The Bataleon Magic Carpet made its debut last winter, and immediately shot to the higher echelons of whitelines.com’s most-viewed list. It seems everyone and their nan wanted a look at this freestyle-friendly pow stick – and with good reason.
The ‘Pow 3BT’ profile features a huge amount of uplift on the side bases, meaning that the base works a little like the hull of a boat. This won’t make a massive difference on the piste, allowing that low-rising camber profile and sidecut to do their thing, but when you hit the powder it’ll over-deliver in the float department. As it parts the snow like Moses did with the Red Sea, keeping your nose up will be the least of your concerns.
Chuck in a super-fast sintered base, tough yet lightweight triax fibreglass and some carbon stringers at each end for added pop, and you’ve got the ultimate pillow-line-taming weapon.
This year they’ve added a 159cm version to the line-up, so bigger riders can get involved too. Be sure to always downsize a little though, as the extra width and float-friendly base more than make up for it.