: 5'4"

So I just demoed the Rome Lo-fi rocker 146. My first impression of this board was fast! It's a stable board, with great pop for olling off ridges, and twin shape made it easy to ride switch (obviously). The board held well on the icy patches I hit and carving was definitely edge to edge. One thing I didn't like was that it didn't seem to flex much into carves, but based on the reviews above I was also expecting a bit softer flex. But overall great choice for Ontario riders. I would have liked to try this board in a 144 to compare for different flex/size

So now Zoe I'm wondering, you mentioned this board is similar to the ride OMG. But based on the reviews above, I gotta little confused is the OMG stiffer or softer then the Lo-fi? As well, in regards to size I am thinking of getting the OMG in the 147...however I'm almost wondering about going to a 144 in the OMG for a little more flex if it is stiffer then the Lo-fi...your thoughts? I'm usually on groomers unless I go to another hill where the park is open (ours is closed during the week...yeppie:( )

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  Quote ShredbettyZoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/26/2011 at 6:17pm
The OMG might be a tad softer, but its not a soft board in my opinion. The Lo-Fi is also not a soft board in my opinion either. That's why you can ride them faster ... they are more stable at those speeds which is awesome. I just find the OMG has a better flex overall. To me it was the perfect flex for a fast all mountain board that had awesome pop I found.

I didnt find the Lo-Fi had a lot of that pop, but I dont remember it as well as other board's ive demoed so I dont want to say too much about it. I would really have to ride both again to give any kind of good comparison on the flex in each.

I'd say the Lo-Fi and Saturnia are also similar, you might also want to check that one out too if you can.
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  Quote RoseBud Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2011 at 6:03pm
Rode the OMG today for the first time. . . . . I'm in love Smile
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  Quote ippollite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2011 at 6:30pm
bumping just in the hope that a) zoe, jenn or hana pop back with new reviews (or anyone for that matter), and b) because it shouldnt disappear anyway :p
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  Quote hana24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2011 at 7:10pm
Originally posted by ippollite

bumping just in the hope that a) zoe, jenn or hana pop back with new reviews (or anyone for that matter), and b) because it shouldnt disappear anyway :p


You reminded me...I did demo 2 boards recently in March.  The conditions were very slushy since it hit 60 on the mountain.  Neversummer was at my local resort for demos and seeing all the hype these boards get I thought I should give them a try.  They're ok, but nothing I really want. 

NS Infinity - this is their all mountain board.  I rode the 145 NS Infinity which is the same size as my Roxy Ollie Pop 145 with the same bindings.  I rode it in slush conditions even though it was in early March and it cut through the slush like nothing.  I usually ride a full reverse camber board so this is another take of the hybrid cambers available.  It's pretty solid ride, it felt like a tank and because it felt like a tank, boy did the board feel really heavy.  I just could not get over the fact on how heavy this board felt.  If I'm going down a run really fast, then this board will be good because it's just stable, but when I wanted to maneuver it for anything, I was just reminded of how heavy this board was.  I was trying to swing this board around to 180 onto a box and it felt heavy.  I could still maneuver it just fine, but the heavy feeling just was not winning me over.  It's a beautiful board, but it just wasn't for me.  So my impression of this board was: sturdy but heavy.

NS Pandora - got to demo the 146, but was really hoping for a 143.  The rep recommended I try this one since I mentioned how heavy the NS Infinity felt for me.  I took the 146 out and played around on it and I enjoyed this ride a bit more than the Infinity since it was indeed lighter and flexier.  I don't remember much else since it's already been a month and half and I didn't take any notes.     
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has anyone tried out them bitch board binders?


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did the infinity feel heavy then? You weren't very clear :p
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  Quote lilsmiles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/02/2011 at 5:39am
Bumping this in hopes of getting more opinions. This is a great thread btw, all the boards I was looking at were mentioned in here. So thank you for all your reviews!! 

