In this comparison, we’ll match the Capita DOA against the Capita SB Resort Twin. Both are exceptional boards that have garnered praise from riders worldwide, so we matched them to each other to see the areas where one excels over the other. While both are exceptional snowboards, the goal of this article is to help you find which one is right for you.
The Comparison Chart for The Capita DOA and the SB Resort Twin
The chart below shows the thirteen different categories that I use to review all-mountain snowboards. Instead of scoring each board like I typically do in my reviews, I award one point for either or both snowboards, depending on which board is the better performer in that specific category. I then total the number of categories that the snowboard has won to give a score for each of the two snowboards.
|Capita SB Resort Twin
|Carving / Turns
|Ice / Poor Conditions
|Durability / Quality
|Fun to ride
Summary of Results
The Capita SB Resort Twin earned one additional point over the Capita DOA. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the better snowboard. Instead, it means that it is the more versatile board to ride all over your favorite resort. In other words, it is the better all-mountain option.
On the other hand, the Capita DOA is the more freestyle-friendly option due to it being easier to hit rails and butter with.
How to Choose Between These Two Boards
Both of these boards are very similar. However, the decision should come down to these two primary decision factors.
- If you will be spending a lot of time in the park, go with the Capita DOA.
- If you will be spending a lot of time carving all over the mountain, go with the Capita Spring Break Resort Twin.
If you will spend a lot of time in the park, go with the Capita DOA. It jumps beautifully, jibs well, and can butter thanks to a sweet spot in the nose and tail (even though it isn’t the softest board). Additionally, it can carve well outside of the park, too. Thanks to its deeper sidecut radius, the DOA is perfect for making shorter, tighter, abrupt carves. The deep sidecut makes it perfect for cruising from feature to feature in the park or hot laps between the trees.
If you’re looking to carve all over the resort, though, and also want a board that can hold its own for the occasional park lap, get the Resort Twin. This board is a little wider and has a different carbon construction and edge technology that helps it grip all types of terrain (including ice). It has a very locked-in, stable feel and is ready to handle every type of condition your local hill will throw at you. The carbon in the board helps it to be an incredible jump board. It also jibs decently well. However, you will need to put some muscle into it to get it to press and butter. With the exception of its ability to press, it is the slightly more versatile of the two options.
Here are a few important differences to know about.
- The more versatile, ride anywhere and do anything board is the Capita SB Restort Twin.
- The more freestyle-friendly option is the Capita DOA (Defenders of Awesome).
- The Resort Twin is brand new and only available in limited sizes, while the Capita DOA and its women’s version, the “Birds of a Feather,” are available in nearly every single size.
- Both boards carve and jump well. The SB Resort Twin has more response and power for carving. The DOA is responsive and carves wel. However, it doesn’t have the edge technology to give it the extra locked-in stable feel.
- The DOA’s graphic has more color to it.
The Capita Resort Twin: The More Versatile Option
On the other hand, the Resort Twin is your more versatile option. It can carve ice and float a little better than the DOA. It feels stable underfoot and is the more responsive option to charge.
The Capita DOA: The More Freestyle-Friendly Option
The Capita Defenders of Awesome (DOA) is a snowboard that shines when it comes to park riding. Its secret weapon? Carbon. The DOA features carbon built into its construction, giving you explosive pop-off jumps and park features. It’s a versatile board that can handle the rigors of the terrain park while still offering stability for cruising around the resort.
How These Snowboards Compare
Before we dive deeper into the differences, it’s important to note the similarities between these two boards. Both the Capita DOA and the Resort Twin are twin all-mountain freestyle models with centered stances and carbon added into them for massive pop. They’re both perfect for hitting jumps in the park, launching off side hits, and carving all over the resort.
Where These Boards Excel
For Resort Riding, it’s a tie.
For Powder Capita SB Resort Twin: it’s the slightly wider option and will have better float in deep snow. That said, if you’re primarily looking to float in powder often, there is an even better option than these two boards you should get. Check out the Capita SB Powder Twin. It’s the more powder-friendly version of the Resort Twin.
For Carving / Turns Capita SB Resort Twin: The Resort Twin is the better carver. It has Capita’s Death Grip, which adds one additional contact point into its edge. This gives it a very locked-in, stable feel.
