- Price: £400
- Sizes: 148, 151, 154, 156W, 157
- Flex: 3
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
Hot stuff, and no mistake: the Bataleon Global Warmer first appeared a few years back, and since then has cemented its reputation as one of the finest freestyle decks on the planet. It’s no surprise to learn that it’s now Bataleon’s most popular high-end park board.
It’s a true twin, of course, and the profile offers everything that you’d want a from a trick stick. The camber bend isn’t too pronounced, so while you still get some pop it also has a fairly loose feel that isn’t too twitchy, and that lets you away with the occasional mistake. It’s a similar story where the Triple Base Technology is concerned; the Global Warmer’s version of Bataleon’s signature tech has side-sections of base that lift only a little, keeping the edges clear when you’re hammering the rails but offering plenty of stability. When you’re making those little adjustments on the way into a feature, this will react as quick as a flash.
“Extra edge-to-edge response comes from carbon stringers that run directly underneath the bindings”
Extra edge-to-edge response comes from carbon stringers that run directly underneath the bindings. These go from heel to toe, so there’s no unnecessary extra stiffness from nose to tail. Because they’re carbon, the extra weight is negligible.
The base is a high-density extruded version that Bataleon call ‘Super Slick X’. It’s designed to deliver the speed of a sintered base, but with extra toughness that can withstand continuous abuse on park features and handrails. While it’s always a good idea to maintain the condition of your base, the one on this will require less upkeep than most. It’s definitely quick, too; we saw this thing sail past the knuckles of the park’s XL line not long after it had been taken out of the wrapper.
Shaun Murphy uses the Bataleon Global Warmer to tear up the park and the streets alike, so if you’ve got an inkling to do the same then this is one worth checking out.