Bataleon Evil Twin - 2011

/images/brands/bataleon/logo/bataleon_logo.gif has been a big fan of the Bataleon Evil twin for the last couple of years. It makes freestyle snowboarding so much easier and the Triple Base technology makes takeoffs catch free and landings forgiving. For the 2011 season Bataleon have completely redesigned the shape of the Evil Twin, but we’ll be damned if we can feel the difference. A classic snowboard that smashes the park, but don’t expect much difference from previous years,

Manufacturer's Description:

What do you do when you want to improve the perfect board? Well you go back to the drawing boards and go over it one more time. The result is the perfect twin board taken to the next level. All angles to the snow have been reworked and we are beyond stoked to present to you the future of true twin snowboarding. With this stick you will out-pop, out-butter, even out-carve any other twin board on the mountain. Promise! But don’t believe is, try it yourself!

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

Year: 2011

Available Lengths (cm):
151, 154, 157

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park


Good Wood Poplar & Beech core
Twin Triple Base Technology
Synthduded 2555 base
Biaxial / Triaxial glass laminates
Super Strong sidewalls
Carbon stringers

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Snowboard Review:

Firstly I’m loving the Synthduded base, a kind of midpoint between an extruded and sintered plastic, it’s a nice upgrade. Apparently, it’s more towards the extruded end of the base spectrum, or so I’ve been told, but it still means the base is going to absorb and hold the wax better so it’s all good.

My first impressions were that this seasons Evil Twin had a wider triple base tech flat spot at the nose and tail and thinner overall width than previous models. I’ve ridden the last three seasons Evil Twins and this one is as good as all of them, I can’t really put my finger on the particular differences, but it just felt fresher, livelier edge-to-edge and poppier; because of that, better I suppose. And I can’t say I noticed too much of a difference in the degree of the triple base. When charging fast & straight I didn’t feel like I could ever catch an edge which is obviously a great feeling to have!

Basically, I loved everything about this board (like all previous evil twins) and everyone else I know who’s ridden one for enough time will say the same. You can pretty much shred all over the mountain on this jedi jib stick, sure it’s pretty park specific with it’s true twin shape and stocky running length so riding pow can sometimes give you severe leg burn but I reckon that’s something worth sacrificing if kickers, jibs and rails is where you spend most of your time.

Posted by Mikee C in • Bataleon

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What colour is powder?

Arno on September 08, 2010 at 02:24 PM

How is the flex on this years evil twin? According to the Bataleon website, it should have a softer flex than the previous models.

Pedro on January 20, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Hey, I’m looking for an all mountain board focused on park, jibbing and not too big kickers. I prefer twin shape for better switch riding. My biggest doubt is between an Evil Twin and a Never Summer EVO. What would you recommend me? I never tried TBT, but it looks pretty much sick!!

chris on July 15, 2011 at 12:57 PM

hey i am between this board and tne nitro pm eero ettala 2011, , could you please help me? is the TBT so sick , worth rejecting a promodel board???? i am a bit doubtful for TBT what are its advantages and disadvantages??

Richard Ewbank on July 15, 2011 at 03:12 PM

TBT really is down to personal taste. It’s not like reverse camber or zero camber, infact it rides a bit different to every board out there. I quite like it personally, but I don’t think that it is leaps and bounds ahead of other boards out there. Last year our tester Ben thought the Eero was great as you can see from the review. I’d say the benefits of TBT are that the board pops and rails turns like it’s cambered (which it is) but it’s a touch more forgiving and less catchy and it rolls nicely onto an edge when you are carving up kickers. On the down side I think it feels a bit sluggish edge to edge and the boards can feel quite stiff in the nose and tail because of the 3D shape of the TBT… which isn’t really a bad point it’s just worth considering. Rich

chris on July 27, 2011 at 01:06 PM

do you think for an intermediate rider the ET will be better and more appropriate to improve his skills rather than Eero? Or do you think Eero is a very good board but a bit too much if you are not Eero riding those enormous jumps?? thanks for the advice

chris on August 26, 2011 at 12:53 PM

thanks for the advice