Board: Bataleon No matter
Camber Choice: Medium Camber with 3BT.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Large 15 Unfavorable 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Dimension 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Circumstances: Sunny blue skies with some clouds rolling in later within the day, reasonable winds, heat temperatures, snow that was both lumpy and mashed potatoes or smooth and creamy.
Flex: This board is available in at simply previous a center of the highway flex. You might have suggestions which have some play to them however nonetheless stay stiffer than most boards on this class. Then you have got that predictable center of the highway flex by the middle of the board which additionally has a little bit torsional flex to it.
Stability: This board is pretty steady. There wasn’t a number of chatter within the suggestions and even within the mashed potato rutted out snow this board by no means received bucked round. It’s a board you may safely cost with and really feel tremendous.
Ollies: Right here’s the factor with the 3BT on this board. When you don’t snap completely flat off the board it loses a few of its energy. I had this occur to me greater than a dozen instances. However when completely flat that tail would act like a springboard and snap amazingly. You do have a mellow conventional camber that’s straightforward to load up, however you do need to load it to have interaction.
Pop On Jumps: I didn’t hit something too massive with it however what I did hit received the job finished. This board positively leans extra to being leap good friend vs jib pleasant.
Butterability: Fuck it took a number of work to get this board to press. There simply isn’t a candy spot within the suggestions that acts as a flex level. You need to get your weight method out over the nostril or tail to get it to have interaction and even then you definitely’re simply man dealing with it the entire time.
Jibbing: Pace is your good friend with jibbing on this board. You wish to go a little bit sooner and press a little bit more durable to get it to have interaction. Whenever you do it’ll offer you some mellow ass presses. Getting sideways this board does barely hug the function however it’s by no means something thrilling or makes you’re feeling prefer it’s a jib deck.
Carving: Hold it mellow with this board. Tight fast arrange turns or extra lengthy drawn out mellow carves are the place it’s at. This board doesn’t like being pushed arduous right into a carve, the tail washes out. Plenty of that is as a result of abundance of 3Bt coupled with simply the way it’s designed. Greater than as soon as on a heelside carve this board would wash out. I’ll say that it’s fast edge to edge and also you discover that 3BT serving to the board provoke a flip, however it loses that contact and appears to be a little bit washy.
Rider in Thoughts: All mountain rider that likes 3BT.
Private Ideas: I may go both method with this board. It’s not unhealthy, it’s not good, it’s simply no matter. It’s a little bit too stiff for constant jibbing and buttering which makes it extra oriented for hitting jumps. The 3BT made the guidelines tremendous free and because of this you get a slight saucer sled impact. What was good concerning the 3BT is the way it planed on the creamy slushy snow, it by no means felt sluggish, and simply funneled the snow out from beneath it giving it extra velocity and ease of skidding turns.
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