BATALEON LOVE POW­DER

Transworld Snowboarding - - THROUGH THE MADNESS -

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.

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