Board: Capita Horrorscope
Camber Option: Urban Profile. Flat between the inserts, rocker from the inserts to the tips, and the Wah-Pow tip shape.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: A mix of sun, blue, and gray skies. Warmer temps that made the snow have the consistency of anything from heavy and chunky to full blown chunder sludge depending on how high or low you were on the mountain.
Flex: This board is playful yet lively and comes in just below a middle of the road park deck. The tips have an abundance of play, stiffer under foot, and then a decent amount of flex between the feet. The flex between the feet is matched by an equal amount of torsional give as well.
Stability: This board isn’t the most stable out there which means you have to stay on top of your game when riding it. In variable heavy chunky snow you will feel the board get bucked around more than on a groomer. At speed there is some chatter in the tips but not enough to make you worry that it’s going to wash out.
Ollies: The pop is there and perfect for boosting off side hits, rollers, and natural features. It has a very skate inspired snap which gives the board just what it needs to load up fast at the last minute and boost.
Pop On Jumps: Small and medium jumps are easy on this board as it snaps off the lip with minimal effort. The softer flex aids in sucking up the take off of the lip.
Butterability: If you want to butter then this board will be a solid choice for you. Between the flex, camber profile, and tip shape you have a recipe for awesome. It’s easy to press into and the board has just the right amount of snap out of it to give you that little boost if you throw a 180 into a ground press.
Jibbing: Obviously this board was designed for jibbing. It’s got play and snap where it counts which makes it easy to lock into presses and slide, but still have that oomph you need when you want to pop out of a feature.
Carving: As long as you stay on top of yourself and your carving ability you’ll be golden with ripping a hard carve on this deck. It initiates turns easily and locks in fairly well. When you center flex the board to push it through the apex of the carve it has a fair amount of give which if you put too much muscle into you can cause it to skid out, but once you find the sweet spot you’ll have the perfect balance for a park deck you can do some weird carves on.
Rider in Mind: The park guy with a more jib/skate focus and less jump focus.
Personal Thoughts: I haven’t ridden this board since the year it came out as a limited release. Needless to say a lot has changed in that time. There’s a perfect blend of snap and response with its playful nature that made it fun to turn the mountain into my personal skate park. Buttering, jibbing, and boosting off natural features were fun and flawless.
Comparable Boards: Endeavor Vice, Ride Kink, K2 WWW
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This board was loaned to us for review from Capita Snowboardings marketing department.