Snowboard Iskola

Board: Bataleon Disaster +

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Size: 154

Camber Option: Low camber with Twin 3BT and Sidekick

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Sunny blue skies, warm temps, zero wind, slush, chop, chunder, and perfect corduroy.

Flex: For being a “plus” board this actually felt softer than the regular Disaster I rode a while ago. The tips have a ton of give to the point it was easy to over flex them. The center of the board was a little stiffer but there was still a ton of torsional flex. Overall the flex comes in below a middle of the road park board flex.

Stability: Hope you like feeling the ground under you, because this board is lively and does not dampening chatter. The tips flex a lot and have a ton of give. The center of the board while slightly stiffer still has a ton of give to it which makes you keep your knees bent or you will get bucked around.

Ollies: You have to load the camber up and if you’re aggressive with it you can get the tail of the board to buckle. I had this happen more than once. So be a little more laid back and you’ll get some OK pop out of it, nothing mind blowing. It can handle launching a sidehit, popping a roller, or getting in the air but if you want to boost suck your knees up extra hard.

Pop On Jumps: Small and medium jumps are where this board stands out. It’s just got too much flex in the tips to really let you go to anything bigger. The lip does end up doing a bit more work than the load of this board so be aware of that.

Butterability: 3BT and Sidekick give this deck a super spooned out tip shape. This lessens the ability to catch so you can swizzle and sizzle as you go sideways and revert around. The tip flex never really fights you but the camber does give you a little pop to snap out of the press.

Jibbing: This board is soft in the tips which makes it easy to lock in a nose or tail press. Just be aware if you give it too much muscle it’ll fold. It holds the press with relative ease. when you go sideways this board locks in around the feature and almost claps out but retains just enough rigidity to not do so.

Carving: It’ll hold an edge in soft snow to a point. But if you really push it into a carve it will buckle and kick out on you. It’s a park board through and through which means even aggressive park carves can be an issue. It’s those short tight quick set up turns or more mellow laid out ones that it excels at. Anything more and you’re wondering why you’re doing this to yourself.

Rider in Mind: Park rider that’s progressing.

Personal Thoughts: I swear to god this was softer than the regular Disaster. It just flexed too much in the tips and got a little squirrely at high speeds. For a progressing park rider it’s not bad. I will say on ice the 3BT was a bit sketchy when you coupled it with this boards softer flex.

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