I'm seriously considering getting the 2011 Ride OMG or 2011 Rome LoFi Rocker. They both sound very similar so I'm really torn. Currently I ride a 2009 Burton Troop 146 but I was thinking of going down to 144 OMG 143 LoFi just because I wanted to do more butters, ollies tricks in general and maybe some park. I know they're both good all around boards but I'm wondering if the stability will be sacrificed by going one size down. Lastly, is there a big difference from the 2011 vs 2012? I know the Rome LoFi rocker 2012 won a good wood award but nothing on the 2011. I can't really justify paying full price for a 2012 right now. I don't need the latest and greatest, just want to be able to take it to the next level. But if there is a huge gap between the 2012 models then I would consider waiting or even looking at other boards. 
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  Quote ShredbettyZoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2012 at 7:22pm
Bump for the ladies. reviving my gear thread.

I'll update if I ride anything new this year.

My current decks are the 138 Vspot, 143 SMF, and 144 OMG - still loving all of them. Very happy with my quiver : )
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  Quote hana24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/28/2012 at 8:23pm
I'll update with my quiver:

138 sierra v spot
145 roxy ollie pop
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If there's any ladies looking for some solid picks for this winter here are some of my favs for the season:

Bataleon Distortia (with switchback bindings) definitely a fun ride, this board has TBT (Triple base technology) which basically means the edges of the board are lifted and dont contact the snow. I felt like this really gave the board a 'rolly' feeling when riding, my first run I was sure I didnt like it, but it didnt take long for me to fall in love. I am sold on the TBT - although it feels very different - I like it. The boards got lots of great pop which was fun for launching off rollers on the hill and side hits, easy edge to edge, great hold - with the TBT you have to 'get over' the fact that you have to get the board to its edge - once its there it will hold, you wont just keep 'rolling' haha. The most fun I think I had on this board though was just flat out front boarding on nothing down the hill... Thank you TBT that was never fun until now. I think this board will put smiles on gals faces everywhere!! **Board is similar to the Lobster Jibboard**

As for the switchbacks, *DROOL* this is my new fav binding, more so then the Unions and the Flux's... exceptional fit, great hold, simple easy to use and adjust, great colors, and fun idea... good brand I would be happy to support.


Roxy Banana Smoothie (with Union Milans) I demoed this board in CO years ago, I think its in my first post..... and I strongly disliked it. I decided to give it another go though, and HOLY MOLY! LOVE IT!!! I really enjoyed the magnatraction this time round, dont know if it's my one personal riding style that has changed or the construction, or something else but this board felt great, fast, fun, popy, grippy, super solid ride, easy to carve, I like the C2 profile it all felt wonderful (But I did bring it back to take the Distortia out again). 2nd Fav for this season and I really dig the graphic.

As for the Milans, I wish they packed the punch I want them to but they dont, dont get me wrong these are great bindings and I definitely recommend them - I would just personally chose something else... or am still on the hunt for something better fitting/more comfortable and supportive then Unions *AHEM.switchbacks.AHEM
Hoping to either pick up both this year, or one...

Also still in the quiver:
156 Charlie Slasher,
144 Ride OMG,
143 Capita SMF,
138 Sierra V-spot

To be determined, waiting to hear back and see if I will be adding a 154 Whitegold Shaka to my pack : ) and some of those wonderful Switchbacks.



euhm last but not least I demoed the Capita Birds of a feather, and was terrribly disappointed :-( I love this brand and always back them but this board fell totally flat to my ideas of something 'fun to ride'... I didn't like one thing about it (except the amazing graphic it boasts). I'll just sum it up with it wasnt my cup of tea.

