Telos Backslash 153 Split and Solid Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Colin Woodward
BOARD: Telos Backslash 153 Split and Solid
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 7
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Hard-charging short board
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: The split version leaves a lot to be desired.
OVERALL COMMENTS: The 153 backslash is a short and wide hard charging ripper! Super damp while maintaining agression. This board wants to attack everything!
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:
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 5
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: The nose could use a little more stiffness, but it is far from a deal breaker. (and I am a big dude!)
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: The stability is great from the solid board, but the split lacks the stiffness and feels much looser.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: WICKED POPPY AND PLAYFUL
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 5
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: The splitboard needs to be a 158 (which they offer). Always up the sizing on your splits unless it is a crazy unique pow specific shape!
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: I like a clean black base and a mild graphic