BATALEON CAMELTOE SNOWBOARD REVIEW 2018-2019

Description

TESTER: Chris Pearson
BOARD BRAND: Bataleon
MODEL NAME: Cameltoe
SIZE (156, 164 etc): 158
OVERALL IMPRESSION: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD? Surprised how much I like the 3BT
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD? Riding flatbased on groomer felt a little strange, maybe slightly squirelly.
OVERALL COMMENTS: OUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION!  When transitioning onto your edge it takes a split second longer than usual to engage since the tip and tail are lifted and it can feel a little abrupt when it grabs outside the bindings. The lifted edges seem like they may add a little extra curvature to the sidecut so the sensation of the turn changes as you roll over and more of the edge engages. I wouldn’t necessarily consider this a bad thing though, I sort of enjoyed the unique feel of this and it was surprisingly easy to adapt to. I thought the 3BT spoon shape nose and tail would really compromise control but I was surprised to find that I could really hold an edge nicely and I wasn’t washing out of carves like I thought I might.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD
FREERIDE BOARD

CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK

POWDER

RATE THE SHAPE (1 TO 7): 6
SHAPE COMMENTS: FUN TO LOOK AT
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Well balanced shape, enough float from the nose and sink in the tail to pop you back up out of the whiteroom after landing a drop but not so short of a tail that you feel bogged down and slow in the powder once it flattens out a bit
RATE THE FLEX (1 TO 7): 6
FLEX COMMENTS: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: The 3D creased profile of the nose seems to give a bit of extra stiffness to it (like folds in a sheet metal part or legs of a structural channel). This seemed to help it punch through sections of heavier powder where a flexier nose would have a tendency to fold up on you and plow more
RATE THE STABILITY (1 TO 7): 5
STABILITY COMMENTS: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENT: Great stability in the powder, a little less stable straight lining flat base on groomer but control is immediately recovered once you put it on edge
RATE THE POP/PLAYFULNESS (1 TO 7): 6
POP/ PLAYFULNESS COMMENTS: WICKED POPPY AND PLAYFUL
ADDITIONAL POP/ PLAYFULNESS COMMENT:
RATE THE FLOAT IN POWDER (1 TO 7)): RADICAL
RATE THE FLOAT IN POWDER (1 TO 7): EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL FLOAT IN POWDER COMMENT: The hull shape just feels right at home in the powder
RATE THE GRAPHICS (1 TO 7): 5
RATE THE GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENT: Simple, subdued, no nonsense
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