Snowboard Review: 10-11 Capita Horrorscope FK
16 Aug, 2010
Location: Timberline, OR
Snow Conditions: Mixture of hardpacked to slushy groomers.
Setup: I rode the Capita Horrorscope FK with my Union bastardized bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: The horrorscope is that fun soft board that is just meant for park
Weight: Lighter than average
Flex: The horrorscope is meant to be that soft park jib board in the Capita line and it holds up to it’s expectations. The flex softened up from the last time I rode the board. Overall it’s a softer flexing snowboard with major softness longitudinally from the nose to the tail making it a board that will butter for you.
Turning: The horrorscope is really easy to initiate and engage turns with but holding onto them with speed is a bit harder especially longer radius turns. Shorter radius felt better and more comfortable but the horrorscope definitely isn’t your carve the mountain kind of board.
Stable: With the updates from 10 to 11, the horrorscope lost some of it’s capability to handle the mountain as it became a softer flex. The urban FK made turns feel more washed out and skidded but perfect for park laps just hitting feature after feature.
Pop: The couple days I was riding the horrorscope were the days I was working on frontside 5-0’s onto higher rails and jumps. The horrorscope had good pop to it that made ollie’ing just easy on the board and felt really comfortable from the start hitting rails/boxes with it. Buttering and presses were impossible to not do on the horrorscope and that made flatland tripods, butters and ollie’s just a blast.
Switch: The horrorscope is a true twin and felt fine riding switch without any adjustments.
Overall Impression: The horrorscope was so popular when it was introduced that it soon became more than just a limited edition board in the lineup and in many parks, it’s the board of choice for riders for good reason. The softer flex makes riding park easy especially for someone learning park. It loses some of the stability on the mountain but for the jibber it doesn’t matter when the mountain is a park.
Shay’s Honesty Box: The last time I rode the horrorscope it was a late release and since then some changes had been made making it way more jib specific and softer. Definitely for riding park in the summer, the board changes were perfect for just lapping park. But I noticed on the palmer laps it lost some stability in the ride which is to be expected from the changes.
On Snow Photo
Capita Horrorscope description
Review Disclosure: This board was demo’d from the Windells Camp Demo Shop.