Board: Bataleon Magic Carpet
Camber Option: Low Camber with Twin Pow 3BT and Sidekick technology.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195 lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Mid day left over pow laps through chunder and untouched pow in excess of 12 inches, bluebird skies, warmer temps, and some wind up high on the mountain.
Flex: This board in my opinion comes in just below a middle of the road flex. You have an abundance of play in the tips then it stiffens up under foot and gets softer again between the feet. There is a lot of torsional flex which means you can really twist this board around however you want till your hearts content.
Stability: This board is real lively which does not translate well to stability. It’s a board you can feel every bump, rut, and dip in the snow. You’ll see a lot of chatter in the tips at high speeds on groomers and that will resonate back under foot. The one saving grace to this that it is a bit wider.
Ollies: This board has a lot of snap out of the tips which makes it fun for popping off pillows, rollers, side hits, and cat track gaps. It’s easy to engage but you do get the snap and pop of traditional camber so you have to load it up just a bit.
Butterability: Look at that scoop on the tip and tail. LOOK AT IT! You see that? Yeah this board is designed for buttering in pow or on a groomer. The tip flex is so easy to engage you don’t feel like you’re fighting it, in fact at times you can over power it and you will either eat shit or wheelie out of it.
Log Jibbing: Want to get weird on some natural features? I know you do. This board lets you do that. This board is at home jibbing a natural log feature as well as a park feature.
Turning: This board is easy to engage when turning. You don’t feel like it’s sluggish and it can push into a turn with ease.
Carving: I wouldn’t go rail hard aggressive Euro-carves with it, but I wouldn’t hesitate to drive it hard into a carve either. This board is more about the finesse of the carve than the hard push into it. That means you don’t have to drive your back knee into the middle of the board to get it to engage on edge, you can be a bit more laid back.
Rider in Mind: Resort powder rider that wants a twin.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve never disliked this board, it’s always been a blast to get out on the resort and chase pow with. It’s like riding your favorite park board and knowing how it will flex and react but with a wider platform and more powder capabilities. That Twin Powder 3BT and Sidekick makes such an awesome spoon on the tips that it just floats effortlessly.