Construction and Materials
They’ve not dicked about when it comes to the construction of the Disaster. Simple, reliable materials that can take a beating are the order of the day – starting with a full length poplar core with beech hardwood stringers to beef up the strength and boost rebound.
Protecting this core are urethane ‘Shock Walls’. They provide a little extra dampening than regular ABS sidewalls and don’t scratch or peel as easily when you eat shit on a cheese-grater stairset.
The Super Slick X base is as good as you’ll find in extruded P-tex. Again, it’s the most durable choice – plus it’s easier to repair than a sintered base if (or rather when) you ding it. Shredders who prefer to spend their evenings with a beer in their hand rather than a waxing iron will also be stoked to know the Super Slick X stays fast without regular maintenance.
A biax topsheet and distinct lack of carbon means the Disaster is super easy to ride. Its friendly flex level will appeal to park rats who love to crank the shit out of their 5-0s and nosepresses, as well as entry level riders looking for a deck that won’t kick their ass if they make a mistake.
Finally there’s that skeleton graphic. It’s been penned by Robert Rosenau, one of only a couple of outside artists commissioned by Bataleon’s art director – who prefers to keep a tight reign on most of the boards. It’s definitely a departure from the rest of the range, so if you fancy getting on a Triple Base train bound for el Dia de los Muertos, step right up.
“A biax topsheet and distinct lack of carbon means the Disaster is super easy to ride”
Anyone in the market for a new park and street deck should place the Bataleon Disaster high up the shortlist. It’s a classic twin – short, soft and stable – but with a 3D twist that makes it surprisingly fun to ride in a variety of terrain. In fact it’s also got a lot to offer riders who are new to the game and want a short, maneuverable model that’ll inspire confidence and accelerate their progression. Either way the Disaster is built to take whatever you can throw at it.