The Defenders of Awesome series has a big reputation and these boards back it up. 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 three years in a row, this highly sought after series now has a Transworld Good Wood 3-peat. It's one of the best in the game and has the accolades to prove it. The DOA features a next-generation hybrid camber design, which delivers the pop and response of a camber board with the predictability of reverse camber. This truly is the go anywhere, do anything freestyle deck. For 2015, we have added an all new DS Select RFC Sustainable Dual Core and Fortress™ Kevlar Bound Sidewalls for bomb-proof construction.
New for 2015/16 are FORTRESS™ KEVLAR BOUND SIDEWALLS. Forming an S wrap from the top of the sidewall to the underside of the core, this Kevlar technology binds the sidewall and core material together like no other.
Stance Setback (in)
2 year warranty from date of purchase covering manufactures defect.
This is for that rider thats looking for a tried and true go anywhere do anything freestyle deck. With a back to back to back Good Wood 3 peat this board has it all and the awards to back it up.
Shape + Flex
Blended Radial sidecuts feature a single radius arc through the midsection of the board combined with a custom designed blend zone at the contact points. Varying the length of these blend zones and tailoring them specifically for certain aspects of riding greatly improves a board’s performance. With CAPiTAs Flat Kick design technology we’ve tightened the tip profile radius that blends the shoulders of the board into the tip 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 tip and tail which increases jibbing stability and also helps the board plane on top of powder creating float and control.
Construction + Core
The DS SELECT RFC SUSTAINABLE DUAL CORE™ was built for the consistent, dependable feel required from riders looking to take their skills to the next level. Like the Powershift™ Dual core, this lightweight core has no irregularities or finger joints providing uniform flex for consistency. Featuring a lightweight and poppy Poplar foundation, Beech is placed through the inserts helping to provide unmatched durability. The DS SELECT RFC SUSTAINABLE DUAL CORE™ offers a consistent, comfortable, and powerful ride in a certified sustainable full wood core. In addition the SPECIAL BLEND EVO TECH is an eco-friendly wet lay-up process that uses a polyurethane based resin component requiring lower consumption of energy and yielding higher technical properties. This adhesion process improves the factory’s working environment, as it does not contain some of the same harsh chemical characteristics used in resins at other factories around the world. This configuration uses an optimum blend of biaxial glass laminated in conjunction with structural additives to customize performance objectives.
Base + Edges
This board has a WAX INFUSED ROTATION SINTERED BASE.These bases are created by taking pellets of extra-high-molecu lar-weight Polyethylene and compressing them through heat and pressure. The minuscule spaces left behind absorb wax and allow for extended periods of high speed shredding as the wax wicks to the surface while you ride. This prevents your base from drying out and keeps the surface feeling freshly waxed throughout the day.
Properly maintained sintered bases are fast, durable, and are the preferred choice of pro snowboarders worldwide.
In addition to killer base this board comes with 360deg steel edges.