- Price: £389 / $450
- Category: Park/Jib, All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 140, 143, 146, 149, 152
- Flex: 4/10
- Shape: True Twin
- Profile: 3BT Camber
- Base: Sintered
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The Distortia is the Swiss army knife of the women’s Bataleon collection, despite not being Swiss or often found in the pocket of a man in cargo shorts. Purely in the sense that the Bataleon Distortia is a board that is as versatile, adaptable and sought after any other on the market. This is your all-mountain freestyle quiver killer, primed and ready to go.
One of the many features that sets Bataleon apart from the crowd was their early adoption of the 3D shape movement that is now such an industry staple. Their patented Triple Base Technology (3BT) mimics the way a board would flex and move when put under pressure. Lengthwise the board is fully cambered, but it features what is essentially a torsional rocker with the side bases being lifted in the nose and tail.
“Their patented Triple Base Technology mimics the way a board would flex and move when put under pressure”
The Distortia has been engineered for pure park destruction, with a mix of features that set it apart from the pack and offer quick progression and seamless flow. The flat section runs down the middle of the board and delivers heaps of stability for flatland and straight lining on the in run. The positive camber and Carbon Super Tube run the length of the board injecting a big dose of dynamic power and giving you some extra pep in your step when you’re boosting off the lip, without affecting the overall softer, more playful flex.
The uplifted sidebases, found on all Bataleon boards, are where you really notice the difference from a standard deck. The catch free nature of 3BT gives you a ‘get out of jail free’ card on every single landing, whether you under rotate, land tail heavy or misjudge and completely knuckle it, you’ll get a bunch of extra leeway. You can dial in new tricks and broaden your horizons safe in the knowledge that 3BT has got your back.
“Carbon stringers cross brace under each binding to drive more power to the edges with less effort and work to dampen the ride”
For a relatively soft true twin board, the Distortia performs way better across the whole mountain than it has any right to. The 3BT profile engages the whole edge simultaneously whilst carving for a super locked in and smooth ride, and when the snow gets deeper the pre-angled lifts give you more float than you’d think possible on a board of its size. Carbon stringers cross brace under each binding to drive more power to the edges with less effort and work to dampen the ride, soaking up chatter from bumpy landings and choppy conditions.
Bataleon have upgraded the core this season, to a lighter mix of Swiss Paulownia and Poplar. The reduction of underfoot weight means getting airborne is easier than ever, and the durable blend makes the Distortia the gift that keeps giving.
Developed for those who like to rip, the Bataleon Distortia can be found strapped to the feet of many a discerning lady shredder. If you’re looking for a one stop shop for all things awesome, the Distortia is one party wagon you’d be a fool to overlook.