TELOS BACKSLASH SNOWBOARD REVIEW 2018-2019

Description

TESTER NAME: Ian Haney
BOARD BRAND: Telos
MODEL NAME: BackSlash
SIZE (156, 164 etc): 153
OVERALL IMPRESSION: RADICAL
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD? Carving
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD? Graphics
OVERALL COMMENTS: OUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION!  Amazing snowboard. Nice and wide but doesn’t feel hard or slow to get edge to edge. Urethane sidewalls smooth out the ride and offer great edge hold in variable snow. Smooth flex and great geometry to round it out
BOARD STYLE: FREERIDE BOARD

CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK

RATE THE SHAPE (1 TO 7): 5
SHAPE COMMENTS: FUN TO LOOK AT
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Some unique shaping in nose and tail
RATE THE FLEX (1 TO 7): 6
FLEX COMMENTS: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:
RATE THE STABILITY (1 TO 7): 6
STABILITY COMMENTS: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENT: Super smooth tracking on rough variable snow
RATE THE POP/PLAYFULNESS (1 TO 7): 5
POP/ PLAYFULNESS COMMENTS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL POP/ PLAYFULNESS COMMENT: Not the popiest deck ever, but pretty snappy
RATE THE FLOAT IN POWDER (1 TO 7)):
RATE THE FLOAT IN POWDER (1 TO 7):
ADDITIONAL FLOAT IN POWDER COMMENT:
RATE THE GRAPHICS (1 TO 7): 3
RATE THE GRAPHICS COMMENT: OK
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENT: Boring. Should show off the core more. Love the end grain under the bindings
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY? I would happily buy one of these. Super fun and playful but holds an edge extremely well.

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