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Bataleon Mini Shred 2019-2020 Kids’ Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 100, 110, 120, 130
  • Flex: 1
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £199 / €230
  • BUY ONLINE

When the Mini Shred first came along, Bataleon well and truly debunked the myth that you couldn’t have a quality made, performance-driven snowboard that was still super easy for groms to link their first turns on. And to do all that at a price point that doesn’t result in Santa having to take out a last-minute loan?  Now we’re talking.

Often, kids boards rely on profiles that are either flat, rockered or a combination of the two. This makes them super forgiving and catch-free but, ultimately, harder to start charging faster and more aggressively once the confidence builds up.

“The twin shape makes a great option for learning floating leaves and figuring out which foot goes forward, but will ultimately be at its most advantageous once the kids are getting competent across the whole mountain. Prepare to get schooled in 180s and butters”

Bataleon’s approach of using a full tip to tail camber with their unique 3BT works a treat. The contact points are raised up so it has all the forgiveness as a rocker but will continue to grip through turns and ollie its way down the hill like a traditional camber.

The twin shape also makes it a great option for learning floating leaves and figuring out which foot goes forward, but will ultimately be at its most advantageous once the kids are getting competent across the whole mountain. Prepare to get schooled in 180s and butters.

Unlike a lot of junior decks that are often filled with cheaper, composite materials and non-existent flex patterns, the Mini Shred uses the same wood core and biax laminates found in much of Bataleon’s line. There’s also a premium quality extruded base that means you won’t find yourself constantly towing the bairns along the flats while questioning why you didn’t “stick with skiing until they’re old enough to snowboard.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Whitelines Grom Team

Lightning

“This board felt quite heavy, but it turned well and was quite stiff and popped really well into Ollie’s. I did my first ever backside 360 on this board and my dad said that mans it holds an edge well because I carved into it.”

Dad’s Comments

“Lightning had asked to use another board on the day I put him on this, so I fear his review is more negative than it should be. The board is really robust, which considering what happened to some of the lighter boards in the test is no bad thing.

Edge control was great and on a slushy spring day he was able to carve into side hits and get enough purchase to start rally spinning, which is a glowing endorsement.”

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