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Bataleon She-W 2019-2020 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 140, 143, 146, 149
  • Flex: 3
  • Profile: Camber 3BT
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £399 / €470
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The SheDub is a veritable freestyle weapon, and is one of only a few truly high-end women’s jib boards on the market. It’s the best of both worlds; soft without being a noodle but stiff enough that you can stomp and slash around without feeling like you’re strapped on to a large wooden door. 

The twin shape keeps your weight centred directly over the middle of the board and allows you to ride regs or goofy without any dramas. It also balances the swing weight nicely, keeping you on track when you’re trying to spin it to win it.

“Additional carbon stringers underfoot make it torsionally a little stiffer to keep it stable when you’re going a bit faster”

The mellow camber provides you with bag loads of pop, and a super solid edge for when you’re working up speed on the run in, but not so much you find yourself stuck on an edge in a waylaid carve. A hollow carbon rod down the length of the board increases the pop without adding extra stiffness or weight to the board.

Bataleon’s Twin 3BT features in the board, making it super forgiving for when you’re trying to turn those threes into fives. The uplifts at the contact points help to stop you catching edges if you don’t quite stomp a landing and puts paid to those embarrassing scorpions when the snow gets choppy. Learning new tricks can be intimidating, but the She-W essentially gives you a ‘Get out of Jail’ card every time, leaving you able to focus on technique rather than worrying about painful slams.

The softer tip to tail flex makes it perfect for those little flatland manoeuvres, when you’re wanting to press and butter all over the shop, while additional carbon stringers underfoot make it torsionally a little stiffer to keep it stable when you’re going a bit faster.

The high end extruded bases makes for easier repair when you’re clattering over rails and boxes, but still is able to hold the wax well – so you don’t get left behind when your pals go racing off. An absolute weapon on the hill, the She-W is locked and loaded, and ready to handle it all.

Tester’s Verdict

Joy DutchWhitelines

“The She-W is one of my favourite boards year after year, and it’s no different this season. I like short, snappy and playful boards, so the She-W ticks all my boxes anyway, and I’ve never not had a good day riding it.

“You don’t really have to load up the board to ollie and pop around, this thing wants to fly everywhere”

Tip to tail, it’s soft and you’re able to butter around on it with virtually no effort. Pressing is also a dream. You don’t really have to load up the board to ollie and pop around, this thing wants to fly everywhere.

The 3BT makes learning new tricks so much easier, as you can be super sketchy with your landings it gives you the confidence to try things you wouldn’t necessarily go for otherwise.

The stringers underfoot really make a difference when you’re trying to boost it on piste. I know this is meant to be a jibby freestyle machine, but I really enjoy riding it on groomers too. It’s so dynamic in and out of turns and it launches you off of any lump, bump or sidehit with ease.

Now, this isn’t the board I’d choose for an icy black run, but that’s not my style of riding anyway. For cruising around, hitting jumps, hot lapping the park, and generally messing about and having fun on this is definitely a board I’d recommend.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Joy Dutchsnowboard-asylum.com

“The She-W is an absolute powerhouse! From jibs, to kickers or even just messing around on piste, this board brings fun by the bag load.

“The She-W is an awesome board for riders who want to focus more on their freestyle”

The softer flex meant it was perfect for pressing and buttering around and doing some flatland stuff, but it’s by no means a limp noodle. The pop was immense and edge-to-edge transitions felt ultra responsive. The 3BT is so forgiving that it allows super quick progression, and it encourages you to keep pushing yourself without worrying.

On piste the board felt stable underfoot and still carved really nicely, despite it being geared a bit more towards park and freestyle riding.

The She-W is an awesome board for riders who want to focus more on their freestyle, without having something that lets you down across other parts of the mountain.”

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