- Sizes: 100, 110, 120, 130
- Flex: 1
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £199 / €230
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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.”