Capita Defenders Of Awesome Snowboard: Good Wood 2015

Men’s All-Mountain Under $450 Review

The Capita DOA (Defenders Of Awesome) Snowboard for 2015. Wouldn't it be awesome if a clan of scantily clad babes wielding axes guarded your favorite tree stash from intruders? Well, until that day comes you have this board as your inspiration and stash-finding tool. Its cambered middle section gives you proper pop and control while its flat kick tips loosen the ride and offer float. The medium yet reactive flex is bolstered by two carbon-fiber strips running lengthwise. Awesome is what awesome does.

Price: $400

Available Sizes: 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160

Tester Comments

"This board feels like it's meant to shred the mountain like a park! Decent pop, stable at high speeds yet playful on the park hits."

Capita Defenders Of Awesome Snowboard Review 2014-2015


Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test Presented by

How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there's something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride on a sliding scale. The park and all-mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.