Telos Back/Slash 148 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Tyler Macleod
BOARD: Telos Back/Slash 148
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 5
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: It’s a powder pocket rocket. Lot of performance in a small package.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: It definitely got pretty chattery when approaching the base of the mountain.
OVERALL COMMENTS: Loved how snappy and lively this board was. No issue making quick adjustments due to the short length, but still had the performance and stability of a traditional length deck.
BOARD STYLE: FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK ICE POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 6
SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Big fan of the short, wide shape with sharper angles on the outline.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 6
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Pretty perfect. Not too stiff, but not soft whatsoever.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
STABILITY COMMENT: OK
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Like I mentioned earlier, it was surprisingly chattery once I got into the wet chop at the base.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: Snappy, poppy, and just a blast ripping in and out of the trees and off sidehits.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Can’t believe how wel it floated despite the short length.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Nothing too wild here, and I’m totally down with that.