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Bataleon Evil Twin Review And Buying Advice

Bataleon Evil Twin 2013 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

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The Bataleon Evil Twin has been around for a while and Tripple Base Technology has a lot of followers these days so I guess imitation is flattery.  You get the pop of camber and the catch free feel of rocker in a freestyle board. This competes well with the hybrid rocker and hybrid camber  boards except for in powder.

The Bataleon’s Evil Twin’s Twin TBT is not as pronounced as All Mountain TBT but instead It’s very much like Park TBT. The only difference is the edges are just a little more turned up on the sides and the flat part is just a little less.  We are talking millimeters here. It has that same catch free feel of hybrid camber boards but has a little more pop on the tip/tail than most.

What this type of TBT does is make you feel like you are on a catch free camber board but it doesn’t make it feel easy in powder. You have some of the edge helping the board stay afloat but there is still more camber in the TBT section than rocker.  It would be more fun to have the spring TBT camber for ollies and more advanced park play but use a twin with rocker for powder days.

In general Bataleon has good edge hold but it doesn’t have that all conditions grip than many other boards in this category do. It’s not terribly slippy but it’s also not great either.

All bataleon boards have a catch free ride but flat base and one foot well thanks to the mostly camber profile.

The medium flex makes this a pretty good park or mountain ride and it can play to a wide variety of freestyle riders.




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Nov 07, 2014 by Adam
Ability Level: Novice • 
Riding Style: Groomers to POW • 
Days You Ride A Year: 15 to 20 

Bought this board in a 157 to down size from my 162 Angus. Really fun board to center up the stance and ride switch. TBT is fun but caught me off guard when I first started riding it. The Evil Twin feels loose while you flat base but when you lean into a turn and the whole edge is engaged it really holds nicely. That made it very easy to spring out of your turns. I find this board a bit on the slow side on groomers but that is to be expected with this size and style of board compared to a stiffer more aggressive hybrid camber board. Also it is only ok in powder but that's not really why I bought this board either.

Overall a good playful board that really gives you a taste of what a forgiving camber board can be. For someone who is riding pow or wants to rocket down groomers I'd consider something else.

This year Bataleon added an asymmetrical Evil Twin to their line up.


3.0 3.0 1 1 Bought this board in a 157 to down size from my 162 Angus. Really fun board to center up the stance and ride switch. TBT is fun but caught me off guard when I first started riding Bataleon Evil Twin Review And Buying Advice

Riding Style

All Mountain Freestyle

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Available Widths

Regular

Manufactured in

Shape

True Twin

Camber Profile

Hybrid Camber

Stance

Centered

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Flex

Medium

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Powder

Average

Carving

Good

Speed

Good

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Great

Jumps

Great

Jibbing

Good

Pipe

Good