“The Jam got my soul. I came from Downhill skateboarding and I was looking for the same speed feeling, for push the board on the limit of the grip, and make fast twists.
But also a great board for the pow days.
That's an awesome mix!”
“2014 Goliath is perfect for the deep pow here at Bigwhite. Triple base is making me ride like a pro! My kids agree to ride with me again.”
“Rode it on the weekend and it blow me away. I am snowboarding over 24 years but this is the best board I have ever ridden in powder and on slope - hands down.”
“I bought the Evil Twin after riding a cheap board for three seasons.
Her maiden voyage was at Sunshine Village. We rode up the gondola to the first chair, and I was surprised at how much control I had with only my front foot in the bindings.
My first impression when I strapped in was the flex- she wasn't nearly as stiff as the board I had been riding.
My second impression was how responsive she was when I started carving down the hill- it was effortless, as easy as breathing. I was able to switch with no problem whatsoever.
Then, we hit the powder. She was able to coast through smoothly, and I was able to manage moguls pretty damn well.
When we tried the park, she performed just as well. With the side bases lifted up, it was damn near impossible to catch an edge landing a jump. I'm not great at rails so I can't say much about her performance there, but all around, the best board I have ever ridden.”
“Today got it frist whitegold north...:)”
“This is the 3rd revision of this board which is strapped to my feet since 4 seasons. If you like riding hard boards, who still give you the ability to do Big Jumps and a couple of Rails in the Park, then this is yours. Don't get me wrong it's still possible to do some nice butters, but you just gotta put a lot of skills to it. I am a super agressive rider, this board is a killer machine while going at the speed limit on the slopes, no flattering, no catching edges, just unlimited speed. Friends asked me many times if they could test ride the board and all were stoked with the speed. Now lets talk about the Freeriding feeling, this board is sick in pow, I've done so many redicoulus line with it and have to say it's amazing, floats well and has the speed you need to overcome some of the flats. For me this is my all mountain weapon, I would not recommend this to intermediate riders, because I think you'd do better with a bit softer board like the Goliath. One last word, I am being asked a few times why I don't ride Burton, let me say this, Bataleon gives me much better value for the money and their service is great. A previous board had issues with the base and it was replaced immediately after providing some pictures. I won't mention the TBT as you have to test for yourself, it's tough to explain the advantages. All I can say that I have much less catching edges while doing Pro Kicker lines than ever before.”
“The name of this board is apt for it. Feels super stable on pretty much any terrain. I've ridden it for 8 days now and even though I'm a tall guy (6'2"/188cm) was feeling very comfortable at 50mph+ on this board. Seems a lot lighter than some of my other boards and even with the stability, has enough flex to have some fun with. Very buttery when it needs to be. Runs wider than regular 156 boards which works well for us big footed people.”
“When I walked into the shop asking recommendations for a board, the shop keep dived at the Evil Twin, and I can totally see why. This board is sick. End of. Stop reading reviews and go buy one.”
“Been stoked on 3BT ever since I bought a Locust in 2008...which, years later, I replaced with an Undisputed. I've also owned a Riot and, currently, a GW. Looking forward to riding my new 2016 Disaster. Keep in mind that Bataleons are a bit stiffer than other brands at the same stiffness number and you can't go wrong.”
“Great board for jibbers and park rats, I have been riding this board for one year now. And it just shreds!
Very nice flex, and a sweet pop. The TBT make this board also very forgiving.”
“Bought my first kink last year....awesome board, good for everything you want to do...i really don't want anything else...”
“This board will make you feel all kinds of better. Got it a couple of years ago. Really versatile, floats on powder, well up to knee deep (maybe not so much in waist deep!) and is a super fun board on a resort, although I've had my struggles carving with it on hard pack icy groomers with it. Overall, made me happy. My roomate kept borrowing it, she seemed to like it! Thinking of buying a new board and here I am looking up the same one... again!”
“When you first strap in to this one, you can instantly tell where its strengths lie. Pressing and spinning on a spot are as easy as it gets, and the Jib 3BT has nice wide and stable balance points at the nose and tail.
As itâ€™s at the soft end of Bataleonâ€™s spectrum, itâ€™s also pretty obvious what the board is not intended for. That large flat surface area and pliable flex combine to make things difficult if youâ€™re trying to power through choppy terrain, and holding course at high speed can be an issue â€“ so itâ€™s definitely not an all-rounder.
Nevertheless, if you take the Disaster as a jib specialist (as you should), you are unlikely to be disappointed. The price point is reasonable, hang-ups are non-existent, and trick control is handed to you on a plate.”
“When I first got on an Evil Twin I thought it was going to be a soft, playful jib stick. I was wrong. Itâ€™s a medium flex, cambered snowboard with plenty of pop that is best suited to lapping the park and all-mountain freestyle.
Bataleon have never entertained the concept of â€˜rockerâ€™ in their snowboards â€“ and they donâ€™t need to, as the side bases are lifted up from the snow at the contact points, making it almost impossible to catch an edge.
Itâ€™s great for newbies, and also for riders who are trying new tricks and are sick and tired of smashing themselves to bits in the process.”
“This is the board that finally won me over to Bataleon. In the past Iâ€™ve found their Triple Base Technology a little loose and sketchy on ice, but the finely-tuned version on the Magic Carpet makes it a very stable and fun snowboard.
The tech and shaping has been taken from last yearsâ€™ Whitegold Proto, and the resulting board is floaty, super light, poppy, and begs you to mess about and try new things.
