Teamrider Toshiki Yamane crossed the sturdiness of the Boss with the versatility of the Whatever and created a playful board that rides equally fine in nipple deep Japanese pow as well as in the streets of Tokyo.
Rails and kickers of this world, this is where the Japan Edition feels home. But wait, also powder does feel better with this board.
For a versatile board like the Japan Edition Bataleon created a mix of Twin 3BT and Freestyle 3BT. The nose is 1 cm longer than the tail and the sidecut radius is narrower. This results in more float plus more grip. The new SideKick Tips increase the edge uplift on the widest points of nose and tail for easier turn initiation, more float and better handling in rough terrain.
The Twin 3BT consists of a relatively wide centerbase and just a mellow sidebase uplift. This helps you keep control on presses and at high speed. Along with the medium camber this makes the Whatever a versatile and responsive all-mountain freestyle board.
The medium flex is perfect for jibbing the park and slashing pow. It's ultra-flexy and super playful.
A poplar and paulownia wood core is streaked with bamboo along the inserts and additionally reinforced with tri-axial fiberglass. This means massive pop and stability. The X-shaped carbon slabs beneath the bindings provide a precise power transmission from edge to edge. The sintered Nano High Speed S base is the hardest and fastest in the range, but wax it good!
You'll be interested to know that Bataleon has its roots in the Netherlands. Yes, you read that right - THE NETHERLANDS! They don't even have mountains there! Yet somehow, they have managed to create some of the best snowboards around. Their patented 3BT™ (Triple Base Technology) lets them produce boards with traditional camber AND lifted contact points, giving you a smoother, faster and lighter ride. Who doesn't want that?