Capita Defenders Of Awesome Snowboard

Capita Product code: N/A
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  • Camber Type: Hybrid
  • Flex: 5.5
  • Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Shape: Twin
  • Terrain: All Mountain

The Defenders of Awesome has built up a big reputation and an even bigger following and this season’s incarnation goes furthermore to back up that legacy. And when we say they back it up, we mean they back to back to back it up. As winners of the most coveted design award in snowboarding five years in a row, this highly sought after series now has a Transworld Good Wood for every year it’s been in production. It’s one of the best in the game and has the accolades to prove it. Slash powder, cruise piste, huck kickers, slide rails or jib homemade features, the DOA will dominate every terrain you can set your mind to.

Coming in at almost bang-on mid-flex, the DOA is a great choice for intermediate riders and up who want a truly “all-mountain board” which perfectly balances response and playfulness.

Built around Capita’s DS Select RFC Sustainable Dual Core, comprised of FSC certified sustainable woods. Lightweight Poplar is used as the board’s foundation with beech wood inserts for increased power and durability. The core is built to have no irregularities or finger joints, providing a uniformed flex pattern throughout, this gives the DOA a consistent and dependable feel from its first day until its last. The core also features Carbon Fibre beams; known for its rigidity, high tensile strength, low weight, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion, carbon fibre is one of the most popular materials used in today’s high performance snowboards. This lightweight, strong material, when moulded into the core, increases power and response while remaining ultralight and poppy.

The edges feature Fortress Kevlar bound Sidewalls, a bonded Kevlar “S” wrap that runs from the top of the sidewall to the underside of the core. This choice of shape creates a lightweight bond that holds the sidewall and core material together like no other. This is complemented and bolstered against impact by the heat treated, hardened steel edge rails.

The DOA utilises Capita’s Special Blend fibreglass laminates, an eco-friendly wet lay-up process that requires lower energy consumption but yields higher technical properties. This configuration uses the optimal blend of biaxial fiberglass, laminated in conjunction with structural additives to fine-tune the performance of the board. The topsheet is bonded to the core using Capita’s “Evo Resin,” comprised of 60% plant based, renewable, agricultural raw materials produced with no waste or greenhouse emissions.

The Defenders of Awesome features Capita’s Hybrid Camber Profile, utilising traditional camber underfoot, zero camber at the outside of the inserts blending to reverse camber at the contact points. This next generation design allows you to get the pop and response of a cambered board with all the predictability, stability and easy turn initiation of zero camber or reverse camber shapes.

Every board in Capita’s line is designed with four unique blend zones. This is the area after the sidecut ends and before the nose or tail shape starts. In this small section, the shape of the board must transition from a sidecut arc going one direction, into the tip shape arc going in the opposite direction. This very important section of the board is similar to the steering in your car. It's the driving force in initiating turns and determining where your board is going. A poorly designed blend zone will cause your board to be hooky or turn slowly and can limit your ability to transition between edges. Capita has taken the time to pay distinct attention to this detail; fine-tuning each and every board to make sure your riding experience is balanced and perfect.

On top of the blend zones, the Defenders of Awesome benefits from Capita’s Flat Kick design technology, a tightened tip profile radius that blends the shoulders of the board into the nose and tail height on reverse camber boards. The tight tip radius in conjunction with tuned blend zones allows you to have a forgiving, easy to ride reverse camber board that is still responsive and quick during edge-to-edge transitions. This also creates a flat nose and tail which increases jibbing stability, aids butters & presses and also helps the board to plane on top of powder creating float and control.

What we say: “It’s easy to take “all-mountain snowboard” with a pinch of salt, however, The Capita DOA really does slash, huck, slide, jib, charge, butter and press everything you can possibly imagine. It really should be included in everyone’s snowboard quiver.”

FEATURES

·         DS Select RFC Sustainable Dual Core

·         Flat Kick Technology

·         Fortress Kevlar Bound Sidewalls

·         Carbon Fibre Beams

·         Special Blend Fibreglass

·         Plant Based Evo Resin

·         Wax Infused Enduro Base

·         PLT Topsheet Technology

·         360 Degree Steel Edges

·         Full ABS Sidewalls

·         Stainless Steel 4 x 2 Inserts

·         Titanal Base Inlay

Specifications

Camber Type Hybrid
Flex 5.5
Ability Level Intermediate, Advanced
Shape Twin
Terrain All Mountain

Shipping

  • Free delivery - £0.00

    Delivery expected by Monday 31 July

    Small items are dispatched with Royal Mail 48. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date.
    Large or heavy items may need to be shipped with a different service, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Standard delivery - £1.99

    Delivery expected by Friday 28 July

    Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date. For larger items, we may need to ship with a courier due to size restrictions, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Next working day delivery - £4.99

    Delivery expected tomorrow

    Most items will be dispatched with DPD and are fully track-able. The delivery must be signed for so someone must be at the specified address to accept the items. It is not possible for the delivery driver to leave the packages without a signature.
    In rare cases, rural addresses may be 2 days for delivery. If you are concerned please get in touch before placing order.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD 12 noon - £14.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 tomorrow

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the next working day (Monday to Friday). This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD saturday 12noon - £19.99

    Delivery expected by 12:00 on Saturday 29 July

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the Saturday morning. This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • Collection in store - £0.00

    You can place your order online and drop into our store in Edinburgh, Scotland, to collect your order. Please enter your billing address into the delivery address section, and tick the box to say both addresses are the same.
    Orders will be kept aside for 2 weeks. If you require longer, please email orders@freezeproshop.com

Returns

We will happily exchange or refund items up to one month from the date of receipt (see cancelation policy). In addition to this we may be able to exchange or refund items returned outwith this timeframe if they are in unused and perfect condition but a small re-stocking charge may apply, please contact us by email to discuss this before sending goods back within this time frame.

On the back of your delivery note you will find your returns form which details the returns process. If you can't find it you request one from orders@freezeproshop.com

The above does not affect your statutory rights.

Faulty items that are under manufacturers warranty can be returned to us and if found to be faulty will be refunded or replaced, this is subject to inspection by the manufacturer. Please contact us for a returns authorisation before sending, if found not to be faulty then we may have to charge for any re-posting costs and will be unable to cover your return costs.

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Please note, that customers are responsible for the cost of returning items to us for returns or exchanges, however we will happily cover the cost of shipping exchanges back to you.