bataleon surfer...rob a bank if you must.
This shape is dope. The simple black and white colorway is understated but sleek. I won’t bore you with stories about the 3BT tech but I will share this little story...I already told you the board is dope. How dope? This may or may not have happened and signed confidentiality agreements prevent me from doing interviews but I was at my local Starbucks in the morning. Yes, of course I was carrying my new Surfer under my arm. Who was there? Jake Burton and Red Gerard! Both drinking Frappacinno’s (Jake=Matcha Green Tea; which is my choice too. Red=Vanilla Bean Creme with a Mountain Dew floater! The kid sure knows how to push product. Respect.)
Anyway, they see me and my Bataleon Surfer. I nod at them like “Hey bros. You’re killin’ it at the Olympics and at Starucks drink orders.” They both act like they don’t know who I am. I’m used to that so it doesn’t upset me. What did upset me is what happened next!
Jake sneaks up behind me before I can order my Sous Vide Egg Bites and pushes me down, grabs my new board, throws it to Red. Red walks right outside to the slight hill in front of the Starbucks and he throws both Frappacino’s on the grass creating the thinnest layer of delicious snow ever made. Red straps in to The Surfer and on just this short 10 meter run he has created and managed not too drink, he repeatedly does one trick after another. Hiking back up time and again. He damn near wore the board out. But it withstood the onslaught of gnarliness. All this time, Jake is still holding me down. Dude is freakishly strong.
When it was over, Red kept my board. Jake looked at me when he walked out and just said, “Wait till you see OUR board next year, punk.” I don’t know if that means they are gonna try to make a Surfer board of their own. But all I know is the Bataleon Surfer is so sick that Red took mine. I’m sad about it. Get your own, just be careful when you go to Starbuck’s with it. I went home listening to Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood and then watched The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding for the 13th time.