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Bataleon Goliath 2018-2019 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 153, 156, 158W, 159, 161W, 164W
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Price: £469 / €549

After receiving a bit of a redesign last winter, the Bataleon Goliath snowboard has been left largely unchanged for 2018/19. As a result, there’s just as much reason to consider this as your one-board solution.

At first glance the Bataleon Goliath is every inch the conventional all-rounder, with a classic camber profile, medium flex and not-quite-twin outline. Compared to the likes of the Bataleon Surfer, it’s positively vanilla; but of course, being a Bataleon, there’s also the Triple Base Technology to take into account.

“New for this year are hollow, curved carbon rods on each side, running parallel to the sidecut”

Each end of the Bataleon Goliath has a three-step, spoon-like shape. When straightlining, it’ll feel much like a regular snowboard, but changing from edge to edge has a slightly smoother feel. In powder, that same design increases flotation, and you’re also less likely to catch an edge when pressing it to the metal in the park.

New for this year are hollow, curved carbon rods on each side, running parallel to the sidecut to improve the Goliath’s edge hold and carving performance. Meanwhile the core is now half poplar, half paulownia, a reliable formula for lightweight strength.

If you like the sound of 3BT’s benefits but don’t want to push the boat out completely, the Bataleon Goliath would be a great option.

Tester’s Verdict

Darren Williamsthesnowboardshop.co.uk/

“The Bataleon Goliath, AKA ‘The Box Ticker’ – this board pretty much does whatever I want it to. If you like to get off the top of the lift and point and shoot to the bottom then the Goliath does not let you down.

“It holds an edge at speed really well without washing out”

It holds an edge at speed really well without washing out, and edge-to-edge transfers feel precise and predictable. Leaving you wanting to shred faster and harder. Regular camber paired with carbon inserts gives the Goliath great pop, so you can ollie higher than your buddies (always important).

The medium-ish flex lets it butter and jib pretty well, and the spoony nose holds up nicely in the fresh stuff too. All this with a fast-gliding base, and a banging graphic too.

Perfect for intermediate to advanced guys who want a new steed for all-mountain shredding, fast charging, side hits and park laps with your homies – there’s a reason it’s our best selling board!”

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