Board: Telos Chillum
Camber Option: Park Camber. A steeper camber section under foot with a slight dip in the middle and mellower at the tips. Basically a tweaked version of camber 2.0.
Bindings: Rome Black Labels
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, zero wind, warmer temps, firm fast corduroy, and pockets of heavy pow in areas.
Flex: It’s a full park flex and what you get is a really soft section in the tips that stiffens up just outside the insert pack through to the middle of the board. It gets softer in the middle and the torsional flex matches that. If I had to say it’s just a hair below a middle of the road park flex.
Stability: It’s stable under foot to a point but the tips are loose and get a bit of flap in them. In rutted out terrain this board bends and flexes with everything so keep your knees bent and prepare yourself for some bigger sharp jolts.
Ollies: The snap is there and it’s easy to load this board up to get pop. The camber profile takes next to no effort which makes it nice for a quick set up to boost off a roller, sidehit, or cat track gap. While not a full skate style pop it is still easy to engage.
Pop On Jumps: This board is at home on jumps and will snap off the lip with ease. The issue is the softer flex in the tips does make it a bit squirrelly on landings so try to land more centered over the inserts. I would say small to medium-ish jumps are really its strong suit anything over 30 feet you’re going to be pushing it with the capabilities of this board.
Butterability: The tips are super buttery to the point you have to dial it back a bit or you will fold the board. Instead of leveraging your weight out towards the tip keep it more over the outside of the insert packs with subtle weight variations and you won’t have a problem. This board can swivel and sizzle to the point you melt the snow and break yourself off. When the tips do lock in you notice that there isn’t much fight from the camber section at all which can lead you to want to overpower it, I strongly suggest you don’t.
Jibbing: This board is easy to press and it does lock in with relative ease, but as like buttering you can overpower this deck and that’s not a good thing. You want to be more subtle with your presses and that will help you stay locked in. Now when you get sideways that slight dip in the camber between the feet is unnoticeable but that softer flex is. It locks in and slides with ease, it hugs the feature aggressively but doesn’t clap out so you don’t have to worry about it gripping too much and killing you.
Carving: This board has a quick and smooth transition from edge to edge. You steer it more underfoot which for a cambered board is fine. You can power through a carve when you need to but there are limitations which you need to be aware of. If you drive hard off the tail it can lose power and not give you that rebound you want to shoot you out of a carve. Its strong suit is really short tight quick set up carves or mellow more laid back ones. It’s the deep and low aggressive ones that take it to the apex of its ability and leave you wanting more.
Rider in Mind: Park rider that wants a slightly softer park deck that still has solid snap.
Personal Thoughts: This board has good snap and its easy to engage but the tips get loose when you really press them or come down hard from a jump and are in the back seat. That makes you be a bit more calculated with how you ride it. Overall it’s a fun board and it does what you want for what it is. I do think that maybe up-sizing for myself would have been better, which is a shame as a 155 is right in the ideal size for me for park riding.
Comparable Boards: Nitro T1, Capita Indoor Survival, Bataleon Evil Twin
Binding Recommendations: Nitro Team, Rome Vice, Union Contact Pro