Capita has been on the up and up since 2000. This Seattle-based company currently has one of the sickest teams in the industry, featuring the likes of Danny Kass, Dan Brisse and TJ Schenider, to name a few. Capita created a lot of hype last season with their late release Horrorscope FK and had people raving about this soft park board. Just ask fellow blogger Dan Jonas, he'd probably marry his Horrorscope if it was a girl. Recently, I was able to talk to Mikey Scott, Marketing Manager for Capita and Union in Canada. Capita is sticking to the saying that you don't change a good thing... unless you're making it even better, and that's exactly what they've done. The line up is super diverse and covers all your riding needs. The big news for next year are the Green Machine FK and the Charlie Slasher Pow FK. This season, the Horrorscope featured Park FK, which kept the base flat between the bindings, reverse camber to the the effective edge and flat kick tips. This tech is featured on their Green Machine, which features a sustainable core to make construction more eco-friendly. If there's anything us Canadians like, it's eco-friendliness. Next season will mark the introduction of Pow FK, which is featured on the Charlie Slasher. This keeps the base flat from effective egde to effective edge then goes up into flat kick tips, to give the board more lift on those epic "I'm stuck in waist deep pow!" days... except you won't be stuck with this deck.
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Capita has also extended the number of boards that now feature Park FK. Decks that feature this tech include the Indoor Survival, previously my favourite Capita board with traditional camber, Horrorscope, Green Machine and Space Metal Fantasy for women. Needless to say, I'm super stoked on the Indoor Survival FK. All these decks look sick., but don't take my word for it, judge for yourselves!
In addition to all the FK boards, the keystone Stairmaster and Stairmaster Extreme decks are back. As some of you may know, the Horrorscope is based off the Stairmaster series. It's basically a FK Stairmaster, which explains why Stairmaster doesn't feature FK. That's just be silly and redundant. The Stairmaster Extreme in particular is looking amazingly rad with it's tabloid collage influenced art work and screen printed base. Let this board be a reminder to all you wanna be rockstars. Keep your clothes on and you'll stay off the front page.
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Mikey and Tony are also letting us grab a few decks off them to test THIS WEEK! The tests will be dropping on Wednesday, so if any of these decks look interesting to you, and they should, be sure to check back soon, as we will have have some feedback for you and even some video footage of how they ride. We even have the lovely Alice Gorton helping us out with the women's boards, for you ladies out there.
Cheers without the beers,