- Sizes: 151, 154, 156, 159
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £499 / €569
Bataleon’s Triple Base Technology has an ever-growing legion of fans, but as will all things there are some who will never be convinced. Still, even the most stubborn traditionalist should check out what 3BT does to something with the shape and size of the Bataleon Magic Carpet snowboard.
The Bataleon Magic Carpet is that rarest of things: a true twin powder board. Rather than relying on a directional outline for flotation, this achieves it with 3BT. A very narrow centre section of base at each end is flanked by long, sloping ‘side bases’, which allow the board to plane across deep snow.
“Hollow carbon tubes have also been placed near the sidewalls this year, to increase the overall pop further still”
This opens the door for backcountry freestyle, as switch riding is just as pow-friendly as your regular stance. A stiffer nose and tail, achieved by placing two carbon stringers from each of the extremities to the inserts, means that you can still get plenty of spring when you need it, even as you ride a shorter length (which you should do, thanks to the wider waist).
Hollow carbon tubes have also been placed near the sidewalls this year, to increase the overall pop further still. On firm piste it’s solid enough, and cambered enough, to let you get plenty of edge control, but really the Bataleon Magic Carpet belongs in softer snow.