Whether its in tight trees, off side hits or ripping down the piste, the Magic Carpet flies over everything”
“The guy in the store (EVO) told me that on Bataleon you get best of both worlds due to the 3D base (3BT) Lose and forgiving like rocker but the stability of a cambered board. Sounded to good to be thru but it really is. This G.W. is a real jibboard but is still does perform really good on medium sized jumps and even carves better than any board I've ridden before. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a Jibboard that does more than just that.”
“This is the most fun I ever had on a snowboard. It makes so much sense to ride twin in pow. So fun to do 180s and butters and kick up pow every which way. super easy to land cliff jumps. Also use it in the park and its great on side hits.”
“WOOOOW.... What can I say, I took this away at the end of last season to the Alps and loved every minute of it. everyone in the group had a go and everyone loved it, short so turns on a knife edge, floats like a dream in powder, runs fast and straight on the piste and even took it in the park! the board flex was really forgiving and made an outstanding playful, smile on your face ride.”
“I have 2013 Whatever, whats to say looks good, carver almost by itself, jumps and trick friendly and quite light I think ... veeery satisfied!”
“I have changed to a Lobster board now but bought a Bataleon Airobic 3 years ago and it is was great, really like TBT boards.”
“My first Bataleon, a 2013-2014 Riot 159W, made me so thrilled when nuking down the mountain shredding and playing like a dolphin I was close to the point of hysterical laughing and crying at the same time, from pure extacy :-) Y3/H 4 iT!”
“The Bataleon Disaster is absolutely the most fun I have had on a snowboard to date! I highly recommend this deck to anyone!!”
“I straight forward Love the Global Warmer and the Boss... I have owned well over 30 boards and for park, mtn, under a foot of pow they do great! For progressing riding switch the tbt is the best out of the 15 boards I've tried at my local mtn demo days when all the reps come and let you check out next years gear. The boat like shape helps me progress without rocker. I've always liked camber boards, so that's why I enjoy them so much. Thanks for making fun playful snowboards that seem to be stable and have a solid base. I used to only ride the B company boards and they were good, however I didn't progress as fast as I wanted.”
“Hallo. Kann nur gutes Ã¼ber dieses Board berichten. Bin das Omni 163 jetzt ca. 3 Wochen gefahren, ich war sehr viel im Powder und Abseits unterwegs, und hatte noch nie etwas geileres unter den FÃ¼ÃŸen als dieses Board. Egal ob Powder, Off Piste, oder auf der Piste Heitzen oder doch nur Carven, es geht einfach alles mit dem Teil. Bataleon macht meiner Meinung nach die geilsten Boards. Das nÃ¤chste wird bestimmt wieder ein TBT Board.”
“I ride mt baker about 50 to 75 days a season, the camel toe was my board of choice for powder days over a foot of fresh. I have now been riding the Omni on all of the good days and I absolutely love it. I rode it in 14" a couple weeks ago and I was completely amazed all over again, once you ride directional in deep powder its hard going back. TBT floats in powder better than a flat board with whatever camber rocker combo you please, everyone must try for themselves. Coming from l#bt@#$%s these boards are top quality. Must Recommend.”
“I'm still riding (season 2014) my Evil Twin from 2007 and I freakin love it even more for every season. Works great on everything from rails to powder and I will never buy a new board unless it has TBT!!”
“The 2013-14 Goliath is an amazing board!I did my first proper 360 on it. So STOKED!!!!. BATALEON is AWESOME AND THE TBT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“I bought a disaster few months ago and I couldnÂ´t be happier. ItÂ´s faster on track than I thought and ItÂ´s very light and responds to all kinds of tricks.”
“Iâ€™m riding a 146 2013 Distortia and I love it!! It is definitely a park board. It is my 2nd year riding park and it find that it rides very well (Iâ€™ve been riding mountain for 14 years) The edges donâ€™t catch, it jumps well and it makes me feel confident to try new tricks and keep pushing myself. My previous board is a 2006 Salomon Ivy (rated a freestyle board (2 of 5) with a mid flex range (2.5 of 5)) and compared to that, this board feels soft between the bindings, but the pop in the tail is great once you get the hang of it. That goes for the TBT base too. The heel turns throw you off sometimes when riding mountain since you need to lean a bit more for the edge to catch. It also makes it kind of crappy on ice (I ride on the East coast). When this board meets ice, it stands no chance, so find myself breaking out my old Ivy for mountain riding. Icy days are no kind of fun. If there is a bit of snow left on the hill or the ice is a bit soft, it can perform though, but itâ€™s sketchy. However this board is incredibly fun to ride otherwise. It is very playful and it just puts a smile on my face.
I donâ€™t find it a fast board. The softness makes it a bit unresponsive when riding mountain at speed and it chatters a bit. I find if performs much better on the mountain if you are scoping for fun features to jib off of and just fool around in general.
Being on the East coast, I canâ€™t say how it performs in powder.
It rides switch beautifully. Iâ€™m glad for the different icons on the nose and tail because it helps me figure out which direction I usually ride as I get confused sometimes. Yes, the switch rides that well!
I ride it with Rome Madison Boss bindings and 86FT ThirtyTwo boots and they pair beautifully with it. I have tried the board with my old Ride Ex bindings (also of the 2006 era and not womenâ€™s specific) and I find they are too stiff for the board. The board really loses some of its playfulness with the stiffer bindings.
I would completely recommend this board to any girl who wants to ride park with some mountain in between.”