Board: Telos Backslash
Camber Option: Setback camber with a long nose rocker. Basically S camber.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Full on snow storm. Gray skies, blowing snow, low to high winds, average temps, chop, chunder, crusty pow, and pow groomers.
Flex: Coming in with flex that’s right around middle of the road you get more play in the nose and then it stiffens back up to the tail due to the directional flex. The torsional flex is highly abundant.
Stability: The wider shape helps give it more stability underfoot. The nose does get chatter at high speeds and you feel that underfoot. When charging through choppy terrain this board can get bucked around so remember to keep those knees bent.
Ollies/Pop: The snap engages off the back foot so prepare yourself for that as the tail is smaller. The camber section is really easy to load up and takes zero effort.
Butterability: That nose is like a giant spatula through snow and gives you so much surface area to play around with. The camber section does give a little rebound but it’s not overwhelming. The tail is small so expect to do high speed wheelies.
Carving: This board is fun for laying trenches on it. It grips easily enough and steers right underfoot. The camber profile gives you a little power to drive the board when you’re on edge. The overall edge to edge power transmission is quick and nimble. If you can carve, this board can carve.
Rider in Mind: Party boarding, pow chasing, volume shift loving guy.
Personal Thoughts: Has anything changed in this board? Doesn’t seem that way. But I’ve ridden this board a lot and it’s predictable which makes it fun. At the end of the day this boards a blast for turning and smashing pow.
Comparable Boards: Nerd Relic, Rome Service Dog, Niche Pyre
Recommended Bindings: Rome Katana, Ride C-6, Burton Malavita