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08-21-2011 04:07 AM
Carl Hungus I guess it depends on whether you mean just getting down the mountain or enjoying the process. It will definitely get you through some groomers to where you're going but its not a ride I've gotten excited about. But that's just me. Keep in mind I like riding the mountain and not just the park, and up to now my main ride is an SL.

To me, its a park board that falls really heavily on the very soft, awesome at one thing catagory, which is that its a super fun jib board. If all you wanted in a board was to hit rails with all day, or maybe you're an urban feature guy, then it would be great. If you actually want to carve it and ride pow on occasion, or maybe there's a ton of ice where you are, I'd say pick a different park board.

I have the 09 version, the first one, and I don't know if they made it stiffer or softer comparatively.

I like my Never Summer so I would pick an Evo, but that's obviously not the only option. I'm actually on the fence about the Evo vs Proto myself, as I want a softer board that I can use all mountain, but until I can demo them its too close to call.
08-21-2011 12:00 AM
Nivek Everything I already mentioned. The Rocker light being the closest to how the Horror will feel, but that carbon strip down the middle makes a world of difference.
08-20-2011 11:07 PM
bchambers94 And the others that would be just as fun in the park would be (or did you mention them earlier)?
08-20-2011 10:29 PM
Nivek It's a snowboard, It will get you down the hill. I can hit 50mph on a downsized jibstick. Doesn't mean its the best for the job. Will the Horror limit you to the park? No. But it will be less fun outside the park than others, and others will be just as fun IN the park. You're call.
08-20-2011 10:17 PM
bchambers94 Is the Horrorscope still able to hit the rest of the mountain? I know it's a park board, but if I wanted to take a few runs other than the park would it be difficult to carve/sketchy at high speeds? I just want to make sure I'm not stuck in the park 100% of the time!
08-17-2011 09:43 PM
Nivek The only thing from CAPiTA I still like is the Green Machine. Evo is a good board, but due to build process they start loosing liveliness after about day 30 or hard riding, day 50 for the normal cruising weekend warrior.
08-17-2011 09:27 PM
bchambers94 Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback. So what do you guys think the top 5 park boards are (but also to hit the mountain once in a while) that are under 500. Any more thoughts on the NS evo? I also really like capita, so I'm mainly going towered their boards. However, I wouldn't mind taking a look at other brands (such ad the nitro swindle or westmark). Thanks guys, I appreciate the help!
08-17-2011 08:27 PM
Nivek Meh, Owned an Indoor FK. I would choose a 150 Westmark over my 154 Indoor for jumps, stability, edgehold, jibbing... only powder would the Indoor come out. That is one that that the Indoor is really really good in and the reason I still have it. That first year with the carbon X between the feet makes that board a blast to ride around in bounds in deep snow. And if I wanted a super jibby playful board I still wouldn't get the Horror, I'd get a WWW or a Rocker light.

If you want something along these lines for under $400, just remove the Westmark from my previous list. Maybe add the Nitro Swindle.
08-17-2011 04:35 PM
Nose Dradamous Comparing apples to apples, a Westmark and Horrorscope are two different animals. You'd buy the Horrorscope if you want a super jibby playful park/rail board. Move up in the line to the Indoor (same price as Westmark) and you have a more stable do anything FK twin.
08-17-2011 03:53 PM
jtchompy i had a horrorscope, and last year bought a westmark based on the reviews from this website. Honestly, i while never go back to that board. As much as i loved the horrorscope and capita, the westmark beats it in every category. The only reason you would want the horrorscope is if you are limited to the $350 price. Its an awesome board for the money, but i feel that the westmark matches the horrorscope in every aspect of rails/jibbing and excels where the horrorscope fell short, which would be all mountain, edge hold and jumps.

im like 135, size 10.5 and ride the 150 westmark
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