- Price: £485 / €570
- Lengths: 158
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional
Not only have Bataleon created a board specifically designed for the purest of shred pursuits, they’ve also given it a Ronseal-esque name to help even the most jelly-brained amongst us identify its strengths.
"As you’d expect to find on a deck of its nature, the new Bataleon Carver has a directional, tapered shape"
As you’d expect to find on a deck of its nature, the new Bataleon Carver has a directional, tapered shape. It’s also got a camber profile, albeit one with Triple Base Technology. The central channel of base is much narrower than what you find on freestyle boards like the Bataleon Boss. Meanwhile, the side sections lift up more at the nose than at the tail, giving you more stability at the back and smooth-as-silk turn initiation.
Everything about the Bataleon Carver is designed to keep the weight down. It uses especially light triax fibreglass and paulownia wood in the core. There’s also bamboo running along the sidewalls, which not only keeps things light but also improves the board’s performance when you’re railing a turn.
Two carbon stringers run the full length of the board, but it’s still not intimidatingly stiff. Open it up by all means, but if you prefer to just cruise then the Bataleon Carver is down for either.
“I love the simplicity of this board. It's only made in one size (158cm) and it does exactly what you think it will do - it carves, and it carves super well.
"When you stick it on an edge it hold ridiculously well, and it's torsionally very responsive so you can transition from edge to edge nice and quick"
I took this out and ripped down some groomers, racing down the piste with Rubby from Bataleon. When you stick it on an edge it hold ridiculously well, and it's torsionally very responsive so you can transition from edge to edge nice and quick. It’s got a fast base too.
If you like carving, buy a carver - you'll love it."