Board: Bataleon Carver
Camber Option: Dynamic Camber. Traditional camber.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warmer temps, light wind, and snow that was soft and fast.
Flex: This board leans more towards the stiffer middle of the road flex. What you get is a ever so slightly softer nose that stiffens up throughout all the way back to the tail. The torsional flex is very minimal.
Stability: If you want to charge this is the board for it. It plows through snow with ease and sets an edge on anything without any chatter. Only once did I notice that it washed out and that was on borderline sheet ice.
Ollies/Pop: You can load this board up and it will pop. It’s designed to have snap to aid it in hard carves and turns, but that translates when you’re launching off natural features.
Short Turns: This board rolls from edge to edge with ease. That makes it possible to rail quick tight turns with ease.
Long Turns: Want to get on edge and draw a turn across a whole run? Well look no further. This board locks into a turn and goes with it until you want to let it stop.
Quick Carves: Get it on edge and center flex the board and you can change the trajectory of your carve with ease. It excels here due to the TBT as well as the camber profile.
Hard Carves: Sometimes you just have to lay it over as far as you can and see what happens. With this board it doesn’t kick out. It just sticks in and keeps on going. You can rail belly dragging carves with ease.
Switch Carves: While not the best, it’s still doable and still locks in.
Rider in Mind: The guy that wants to go fast and turn hard.
Personal Thoughts: If you ever wanted to have a carving board in your quiver, this is it. Seriously this board lays trenches with ease and lets you drive it however you see fit. It will push back on you instead of bucking when you drive it hard into a turn. So with the turning revolution taking hold here in North America, this is the deck to look into.
Comparable Boards: Nitro Woodcarver, Moss Performance Quad, Ride Timeless
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