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.

Size: 151cm.

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.

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Capita Horrorscope description

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Review Disclosure: This board was demo’d from the Windells Camp Demo Shop.

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12 Comments

  1. andrew
    August 17, 2010

    Sweet baby jesus, I thought the og horrorscope was about as flexible as a board could get. You must be able to literally bend it in half now.

  2. August 21, 2010

    Andrew, signal park rocker is still softer than the horrorscope, crazy huh!

  3. DK
    August 22, 2010

    Is the board lighter than last year? the 2010 was heavy as shit

  4. August 22, 2010

    Lighter than last year in my opinion but I don’t consider it a heavy board at all, not even the previous years version. Go check it out in your shop and see what you think.

  5. Sammy
    September 08, 2010

    I’m planning on picking up the horrorscope for buttering, ground tricks, flatland jumps, park and light ramp jumping. I’m 5’10 170 lbs. Should I be getting a 153 or 151? Thx!

  6. September 12, 2010

    Sammy, sweet on the horrorscope! If you plan to hit jumps with it, i’d do the 153 for you. It’s a softer board so you won’t need to go too small on it.

  7. jan
    September 14, 2010

    The new horrorscope is 100% not as soft as the og horrorscope.

  8. jimmy
    September 28, 2010

    have u tested the salomonder yet?

  9. Sam
    March 07, 2011

    I just bought this board and couldn’t be happier, it is, as you said, impossible not to press and a whole lot of fun. I’m from the mid-west and this is perfect for what I ride: park. The one thing that stood out to me though is the POP, it’s amazing for such a soft board, and just in general. I don’t think I’ll ever get another board for park, and more than likely not another brand for anything else; capita has their shit dialed, and makes one hell of a board.

  10. Deaners
    April 20, 2011

    Hey Shay,
    I’m planning to get the horrorscope for next season since they are going on sale for the 11-12 models. I’m 5’11, 160lbs, I wear a size 11.5 boot and I was wondering what size I should get. I’ll be mainly doing jibs, and small jumps no
    Bigger than 40ft. Should I get the 153 or 151 or the 151w ?

  11. April 21, 2011

    Jimmy, yes the review is coming up!

    Sam, rad to hear your experience with the horrorscope!

    Deaners, what’s your stance angles? If you have duck you’d be fine riding the regular size, they aren’t much wider. If you can get on the regular i’d do that and for size really depends how much jib per jump ratio, more jumps go with 153, more jibs and want a small board go 151.