Bataleon Surfer 159 Snowboard Review 2018-2019

Description

TESTER: Rob Kingwill

BOARD: Bataleon Surfer 159

OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM  1 TO 7:  5

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Unique shape

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: The tail splines are way too soft, and it feels like it is really grindy at the entry point of the sidecut in the nose on hardpack.

OVERALL COMMENTS: This board is ok- the swallowtail is cut super deep, which I thought would be fun in pow, but it didn’t really shine because the tines are so soft. Adjusting where the early rise meets the sidecut could help with the grinding. It also probably needed a fresh wax job.

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  6

SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  Cool concept board, the 3D base is ok, but almost takes away from the lift of the nose in pow. The tail needs to be way stiffer, and the transition for the early rise in the nose could be longer and smoother.

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   3

FLEX COMMENT:  TOO SOFT

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: 

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:   OK

STABILITY COMMENT: OK

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS:

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  OK

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: 

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:    OK

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW:

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS:

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY: I thought I would like this board way more than I did.

TEST YEAR:   2018/19 SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
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