Hello and welcome to my Capita Super DOA snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Super DOA as an aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Super DOA a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Capita Super DOA 2020
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle
Flex Rating: Medium (6/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Rating Score: 85.6/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 17 men’s aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Super DOA’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Super DOA’s specs and available sizes.
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Super DOA Most Suited To?
The Super DOA is best suited to an advanced to expert rider who wants a board that can send it big - but can also ride at speed well and carve when you want to just bomb.
Not great for powder, but most at home bombing groomers and finding anything to get some air from.
Definitely not for a beginner or even intermediate rider. It's stiffer than it's rated and it's fairly technical in terms of the camber profile. You want to be on your game when you're riding this board.
The Super DOA in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Super DOA is capable of.
Board: Capita Super DOA 2020, 156cm (252mm waist width)
Date: March 27, 2019
Conditions: Mid firm snow mostly with some softer spots and some harder spots.
Perfect visibility and lots of sun (as I'm sure you can tell from the pic).
Relatively cold for late March but not ultra-cold.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 560mm (22″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 262mm (10.32")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2680grams (5lb 14oz)
Weight per cm: 17.18 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.45 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of 51 boards that I've weighed in 2019 and 2020 models. One of the lighter boards on the scales - on snow felt closer to normal though, IMO.
Not much to test it in, but based on the DOA, and the feel of this board and the specs, it's something that's going to take some effort keeping the nose afloat, especially in deeper powder.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Nice on a carve - and prefers to carve vs any other turn for sure. Feels a little like you're fighting the board a bit on a casual S turn. Like if you don't really commit to turning properly and getting up on edge, that it wants to catch an edge.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Not particularly nimble at slow speeds. This board feels better when being ridden fast
Skidded Turns: Not one for skidded turns - it feels like it wants to catch an edge if you skid too much on it.
It's got some good stability at speed, but doesn't like icy terrain much or anything that's too chopped up. I only had icy, cruddy to test it on and it felt OK but not great. On smoother terrain, I think this thing would bomb.
As I alluded to above, it's not the best on crud. And feels the vibrations a lot too. It's not super nimble for weaving between bumps either, so it's a board that I feel (similar to how I feel about the DOA, but maybe even more so with the Super DOA) is at it's best and really fun, in good snow - not too hard and not too cruddy.
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Good pop and can really stomp that landings. Not as good for smaller jumps or side-hits, but for medium to large jumps it's awesome!
Pop: Really good pop when you load it up. You do need to put some effort into extracting the pop. It's not casual pop, but when you put the effort in, it gives back.
Approach: Good and stable on faster approaches.
Landing: Can really stomp the landings on this board, particularly good for larger jumps.
Side-hits: Wasn't as nimble as I would like for trickier side hits - and the pop wasn't easy enough to extract for those. But for open rollers, lips etc, it's awesome.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Best suited to going big - medium to large (and most likely extra large, but I don't go there!) are squarely in it's wheelhouse. Can certainly do smaller jumps to, but most suited to the larger variety.
Great riding in either direction - not surprisingly given it's twin/centered. If you're switch game needs work, then you might find it a little catchy riding your non-dominant direction.
This board is light - and whilst I didn't really feel that lightness when riding generally, I did feel it on jumps/spins. That plus how it's good for riding/taking off switch (for 1's, 5's etc) make this a good spinner. It felt pretty easy to get the spin around too, so I suspect there's a bit of flex torsionally.
The only complaint I would have is that the pop takes a bit to extract, so for smaller tricks it's a little more difficult.
Not made for the jib line. Not something I felt that comfortable jibbing on - but a solid jibber would be fine - definitely more suited to the jump line in the park though.
It takes some effort to butter, but that was not surprise. But definitely not super hard to butter. Middle of the road there.
Whilst Capita rates this as 6/10 flex, it definitely felt stiffer than that to me. From what I hear their flex ratings are based ont he flex of the core and don't take into account the other layers - like the fibreglass.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Super DOA is a light-weight, aggressive ride that's stiffer than you'd expect. It feels best in smoother terrain - and prefers to be on edge rather than doing casual turns. It's the kind of board you want to be on your game when riding.
But when you are on your game you're rewarded with a solid ride that pops really well when you give it some and carves hard when you push it.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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