Telos Backslash 153 Split and Solid Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

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

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