Snowboard Iskola

Board: Capita DOA

Size: 156

Camber Option: Resort V1 Profile. Camber past the inserts, then flat, with a micro rocker right before the upkick in the tip and tail.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, zero winds, warmer temps, corduroy, chunder, ice, and everything in between.

Flex: This board always has a consistent middle of the road park flex to it. You have play out in the tips that slightly stiffens up as you get to the insert pack, the flex stays at this level to the middle of the board where it gets a little softer. There’s a decent amount of torsional flex to it.

Stability: For a park board it’s stable. At high speeds in rutted out terrain you do end up feeling some chatter in the tips. You’ll notice most of the stability underfoot and through the middle of the board it just plows through everything with ease.

Ollies: So with the slight tweak to the core this board has more pop than the previous version. It’s not a mind blowing level of more pop, but it’s noticeable. The camber profile takes next to nothing to initiate and the rebound is more than ample. Basically load it up and it pops.

Pop On Jumps: Well as jumps are still limited and the one we have is about 5 feet on a good day, it was time to send it to flat and see what happened. This board boosts off the lip with ease and you never have to worry about loading it up to get snap. Small to large jumps this has you covered.

Butterability: that flat into a micro rocker in the tips gives this board an ample sweet spot to lock into presses with. You can just get your weight out over it and it locks in. There’s some rebound but it doesn’t fight you which is nice as it gives you a predictable spring out of any butter.

Jibbing: It’s not the best it’s not the worst, it’s just predictable. You can lock into a nose or tail press and it holds, it’s not going to have a deep press but it’s solid. Getting sideways that camber section through the middle hugs the rail and feels locked in. There’s some rebound out of the board so prepare for that if you’re being laid back.

Carving: Short to mid level carves are really this boards strong suit. You can get it on edge and rail it if you need to but it never feels like it’s going to take it to the next level. The overall edge to edge transition is smooth and nimble. You feel this thing just roll in and out of turns.

Rider in Mind: Park focused rider that will venture out on the whole mountain.

Personal Thoughts: They tweaked the core a little bit and it does give it more snap, but over all for most people they aren’t going to notice it. This board will remain consistent and solid for what it is and that’s why people gravitate towards it. Overall it’s a very predictable ride.

Comparable Boards: Dinosaurs Will Die Maet, Interior Plain Project Honalee, Rome Mod