- Sizes: 148, 151, 153W, 154, 156W, 157, 157
- Flex: 3
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £429 / €500
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Just about every brand out there has (rightly) looked towards sustainable materials for producing more eco-friendly snowboards. No prizes for guessing that the Bataleon Global Warmer does things a little differently. This board pokes fun at the fact that almost all snowboard manufacturers under the sun use toxic resins, carbon additives and plastic packaging to send their products around the world. The GW is the jib stick that chucks its empty beer can out the car window and flicks its cigarette butt in the local fish pond.
Even with Bataleon’s Triple Base Technology, the uplift in the side-bases on the Jib 3BT is far less pronounced than other boards in the line. Once you add the substantially wider centre base in the nose and tail and the true twin shape into the equation, the Global Warmer feels super stable and predictable, whether you’re setting up or locking onto a rail.
“The GW is the jib stick that chucks its empty beer can out the car window and flicks its cigarette butt in the local fish pond”
Naturally, jib focused boards have a slightly softer flex, opting for more torsionally forgiving biax layers. That said, Bataleon have injected enough life through the length of the board to give it all the pop for taking it onto bigger kickers or even just charging around the resort on.
Carbon stringers running from edge to edge on either side of the inserts keep the response snappy between the heels and toes but also takes some of the sting out of those heavy landings or gaps to the metal. Additionally, there’s a hollow carbon tube running centrally between the inserts which helps bring that mellow camber to life a bit more.
Lastly, the Super Slick extruded base keeps the reduces the dent on your wallet and will save a bit on the workshop fees too. Though not the fastest base in the line, it’s tough as nails and easy to repair whenever you pick a fight with a feature.