Construction and Materials
You’d be hard pressed to find a brand in 2022 that hasn’t given some of their most iconic shapes the VIP upgrade treatment, and a few seasons back Bataleon joined the herd with their fleet of ‘Plus’ boards. The Evil Twin + takes the very best, carbon-fuelled tech and ingredients to deliver a turbo charged freestyle experience.
The differences between the classic Evil Twin and the Plus aren’t super obvious to the naked eye, but pop the hood and you’ll see where that extra money is spent. Most notably is in the core, where Bataleon have used their lightest construction, but also trick it out with their AirRide technology: a composite material shrouded in mystery that dampens chatter.
And what’s a high-end snowboard without a little bit of carbon? The Evil Twin + delivers big time here, a Carbon Super Tube running through the middle of the board to deliver explosive pop, with cross braced carbon stringers in the nose and tail to boost response.
As for the base, it’s not their fastest — that’s reserved purely for the NASA x F1 lovechild, the Thunder Bolt — but rest assured it’ll still pick up enough speed to go like the clappers.
“What’s a high-end snowboard without a little bit of carbon??”
One of our longtime favourite all-mountain freestyle snowboards, with all the dials turned up to 11, what’s not to love? Okay, so the Evil Twin + isn’t going to be for everyone, both the price tag and supped up performance make sure of that, but for riders with deep pockets and a deeper bag of tricks this is a snowboard that will allow you to up your game in the park and beyond.
- For an advanced level snowboard, it’s not that difficult to handle
- The 3BT profile and super poppy construction will allow for rapid progression in the park
- It’s a bit pricier than the OG, so you need to be on your freestyle game to reap the most rewards from it
Mike Brindley – Videographer, Whitelines
“The ol’ faithful gets the Plus treatment from Bataleon. I’ll be honest, big park features isn’t my thing. Given how much I skate in the summer and my go to Bataleon board (the Disaster) I was a little apprehensive that this thing would just take me for a ride.
And while it’s a noticeable step up from the Evil Twin, it’s still an incredibly fun, forgiving and intuitive feeling freestyle deck. Very little of the character has been lost from the original, but given the that the snow was slushing up pretty hard by the time I got going on this thing, the faster base and slightly stiffer core (not to mention some fancy dampening tech) made for one of the best day’s riding I had this season!
You can just feel the performance in every inch of the Evil Twin Plus, and confident, big hitting park riders will absolutely lap up the construction and profile here (it’s got a decent sized camber remember), but those who ride with 70% enthusiasm and 30% technical know-how (like myself) will find an equally rewarding option.”
Rubby Kiebert – Sales Director, Bataleon
“You’d think it couldn’t get better than the award winning, brand defining Evil Twin but new for this year is the Evil Twin Plus. We upgraded every aspect of our most popular twin board resulting in a truly high-end freestyle twin featuring all the best components and technology on the market. The super ultra lightcore featuring AirRide technology and SuperTubes delivers and unparalleled riding experience for expert freestyle riders that demand more from their equipment. After years of selling the Evil Twin we wanted to offer fans something really special. This is the premium park board you’ve been looking for.”