- Sizes: 161W, 164W, 167W
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: £549 / €629
Both longer and wider than most snowboards, the Bataleon Stallion is there for the larger rider who struggles to find an appropriate deck. If you fairly tip the scales (we’re talking around the 100kg mark, or 200lbs) then here’s something you should definitely consider.
With triax fibreglass and carbon stringers running the entire length of the board, the Bataleon Stallion is stiff torsionally as well as from end to end. Depending on how much power you have at your disposal, that might make it a bit of a handful, but the idea is that bigger, stockier riders will finally have something that’s a good match.
“The Bataleon Stallion is for the larger rider who struggles to find an appropriate deck”
The core is relatively light, though, which is more important than ever on a board of this size. When you want to get airborne, it’ll oblige (provided you’ve taken the extra stiffness provided by the carbon stringers into account).
As for its profile and shape, the combination of a directional twin outline and a standard camber profile make this a solid all-mountain option. Triple Base Tech (in short, bevelled base at the nose and tail) gives you a smooth edge change and a bit of a powder float bonus when needed.
The Ultra Glide S base material ensures the Bataleon Stallion will fairly whip along too, so whatever you want to do on the mountain, it’ll oblige. And not that it should matter, but it’s even prettier than last year.