Bataleon snowboards have been around for almost 20 years, which is a testament to their product and innovative spirit. Bataleon experimented with traditional snowboard designs and created the first-ever Triple Base Technology (3BT) snowboards! Of course, the 3BT has gone through several upgrades since then!
Here’s why 3 Rad Kids LOVES Bataleon Snowboards!
Triple Base Technology
Bataleon creates boards with traditional camber and lifted contact points which makes the board easier to ride and allows you to turn and carve through the snow like butter.
It might all sound too good to be true, but Bataleon stands by their statement that “shaping a board 3D makes every kind of snowboarding more fun.”
When they were initially developing the 3BT boards, they analyzed how snowboards perform and flex when under pressure from riding. They paid special attention to what happens when a boarder drives a board through a transition or jams it through a turn. They found that “Triple Base” happens. You might be thinking, huh? Well, Triple Base is the pre-shaped form of a board in motion, just like the curvature of the wings of a plane or the hull of a boat, they believe that your snowboard should also be shaped to perform in its environment.
Through a ton of research, analyzing, tinkering with designs, and finally testing, Bataleon came up with their patented 3BT shaping technique. All of their boards feature tip-to-tail positive camber with lifted contact points at the widest part of the board. Over the years, they fine-tuned the synergy between the flat base, side bases, and the camber.
So now you have a board that has the widest section lifted off the snow while riding, which allows you to ride straight without catching edges!
Additional Bataleon Features
There are other features that set Bataleon apart from the rest. These include:
AirRide: The Air Ride core additive in their boards dampens vibrations and gives you a smoother ride at high speeds. It’s like a suspension system for your snowboard!
SideKick: SideKick tips enhance the 3BT advantages like nothing else. SideKick tips dramatically increase the side base uplift on the widest parts of the board’s nose and tail—increasing float in powder and ease of handling in rough terrain! You just have to ride it to believe it!
WallieTips: WallieTips are skate-inspired tips that will change the way you ride in the park by giving you an upgrade to your confidence when approaching obstacles.
SuperTubes: These hollow carbon-core upgrades are inserted into the core to reinforce the camber and increase pop and reduce weight.
Bataleon’s 3BT is not a single shape, it’s more of a shaping philosophy. Every board in their lineup is perfected and fine-tuned to fit unique riding characteristics. Bottom line: No matter what you use the board for, their boards ride better than other boards in their categories.
Here’s a quick look at their snowboard lineup:
Jib 3BT: A board optimized for park riding. The center base of the Jib 3BT has the widest range which allows for extra stability when jibbing and pressing out there in the park!
Twin 3BT: Shaped with a wide center base area, these boards come equipped with an uplift angle that is low and begins outside the bindings allowing for more precise control. Plus, the wide center base offers a stable platform for tricks like ollies and put-down landings.
Freestyle 3BT: These boards have a side base and center base that are equally proportional and a medium uplift angle. With added length to the nose, these boards are amazingly versatile for freestyle riding.
Freeride 3BT: This board focuses on edge control and versatility. Equipped with a narrow center base and substantial side base uplift. This shape is functional in any terrain, including floating through powder and carving down the slopes.
Pow 3BT: This shape emphasizes floating through the pow and features a narrow center base and maximum uplift with SideKick in the nose. This oversized nose makes it unrivaled in rough powder conditions, especially when it gets deep!
Bataleon Snowboards from 3 Rad Kids
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