23/09/2010 | by Intern
- Price: £335
- Sizes: 149, 153, 157
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 4
They say: A fun board to jib around.
We say: Bataleon’s jibbiest stick. Like the rest of their range, this benefits from ‘Triple Base Technology’, which means it’s really hard to catch and edge. It’s a bit soft for euro-carving, but if you’re looking in this section you’re not into that anyway.
Tester says: The flex creates a soft buttery, jibtastic feel – there is no way you’re gonna fall off!
- Building boards since: 2003
- HQ: Tacoma, Washington State, USA
- History lesson: Bataleon burst onto the snowboarding scene a couple of years back with a blizzard of publicity surrounding their patented Triple Base Technology (TBT). The idea – that the sides of the base were angled upwards near the edges – was embraced by jibbers the world over who were sick and tired of catching edges and eating shit. This was back in the murky days before the arrival of reverse camber changed everything. Of course, Bataleon would tell you that reverse camber changed very little and it’s actually a poor man’s TBT…
- Ridden by: A few years ago all the cool kids riding Bataleon boards wore tall basketball tees, trousers that hung round their ankles, and plenty of bling. Now the same bunch seem to be rocking tight pants and lumberjack shirts. Go figure.