Board: Bataleon Magic Carpet
Camber Option: Low Camber. A minimal traditional camber.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, a few inches of fresh snow, and puking snow that looked like dipping dots.
Flex: The overall flex is just a hair below middle of the road. There’s an abundance of flex in the tips and between the feet. The torsional flex has a lot of give to it making this a very surfy board.
Stability: With a slightly wider platform that adds a certain level of stability to it. In variable terrain this wasn’t he dampest board I’ve been on but it did a great job of not getting bucked around.
Ollies/Pop: There was a decent amount of snap that would allow you to pop out of the fresh snow or off natural hits and rollers. If you really loaded it up you could boost very well off the sidehits and what not.
Butterability: TBT with a wider scooped profile like this is highly butterable. Add to that the softer tip flex and this thing just wanted to lock in and go for it.
Carving: This board is very surfy and it shows when you ride it. Setting an edge in the firmer snow it didn’t want to engage as much as other powder twin decks that I’ve ridden. It could set an edge and hold a carve but they weren’t overly aggressive.
Rider in Mind: The powder day freestyle expert that’s going to be spinning and buttering off of everything.
Personal Thoughts: This board was really surfy and fun in the fresh snow. You could just lay back and slash with ease. The overall flex of this board is like a twin park board, but on a chassis that is designed for powder riding. The TBT really gives it a hull shape in the fresh snow and lets you charge.
Comparable Boards: Amplid Pillow Talk, Yes Optimistic,
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This board was loaned to us for review from Bataleon Snowboards marketing department.