Bataleon Snowboards 2010-2011

16 May, 2010


While the other snowboard companies are thinking of all the different ways to bend boards from tip to tail, Bataleon snowboards patented the idea of bending your base from rail to rail since 1997.  Their Triple Base Technology is offered on all their snowboards in a variety of flavors for twin for park and rails, freestyle for all-around riding and freeride for setback freeriding and enhanced to float in the powder.

Their Triple Base Technology (TBT) creates a dynamic base split into 3 parts. It allows for normal camber over the entire length of the board which gives stability at high speeds, support, distributes the riders weight and pressure evenly among the edge.  At the same time, the triple base lifts the steel edges progressively towards the nose and tail taking the aggressiveness away from the widest parts of the board but gives you all the edgegrip you may want at a slight tilt of the board.

In my opinion, Bataleon is like the jager of snowboarding.  It’s in it’s own category but after one shot…you are hooked.

Bataleon Fun.Kink

Features: A fun board to jib around on with a good flex to boardslide kinks and features poplar poplar wood core, super strong sidewalls, freestyle TBT, extraduded 2000 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×4 extra wide pattern.

Sizes: 149, 153, 157

Bataleon Violenza (Women’s)

Features: TBT combines forgiveness with performance, the violenza will let you progress like nothing else. Featuring poplar beech core, super strong sidewalls, freestyle TBT, extraduded 2000 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, custom stone grind.

Sizes: 145, 149, 153

Bataleon Fun.Kink (left), Bataleon Rocker (Center), Bataleon Violenza (right)

Bataleon Fun.Kink Rocker (US Edition)

Features: Triple Base Technology (the name is rocker but the technology is TBT), poplar woodcore, super strong sidewalls, freestyle TBT, extraduded 2000 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, custom stone grind.

Sizes: 149, 153, 157, 157W

Photo of base

The Bataleon Rocker is basically the Fun.Kink Rocker US Edition, here’s a video that I did at SIA with Bataleon about the board coming out.

2010-2011 Bataleon Fun.Kink Rocker from Shayboarder on Vimeo.

Bataleon Goliath

Features:  This board is a true do-it-all shred machine featuring poplar beech woodcore, super strong sidewalls, freestyle TBT, synthduded 2555 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  153, 157, 157W, 161, 161W, 164

Bataleon The Jam

Features:  This board is the swiss army knife of snowboards for aggressive riders featuring poplar core with sidecut active hardwood reinforcements along the sidewall, extra reinforced impact zones in binding areas, super strong sidewalls, freestyle TBT, synthered 3000 base, quadrax over and under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, carbon enforced, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  157, 161, 161W, 164

Bataleon Goliath (left) and Bataleon The Jam (right)

Bataleon Enemy +++

Features:  Comes as tech as it gets with all the trimmings:  crazy amounts of carbon, the tech-est of cores, fastest base material available and an edge system enhanced with titanal make the Enemy +++.  Poplar lite wood core, rubber titanium speedwalls, freestyle TBT, nano hai lite speed base material, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, carbon enforced, kevlar enhanced, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  157, 161, 164

Bataleon Omni

Features:  This board loves whatever you throw at it, with a setback stance, freeride shape and perfect flex this board is for those who love cruising around the hill.  Poplar beech core, super strong sidewalls, freeride TBT, synthduded 2555 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  159, 163, 167

Bataleon Enemy (left) and Bataleon Omni (right)

Bataleon Project Green

Features:  In an ever evolving project, Bataleon continues to bring you a board with the most advanced eco materials and production methods available like FSC certified core, recycled base and sidewall materials, non oil based topsheet material and a soy wax finish. Features freeride TBT, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  159, 163

Bataleon Undisputed

Features:  The ultimate freeride board build on freeride TBT with a drawn out nose, tapered tail and the whole triple base shape is moved back with the inserts set back pattern.  Features poplar birch core, super strong sidewalls, freeride TBT, synthered 3000 base, quadrax over and under the core, carbon enforced, kevlar enhanced, custom stone grind.

Sizes:   159, 163, 167

Bataleon Project Green (left) and Undisputed (right)

Bataleon Evil Twin Classic

Features:  The evil twin is the total package for those riders seeking speed, stability, durability and comfort featuring TBT, poplar beech core, super strong sidewalls, twin TBT, synthduded 2555 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, carbon reinfornced, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  147, 151, 155, 159

Bataleon Artist Edition Series:  Bataleon x Antistrot Collective

Features:  This year Bataleon combines the fresh art of the crazy Antistrot collective with the all new ET shape.  Features true twin shape, poplar beech core, super strong sidewalls, twin TBT, synthduded 2555 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, carbon reinforced, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  151, 154, 157

Bataleon Riot

Features:  Bring a little aggression into your session.  Packed with all the features that made this a true hi-end twin, kevlar enforced, 4x glass laminates, smooth rubber enhanced flex walls, hardwood impact zones, twin TBT, custom stone grind and a healthy dose of positive camber.

