Watch the Exclusive Source On Snow Staff Review of the Capita 2016 Horrorscope
In battle, the Androsphinx rip apart enemies with their razor-sharp claws. They like to battle; these guys battle like every day. You know what else they like to do every day? Go to the bar and talk about it. Post Battle, it’s kinda like Après-ski. Same thing, different sport.
They go do their thing; they do a couple moves and then head for cocktail city. Although, the main difference between Sphinx and Skiers is, after a few hours in the bar, the Sphinx says to some hottie, “Hey babe, I’m a magical beast that can cast spells and stuff.” Which, a skier would never be able to say. Don’t get me wrong, skiers say cheesy things all the time, but coming from a Sphinx it might actually be true. They can definitely cast spells, and they technically are – not that we’re profiling anyone here – magical beasts.
Plus, Sphinx run hella swag. They’ve got crazy attitude with party shades and even some tooth flair. And, you know when homies start messing with their teeth they’re ballin’. Nothing says, “I’m a hard ass” like a dude with some gold caps on his grill, just like nothing says, “I’m a badass” like you, at the hill, with this board.
One of the best urban and park boards in the game got even better for 2015. With a new RFC Sustainable Core, and all-new Bitter End Deflection Tuning on the tip and tail, this Transworld Good Wood Award winner just keeps getting stronger. Featuring a throwback blunted shape with a shorter tip and tail for decreased swing weight, the Horrorscope allows you to size down without losing any performance. Team ridden, team designed, and the #1 selling board in the CAPiTA line is a must-have deck for your quiver.
The classic. Nothing is quite like the crispness, power and precision of camber at higher speeds. Ideal for aggressive riders and traditionalists.
The all-round performer. Far and away, this is our best-selling platform. Ultimate versatility comes from blending both rocker and camber traits to get a balance that offers both the stability of camber and the easy ride of rocker. Some boards in this category fall closer to a camber feel, while others ride a little looser like a rocker board. Find your balance and get a board here that does it all.
Flat from contact point to contact point for control and stability with a catch-free feel
Like waking up at noon on summer holiday. Rocker boards feature a reverse camber lay-up that is less-catchy, turns easier and sends the fun factor/high-five frequency into the stratosphere. These boards generally offer a more forgiving ride which is ideal for newer/casual riders, jibbing and easy style pow hounds alike.
ALL MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE
Do it ALL. Wanna grab some pow turns up top, scream down a mid-mountain groomer and then hit the park at the bottom? THESE are your boards. Our best-selling configuration. Generally an all-mountain twin-tip, directional twin or minimal directional shape that’s poised to do it all.
Tech freestyle supremacy. These twin tip boards generally feature a slightly softer flex and shorter contact points which make for boards that are slightly more maneuverable but still have the landing gear you need to grease park laps day-in and day-out. If park laps and hit runs are your jam, then this is where you live. If that last sentence didn’t make sense, it’s best not to look here.
Parks are where I walk my dog, the mountain is where I snowboard. Pow/Freeride boards quite often offer a distinct directional shape, featuring a tapering shape designed to provide the smoothest ride out on the mountain—whether it’s first chair on a pow day or late afternoon when it’s all bombed out. With options that range from resort freeride, slackcountry through to backcountry, the pow/freeride category is your go-to for riders not looking to ride the park and capitalize on the rest of the mountain.
Narrower widths mean lightning fast edge transfers and less fatigue for riders that have smaller feet. Suggested for all women’s sizes and Men’s 8.5 and below. Look for waist widths that are below 25cms.
Regular widths offer only critical measurements that will kill toe-heel drag, but also maintain proper response to keep turns quick and agile while not tiring you out. Ideal for rider with US Men’s 9-11.5 feet. Look for board widths that are 25-25.5 cm wide, going wider as foot sizes get bigger.
Anyone with a size 12+ boot can tell you—toe/heel drag sucks. Kill the culprit with a wider waist board and get the freedom to turn as hard as you want. Riders with 12+ boot sizes will want to look at boards with waist width of an absolute minimum of 25.6cm and go up from there—going wider as foot sizes get bigger.