Under Review: Capita Horrorscope

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Name: Capita Horrorscope

Price: $349 US

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.

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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.

12 replies
  1. corduroy
    corduroy says:

    “extremely flexible board” – “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.” – Those comments really go together. Do you even snowboard Nick? Who wants a super soft board on big jumps and reverse camber pretty much blows on any big jumps. Hopefully you will get a brand new board from the guys over at Capita for this one though. Props.

  2. somedude
    somedude says:

    I don’t know about the product but this review is crap. You contradict yourself over and over. I’m reading that ” At high speeds this board doesn’t chatter or send you flying” then to “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.” So what’s the deal? Apples or oranges dude? This deck either like you say “holds steady in tight situations..” or ” in tight fast situations, this might not be your stick.” These statements do not in any way advise or educate a consumer about this product if anything it is down right confusing. I can though see why Capita would send you a free ride for this as you successfully and egotistically aim this review at core riders saying things like “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.” and “A super fun board for those of us who can snowboard.” We all know with the economy most likely the only peeps spending money on decks this year will be the core kids and you’re trying to sell a noodle to us all by convincing us and our ego’s that we are the only ones good enough to ride it.

  3. summit county dude
    summit county dude says:

    Best Board I’ve ridden in a long time, I totally agree that you gotta be able to handle your shit cause I’ve heard some people say its sketchy off of big jumps but I didn’t mind, maybe one less set up turn and make you stomp your shit and you’ll be ok! oh yeah and all this talk about last years being softer is dumb, the shits soft, flex is the same maybe the different top sheet art makes it stiffer???

  4. alexx
    alexx says:

    capita builds ultra low quality. had a sidewall delamination (outdoor living 160) from riding over a block of ice. not a soft impact, but really not a brutal one. had many of them with other boards in 16 seasons riding – they all survived hits like that. Statement of capita´s warranty department – i´ve personally been in their europe sales headquarter: “no production failure”.

    so think about it, if it´s worth having those really nice graphics.

  5. Steve Wilkes
    Steve Wilkes says:

    Yeah the board is OK…what I mean is I bought the new 2010 Horrorscope 151 and its great BUT…and this is a big BUT(LOL)…>MY NOSE EDGE POPPED OUT because of a slight “granite” upscrape on a nose press. NOT GOOD RIGHT??? So yeah delamination seems to be a problem or it could be an uncommon factory defect but this is my first capita so I dont have any odds to give yah. I brought it back to THEORY SKATE SHOP where i bought it and hopefully capita upholds there 2 yr. warranty (they will Im sure)! Only rode it for two weeks though, fuckin killin me!!! Tough call, nice graphics but NOT BOMB PROOF as marketed!

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