Snowboard Iskola

Board: Telos Lumerian

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Size: 162

Camber Option: Setback camber with tip and tail rocker.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Gray skies, snow falling at time, moderate to high wind gusts, fresh snow on top of crust, chop, and chunder, left over pow, perfect groomers, and just a mix of every condition.

Flex: This boards cemented firmly in the freeride category with its stiffer flex. There’s a little more play in the nose which is mainly due to the rocker then it’s got a consistent flex back through to the tail where it gets a little stiffer. The torsional flex is pretty rigid so that makes it almost nonexistent.

Stability: This board is stable due in part to the core construction, width, and camber profile. The tips get a little flap in them just because of the rocker but all that chatter is killed off before it hits the inserts. It’s a fairly damp board that retains some liveliness.

Ollies/Pop: The snap is there but it’s nothing mind blowing if you’re going slow, it’s when you crank it up to 11 that this board becomes alive and reacts different then it wants to boost. You do have to load that camber section up and there’s a little reaction when you do but not enough to warrant you being overly aware of it.

Butterability: For being wide and having rocker it still takes a lot of work to butter this board. It fights you aggressively which seems counter intuitive for the shaping of this deck. So get that weight way out on the nose or tail and really press into it.

Carving: There’s a slight delay in the turn initiation off the front foot but once you get the control to behind the front foot you can crank a carve with it and it will lock in. It’s not the best board for deep hard aggressive carves, the sidecut just doesn’t allow it, even if the shape of the board should. Short tight quick carves or mellow long carves are its real strong suit.

Rider in Mind: Hard charging freeride guy.

Personal Thoughts: This is touted more as a backcountry charger/freestyle board and I would agree. It’s kind of lacking when you’re riding in bounds but when you get into wide open pow it comes alive and shines. In tight trees it’s a bit of a workout but it plows through everything in its path. If you’re looking for a more wide open terrain pow/freeride board go for it, but if you want it for mellower angle stuff or tight trees I’d look elsewhere.

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Binding Recommendations:
Rome Cleaver:
Union Atlas Pro:
Ride A-10: