- Sizes: 144, 148, 151, 153W, 154, 156W, 157
- Flex: 3
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £349 / €400
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Strapping into a board called the Disaster may not inspire too much confidence. Even less so, once you look between your feet to see a drawing of a skull and the words “Good Luck” written alongside. That said, the Disaster has deservedly been a long-standing staple in Bataleon’s line as a jibber’s go-to blunt-ended butter knife.
It’s been stripped down to the bare essentials, which also keeps the costs pretty minimal too. Compared to the Wallie, which has the addition of carbon additives around the centre and insert points on the board, the Disaster goes back to basics.
“The Disaster has been a long-standing staple in Bataleon’s line as a jibber’s go-to blunt-ended butter knife”
The low camber profile adds enough snap to the board to give it some life underfoot, but it’s by no means something that rebounds out of turns – not that you’d want that in this kind of a board anyway.
Compared to traditional, more catchy, full camber profiles, however, the Disaster features Bataleon’s ‘Jib 3BT’. The nose and tail sections of the board are made up of a wide, flat, centre base, with just a slight lick of uplift on the side-bases. These increase more drastically at the contact points with the Sidekick. You can take on every feature in the park knowing it’s a board that has got your back – and won’t just put you onto it.
Asides from that, the Disaster is brilliantly simplistic. A combination of biax fibreglass laminates with poplar and harder beechwood stringers keeps the board durable and easy to manipulate, with an extruded base that’s ripe to take a beating off the features.
All of this comes wrapped up in a bad to the bone black and white graphic, headed up by KORUA’s own Aaron Schwartz, who designed the base typeface. Who knew a recipe for Disaster could be this good?