Bataleon Global Warmer

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Hence the name, this board was designed for warm, slushy days in the park. Soft flex gives it surfy style when you’re groovin’ with the gang between features. And before the snow softened mid-morning, testers appreciated having carbon stringers on both sides of binding inserts to improve carvability on corduroy. According to one, “It was pretty flexy and loose, but the mellow camber held an edge well on hardpack and even down steep, icy stuff.” Some said it washed out when turning in the backseat, but liked how easy it was to press and spin due to the light weight. The camber gives good pop and held a reliable edge, “while 3BT spooning in the nose and tail make it nice and easy to butter and jib,” another said. Triple Base Technology (3BT) is flat in the middle of the nose and tail, starting at the inserts, with lift on either side. “Less base touching snow made it fast, but one thought engaging the lifted edges to stop rotations after landing took extra effort.” Most said the Global Warmer was so soft and forgiving it made parks more fun than usual in soft snow, but consensus said it would need more rigidity in the nose and tail to stabilize it throughout presses and prevent chatter over bumps at speed.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

148 – 7.45 – 24.95
151 – 7.6 – 24.95
154 – 7.7 – 25.15
156W – 7.8 – 26.4
157 – 7.85 – 25.45

Flex: 3/10

Camber: Mellow Jib Camber

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $529.00
Brand Name

Bataleon

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

148, 151, 154, 156w, 157

Camber

Mellow Jib Camber with 3BT (Camber from tip to tip with base concavity outside the inserts.)(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.

Flex

3/10

Manufacturers URL

http://www.bataleon.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Definitely on the softer side. Definitely kills rails and boxes.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2017

Gallery ID

1000303684

Tester Quote: “Definitely on the softer side. Definitely kills rails and boxes."

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