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Bataleon Boss 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 154, 156W, 157, 159, 159W
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £519 / €600
  • BUY ONLINE

The Don. The Mac Daddy. The big ol’ Bowser showdown. Sitting at the highest level of Bataleon’s true twin range, the Boss is built for the most experienced and demanding freestyle riders. Top to bottom, tip to tail, every inch of the snowboard has been tailored for performance in the park.

What differentiates the Boss from the likes of the Global Warmer or Evil Twin is its pop. There’s a stiffer flex pattern compared to the former, and a more aggressive Dynamic Camber than the latter.

That’s further enhanced with the addition of a hollow carbon tube, milled between the inserts, and two carbon cross-beams positioned underfoot. Like having an electrical current running between the two terminals of your bindings, the response is immediate – both down the centre and from edge to edge. In short, with the Boss, you’re strapping into a launchpad. This is a snowboard built for the biggest takeoffs and heaviest landings

“What differentiates the Boss from the likes of the Global Warmer or Evil Twin is its pop. There’s a stiffer flex pattern compared to the former, and a more aggressive Dynamic Camber than the latter”

The nose and tail have been kept relatively more forgiving than the centre of the board. Combined with Bataleon’s renowned Triple Base technology and Sidekick, it eliminates unexpected hookups and is more than capable of cranking those butters and letting loose on the rails.

However, when running flat base, the Boss is still incredibly stable, built with a balls-to-the-wall approach to taking on the big line.

That’s made all the easier thanks to the Ultra Glide Sintered base. Sitting just below Bataleon’s ultra-tech  Nano base (reserved for only their fastest freeride deck), you’ll watch the knuckle, comfortably pass you by on every hit as you sail through the air. And up in the clouds is exactly where you’ll be spending most of your time on this thing, Boss’s orders.

Tester’s Verdict

James Blogg Ultimate Snowsports

“I’ve never been much of a fan of triple base tech but this board might have just changed my mind…

The Boss was mega fun to ride all over the mountain. With its true twin shape and a slightly aggressive flex it was a pleasure to send this thing over everything from side hits to carving piste laps – it just delivered!

“Bataleon have really smashed it with this board. It should be right up there on the list if you’re looking for a versatile true twin setup”

The TBT felt nice on this board. You get that slightly looser, more forgiving feel but it still holds an edge really well. It doesn’t feel washed out like I’ve experienced 3BT to feel like in the past. The flex felt in such a nice middle ground it meant the board was stable at speed but also playful too and with so much pop.

Bataleon have really smashed it with this board. It should be right up there on the list if you’re looking for a versatile true twin setup. Definitely a real ‘quiver killer!’”

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