Sizes:  155, 159

Bataleon Evil Twin

Features:  The perfect twin board taken to the next level with poplar beech core, super strong sidewalls, twin TBT, sythnduded 2555 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, carbon enforced, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  151, 154, 157

Bataleon Distortia (Women’s)

Features:   The distoria is made for park but can do everything anywhere with a slimmed down TBT, quick edge to edge, forgiving with massive amounts of pop.  Features poplar core with hardwood enforcements along the sidewalls and extra hardwood in the binding area, super strong sidewalls, twin TBT, synthduded 2555 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×2 precise pattern, carbon enforced, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  143, 147, 151

L-R:  Bataleon Fun.Kink, Riot, Evil Twin, Artist Edition, Distoria

Bataleon Airobic (no picture at this time)

Features:  Strictly meant for on-snow workouts that will let you bend and flex like never before.  Features poplar wood core, super strong sidewalls, twin TBT, extraduded 2000 base, Tri-ax over the woodcore and bi-ax under the core, 4×4 precise pattern, custom stone grind.

Sizes:  147, 151, 155, 159

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11 Comments

  1. Vydr
    May 16, 2010
  2. August 26, 2010

    YEAH 4 IT! Look at Tyler and Danny!

  3. Evil Snow Witch
    September 02, 2010

    Can anyone tell me what is the difference between the Evil Twin Classic and Evil Twin 2011?

  4. September 02, 2010

    Evil snow witch, had this question in the chatbox so answering it here. I asked Bataleon what the difference was and here’s their answer,

    From Tyler at Bataleon,

    “The Evil Twin Classic is the same shape we’ve had for the Evil Twin from day one.

    Designed by Johnny Q, the new Evil Twin has a slightly narrower base (the classic almost rides like a mid-wide), new sizes (51, 54, 57 compared to 47, 51, 55, 59 in the Classic), a blunted tip and tail as well as increased angle on the Triple Base…giving it even more lift and pop.

    We knew people loved the Classic ET shape so we did not want to get rid of it…but at the same time, we had all these ideas of what we wanted to do to improve the Evil Twin, which is why we kept the classic shape and created the all new Evil Twin.”

  5. DD
    October 31, 2010

    Do you know what accounts for the big price jump from the 2010 to 2011 enemy? The bataleon website isn’t very insightful and I haven’t found any reviews that talk about it.

    Thanks for all the work – DD

  6. November 03, 2010

    DD,

    Here’s the response from Bataleon. It’s basically an upgraded version so usually materials cost more when they switch it to lighter. more expensive materials.

    “The Enemy in 1011 is basically a fine-tuned version of the 0910 Enemy. In our first year with the +++ series we were still perfecting some techniques…and the 1011 version is a reflection of that. The fastest, lightest board on the mountain.”

  7. Keither
    November 04, 2010

    Imagine a C2BTX mervin board with TBT? That would be sick.

  8. Vaihalen
    November 14, 2010

    I have an ET classic and it rides great on dryslopes…. but on snow it washes. My mate has a goliath and the tail snapped after 5 hours use. He didnt even ride it hard. He’s now fighting a warranty because the board was obviously weak when he bought it. When in TSA they had a Bataleon for £699 and it had a large ding in the topsheet, obviously from the factory. All the boards in the shop had the official Bataleon stickers on them but some had the wrong specs wrote. Bataleon are dreadfull for quality control and then try to avoid warraty claims when its their fault.
    I was a fan of Bataleon until I found out what their customer service is like and how poor the quality is.

  9. Vaihalen
    November 18, 2010

    I must retract my last post. Bataleon have agreed to give my mate a new board as a gesture of goodwill for buying their brand… My mate called Bataleon direct to avoid the useless staff at TSA tamworth ( who only know what they read on the spec sheets, but have no idea what it means .. lol). To be fair my mate said Bataleon were helpfull and had no problems dealing direct. Anyone else had to deal with customer service or warranty claims etc… If so what were your experiances with them?As I believe this is a huge put of choosing your brand and board…

  10. Tobo
    March 27, 2012

    I had the same problem with their boards as vaihalen! last year my fun.kink cracked during a day of not-very-hard riding where you’d never expect a board to take any damage. The crack even went along the line of the tbt and they didn’t accept it for warranty. After a lot of complaining they offered me a board for half price so i bought an airobic, hoping it’d work out better this time. Sadly about a week ago that airobic’s tail completely snapped on a frontflip that came up short. I’m not sure how much it had to do with probably landing in a bad angle or so this time, but still i’ve never snapped a board before bataleon! They never even responded to the complaint i wrote after that.
    I’m done with Bataleon for sure, even though the TBT is definitely awesome technology, i can’t buy a new board every season.