Powder Board Review: Bataleon Camel Toe

PHOTOS: Nick Hamilton
LOCATION: Eagle Pass Heliskiing, Revelstoke, BC

Bataleon – Camel Toe
Sizes: 148, 153, 158, 162

The three-dimensional design of Bataleon's Camel Toe is what separated it from the rest of the pack. Its massive hull-like nose was nearly unsinkable, but the beauty of the ride was its buttery edge-to-edge roll. The slightly upturned Triple Base Tech shape of the nose and tail made turn initiation seamless and super playful. This hydrodynamic approach to shaping gives the board less drag, which means quicker acceleration and easy butters.

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The cambered profile retained pop, control, and power throughout while the stiffened tail helped support hauling ass, ollies, and directional riding. The subtle swallowtail easily sank to keep the nose up and pivot quick turns, too. The build is simple, consisting of a dual-density wood core with beefed-up flex from tip to tail with stiffer woods. We found the flex comfortable and consistent with a lightweight biaxial fiberglass layup. For riders looking to get all up in it on a true powder machine that floats and rails turns like no other, check out the Camel Toe.

MSRP: $399.95

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For the second annual Powder Board Review we packed our bags and headed north of the border to British Columbia. Basing out of Eagle Pass Heli in Revelstoke provided an incredible opportunity to try each board in its element—untouched powder way out in the Monashee Mountains. Picking Eagle Pass was a no-brainer with its snowboard-specific guiding, dreamy terrain, and small group dynamic. It’s a premier choice for heli-assisted backcountry riding and arguably the best operation in the business for snowboarders. The diversity of terrain–spine lines, low-angle pow fields, trees, pillows, and more–proved the ideal venue to find standout powder boards.

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