Snowboard Iskola

Board: Telos DST

Size: 158

Camber Option: Camrocker. Mellow camber with a longer rocker section.

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, cooler temps that turned warm by mid day, zero wind, fresh corduroy, wind loaded powder in spots, hot pow in others, and just good solid spring conditions.

Flex: This board has more of an all mountain freestyle flex than a freeride flex. It’s a very smooth feeling board with an even consistent feel to it. This makes it highly predictable with its flex. Slightly softer tips with the nose being ever so slightly softer nose. The torsional flex is there and abundant but doesn’t feel sloppy.

Stability: This board is stable. Whether on a groomer hauling ass or in chopped out tree runs with heavy powder. It just plows through everything in its path. Any chatter the tip gets is completely gone before it hits the front insert pack.

Ollies: The camber section is very easy to load up which is nice and helps the rocker section with its snap. Overall it has a skate-like snap to it.

Pop On Jumps: This board will snap off the lip with ease and boosts. This board likes to get into the air. So go forth and send it from small to large sized features.

Butterability: With the elongated rocker section it gives you a giant platform to butter on. You really don’t have to leverage your weight over to engage it. This board just locks in and swivels and sizzles.

Jibbing: That longer rocker zone gives such an optimal area to press on. It locks in and holds the press well. Getting sideways the camber section is mellow and just wraps around perfectly.

Carving: Here’s where this board stands out. It rolls from edge to edge with minimal effort. This board rails a turn when you want it to but can still be laid back. While it does engage outside the feet in the rocker zones it steers fully underfoot. When you rail this board on edge you feel it lock in and drive from underfoot through the tail. Whether you’re doing quick set up turns or long hard drawn out carves this board just does it so well.

Rider in Mind: All mountain rider that wants a unique ride.

Personal Thoughts: This board is such a blast to ride because with so much rocker it shouldn’t be as precise as it is. The flat in this board is great in pow while it retains the ability to plow through anything in its path. Carving is the best part of riding this board.

Comparable Boards: Jones Mountain Twin, Yes Typo, Rossignol Revenant

Binding Recommendations: Rome Katana, Ride C-8, Bent Metal Transfer