- Price: £470, €540, $540
- Category: All-Mountain, Freestyle + Park
- Sizes: 151, 154, 156W, 157, 159, 162W
- Flex: 6/10
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Profile: Camber
- 3D: Yes
- Base: Sintered
Why We Chose The Bataleon Whatever Beyond Medals: It may be beyond medals, but it’s not beyond industry awards. The BYNDMDLS Whatever is about as versatile as they come and, let’s be real, it’s got one of the coolest graphics of the year.
There is perhaps no board as aptly named as the Whatever, because it rides, well… whatever. A classic Bataleon model that’s been given the Tor Lundstrom twist, it shares much of its DNA with the OG Whatever, but with a little bit of added spice. Previously the Beyond Medals crew have had a whack at the Goliath (don’t worry if you miss it, the Goliath Plus will take good care of you), but for this season they’ve taken on another of Bataleon’s flagship models, and the result is one of the best all-mountain snowboards of the year.
“Sure it can be fun having a collection of weird and wonderful shapes to suit every condition and terrain, but it’s a damn sight easier to transport just one”
A touch stiffer, a smidge poppier, slightly more performance oriented but still at heart it’s the go anywhere, do anything snowboard we’ve loved since its debut. It’s a real buffet, powder laps for breakfast, corduroy for lunch and party laps in the park for dinner, all you can eat baby.
Who Is The Bataleon Whatever Beyond Medals For?
Better yet, who isn’t it for? There are a lot of boards that claim to do it all, but this one genuinely does. If your park days aren’t behind you, but you still want a board that can dominate in other areas then the BYNDMDLS Whatever is a goer.