Construction and Materials
Overall, the Push Up is a relatively soft board (and this is what helps to make it so accessible for a huge range of riders), but thanks to its internal makeup it still retains high level performance. Bataleon trick it out with playful and forgiving biax laminates, these allow the torsional flex to remain relatively malleable underfoot but boost response on the edge by laying in their Dual Super Tubes along the sidecut. So, it’s a bit of best of both worlds in this regard, it’s still easy to manoeuvre but it won’t be too soft that you’ll find yourself having to work overtime to hold through turns.
As well as this, they’ve used carbon stringers running lengthwise between the insert packs, these help to keep the Push Up dynamic and poppy tip to tail. Carbon is light with a high tensile strength and, as a bonus, it works to dampen vibrations and absorb chatter. So while the Push Up is soft and playful edge to edge, you can still push it without having to worry that you’ll slip out of turns or fall flat when you’re trying to pop onto features.
“It’s playful for jibbing and lapping the park, it can hold an edge through just about anything on piste and the 3BT makes it super fun and floaty in the powder”
If progression is your goal, there isn’t much on the market that will be as forgiving as the Push Up. There are Bataleon boards that are more suitable to absolute beginners, but for those who have made it out of falling leaf stage, the Push Up will be a reliable and trusted companion for pretty much any day of the season. Think of a box and the Push Up ticks it, it really can do everything. It’s playful for jibbing and lapping the park, it can hold an edge through just about anything on piste and the 3BT makes it super fun and floaty in the powder. Perfecto.
- Triple Base is so forgiving, you basically have to try and catch an edge
- It’s a versatile board that can handle pretty much any terrain or conditions
- It’s not the highest spec, or fastest board on the market
Tester’s Verdict 2022/23
Rubby Kiebert – Sales Director, Bataleon
“The Push Up is a top of the line all mountain freestyle board for advanced and expert level women who want the added advantages of 3D shaping. It’s fine tuned for progression and will help push your riding up to the next level. This board is built on the same platform as the Goliath and tailored for women. We wanted to offer the same level of confidence in a slimmer outline for women that rip the whole mountain.”