Board: Bataleon Evil Twin
Camber Option: Camber with Park 3BT. Traditional camber with Bataleons park version of the triple base technology.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Grey skies, some wind, warm and humid temperatures, and snow that was heavy but firm and fast.
Flex: A true middle of the road park flex with slightly softer tips and torsional give. Underfoot is the stiffest area of the board.
Stability: When flat basing around the mountain this board absorbed all the chatter and didn’t get bucked around in the variable conditions. At speed I did notice a little bit of vibration on edge but not enough to worry about.
Ollies: If you’re popping flat based this board was great, doing it off edge though it felt a little loose. While not the snappiest deck I’ve been on it was more than enough to get things done.
Pop On Jumps: Hitting jumps this board was fine it’s got the snap you would want off a lip while still having some play to suck up a bad landing. With this deck you can send a jump of any size as long as you know what you’re doing.
Butterability: Having TBT in the tips really prevents the edges from catching. This boards flex pattern and camber does make you work to get the most out of the board, but once you find the sweet spot you’re golden.
Jibbing: Locking into presses is easy if you land in the center of the TBT, if you’re a little bit off you have to balance your weight perfectly or you will slip out. The traditional camber between the feet locks in perfectly and slides with ease.
Carving: Edge to edge turn initiation comes with little effort in part to the TBT. Railing hard turns you can center flex this board to really aggressively carve or if you’re feeling mellow just lay up on how hard you push into it.
Rider in Mind: The park rider that will only have one board and venture outside the terrain park.
Personal Thoughts: This board seems to be a hair stiffer than in years past which makes it a bit more versatile. For riding through chunder it was nice knowing the TBT kept the tail elevated so the edge wouldn’t hang up on a mogul or push mound. The snap out of this board was decent and got the job done, but didn’t have a wow factor. TBT isn’t for everyone and requires you to shift around how you ride the board, but overall it’s a decent ride.
Comparable Boards: Interior Plain Project Honalee, Capita Volcom X Pat Moore, Ride Burnout
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This board was loaned to us for review from Bataleon Snowboards marketing department.