- Sizes: 149, 151, 154, 157, 159W, 162W
- Flex: 4
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: £379 / €430
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If ever there was a board to put a smile on any rider’s face – first-time rookies and seasoned riders alike – it may well be the Bataleon Fun.Kink. This is one of the easiest going rides on the market but still packed with enough tech to keep you pushing yourself across the whole mountain.
Mellow seems to be the buzz word here. There’s a mellow camber which provides enough pop and rebound without feeling like you’re strapping into a coiled spring. There’s also a mellow flex, that comes in just below the halfway mark on Bataleon’s scale. Lastly, there’s the mellow uplift in the side-base sections of the Triple Base profile.
Anyone looking for their way into snowboarding probably won’t find an easier path to enlightenment than they will on the Fun.Kink. Because it’s a 99% twin shape, the board feels incredibly balanced and versatile in almost every condition. That other 1% comes in the form of a little extra length beyond the contact points in the nose, providing a helping stable hand in variable snow.
“Anyone looking for their way into snowboarding probably won’t find an easier path to enlightenment than they will on the Fun.Kink”
For more experienced riders, you have all that forgiveness and buttery flex for building confidence to dabble in the park or start spinning in and out of every feature. That being said, the Dual Super Tubes inject a little more life into the Fun.Kink for those times when you just want to charge. Bataleon have milled hollow carbon tubes down either side of the board, between the inserts, to up the overall pop and snap of the camber.
For first-time buyers, this might be the only board you ever need. For the old-timers who’ve been punishing themselves on oversized, under-flexing monoliths, this is snowboard that’ll hold you tight, tuck you in, and tell you everything’s going to be okay now. Whoever you are, snowboarding will never feel so Fun.Kink good again.