The 2023 Capita Super DOA Snowboard Review
Board: Capita Super DOA
Buy it here:
Christy Sports: https://bit.ly/3Gm8kV1
The Snowboard Asylum: https://tinyurl.com/2k2jygsw
Camber Option: Resort V1. Micro rocker into a flat section then camber from outside the inserts into the middle. Basically new age camrocker.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: High visibility overcast skies, super cold temps, a little dust on top of perfect corduroy, some heavy deep pow, and a little ice for good measure.
Flex:The overall flex is stiffer than middle of the road but not so far past it that you’re going to be giving yourself a workout to engage it. The tips have a little more give through that rocker and half of the flat section in the camber. Then it stiffens up. Torsionally there’s some give but it’s not over whelming.
Stability: This board is smooth to a point but you will feel some chatter when you get into super choppy, rutted out, frozen terrain. Then again just about any board would feel this. On groomers though there’s almost next to no vibrations you’re feeling. But while there is dampening this board remains lively and doesn’t give you a dead feel.
Ollies: The snap is there and when you engage the camber profile it boosts! When you’re more laid back you still get some solid pop and don’t have to worry about last minute hits.
Pop On Jumps: This board wants to get in the air. Send it off any jump you hit and just know if you load it up you’re going to go further and higher, but if you’re laid back and let the lip do the work you’re still going to pop.
Butterability: This takes a bit more work and can feel hooky at times. You have to be a bit more calculated and understanding of where the key flex points are as well as how much rebound is in it. Speed will always be your friend with this.
Jibbing: High speed jibbing is key here. You want to know what trick you’re pulling and be confident in it, if you’re just learning how to jib you’re going to get your ass handed to you. When it locks into a press you’re going to be putting a lot of effort into it to keep it holding. Going sideways it almost does a balancing act on the feature vs cradling around it.
Carving: The turn initiation off the front foot is super quick and lets you sink that edge in hard and then push through the camber to drive it. When you start to leave the carve and are putting all your power into the tail you can get the board to G out on you which will spring you back into a flat based position, that’s the type of power it has. This poses limitations not from you but from what the board will let you do, you have to almost tone it back a little to get it to hold the carve longer. Short tight quick set up carves are fast and snappy, medium mellow carves come with power, and deep hard aggressive carves have too much torque.
Rider in Mind: High end park rider.
Personal Thoughts: Before when I rode the DOA and Super DOA back to back I wasn’t overly impressed with this deck, it had its place but it didn’t have a wow factor that made me go this is it. This year this version does. The sidecut is super responsive, the board has power where you need it, the base tune is amazing, this board just wants to power through everything. Yeah you can get it to disengage from turning it up to 11, but that’s fine because if you keep it at 10 you’re still going to get a ton out of it.
Rome Mod Stale: https://bit.ly/3ZeAIkx
Salomon Assassin Pro: https://bit.ly/3XfIGIt
Bataleon Evil Twin Plus: https://bit.ly/3GnXnSK
Union Ultra: https://bit.ly/3WWLydp
Rome Katana: https://bit.ly/3jVws9o
Ride A-8: https://bit.ly/3ZbwRF3
Hey Angry, looking for a high end park /all mountain charging board with just a little more boost and flex. 5’8 165lbs sz 8 thraxis and malavita bindings. Currently riding a 156w hot knife on Schweitzer. I love to charge hard and the hot knife is awesome but feels a little lacking in the boost and butter categories even when fully loaded but I do love the stability.
I charge hard and send deep so can’t afford to go too soft. Is this it and if so, what size? I was also considering the marhar darkside? Thx
You don’t want a Darkside, the Super DOA is more ideal to what you want.
For my weight would you say 154 or 156 if I wanted to hit more rails but still have stability for L /XL landings?
Hey angry love your reviews,
I’m 5’9 145lbs replacing my old TRS
Looking for a board that’s more stable when bombing down the mountain that will give me quick turns, and carves. I do side hits, small jumps, and some flat tricks when I hit greens. Basically looking for something that’s on the opposite spectrum as my funslinger with a bit of overlap
I also have a funslinger and new union ultra for my park days so I don’t need the board to be super park oriented.
Would you recommend super spa, mega merc?
Hey, im looking for a fast board and I only hit some ollies. I prefer speed, and being able of going on some pow. Im between the super doa and the black snowboard of death. Which one would you reccomend.
Hey Angry, I’m planning to buy the Super DOA some time in the next few days. I have an REI gift card so I’ll go though your REI link when I pull the trigger.
I weigh approximately 155 lbs and I’m 5’11”
Would you say to go with a 156 or a 158?