BATALEON LOVE POWDER
MSRP: $500 Lengths: 148, 153
This. Is. it. That’s how we felt when we strapped into Bateleon’s aptly named women’s specific powder board. We could gush about its clean, alluring graphics, but we all know love isn’t just about looks. It’s about what’s inside, and that’s where this deck really shines—in its construction. Crafted with Bataleon’s proprietary Triple Base Technology, it boasts an ultra scoopy nose, setback stance and a hulled bottom base with a narrow center piece that protrudes for maximum uplift in the nose. During deep days at Baldface, where we enjoyed endless faceshots, we found the spoony nose lapped up everything in its path and plowed through pow with exceptional ease. The directional camber profile is tapered, so the tail is slightly narrower, allowing for turns to be whipped effortlessly. From the steepest lines, to the deepest pillows and narrow hallways, the Love Powder was a powder-pillaging machine. We simply couldn’t get enough. It boasts a confidence-boosting profile of traditional camber, which made sending hits and stepping to large lines an easy choice. With a deck this dependable, it takes our obsession of riding soft snow to a whole new level. Swoon.