Are you looking for the perfect daily driver or a short board to compliment your quiver? You’re probably already aware of the fact that volume shifted boards allow you to ride a shorter board than you would normally ride. But did you know that if you combine this with the right shape, construction and expert engineering this can make a board that absolutely rips on anything you put in front of it? The Telos Back/Slash is an all-mountain masterpiece that was designed to surf pow and tear apart corduroy at the seams! This in itself would be a show stealer, but in fact, it can also handle tight trees with unmatched responsiveness, side hits with tons of pop, carves trenches in groomers with ease, plus floats effortlessly and tirelessly in the deepest of white rooms all day long.
About the Back/Slash From the award winning designer, Eric Luthardt:
ConstructionCORE - POPLAR & X-WOOD TORSION CONTROL CORE
BASE - DIECUT BLACK GRAPHITE SINTERED PTEX 4000
FIBERGLASS - TRIAX TOP/BOTTOM
SIDEWALLS - COPPER METALIC POLYURETHANE
TOP - SEMI TRANSPARENT DIRECT DIGITAL PRINT
FINISHING - LASER ETCHED SIDEWALLS, FOIL STAMP
ADDITIONAL - CERAMIC EDGE TUNE, AL TAIL PROTECTOR
SHAPE - VOLUME SHIFTED DIRECTIONAL
CAMBER - SETBACK CAMBER W/NOSE ROCKER
Recommended Sizing: Downsize from Normal board size
143cm - up to 150lbs / 9 Boot (Normally ride 146-153cm)
148cm - up to 200lbs / 11 Boot (Normally ride 153-158cm)
153cm - up to 230lbs / 13 boot (Normally ride 158-163cm)
158cm - Big Boys and Big Backcountry Mountains (Normally Ride 164cm+)
ONEBALL Bio-Green Wax – All Telos Boards are shred-ready straight from the shop and are responsibly waxed from the factory with ONEBALL Jay Bio-Green Wax, made from renewable, soy beans.
ELECTRA BASE – Telos high-speed, graphite infused sintered base with die-cut logos is ultra-durable and helps eliminate the use of highly volatile solvents and chemicals used in typical inks. Solid color materials help to keep your bases looking fresh and the tighter molecular structure helps eliminate the possibility of unforeseen core shots from those gnarly backcountry sharks!
Torsion Control Core – Poplar and Paulownia core with X-Wood technology and horizontal food beds gives maximum edge to edge control without sacrificing overall torsional flex. Carbon fiber stringers provide additional pop and performance. Each core starts from raw lumber in our factory which is cut down to specifically calculated strips and laid up by hand with each piece exactly where it needs to be for Ultimate Flex, Feel and Durability.
Fiber-FleX Construction – Lightweight triaxial fiberglass construction makes the Back/Slash an ultra-playful and fun pow surfer. Full layers of fiberglass laminated above and below the Poplar and X-Wood core create a lightweight and durable combination that absorbs anything you throw at it while giving you just the right flex, stability and fun.
PERMA-FleX Resin – Telos proprietary resin that we’ve developed and used since the 1990s is still the only NO-VOC Resin used in the industry today. Many companies claim to use “Bio-resin” that may use sustainable filler materials but still also contain Volatile Organic Compounds that are harmful to our environment. Telos Perma-Flex Resin uses non-harmful specially formulated elastomers that not only locks in the camber and flex for the lifetime of the board but has the highest tested bonding strength of any other resin used in the industry today.
Digital Direct Printed topsheet - Digitally printed using solvent free inks and offering a semi-transparent view to the core technologies inside.
Seamless Polyurethane sidewalls - Polyurethane sidewalls give you just the playfulness you’re looking for and the confidence to hold your edge on hard carves.
Aluminum Tail protection – Specially designed aluminum tail protectors give added protection and durability in the backcountry.
Ceramic edge tuned – All Telos boards come with factory tuned edges with detuned tips and tails.