Reverse camber, rocker, banana, etc. Whether you support it or not, alternative camber (or in this case flat kick) technology is here to stay. Capita introduced the Horrorscope as an early release board in the 2008/2009 season. It was a huge hit both graphically and performance wise. The unveiling of the Horrorscope introduced Capita’s Flat Kick Technology which is now utilized in 50% of the line. The ability to lock into presses and turn without hanging up was attractive to both beginners and experts. For 2010/2011, the Horrorscope has been revamped to offer an even looser more skate inspired feel.
The Horrorscope FK was born as a late release limited edition board and is now one of the most sought after boards in snowboarding. Featuring pre-loaded positioning for expert level jibbers, and easy turning, mindless shredding for those intermediate riders that want to expedite the learning curve. The demand was so strong, Capita made multiple production runs and still sold out before a single chairlift opened in North America. Transworld Snowboarding Magazine’s 2010 test result held the Horrorscope FK as the #3 men’s board in the world under $400, while it beat nine of the top ten boards on price.
One of the biggest changes for 2011 is the core. The 2010 Horrorscope featured a WDT engineered core with wood stringers. For 2011, Capita pulled the wood stringers leaving the Horrorscope with a 100% WDT engineered jib core. The WDT core was designed to give jibbers and park riders the softer flex patterns they want without sacrificing durability. Short for “Wood Derived Technology,” the patented process of pressure bonding wood composite material retains the classic feel of a full wood core board while increasing flex values. Basically, by pulling out the wood stringers from 2010, the 2011 Horrorscope features an even softer flex.
Another major change to the 2011 Horrorscope is the introduction of Capita’s new “Urban FK.” Urban FK means that the board is flat between the insert packs and starts to kick up at the inner most insert on each side while the 2010 Horrorscope began to kick up past the inserts. This allows for an even more loose and skatey feel. Other features that round out the Horrorscope are a true twin shape and flex, an extruded base, die-cut/screened two part base graphic, 360 degree stainless steel edges, ABS bomb proof sidewalls, and art by Sacramento artist Skinner Davis. For 2011 the Horrorscope is also offered in a multitude of sizes. It comes in a 147, 149, 151, 151 wide, 153, 155, 155 wide, and a 157.
Having ridden every Horrorscope since the board’s inception into the line, I can honestly say that this one is the most fun to jib on. With the new Urban FK and full WDT core, it is definitely loose and easy to press. I did not like hitting jumps bigger than 40 feet on it, as it feels a little “floppy and sloppy.” After riding a Capita Ultrafear, I realized that stiffer reverse camber boards are more my style for all mountain freestyle. However, if you are looking to jib anything and everything at your local mountain or want a board that kills it in the streets, take a look at the 2011 Capita Horrorscope. Another surprising aspect of the 2011 Horrorscope was how well it handled in the powder. I really enjoyed taking my 153 into the deep stuff. It’s affordable price of $359 and a 2 year warranty makes it something everyone from beginners to experts can enjoy.
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