Words: Drew Zieff
"That 3BT nose is a game-changer," said one of our in-house testers about Bateleon's The One. "You can roll into pow turns like a surfer laying into your rails," they continued about this 2017-2018 all-mountain destroyer.
The One has Bataleon's premium build, including the brand's lightest core. To support the lightweight backbone, two carbon Kevlar stringers run in a tight triangle from the back inserts to the tail, while another two bolster the wide nose at a slightly wider angle. 3BT—Bataleon's concave camber Triple Base Technology—puts an enormous, depressed indent on the nose and a slightly smaller yet still noticeable uplift on the tail. Though not a stiff board given the scoop shape, pure, mellow camber flexes between the feet, and testers were able to lock into carves without scrubbing out or feeling nervous.
"Carving has never been more fun for me," said another who tends to ride twin shapes. "It might be time to add a new directional weapon to my arsenal."
If you're a purely directional rider, this is a solid option. If you have only ever ridden twin park boards, this board will expand your riding.