Review: Soft, wide, and responsive. Capita came through huge with the Horrorscope. The board combines reverse camber with FK (flat kick) technology, which means the extremely flexible board barely sits off the ground, even at the tips of your nose and tail. When you’re riding, it gives you the feeling that you’re in control of every movement the board makes. Of course, it is a Capita, so the art pops off the top-sheet (but might scare your grandma.) Put this image in your mind, a soft board with a wide surface area that can bend, twist, and tweak in any way you see fit. Sounds good on just about anything doesn’t it? For powder hounds the reverse camber is going to keep you afloat, but be warned, the super soft flex won’t allow you to turn like you can on that old 182cm HardDick. Rail kids, this is your weapon, enough about that. Finally, for the all around, “I love jumps and rails and whatever” kids, this is a board you’ll enjoy. Very fun out of the bag as you have total control of this bad boy, just don’t expect it to be the best beginner board. You better have some skills before you decide to take it anywhere that a stiffer, longer, more intermediate board would simply do the work for you.
On-Hill: Maybe my favorite board of the summer. You can feel the snow under your feet, you can lock into rails because of it’s wide surface and soft flex, and every action you make feels a little more floaty, a little more controlled. At high speeds this board doesn’t chatter or send you flying. On that same token, you need to be able to snowboard before you push this board to the limits. Keep in mind it’s a softy and that means possibly flying off your edge or slipping out because of a laid back landing or too much speed. But if you can handle your shit, this board is your ticket to freedom. It pops great, holds steady in tight situations, and the amount of ground feel you get from this board just makes snowboarding a bit more fun. Little bumps turn into rhythm sections, rails become easier, and everything else is just doable and fun. This is one board that no matter where I took it and how I rode it I had a great time. The Horrorscope really stands out on rails, making presses a breeze, but I never felt as though I was on the wrong piece of equipment, no matter what situation I put it in.
Ins: A super fun board for those of us who can snowboard. Great flex, great pop, looks nice, makes people smile.
Outs: If you can’t handle your shit off big jumps or in tight fast situations, this might not be your stick. Wait til you get a bit better and can handle something like this.
Flat Kick laying flat on the ground as barefoot guy tries to break another board.
All the products in these reviews were provided by the companies and we’re given to YoBeat after the review. Of course, we broke most of them in the testing process, but what can you do.