Gear Review: 2021 Capita Defenders of Awesome (DOA) Snowboard
Value Rating: 9
Durability Rating: 8.5
Overall Rating: 9
Location of Test: Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort in Wenatchee, WA
Duration of Test: A few laps
Product Name: 2021 Defenders of Awesome (DOA)
Product Brand: Capita
Best Use: All Mountain Riding, Groomed Runs, Trees, Side Country
Sizes Available/Specs: 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 153W, 155W, 157W, 159W, 161W
Flex: 5.5 out of 10
Camber Profile: Resort V1 Camber (Camber between feet, zero underfoot, reverse camber in tip and tail)
The Full Review:
When examining this board previously, my intuition was telling me that this board would be super fun to ride. Sure enough, this board was everything I was expecting! I had a blast riding this board. This board has a mid-range turning radius, allowing for quick and easy turns in and out of the trees, and nice big open turns across groomed faces. The board is playful, while still remaining stable at speed.
I felt the board had a good amount of pop and I was able to boost every side hit I came across. Any time I was rolling into a feature, my set up and confidence was heightened by the control I had. In all conditions I got to try, I felt this board handled everything pretty well for the most part. I would be extremely happy to make this board a part of my quiver.
The board is playful and flexible while remaining stable at higher speeds. Plenty of pop to go around and make for a fun afternoon of side hits and kickers.
Little bit of play for an individual that is trying to ride something steeper and icier conditions. Ride this board according to weight/height ratio.
The Bottom Line:
Are you an upper-level beginner through a lower advanced rider? Do you like to ride all-mountain terrain, but like forgiveness and play? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this board is for you. I would definitely recommend this board to 90% of individuals looking for a great "does it all" board.