Board: Bataleon Wallie
Camber Option: Low camber with Jib 3BT and Wallie Tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Late day spring conditions with bluebird skies, warm temps, chunder snow, slush snow, and a little bit of wind.
Flex: This board is a jib stick so of course it’s soft. It’s really playful in the tips, little stiffer under foot, and finally just as soft in the middle. There’s a lot of torsional flex.
Stability: You will feel everything in this board. Don’t expect it to be stable at all. It’s a jib stick.
Ollies: So the camber profile is so mellow you don’t have to engage it like you would most other camber profiles, instead it’s got that skate like pop to it. With that in mind I will say that the pop pretty much comes from the rider and not the board. Just be aware if you are trying to pop off the tail you can over power it due to the flex and have it somewhat wash out.
Pop On Jumps: Keep it on the small to smedium kick because this board isn’t meant for hitting bigger features that’s for sure. It’ll pop a little bit off the lip but it’s not mind blowing.
Butterability: This thing is a butter machine. You’ll be able to man handle it any way you want. Can you over press this board? Oh hell yeah it’s that soft.
Jibbing: This is where this board is at home. Turn it down a couple notches because it’s that easy to engage. You’ll notice right away how easy it is to get this board to lock into presses. This board doesn’t just hug the feature when you get sideways it wraps completely around it.
Carving: Short quick turns are where you want to keep it with this thing. Trying to carve on it you will notice right away that there’s nothing to the board so all that power will cause it to wash out. Basically stay light on your feet.
Rider in Mind: Jibber 100%.
Personal Thoughts: The last time I rode this board it was possibly the softest thing I’d ever been on. It seemed a bit stiffer this time around but not so much that it loses all its jibstick characteristics. By and large it’s a jib board and probably great for someone hitting urban rails, riding a small midwest rope tow hill, or a kid that will beat the shit out of this thing.
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