- Price: £320
- Sizes: 147, 151, 155, 159
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 3
They say: Strictly meant for on-snow workouts that will let you bend and flex like never before.
We say: The Airobic is one of the cheapest Bataleons you’ll find, but it still has their ‘Triple Base Technology’ meaning its harder to catch an edge. Extruded base means it’s not their quickest board, but it’s not designed for hard-charging.
Tester says: The softest flexing board in the Bataleon range.
- Building boards since: 2003
- HQ: Tacoma, Washington State, USA
- History lesson: Bataleon burst onto the snowboarding scene a couple of years back with a blizzard of publicity surrounding their patented Triple Base Technology (TBT). The idea – that the sides of the base were angled upwards near the edges – was embraced by jibbers the world over who were sick and tired of catching edges and eating shit. This was back in the murky days before the arrival of reverse camber changed everything. Of course, Bataleon would tell you that reverse camber changed very little and it’s actually a poor man’s TBT…
- Ridden by: A few years ago all the cool kids riding Bataleon boards wore tall basketball tees, trousers that hung round their ankles, and plenty of bling. Now the same bunch seem to be rocking tight pants and lumberjack shirts. Go figure.