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Are those switchbacks women's bindings or are you just riding a smaller men's binding?
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It's their womens pro model (also customizable with other womens parts)
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  Quote milutinho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2013 at 2:32pm
thanks zoe...and yes infinity i did go to the site and saw they had womens bindings but wasnt sure if she was riding the womens or mens.
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Thx Zoe for this thread.
I'm a male rider but women's gears fit my size and style of riding better. Male gears are usually just a hair too big for me or don't have my size or fit me.
I'm currently on Ride Canvas, Signal Vita Rocker, Union Rosa, and Vans Veil. I'll update the reviews when I have time later.
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Originally posted by ShredbettyZoe

If there's any ladies looking for some solid picks for this winter here are some of my favs for the season:

Bataleon Distortia (with switchback bindings) definitely a fun ride, this board has TBT (Triple base technology) which basically means the edges of the board are lifted and dont contact the snow. I felt like this really gave the board a 'rolly' feeling when riding, my first run I was sure I didnt like it, but it didnt take long for me to fall in love. I am sold on the TBT - although it feels very different - I like it. The boards got lots of great pop which was fun for launching off rollers on the hill and side hits, easy edge to edge, great hold - with the TBT you have to 'get over' the fact that you have to get the board to its edge - once its there it will hold, you wont just keep 'rolling' haha. The most fun I think I had on this board though was just flat out front boarding on nothing down the hill... Thank you TBT that was never fun until now. I think this board will put smiles on gals faces everywhere!! **Board is similar to the Lobster Jibboard**

As for the switchbacks, *DROOL* this is my new fav binding, more so then the Unions and the Flux's... exceptional fit, great hold, simple easy to use and adjust, great colors, and fun idea... good brand I would be happy to support.


Roxy Banana Smoothie (with Union Milans) I demoed this board in CO years ago, I think its in my first post..... and I strongly disliked it. I decided to give it another go though, and HOLY MOLY! LOVE IT!!! I really enjoyed the magnatraction this time round, dont know if it's my one personal riding style that has changed or the construction, or something else but this board felt great, fast, fun, popy, grippy, super solid ride, easy to carve, I like the C2 profile it all felt wonderful (But I did bring it back to take the Distortia out again). 2nd Fav for this season and I really dig the graphic.

As for the Milans, I wish they packed the punch I want them to but they dont, dont get me wrong these are great bindings and I definitely recommend them - I would just personally chose something else... or am still on the hunt for something better fitting/more comfortable and supportive then Unions *AHEM.switchbacks.AHEM
Hoping to either pick up both this year, or one...

Also still in the quiver:
156 Charlie Slasher,
144 Ride OMG,
143 Capita SMF,
138 Sierra V-spot

To be determined, waiting to hear back and see if I will be adding a 154 Whitegold Shaka to my pack : ) and some of those wonderful Switchbacks.



euhm last but not least I demoed the Capita Birds of a feather, and was terrribly disappointed :-( I love this brand and always back them but this board fell totally flat to my ideas of something 'fun to ride'... I didn't like one thing about it (except the amazing graphic it boasts). I'll just sum it up with it wasnt my cup of tea.


Hi! I am wondering between capita bird of feather 148 vs ride OMG 147. I just demoed the OMG yesterday for a short period of time and really liked how it turned, fast, i almost felt like it could remplace my freeride board. Unfortunatly i didn't have the time to test it more and see how it handle small jumps, ollie, glades and tight trees. I also demoed the compact 144 and much prefered the ride of the OMG but felt that the compact was easier to ollie, but not as stable at high speed and not enough carving powder. Unfortunatly i can't demo the bird of feather but i've been told it would be a good choice, thus i'm really interested in your input since we are both quebec riders and seems to enjoy similar ridding terrain. Please let me know. Oh and i am 5'4, 115 lbs and i don't care about the board board graphic, its secondary.
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Welcome to the forum Xtrem.

Zoe loves ride boards iirc, but she haven't came on the forum for a long time. I'll try to shine some light. I'm a male rider, 5'9 @ 125lbs. I've a '11 ride canvas 144 and a '12 capita space metal fantasy (SMF)147 (only got two days on this so far so flex is not fully broken in). Bindings, '13 Union Rosa and Thx to TruSnow free bindings, the '12 Cartels. I have mens size 7 boot, hence the women's gear due to waist width.

