Bataleon Disaster - 2012

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Expect to see the Disaster’s distinctive Dollar graphics a lot next season, this board is going to sell like hot cakes with 50 dollar bills hidden within the tasty exterior. Jib specific TBT is new to the Bataleon line this season and maximises board on rail contact without compromising on the Bataleon catch-free feel. Bataleon’s Combat wood composite core is lively but damp making the Disaster a great board for urban rail rippers.

Manufacturer's Description:

You know what they say about dogs looking like their owners? Well, if your job, paycheck, wallet, life and relationship is a disaster then this is the board for you. It’s our more affordable jib board, getting your presses higher than your step-dad’s bong. Kick Fido to the curb, this is your new best friend.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for rail riding Medium cost snowboard Camber construction Twin shape

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
148, 151, 153, 156

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

JIB TBT
Bi Ax Laminate
Hammer Edge
Toughcore
Extruded Base
Wide 16 Insert Pattern

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Bataleon Disaster

Snowboard Review:

I had a lot of fun on this board. I reckon most passionate jibbers would love the Disaster and what a name hey. I almost expected things to end that way (I’m glad they didn’t!). The disaster has a nice soft flex and is easy for pressing and jibbing around. It felt quite stable at high speeds, which is always surprising for a board that’s been designed for urban rail riding. The pop from ollies was decent and the wide nose & tail created a stable feeling when riding rails and boxes. Triple Base Tech (TBT) provides a nice forgiving ride on rails and not so perfect landings.

The Bataleon Disaster isn’t the ideal board for die hard carving but it certainly holds an edge pretty well nevertheless. If you haven’t ridden TBT before then it does take some getting used to, so bear in mind just because it feels odd at first, it doesn’t mean you won’t grow to like or love it! Most people I know that ride Bataleon boards rate them highly. I rode an Evil twin for a season (mostly indoors and in the park) and by the end of its life, I loved it. 

This isn’t a pure beginner board but if you’re a fast learner and know for sure that snowboarding is for you then it’s a board, which you can definitely progress on and have a lot of fun whilst doing just that. So in my opinion the Disaster is suited to riders of all ability levels. I had quite a lot of fun jibbing all over the mountain on this!

Highlights:
TBT
Thick edges

Let-downs:
Extruded base
Jib TBT isn’t as responsive edge-to-edge as flat base designs.

Posted by Mikee C in • Bataleon

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Tyler on February 18, 2012 at 04:45 PM

The Jib TBT in this board does wonders. Even with the original TBT you still have room for locking into rails, the JIB TBT just enhances this. I love Bataleon for there originality in staying with Camber and no going to rocker(more pop, better edge hold). Rocker boards seem to always be way to loose and awkward, they never hold an edge like camber. Also, the risen edges on the bataleon give you a good hold and amazing edge to edge. I do ride all park, and it seems impossible to catch an edge on boardslides with the edges lifted. I am a firm believer in TBT and still wonder to this day if i will ever go back to any other company.

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