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- Sizes: 148, 153, 158, 162
- Flex: 4
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £429 / €500
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Once known as the Camel Toe, the Bataleon CT may have been more aptly named the Moose Knuckle. That gaping wide, crescent-shaped cut out from the tail is prime for pushing into the powder. That said, the good times continue back on piste, too.
Bataleon’s POW 3BT is their most pronounced profile. With only a sliver of flat base, running for the length of the tip-to-tail camber, your time on the CT is best spent getting your lean on, whatever the terrain.
The maximum uplift in the nose side bases allows the snowboard to skim along the surface and spew all the snow out from underfoot. Ride it as centred at you like, the CT sticks its nose up to everything it comes into contact with.
“Ride it as centred at you like, the CT sticks its nose up to everything it comes into contact with”
There is, however, a much less pronounced side base in the tail. This ensures the back end continues to drive through the arc without fishtailing underneath you. You also get the addition of Bataleon’s Dual Super Tubes: carbon rods milled along each sidewall in between the inserts. This provides some extra snap out of the turns, despite the board’s more playful flexing biax laminates.
It’s not fitted with the fastest base in Bataleon’s line. That said, as far as extruded bases go it’s one of the best. Besides, this isn’t a board built for balls-to-the-wall, Mach 10, warp speed freeriding. The CT is the one for those surfy, mellow, slashing, cruising days. And aren’t they the best, anyway?