For Responsiveness Capita SB Resort Twin: I gave the point in this category to the Resort Twin due to it being the slightly better carver. It’s got the Death Grip edge technology that gives it the more stable feel. However, the truth is they are both very responsive with tons of power thanks to the carbon added into their construction. Both boards carve exceptionally well. The Capita SB Resort Twin is noticeably better, though.
For Speed, it’s a tie: Both bases are fast and feel about the same to me.
For Ice / Poor Conditions Capita SB Resort Twin: The SB Resort Twin has the better edge hold for icy poor conditions.
For Switch, it’s a tie: Both ride switch exceptionally well switch.
For Jibs Capita DOA: The DOA is the better option for hitting rails and features. It’s more pressable and slightly more playful. There is a sweet spot in the nose and tail that locks you into a press, and then the carbon and camber profile work together to launch you off the feature as your board snaps back into its original shape.
For Jumps, it’s a tie: Both are exceptional with hitting jumps. They both have carbon built into their construction, offering them a springboard level of pop.
For Durability / Quality Capita DOA: They are likely both equal in this category. However, my SB Resort Twin got a chip on its topsheet the first day I rode it, while my DOA has no chips at all. My chip likely came down to crummy luck and standing next to the wrong guy in the lift line. However, I gave durability to the DOA in this category.
For Buttering Capita DOA: The DOA is the slightly more playful option, so it’s better at butters. At the same time, they are both around the same stiffness. The SB Resort Twin has a noticeably stiffer torsional flex. This makes it very challenging to butter as you need to flex your board torsionally to keep your weight uphill. The DOA is the easier option for buttering.
For Being a “Fun to Ride Board,” it’s a tie: Both are exceptionally fun to ride all-mountain boards.
The Capita DOA is the slightly more freestyle-friendly option due to it being easier to hit rails and butter with. The Resort Twin is more well-rounded for every type of condition that you’ll encounter. With both of these boards being so similar, you really can’t make a wrong decision.
Overview for the Capita DOA
Read our full review of the Capita DOA.
- Versatile All-Mountain and Park Board:
- The Capita DOA is a twin-tail snowboard known for excelling in both all-mountain and park riding.
- It has won seven Transworld Good Wood awards and offers a 6/10 flex rating.
- The board is stable for carving, lightweight, durable, and provides excellent pop off jumps.
- Exceptional Pop: The carbon construction provides impressive pop and lift off jumps.
- Lightweight: The 2024 version includes the P2 super light core, enhancing its agility.
- Suitable for Freestyle: It’s a go-anywhere, do-anything freestyle board.
- Stiff Center: The center of the board is stiffer to maintain springiness for jumps.
- Popularity: Due to its popularity, it can be sold out, and you might encounter other riders with it on the mountain.
- Riding Experience:
- The DOA is versatile, suitable for carving, park riding, and jumps.
- It offers decent edge hold, even on icy terrain.
- It excels for short, tighter carves. However, it is not the best snowboard for riding in deep powder.
- Who It Is Meant For:
- Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders who want a versatile board for carving and park riding.
- Not recommended for beginners due to its contact points and stiffness.
Overview for the Capita SB Resort Twin
Read our full review of the Capita Spring Break Resort Twin.
- Versatile All-Mountain Board:
- The Capita Resort Twin is a twin-tail snowboard with a centered stance known for excelling in riding anywhere in all types of conditions.
- It has a strong edge hold on ice (Deathgrip / One additional contact point built into its edges)
- It has a feel that balances being stable with being playful. It offers a ton of power and stability for carving with an unreal level of pop for hitting jumps.
- Outstanding edge hold, power, and response
- Tons of pop
- Versatile enough to grip ice, float, and ride anywhere
- Slight chatter at high speeds
- Not the best for presses and butters
- Only available in a few sizes
- Riding Experience:
- Stable / Powerful
- Suitable for jumps of all sizes
- Grips ice and handles various terrains
- Who It Is Meant For:
- Ideal for intermediate to advanced riders
- Suited for all-mountain riders who enjoy launching off side hits and taking the occasional run through the park.
- Particularly recommended for east coast conditions
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Last Updated: January 2, 2024 by Steve Weber
Steve Weber is the author and boardsport gear reviewer for Board of the World. He has been snowboarding for 26 years, skateboarding for 20, and is always looking for a new board sport gear to try out. When he is not riding or skating, he runs a marketing agency. Board of the World is Steve’s blog for skateboard and snowboard gear reviews. The blog’s goal is to help people find the right board for them and encourage people to have fun outside.