- Price: £420 / $500
- Category: Park/Jib, All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 149, 151, 154, 156W, 157, 159, 159W
- Flex: 6/10
- Shape: True Twin
- Profile: 3BT Camber
- Base: Sintered
Why we chose the Bataleon Evil Twin Snowboard: After all these years, it’s still the ultimate freestyle snowboard.
Well, would you look at that, the Evil Twin is back in the 100. Is this the Holy Grail of freestyle snowboards? That was certainly the intention from Bataleon, and this one’s been on their roster since day one. On paper, it’s an impressive sounding park board. On snow, it’s Bataleon’s magnum opus. This is the deck that redefined the all-mountain freestyle category and remains one of the best selling snowboards ever.
It ticks all the right boxes for a freestyle deck: a true twin shape, mid-stiffness flex and a quality sintered base. Really, though, this is just par for the course for most park-leaning snowboards these days. It’s only when you bring Bataleon’s Triple Base Technology into the mix, that the Evil Twin begins to stand out from the crowd.
“On paper, it’s an impressive sounding park board. On snow, it’s Bataleon’s magnum opus. This is the snowboard that redefined the all-mountain freestyle category and remains one of the best selling snowboards ever”
The twin specific version of 3BT features a wide centre base, with only a subtle uplift in the sidebase sections of the nose and tail. This means you have a solid and stable platform to press or pop from and the board never feels too wishy-washy when you’re setting up for a feature.
That said, it still gives you that unmistakable smooth edge-to-edge transition that Bataleon are known for and, in the park environment, the uplifted contact points make the Evil Twin far less prone to hook-ups or edge catches than you’d normally experience in a full camber snowboard.