This review is for the Capita DOA 2017 snowboard.
For the latest review of this snowboard go to Capita DOA Review.
This will be a brief review with the main points covered for the 2017 model. See the link above for a more detailed review on the latest model.
The Ideal Rider for the DOA
The DOA is an aggressive all mountain board that is freestyle oriented. So if you like riding the whole mountain, including the park – and want to be able to do tricks, ride switch etc wherever you go, the DOA is worth checking out.
It is quite an aggressive board, so not really suitable for beginners but all other ability levels will be fine on this board.
Board: Capita DOA (Defenders of Awesome) 2017
Price: $419 (USD recommended retail) – though if you can find a 2017 model now, it will be considerably cheaper
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle
Flex: Medium (5.5/10)
On Snow Flex Feel: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 90.6/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of all the 23 men’s aggressive-all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
- The average price was $555 (USD)
- The average score was 82.1/100
- The highest score was 90.6/100
- The lowest score was 72.2/100
- The DOA ranked 1st out of 23!
Overview of the DOA’s Specs
Check out the tables below for the 2017 DOA’s specs and sizes.
|Style||All-Mountain-Freestyle (Capita labels it "Progressive All-Resort")||Flex||Medium (5.5 out of 10)|
|Ability Level||Advanced to Expert||Feel||Stable|
|Weight||Normal to Light||Turn Initiation||Medium-Fast|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber (Mostly camber with flat zones outside the inserts and slight rocker just before tip and tail)||Shape||True Twin|
|Stance Setback||Centered||Edge-hold||Medium snow|
|Waist Width (mm)||244||246||248||250||258||252||254||260||257||262|
|Weight Range (lbs)||90-140||100-150||110-160||115-170||130-175||125-175||130-185||135-190||135-190||140-200+|
|Weight Range (kgs)||40-64||45-68||50-73||52-77||59-79||57-79||59-84||61-86||61-86||64-91+|
Board: Capita DOA 2017, 156cm, 252mm wide (at the waist)
Date: March 25th, 2016
Conditions: Groomed with some fresh on top in the morning and more slushy later on.
Bindings angles: +18/-6
What Others Thought of the DOA
Check out the user reviews and professional reviews below to see what others thought of the DOA.
The Good Ride
The Score Breakdown
Check out the table below for the breakdown for the score of the 2017 DOA.
|FACTOR||RATING (OUT OF 5)||CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL SCORE|
|TOTAL after normalizing||90.6/100|
For one of the most reasonably priced boards going around these days, this sucker packs a punch! Even if it was more expensive than your average board in this category it would be worth the price.
So if this is the kind of board that suits you, it’s a great choice for both performance and for being easy on the wallet.
More Info, Availability and Current Prices
If you’re interested in learning more about the 2017 DOA, check out the links below.
Note: At the time of writing there was limited availability and sizes for the 2017 model, so it’s possible they are all sold out at the time you are reading this – but if there are some left, and in your size, you will be able to find a great deal.
Australia & New Zealand
If there all out or you want to learn more about the latest model DOA, check out the link below.
If you want to see how the DOA compares to other Aggressive-All-Mountain-Freestyle snowboards check out the next link.