Bataleon Moodboard 2023-2024 Snowboard Review

Tested and selected for our top 100 snowboard products of the year: the Bataleon Moodboard

  • Price: $460
  • Category: Freestyle + Park
  • Sizes: 140, 143, 146, 149, 152
  • Flex: 4/10
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Profile: Camber
  • 3D: Yes
  • Base: Sintered

Why We Chose The Bataleon Moodboard: It’s a guaranteed mood lifter, from the super bright graphic to the playful flex. And it’s one of the best value park decks out there.

Bataleon has one of the greatest taglines of all time: Smile, it’s snowboarding. Nowhere is that vibe more on display than with the new Moodboard. It’s a women’s specific twin made for good times in the park and right around resort. Bataleon’s signature 3D shaping and colour pop artwork bring even more fun to the mix – and if all that doesn’t put a grin on your face then the competitive price surely will.

“And it’s one of the best value park decks out there”

Who Is The Bataleon Moodboard For?

Women and smaller riders that want to bring relaxed style to the park, enjoy catch-free boardslides and get creative off side hits, knuckles and natural transitions. The mountain is your playground. Entry level riders will also find a lot to love in the Moodboard thanks to its easygoing flex and versatile twin outline (more on that below).


Buy the Bataleon Moodboard: £410 at Blue Tomato UK 

Buy the Bataleon Moodboard: €459 at Blue Tomato EU 


Shape, Profile and Sidecut

The Moodboard is a twin silhouette with a centred stance, so it performs equally well riding regular or switch. It features a classic cambered profile for pre-loaded ollie power and great edge hold, but the bend isn’t super aggressive so it’s accessible to riders of every level.

The board also features Bataleon’s famous 3BT, which lifts the edges off the snow towards the nose and tail. Like the camber, it’s a subtle version they’ve deployed here, prioritising stability for in-runs and landings. ‘Sidekick’ scoops at the wide points accelerate the 3D effect and boost your confidence on boxes and rails by making it way harder to hook up; they also give this deck a distinctive smooth roll when you switch edge and help you get away with slight under or over rotations.

The sidecut radius ranges from 7.2 to 7.8m depending on the length, and feels pretty agile even at slow speeds – ideal for flatland butters and technical switch-ups. Overall, we’re talking about a freestyle friendly shape that’s made for progression.

“Bataleon has one of the greatest taglines of all time: Smile, it’s snowboarding”

Construction and Materials

Bataleon have kept things simple with the construction of the Moodboard. It features a ‘Pop’ core made from – you guessed it – poplar wood from tip to tail. Poplar is the industry standard for a reason, namely: it’s a great balance between lightweight and strong, with excellent rebound properties to boot. OK, there are blended wood cores out there that are even lighter, but given this model is designed for smashing jumps and rails it makes sense to keep it simple – and in any case, at lengths from 140 to 152 it’s never going to feel heavy.

Tough ABS sidewalls continue the durability theme, while the biax weave fibreglass ensures the flex is mellow and press-friendly, even for the smallest riders.

The inclusion of a sintered ‘Hyper Glide S’ base is a nice bonus at this price point. As long as you keep it waxed, it will run faster than extruded equivalents and help you clear those knuckles.

“Overall, we’re talking about a freestyle friendly shape that’s made for progression”


Bataleon’s boards are always amongst the most eye-catching in the industry, and the Moodboard is no exception. But it’s got so much more going for it than looks. Beneath that stunner of a graphic is a park-focused deck that, thanks to the 3D shaping and lively flex, really encourages you to try new tricks and helps you out when you don’t quite nail them first time. It’s a model that takes the tried and trusted twin outline and elevates it to something more exciting without emptying your wallet, and which more than anything feels straight up FUN.


  • Catch-free 3D shape boosts your confidence on rails and jumps
  • Fun artwork, even funner to ride


  • Twin shape is suboptimal for deeper days
  • Soft flex is a bit limiting at high speeds

Tester’s Verdict

Joy Dutch – Wordsmith, Whitelines

“Ooooh, I’m a big fan of the MoodBoard. First things first, it looks awesome. That’s just facts. I’m also a big 3BT fan in general so I was expecting to like this one and I did. It’s playful, poppy and bags of fun, if you’re looking to progress your riding in the park then it’s a great option for just how forgiving it is. I rode it in early spring soft snow and despite it not being very stiff, it’s still able to blast through chud and crud. A few beers the night before had given the whispers of a hangover, so it was definitely a confidence booster knowing that I had bags of leeway in terms of accidental edge catches. Nice and soft in the nose and tail for pressing and buttering as well. All in all, it’s a big thumbs up from me.”

Buy the Bataleon Moodboard: £410 at Blue Tomato UK 

Buy the Bataleon Moodboard: €459 at Blue Tomato EU 

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