- Sizes: 158
- Flex: 7
- Profile: 3BT Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £429 / €500
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Why we chose the Bataleon Carver Snowboard: Look at it. It’s like Guy Martin in a mankini. Life on the edge rarely comes as wild as this.
Bataleon made a name for themselves by creating a unique base profile that carved like nothing else on the market. Then, they built the Carver. This is the bump of cocaine on top of the cherry on top of the cake. It’s outrageously good.
The Carver is the purpose-built machine for followers of the tip n’ grip and turn n’ burn movement. Everything about this board is built for life on the edge. While you still get Bataleon’s Triple Base Technology, it’s been specced to handle lightning fast edge changes and deliver a much snappier ride than the smoother, rolling feeling between the edges that has often been associated with the brand.
“This is the bump of cocaine on top of the cherry on top of the cake. It’s outrageously good”
Freeride 3BT features a much narrower flat section in the middle and therefore wider, more stable sidebases to lock each turn into. Then, by opting for a medium uplift in the nose and low uplift in the tail, the edge finds its grip that little bit quicker.
The addition of DRST hollow carbon rods, milled into the core and positioned along the board’s sidecut help you transmit and store significantly more energy onto the edge before it pings you into the next turn. Whether you’re throwing yourself into the turn or getting sprung out the back of it, these carbon additives energise the response along the sidecut and help to keep the chatter at bay.
Any more cravings for carbon will be sufficiently met with the two stringers, which run directly down the length of the snowboard like train tracks. Puns fully intended and completely justified here: the Carver absolutely rails every turn.