The Bataleon Riot is a Hybrid Cambered (actually tirple base tech) semi aggressive mountain freestyle ride that has a unique camber type feel. It’s got a pretty stiff flex for a park ride so it can handle the mountain well for a freestyle sized board. Some like it stiff in the park and those who do will like this board. Another way to put it is the Bataleon Riot is like a a shorter but almost as aggressive Bataleon Jam.
This is like a stumpy Bataleon Jam with a little less TBT going on. The different Twin TBT gives this a different feel even though they are both twins and have a similar flex.
The Bataleon Riot, like like all Twin TBT boards have some good points and bad points. You sacrifice the float that most rocker and hybrid shapes have. On the other hand the aggressive flex is much more forgiving than any camber board in it’s class.
The TBT also makes for an easier engagement into a wider or carving turn because you have the rail bending up at the nose tail. You also have camber for a little spring out of the turn that makes for very fun turning. Powder is a little better than a camber board but not as good as most other hybrid shapes. It’s also a little weird at first on harder snow due to the Tripple Base Tech.
For 2012 the Bataleon Riot has changed up the sizing and decreased the effective edge to make the board a little closer to a hybrid camber shape. It’s still very much like the older Bataleon Riot but just a little more refined. Still we like the change in sizing which makes the 2012 or 2013 models the call over the 2011 or 2010.