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Bataleon Surfer LTD 2020 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating
Riding Style Powder
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Dubai by SWS
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Excellent
Turning Experience Average
Carving Average
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Poor
Jumps Good
Jibbing Average
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Semi-Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Easy

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Semi-Easy

Edge Hold

Medium/Soft Snow

Bataleon Surfer LTD 2020 Review by The Good Ride

So the Bataleon Surfer LTD is a unique ride that comes with a learning curve. If you had less than a day on this, as we did, your experience might have similar frustrations. However, if you had a week as we did with some other Bataleon/Lobster boards after the Surfer LTD you might sing a different tune as we did later.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

How This Review Happened:  We had a couple of laps at a frantic manic demo day.
Days: 1
Conditions: about 1-1.5 feet of pretty good PNW Powder.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom InsolesFootprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Switchback Bindings.

Similar Boards (but not the same):
Capita Spring Break 158 Powder Glider, Capita Spring Break 161 Tree Hunter, Jones Mind Expander,

Set-Up: 22” Wide. 21 front -6 back. Set all the way back.

Approximate Weight: Feels pretty normal.

Sizing: Felt right for both Peter and Me.

Flex/Buttering: Easy to butter off that swallowtail and there was good pop too. The Bataleon Surfer LTD has that SWS rubbery but poppy flex to it that we like. It really ollies high with not much effort and has easily accessible pop to it.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: It was hard to get a read on this in powder and it didn’t track like boards we are used to. It was incredibly forgiving though.

Turning:  The Bataleon Surfer LTD, like the rep we talked to said, is the kind of board you need to get to know over a few days. After a few runs on this and not knowing how to ride it we gave it back. Even though it’s a demo we didn’t want to ruin our powder day learning how to turn it.

Powder: The Bataleon Surfer LTD for sure has an effortless float. The problem for us is that we didn’t know how to steer it. When Peter and I leaned into the turn in the deep stuff it didn’t track or turn like we are used to. That can be Now that I had a good amount of time on other Bataleon and Lobster boards I think I would have a fun time. It can be a lot to ask the average rider to deal with since powder days are so precious.

Uneven Terrain: If we had a better handle on how to turn this ride it would have done better turning through bumps. Knowing what we know now about TBT it would be much better.

So this is our report after a few runs. That was all we could take on a good powder day and our patience thin as manic ice. If you can take a few days getting used to the way TBT rides I think it’s going to be really fun. It was for us with the Aaron Schwartz (like the Bataleon Party Wave) on an extended demo.

 
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2020

 
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