Bataleon CT 2019

Bataleon's CT is a do-it-all directional board that shines when snow piles up by the meter. It has an aggressive demeanor that begs to be ridden fast and hard, but Triple Base Technology in the nose and tail balances out its persona to create a board capable of handling everyday resort riding and pillow lines in BC, alike. Elevated contact points, especially in the nose, create a surfy ride that excels at any maneuver you wish you could do on a wave. From subtle slashes to hard hacks, the CT gets in there. When we got it on the cat track, it felt confident cruising hardpack and launching sidehits. This can be attributed, in part, to its positive camber profile. In the trees, you could feel the agility provided by 3BT, as it was ready to dart deftly through tight sections. But out in the open the board was eager to be ridden full-throttle. A true freeride board with a willingness to swing toward the freestyle side of the spectrum when asked to do so, the CT is a great ride for the all-mountain rider with an affinity for pow.


A do-it-all directional board. PHOTO: Nick Hamilton


MSRP: $450

Sizes: 148, 153, 158, 162

Specs and Features:

  • Directional tapered outline
  • Pow 3BT
  • Sidekick
  • Mellow camber profile
  • Flip Flop base


Out in the open, this board was eager to be ridden full-throttle. PHOTO: Nick Hamilton

Triple Base Technology in the nose and tail creates a board capable of handling everyday resort riding and pillow lines. PHOTO: Nick Hamilton

Elevated contact points create a surfy ride that excels at any maneuver you wish you could do on a wave. PHOTO: Nick Hamilton

An aggressive demeanor that begs to be ridden fast and hard. PHOTO: Nick Hamilton


While it's hard to have a bad time riding powder, doing so on a board designed specifically for that purpose elevates the experience. Float is the ultimate goal of a powder board, which can be achieved through a variety of characteristics. Taper means the board's nose is wider than its tail, allowing the board to plane easier in deep snow. Setback inserts work in a similar way, creating more nose than the tail. Strategically designed rocker and camber profiles can enhance float by affecting the way the board reacts to powder. Additional surface area, especially in the nose, is an especially importance trait in a powder board and can be enhanced through additional length, width, or a blend of both. We found the ideal venue to assess these characteristics, by way of a place called Baldface Lodge. Nestled in the British Columbia backcountry, Baldface is accessible in the winter only by helicopter—or a combination of boat and snowcat when there are too many flakes falling to fly. It is a powder paradise unlike anywhere in the world. We showed up here to a fresh meter and a storm that piled up deeper and deeper. Reviewing powder boards: It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it.

See more 2019 powder board reviews here.