Bataleon Surfer Snowboard 2021
GAME-CHANGING POWDER BOARD THAT DELIVERS A WHOLE LOT MORE
With its unique combination of state of the art design and classic powder board philosophy, the 2021 Bataleon Surfer is one of the most technically complex snowboards ever produced. Its distinctive wide nose, narrow swallow design has completely redefined powder board performance; however, what makes the Surfer so unique compared to other boards in this category is the way that it handles groomers. Thanks to its advanced geometry and exaggerated 3BT base profile, the Surfers performance out and about on the mountain is nothing short of remarkable. Yes, it’s expensive, but the best things in life always are. But to be honest, ride this board for just one day, especially a powder day, and you’ll realise that you just can’t put a price on how good it is.
- Pow 3BT with SideKicks
- Swallow Directional Shape
- Traditional Camber
- Stiffness 5/10
- Directional Flex
- Ultra-Light Core
- Air Ride
- R.S.T Carbon Tubes
- Tri-Ax Glass
- Carbon Stringers
- Hyper Glide S Base
|Size (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Sidecut (m)||Taper (mm)||Effective Edge (cm)||Tip Width (cm)||Tail Width (cm)||Stance Width (cm)||Setback (cm)||Weight Range (kg)|
Back Country Chargers and Powder-Hounds
Directional Swallow Tail
Pow 3BT with Sidekick
Hyper Glide S base
Rider Style: Back Country Chargers and Powder-Hounds.
Experienced riders are looking for the ultimate in off-piste performance combined with a mind-bending ride on the piste.
Shape Overview: Directional Swallow Tail
When you first set eyes on the Surfer, there’s no doubt that you’ll want one, it is that special. However, there’s much more to that stunning shape than just aesthetics. Described by the factory as the most complex shaped snowboard they’ve ever built, the Surfers directional swallow tail profile has been designed to deliver the ultimate in performance. Its wide profile nose gives a level of lift and float at the front end that is nothing short of incredible. The fact it does this without being long and unwieldy is a testament to just how innovative the Surfer’s design is. Now at the tail, Bataleon fit a very complex swallow, this sinks the back of the board in deep snow, but more importantly, it also works in harmony with the Surfer’s tight sidecut to power up the tail of the board in the carve.
Profile: Pow 3BT with Sidekick
The Surfer utilises Bataleon’s Pow 3BT profile with SideKick technology. This unique shape combines a narrow centre base section with wider, longer and higher side base upturns, giving unrivalled float at the front end and effortless turn initiation. The added upturn of the Sidekicks gives lightning-fast turn engagement. At the tail, the shorter and less pronounced side base upturns are integrated into the swallowtail, giving the board stunning response when steering off the back of the board in the pow or when driving out of turns on groomers. This is all then matched with a mellow traditional camber profile to step up control and response and to give the board that extra stability that you only really get with camber.
SideKick increases the side base uplift just outside the widest part of the nose and tail, making turn initiation smoother, increasing float in powder and improving the handling of the board in rough terrain.
Internally Bataleon doesn’t hold back when it comes to what’s inside the Surfer, and that’s one of the reasons why it performs so well even away from the backcountry. Heading up the high-end construction for this season is the all-new Ultra-Light Air Ride Core. This advanced wood core combines 80% lightweight Swiss paulownia and 20% durable poplar with state of the art composite vibration dampening stringers in the nose and tail to create Bataleon’s lightest and smoothest ever core. To this, Bataleon then adds its innovative D.R.S.T. carbon tubes technology. By inserting snappy carbon tubes into pre-milled channels that mimic the geometry of the sidecut, they add extra power through the length of the board, stepping up both control and response. That high-end, high-performance theme is carried through to the Surfers structural layers. These are formed from powerful Tri-Ax glass, creating a powerful torsional flex which energises the board. Additional carbon stringers running from under the insets out to the contact points at both the tip and tail, step up that power another notch.
Now to ensure that the Surfer delivers excellent performance in any conditions Bataleon utilises their Hyper Glide S base. This durable sintered base material is super-fast and super tough.
Float Surface: 154 = 89 159 = 93
New for this season on all Bataleon Boards is the Float-Surface rating. This measurement is calculated via a complex equation that takes into account surface area, nose and tail profile and set back. This then gives you a rating on how the board lifts and floats in powder, giving you a real comparison between the new generation of short, wide board against a traditional snowboard. Float surface starts at 50 for the lowest-rated board and goes up to 96 for the highest-rated board
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