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We stand behind our unique and patented 3D shapes. Ever dedicated to producing a better snowboard, we have updated and perfected Triple Base Technology over the past 16 years.

The idea

Created by nature or designed by man, the most successful designs take into consideration the forces they will be submitted to. When we were developing 3BT™ we analyzed how snowboards look when put under pressure. What happens when you drive it through a transition or jam it through a turn? Triple Base happens. Triple Base is the pre-shaped form of a board in motion, and just like the wings of a plane or the hull of a boat is curved to perform, best your snowboard should also be shaped for its environment.

The Shape

After lots of research, analyzing, tinkering, and testing, we came up with our patented 3BT™ shaping technique. All our boards feature tip to tail positive camber in combination with lifted contact points at the widest parts of the board. Over the years we perfected 3BT™ to best perform for every kind of riding by fine tuning the synergies between the flat base, side bases, radii and camber.
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Stable Centerbase

There is no base uplift under or between the bindings. This creates a stable area of control underfoot.

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Uplift Bindings To Widest Point

Sidebase uplift gradually increases outside of the bindings to the contact points. The gradual rise creates smooth transition zones for turning and buttering, and the raised contact points makes the board less susceptible to edge catch.

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Maximum Uplift

The amount of base uplift reaches its maximum at the widest part of the board creating a planing surface that cuts through rough terrain and improves float in powder.

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SideKick

SideKick dramatically increases the sidebase uplift just outside the widest points of the nose and tail. This makes turn initiation smoother, increases float in powder and improves handling of the board in rough terrain.

How it Works

Tip to tail positive camber makes the boards snappy and responsive. The turned up side bases make the board fast, playful and forgiving when riding flat based. The three dimensional shaping also makes for smoother and quicker turn initiation with less effort.
The beauty of this shape lies in the fact that when you ride flat, it tracks straight and fast and when you are on edge you have full engagement with smooth radii. The boards are loose and fun when you want but the total edge engagement is always there when you need it.
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Flat

When riding flat-based only the centerbase section is on the snow so the board travels fast and straight with no hooky movement or edge catch.

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Turn Initiation

With a tiny amount of pressure and angle, the sidebases start to engage near the bindings, but the pressure remains constant along the contact edge.

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On Edge

When on edge the 3D shaped sidecut forms a complete arc with the snow, offering unparalleled and powerful edge hold.

Why it Works

We are entering a new era in snowboard shaping. After the camber vs rocker wars and the crazy shape revolution there is still one shape standing. Triple Base was invented before all of the above and it's still here as the others begin to fade out. More and more board shapers are turning to 3D shaping, but we have the most experience with this process.
Our patented 3BT™ shape works because it's three separate flat base areas in combination with positive camber and smooth radii. The key detail is in the uplift and how its raised and bent. We continue to explore the boundless possibilities evolving from the original idea of making a better 3D shaped snowboard.

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Under the weight of the rider the camber is loaded, but the edges are lifted at the tip and tail contacts points.
It’s like camber and rocker at the same time.

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3BT Advantages

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Edges create friction, hold heat and don’t hold wax—all of which slow you down. 3BT boards accelerate faster and maintain speed when pointed straight because the lifted sidebases have a shorter overall edge contact and reduce drag. This helps you coast along cat tracks faster, clear jumps and pass skiers on powder days.

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The uplifted edges at the contact points reduces the chance of edge catch. The sidebase lift at the contact points disperses pressure evenly along the edge, therefore allowing for a smoother, more controlled ride. This also makes the tips more forgiving for butters and more lenient on less-than-perfect landings.

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When laid on edge, the uplifted edge and base sections form a more cohesive arc and contact with the snow surface. A smooth and secure arc means more powerful turns. As the board is rolled side to side, the edge uplift offers a more fluid transition from edge to edge. This makes slower turns easier, faster turns more solid, and carving full circles on corduroy more complete.

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The 3BT tips and contact points are less likely to dig and catch on landings. Reduced edge bite at the tips allows the board to automatically track back to going straight, meaning you can ride away from not-so-perfect landings.

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The shaped tips boost the pop power of positive camber. When the tail (or nose) is flexed and compressed for an ollie the forces are directed towards the centerbase of the tail (or nose) and amplified. This gives added spring to the board’s powerful camber backbone.

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The hull-like tip shape has inherent floating, planing and plowing properties similar to a boat or progressive surfboard shape. The shape allows the front to rise out of soft snow, and while making it easier to sink the tail, offering a more comfortable riding position in deep snow.

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The beveled tips have less drag and generate a smoother glide up and down transitions while still maintaining control. This means faster, smoother and more predictable takeoffs and landings.

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3BT shaping gives every board universal benefits. The hull-like shape of a jib board will still float better than a flat one in pow. All our boards profit from the increased edge hold of uplifted edges.

The all new SideKick Tips enhance 3BT’s advantages like nothing you experienced before. Side Kick dramatically increases the sidebase uplift on the widest points of the nose and tail. This makes turn initiation even smoother, increases float in powder and handling of the board in rough terrain. It has to be ridden to be believed!

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The all new SideKick Tips enhance 3BT’s advantages like nothing you experienced before. Side Kick dramatically increases the sidebase uplift on the widest points of the nose and tail. This makes turn initiation even smoother, increases float in powder and handling of the board in rough terrain. It has to be ridden to be believed!

Construction

Bataleon snowboards are built using advanced construction techniques and materials specific to each board’s desired riding characteristics. Utilizing a comprehensive research and development process, we are able to combine the best arrangement of topsheets, glass-fibre sheets, woodcores, bases, edges and carbon enhancements to fine tune our boards. Made with the highest quality materials available, Bataleon snowboards are hand built by skilled and experienced craftsmen in our state of the art production facility..
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Mountain Test Lab

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The Bataleon Mountain Lodge sits deep in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Tucked away at the narrowest part of the valley at the base of towering mountains, the lodge sits between one of Europe’s best terrain parks and one of Austria’s best freeride resorts. With the mighty Dachstein Glacier around the corner, it is perfectly suited to test our gear and inventions in any conditions imaginable. We spend most of our winter at the lodge riding and testing with the team, ever dedicated to find new ways to innovate and improve our line and push the envelope in 3D snowboard shaping.

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Maintenance & Tuning

3BT™boards can be waxed and scraped like any other snowboard. When it comes to heavier work like base grinding, we recommended it be done by a knowledgeable tech on a machine with 3 separate rollers. Although the base has uplift, there are actually 3 flat sections so they can be ground evenly.

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We stand by our products. Every Bataleon snowboard is handmade, quality checked and backed by a 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Register your board to make the warranty process smoother should any issues arise. www.bataleon.com/register.