With eye-catching graphics and a modern shape, the Capita Defenders of Awesome simply looks like a fun day out. Delivering snappy turns and fast edge to edge response, it was pure joy right out of the gate, especially when you consider its low price of $420. The hybrid-rocker profile helped it float better than its fully cambered competitors, though it didn't perform as well as all in our fleet. Its longer sidecut made sure it didn't hold back at high speed on groomers. It feels light in the air, as it should, because along with the Rome Agent, it was the lightest board we tested.
For the new season, the Defenders of Awesome board received a fresh, hip, and (we think) much classier look. Pictured above is the new graphic for the size we tested (158), but each size has a slightly different and unique take on the new artistic theme.