- Sizes: 149, 151, 154, 156W, 157, 159, 159W
- Flex: 5
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £429 / €489
The asymmetric version has come and gone, but the original Bataleon Evil Twin snowboard keeps on trucking. A park board on paper, this has garnered a stellar reputation as an all-mountain option for a wide range of riders.
Twin-shaped, naturally, the Bataleon Evil Twin also boasts a full camber profile that’s still the best for generating pop and holding a strong edge. While the classic bend does have its disadvantages too, they’re tackled pretty well by Bataleon’s bespoke Triple Base Technology.
“A park board on paper, this has garnered a stellar reputation as an all-mountain option for a wide range of riders”
The side of the base is slightly raised at each end of the Evil Twin, making it less likely to catch in the snow at the contact points. It also improves powder float, as well as pressability. Did we mention that it ticks all the boxes?
X-shaped carbon additives under each foot give you a bit of extra torsional stiffness where you need it most, complimenting the triax fibreglass. It’s pretty soft from end to end, though – even when you take the new pop-enhancing central carbon tube into account.
The result is a board that’s responsive from edge to edge, but not twitchy thanks to the 3BT. Then when you want to really hold a press, or get some ollie power, it won’t require too much effort to make it happen.
There are new sizes at either end of the scale – a 149, and a non-wide version of the 159 – so now even more jack-of-all-trades snowboarders can take the Bataleon Evil Twin out for a spin.