It all depends on what you're looking for in your next board, but I wouldn't recommend 144 unless you just wanna mess around. It's fun in its own way but I much prefer 147 especially if I only have one board. I144 is stable enough, but feels sketchy at times...doesn't bother me. I get more pop from my 147, even from my park rocker. I also have ran out of board when I'm doing deep presses at times with the 144. The only benefit from a 144 that I find is weight and spins, but I get less pop, so kinda cancels out, but less so when I'm tired. I find that I have to be more alert on my 144 too. Is easier to hold a press with 147 as well. Imagine trying to bend an inch branch and a branch twice the length. The long branch is gonna be easier to flex due to more leverage.

Rides flex feels buttery and linear (tips feels softer) and capita more solid and consistent comparing my boards, I'm not saying one is better than the other, just preference. If the canvas is at 147, I think the SMF (flex=3 but is 4 for this year) might be a tad stiffer than the canvas (flex=5), just my assumption, but they are both flat camber. From the specs, I'll say the compact (flex=2) is going to be the softest in flex, than the omg (flex=4) and than bird (flex=4). Capitas rating seems stiffer comparably. Also, camber flex is stiffer than flat camber flex even if they're both rated the same...usually. The compact seems like a noodle (I might be wrong, they keep adjusting the flex scale by year), if that's what you're looking for, than great. I have a Rome Artifact Rocker 147, total noodle. Fun at times, but not my go to board unless I feel like jibbing and buttering all day.
Read the top few posts on this page. There are some good info there too.

Pop, the smf is instant while the canvas is decent to good, takes longer to load, probably due to the linear flex. If the canvas is 147, I doubt it'll have the same instant Ollie power. Capita have really good pop, better than Rides. I've owned another capita before. The sweet spot on the 144 is so small that I have to be aware of it. You should get more pop from a 147 if you load the board more and there's more to load then a 144. 144 is lighter so if you don't load the board enough, you'll jump higher on a 144. Speaking of weight, the bird have an eco core, it might be the lightest?

Compact is gonna be the slowest and least stable compare to the other too given if they're the same size. the smf base feels faster than the canvas 4400 extruded base. The bird is gonna be the faster board with sintered base. 

If the canvas is 147, I'll still sell it (I'm selling my canvas), the smf is awesome. 

I'll highly recommend the bird 146 or smf 147 for you with some union Rosa or trilogy or Burton lexa with reflex. Capita flat camber is very stable and still got plenty of pop. My Smf 147 feels more stable and have almost just as good edgehold than my 08 custom full camber. Is also my preference. 

Ride makes great boards, but I prefer the feel of capita. I have never tried hybrid camber. My buddy used to have a ride machete (flat camber) and switch to a capita.

I hope this can give you an idea. If you have a camber board already, definitely go with something different. I switched and loved it. Feel free to ask any questions.

O btw, I gotta drop off my board to my local shop for a core shot repair, maybe I'll just pick up some eproxy, anyway, I'll check out those boards for you. I think they got all those boards in stock. 

Spenser??? Still here???
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2zz, thanks for the welcome and you seems to know a lot about boards. Which board should i get between thé capita birds of feather or the ride omg? I can't décide! 
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2zz, thanks for the welcome and the info given! You seems to know lots about boards and how they feel. Which would you pick between the capita bird of feather and the ride OMG? According to your post, you are aimons for the capita, I can't decide lol I'm almost tempted to buy both, try them out and re-sell the one i don't keep lol but that would not be worth it, cost wise.

In your opinion or to all who have tried them, which is better to ollie? Which rides faster? Which carve better and reacts well? Which is better on harder to uneven softer snow? Thanks for your help !
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Your welcome and thanks for the complement. I'm glad I could help. I just happen to own a ride and capita board from almost the same year thought I might be able to elaborate. Other than what my friends and I had experienced, I don't have much else. But I can say I understand what I feel and what the boards are doing. The ride canvas is similar to the omg but of different camber profile. The same goes to the capitas (smf vs the bird).  
Reselling will definitely be a big loss and might be a hassle. I think you'll be happy with either one, but let's help you pick the one that suits your needs and style more. I also have finally arrived with the board I truely love after 6 boards and few demos later. Let's help you go through this process without wasting too much money. I had lots of fun and learning experience from it though, so not a bad thing.

