- Sizes: 148, 151, 154, 154W, 156
- Flex: 3
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £389 / €460
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Remember all those infuriating nights as a kid, staying up well past your bedtime, flicking through the pages, trying to figure out where that sneaky bastard Wally was hiding? Fortunately, there are no such issues with the Bataleon Wallie – a bright, neon orange colourway, visible from a mile away, and at the centre of every party on the mountain. This is a proper, stand-out jib stick.
It ticks off all of the obvious boxes: a true twin shape; sturdy wooden core; soft flexing biax laminates and an extruded base as tough as an old boot. Boards of this nature take a regular beating, whichever way you send them into their target, but the Wallie was built to last.
Things then step up when you take a closer look at Bataleon’s unique construction. The jib specific Triple Base profile has the widest centre base available, which makes approaching and sliding rails a lot more predictable. There’s still a mellow uplift on the side-bases with an extra kick in the contact points though, just far less pronounced than the other boards from Bataleon. It should come as music to most jibber’s ears that it’s pretty hard to hook up on this thing.
“Boards of this nature take a regular beating, whichever way you send them into their target, but the Wallie was built to last”
Even for such a soft board, there’s still enough spring in its step to get up in the air. A full camber (albeit a low one) runs from the tip to tail. Then there’s the central carbon ‘Super Tube’ running through the middle of the board, between the inserts, and carbon stringers which flank your bindings to bring a little fire underfoot without compromising any torsional forgiveness.
Lastly, those thicker, blunt “Wallie Tips” that bookend the board make it an instantly recognisable jib tool. They not only help you lock into your presses with more stability but double up as your bull bars when you’re on a path of destruction.