CAPiTA now makes all its boards at The Mothership, a seriously high-tech facility in the mountains of Austria. They promised big things from their purpose-built, 100% hydro-powered workshop, and now we’ll see if they can deliver. Looking at the latest iteration of the CAPiTA Defenders Of Awesome, we’d say things are looking good.
Now available in more sizes than ever, this modern classic has all-mountain appeal with a freestyle focus. The mostly-camber profile and true twin shape make it very park friendly, but by all accounts this is one to ride anywhere and everywhere.
For 2016/17, it’s been upgraded with brand new Kevlar-infused sidewalls and a high-performance, low-maintenance base – combine that with the two carbon fibre beams, poplar/beech core and unbroken steel edges, and you’ve got a bomb-proof board.
The CAPiTA Defenders Of Awesome also features one of the Mothership’s newest and most hyped technologies; a Post-Laminated Topsheet. Using a secret technique, the topsheet is bonded to the board after the press rather than during. The result is less weight, less undesireable materials, and better flex. Oh, and it makes the graphics really pop too.
In a word, awesome.