So, fusion 4000 is sintered too. But I still think capitas sintered base is still faster. My ride and capita are different in size, so this is just my assumption, but my buddy's Ride Machete was slower than my capita I used to have. Both very similar size and with sintered base . Capita +1.

From the feel of it, the Ride feels like a Mercedes with sport package (cushier) while the capita feels like a bmw m3 (direct). Preference. 

Pop, I remember hearing some say that ride boards doesn't have as much pop compare to others and considering the tech they have and how they advertise it. The omg also have softer tips than the mid section (assumption), while the capita have similar/same flex throughout the board which probably will give it better carving power. Capita +2.

Since the omg is softer at the tips (assumption), capita is probably gonna pow through better. Capita +1.

Have anyone else ridden both Ride and Capita at similar size and camber profile? I think the difference between 144 and 147 at my size makes a huge difference, so I can only assume.

As you can tell, I'm totally not biased. Lol. LOL

I'm gonna drop by my local shop next few days, I'll give you a final word on the flex of the boards.
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O actually now that I really thought about it, the Ride Canvas is really smooth through uneven snow or in icy conditions even at 144. Is really forgiving and absorb impacts very well. SMF requires a little more work in those conditions. Both with factory wax but SMF at 147 with extruded base and is a lot faster. Kinda like a Mercedes (non amg) vs a BMW M3, the Merc is gonna cruise through rough roads while the M3 is gonna require a little more finesse. So Ride gets +1 for forgiveness in less idea conditions.
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Sorry that I kept your hopes up, my local shop only have the bird 142 and a ride compact 147. They didn't have the omg anymore. But the bird and the omg camber profile should be very close. And the bird's 142 similar flex (maybe a tad stiffer) compare to my Ride Canvas 144. Though the bird felt stiffer in the mid section due to camber and definitely feels poppy just by doing the standing flex test. My board is broken in though, but the bird is brand new. If they were the same camber at the same size (omg), the bird will be a little stiffer in the tips for sure with consistent flex through out and omg with linear flex that are softer at the tips, but the flex of the mid section should be very similar.
Given that theory, the bird is gonna have better edgehold on ice. 
The compact is soft. Not a noodle but really soft.
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2zz, thanks for checking out the boards for me at your local shop, very nice for you to do. I just went at my local shop and they had last year's OMG on sales at 40 % so I grabbed it! Price wise, it was way cheaping than the 2015 and much more to my budget liking :) I am going to ride it this weekend ; I'll let you know (and to others who are reading this topic) how it felt while riding it :)

I think I'll also buy a Bird of feather (softer than the OMG I think) 146 when they becomes on sales at the end of the season.. or I'll wait until next year and get the new model, which has in my opinion a better graphic than this year (I don't usualy buy a board for its graphic, but the BOA 2016 has a parrot and palm trees, thus reminding me of both my biking trip in hawaii and the tons of parrots I saw in Costa Rica!)

2zz, where do you ride?
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your welcome. I had to drop off my board anyways so I figure I'll check out some gears. 
40% off, sweeeet. That's a great deal. Glad you picked it up. I'm sure you'll love it. 
Have fun with it and worry about the bird later. But I totally understand that the graphics can make you want it more. I wasn't gonna get another board, but somehow went on craigslist, saw the old but brand new capita with a cat on it that looks like my cat (I'm the crazy cat guy of the group... lol...I only got two) and it was my size and it's a capita. So I had to get it.
I usually ride SierraAtTahoe, is my home mountain. Squaw, boreal, and some other Tahoe resorts if I find a great deal. Do you ride in Tahoe/ Truckee area too?
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