- Price: €490
- Category: Park/Jib, All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 151, 154, 156, 157W, 159
- Flex: 6/10
- Shape: True Twin
- Profile: 3BT Camber
- Base: Sintered
- BUY DIRECT FROM LOBSTER
It takes a certain kind of human to pull off a nollie backflip from the knuckle. It only seems fair that these kinds of people should have their own pro-model snowboard, too. Halldor Helgason’s signature Lobster deck is back for another lap around the sun and plenty of laps through the park.
Compared with big bro Eiki’s super soft signature model, Halldor’s all-mountain freestyle snowboard packs a much meaner punch. It’s got a penchant for park riding – obviously – but there’s a lot more all-mountain performance on here than you might first think.
“Halldor’s signature Lobster deck is back for another lap around the sun and plenty of laps through the park”
Halldor hasn’t opted for the new Lobster specific 3D Nose and Tail profile this season. Instead, he’s stuck to Triple Base Technology which features in previous iterations of his board. Anyone familiar with Bataleon’s trademarked profile will know that its advantages are many and can be fine-tuned for any corner of the mountain.
Uplifted sidebase sections around the nose and tail of the snowboard massively reduce hang-ups at the contact points and give riders the confidence to break out their comfort zone on the jump and rail lines. There’s still a wide centre base at each end for stable pops and presses, and a positive full-length dynamic camber so power, precision and grip are never short in supply. That ‘hull-like’ 3BT profile even gives the snowboard a surprising amount of float in powder, especially considering its true twin outline.
There’s triax fibreglass for a more torsionally solid ride, and carbon stringers at the inserts that increase the board’s edge-to-edge response but keep the nose and tail relatively jib-friendly. If you’re dropping into a park jump or backcountry booter at top speed, the speedy sintered base has got your back.
“You’ll be hard-pressed not to feel inspired and find yourself progressing pretty quickly on this thing”
Pro models are a funny thing. Nobody’s suggesting owning a set of Gordon Ramsay’s signature chef knives will turn you into a disgruntled Scottish foulmouth with a scrotum for a chin. Nor will the Halldor Pro snowboard turn you in into the king of freestyle overnight. Having said that, you’ll be hard-pressed not to feel inspired and find yourself progressing pretty quickly on this thing.