Snowboard Iskola

Board: Bataleon Whatever

Buy it here:
Blue Tomato:

Size: 154

Camber Option: Medium camber with 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 bluebird skies, zero wind super warm temps, slush, chop, chunder, and corduroy.

Flex: This is your standard run of the mill middle of the road all mountain flex. The tips have a little more give to them then it’s stiffer in the middle of the board with a noticeable amount of torsional flex.

Stability: The tips do get some chatter at higher speed and in rutted out terrain but it’s never enough that you’re worried the boards going to buckle. The middle of the board is obviously the most stable section.

Ollies: The camber wants to rebound aggressively so this board does have pop when you load it up. This makes it ideal for popping over fat skier kids, off rollers, and boosting sidehits. It’s a board that is very predictable in how it loads up and snaps.

Pop On Jumps: This board is fully at home on jumps whether small to large. If you pop off the lip you’re going to get some nice boost, if you let it throw you it’ll get the job done. Basically if you know how to hit jumps you’ll be happy.

Butterability: There’s a key flex point in the nose and tail that utilizes the 3BT and Sidekick so you don’t have to worry about it hanging up which makes it ideal for getting sideways. When you do press into the board you notice that there’s a fair amount of rebound so be aware of that.

Jibbing: A little speed goes a long way with this board. It’s relatively easy to press which is nice but there is rebound and will pop out. It holds presses and feels secure due to having a larger 3BT middle section. When you go sideways it hugs the feature perfectly and locks in.

Carving: The 3BT helps with this boards edge to edge transmission it makes it more nimble and fluid. When on edge if you really rail the carve and push into the tail it can kick out so understand there are some limitations. Park carves are a definite must on this board. Overall it’s good for short tight quick set up carves or medium to slightly more aggressive carves.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy.

Personal Thoughts: The last time I rode this board it was Whatever, this new shape is better and the flex feels more conducive to being an all mountain freestyle board. At the end of the day it got the job done which is what you want. Is it my favorite Bataleon board, nah. But maybe I’ll remember to recommend it more this year.

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