- Sizes: 154, 159
- Flex: 4
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £699 / €800
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The old adage ‘the best things in life are free’ is true up to a point. That point being the moment you’re about to part with most of your savings and purchase a Bataleon Surfer.
No, it doesn’t come cheap, and these days the market is abundant with more affordable powder and carving specific snowboards. But who brings a knife to a gunfight? This is the weapon you want to be wielding when it comes to slaying pow.
With a name like Surfer, there are no prizes for guessing how it’s designed to ride. And boy, does it deliver…
The shape has become instantly recognisable from every angle. With the Surfer, Triple Base Technology gets pushed to its limit. There’s just a sliver of the flat base in the nose, flanked on either side by that spoon-like bevel.
“With a name like Surfer, there are no prizes for guessing how it’s designed to ride. And boy, does it deliver…”
Additionally, the ‘Sidekick’ provides that extra bit of uplift oomph at the widest part of the board. Bataleon confidently claim this makes the board virtually unsinkable.
Obviously, a board like this is built with one environment in mind, but the Surfer keeps a few tricks up its sleeve for the pistes. Despite its relatively soft flex for a powder board, Bataleon utilises a full camber through its length and reduce the intensity of 3BT in the tail, so it still grips its way through the arc.
Even when the board’s getting worked in variable conditions, hollow carbon tubes running parallel to the sidecut and carbon stringers in the nose and tail keep the Surfer stable and responsive on edge. Don’t believe us? We’ll let Tyler Chorlton do the convincing.
Will it be the board you spend most days on this season? Probably not. Will it be the board you spend your most memorable days on this season? Almost definitely.