Board: Telos Adit
Camber Option: Hybrid rocker with camber underfoot. Camber under the inserts, mellow reverse between the feet, and rocker in the tips.
Bindings: Rome Black Labels
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Overcast skies, occasional snow falling, moderate winds at times, cooler temps, perfect firm corduroy, ice and chunder.
Flex: It’s a park board so you have the standard softer tips, stiffer at the inserts, and softer in the middle flex. There’s a lot of torsional flex to this board so you can really twist it. The overall flex comes in below a middle of the road.
Stability: This board is really lively so you will feel everything with it. There’s a lot of chatter in the tips especially at high speeds. In rutted out terrain it does get knocked around so keep those knees bent. Then again what did you expect from a park board like this?
Ollies: The snap is there and it’s easy to load up the camber sections to get them to engage. It feels very skate-like with its response and never fights you to load it up. So come in hot, don’t worry about setting up, and just boost. Is it the snappiest thing out there? No, but it more than gets the job done.
Pop On Jumps: The pop is there and you can utilize the natural wu of the lip to throw you perfectly fine with this board. Small to medium jumps are definitely its strong suit, but it could handle the odd big jump from time to time if you know how to land.
Butterability: With the softer tips and rocker this board just swivels and sizzles. Getting your weight out over them takes no effort and they just lock in and hold. You can manhandle this board with ease but it still retains a little snap out of the tips so you can pop out of any press you do.
Jibbing: Here’s where this board shines. It locks into presses and just holds on and at the end of the feature you can pop out with ease. When going sideways it just straddles the feature with ease and almost claps out due to the flex.
Carving: The edge to edge transmission is fluid and smooth but not overly quick and nimble. It has enough power in it to let you lay a trench when you need to but there are limitations as you can overpower the tail when exiting a turn causing it to wash out. It does steer a bit more underfoot due to the camber profile which helps utilize the torsional flex. Short quick carves and medium mellow ones are its strong suit but it can handle the odd long deep hard one.
Rider in Mind: More jib focused park rider or someone riding a smaller park.
Personal Thoughts: This board replaces the Blunt a board that I referred to as a dead lifeless turd. This is the opposite of it. The camber profile and flex are playful but it still retains some snap which makes it a little more versatile. Overall it’s a fun park board that can handle most anything thrown at it.
Comparable Boards: DC Ply, Rome Gangplank, Nitro Cinema
Binding Recommendations: Rome Vice, Union Contact Pro, Flux TT