The following is a quick overview of the 2024 Bataleon snowboards lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2023-24 season, and any 2022-23 boards that aren't returning with a 2024 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best and finally take a look at any changes for returning boards.
New 2024 Bataleon Snowboards
The new boards for 2023-24 are:
+ Thunderstorm - Replacement for the outgoing Thunder, Thunderbolt and the women's Storm (hence the name Thunderstorm). Flex 6 (thunderbolt was 7, thunder was 6) according to Bataleon. Features Bataleon's "low camber" versus the high camber on the Thunder/Thunderbolt. Outline directional (same as Thunder/Thunderbolt), high uplift nose and medium uplift tail (same as thunder/thunderbolt).
Has a lot of the same construction features as Thunder, including Triax lamination, light core, D.S.T Super Tubes, solid wall sidewalls, ultra Glide S base, carbon strings, and +2 backseat inserts. The Thunderbolt had some more differences though - carbon triax lamination and layup, ultra light core, nano speed S base, airride tech, precured carbon strings.
Looking at the specs of the 156, the effective edge, waist width and sidecut are all the same. Some small changes to min/max stance but otherwise shape/specs look the same. Sizing keeps the 154, 156, 156W, 158, 159W, 161 & 162W but adds a 144, 148, 152N & 156N and are now calling it a genderless option.
Overall quite similar to Thunder on paper (and less similar to Thunderbolt) with the biggest difference seemingly the low camber on the new Thunderstorm vs the High Camber on the old Thunder - that and the range of new sizes.
+ Beyond Medals- This year the Beyond Medals it's own board - it takes from both the Goliath and Whatever.
+ Cruiser Plus - New souped up Cruiser. Vs the Cruiser it's rated as a 7/10 flex (vs 6 on the Cruiser), triax lamination (vs bi-ax), ultralight core - 70/30 paulownia/poplar (vs pop core), D.S.R.T super tubes and carbon strings (cruiser doesn't have). Same size options and dimensions as Cruiser.
+ Moodboard - True twin, flex 4, women's freestyle. Featuring medium camber, low baselift nose and tail.
Exiting 2023 Bataleon Snowboards
The 2023 boards that aren't returning with a 2024 model:
- Thunder Bolt
- Camel Toe
- Whatever X Beyond Medals
- Lowe Powder
All 2024 Bataleon Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Bataleon's 2023-24 lineup. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Bataleon might label them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
-Bataleon BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS-
- Chaser | Top 15 Beginner Board
-Bataleon PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
- Evil Twin + - full review coming
- Evil Twin - SEE FULL REVIEW | TOP 10 FREESTYLE BOARD
- Disaster +
- Disaster - SEE FULL REVIEW | Top 10 Freestyle Board
- Distortia - full review coming
- Moodboard | NEW for 2024
-Bataleon ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
- Push Up
-Bataleon AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
Bataleon don't have anything that strictly fits this category, IMO.
-Bataleon ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS-
- Thunderstorm | NEW for 2024 - full review coming | TOP 10 ALL-MOUNTAIN BOARD
- Goliath + - See Full Review | Top 10 All-Mountain Board
- Goliath - SEE FULL REVIEW | TOP 10 ALL-MOUNTAIN BOARD
- Beyond Medals | NEW for 2024
- Thunderstorm | NEW for 2024 - full review coming
-Bataleon AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS-
Bataleon don't have anything that strictly fits this category, IMO.
-Bataleon FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS-
-Bataleon POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS-
- Party Wave +
- Party Wave - full review coming
- Party Wave Twin
-Bataleon SPLIT BOARDS-
Bataleon don't currently make any splitboards
-Bataleon YOUTH SNOWBOARDS-
- Surfer Mini (138, 145)
- Stuntwood (130, 135, 140, 140W)
- Minishred (85, 95, 105, 115, 120)
So there you have the 2024 Bataleon snowboards.
Out with the Old and In with the New
Quite a few boards exit, including the Thunderstorm, Thunder and Storm. But a new board emerges, that combines these into the new Thunderstorm.
Also exiting are the Camel Toe (but the Camel Two remains), the Whatever X Beyond Medals (there's now a Beyond Medals model that's a bit different tot he Whatever) and the Love Powder.
In addition to the Thunderstorm and Beyond Medals coming in, there's also a new Cruiser Plus (souped up, stiffer model of the Cruiser) and the Moodboard (new women's freestyle deck).
Changes to Existing Models
Cruiser: GAINS sizes 154, & 161. Flex rating was 5 on '23 model, now rated 6. Float ratio was 92, now saying 85. New cruiser has "pop core" which is full poplar, versus the "light core" (50/50 paulownia/poplar) of the '23 model. Everythinig else consruction-wise the same (glassing, base, sidewalls).
Party Wave Plus/Pary Wave: Medium camber on '24 (low camber on '23), shock walls sidewall ('23 had solid walls sidewalls) - shock walls are urethane infused. They label it with a "new shape" and that seems to be the case e.g. 151 had waist of 27.9cm, now waist width narrower for '24 model at 27.0cm. Effective edge mildly different, but prob just a correction (117.9 on '24 modelvs 117.8 on '23 model). Sidecut the same.
Whatever: GAINS sizes 138 & 144 (and now labelled "genderless" because of those new sizes). Flex now 5 (was 4). Float now 61 (was 68). Some min/max stance changes but otherwise dimensions are the same.
Goliath/Goliath Plus: Goliath drops size 172W. Uplift is now low on nose and tail (was medium on nose and tail for '23 model). Gets the "shock walls" sidewalls. Sizings are same, but all have a 2mm wider waist (apart from 159 which is 1mm wider waist). Sidecut 0.1m shorter on all sizes except 156 which is same. Min/max stance widths look wider (min stance on 156 looks like it's 56cm (22") which is pretty wide for min (on '23 model min was 49cm (19.3"), so if that's not a typo, that's quite a significant change). Effective edge noticeably different e.g. on 156 it's 120.2cm on '24 model and was 117.9cm on '23 model. That's probably the most significant change there.
Push Up: Gets shock walls in place of the solid sidewalls. Shape change - effective edge different - e.g. on 138 it's 105.1cm on '24 model vs 102.8cm on '23 model.
Chaser: Effective edge is 1cm less on '24 model for each size e.g. on 149 it's 113.9cm vs 114.9cm on '23 model. It's 1mm narrower at waist for all sizes too.
Evil Twin Plus: Gets Shock Walls sidewalls (was solid walls in '23). Effective edge has changed e.g. 114.8cm on 151 for '24 model and was 115.3cm on '23 model. Very subtly changed waist widths (subtly narrower) on '24 model, but nothing major. Also very subtle changes in sidecut - 0.1m shorter for most sizes.
Evil Twin: DROPS size 149 in addition to same changes as Evil Twin Plus.
Disaster Plus: Gets shock walls. Effective edge quite different e.g. 104.9cm on 140 for '24 model - was 108.2cm on '23 model. Waist width 1mm narrower on each size (minor), sidecut longer e.g. 7.4m on 140 on '24 model, was 7.2m.
Wallie: NEW sizes 138 & 141. Effective edge different. e.g. on size 151, it is 110.5cm on '24 model and 111.8cm on '23 model. Waist and sidecut also very subtle changes. E.g. on 151, waist is 25cm on '24 model and 25.1cm on '23 model and sidecut is 7.7cm on '24 and 7.6 on '23.
A number of models also received "float ratio" rating changes. Some changes above may be rounding or measurement changes, as opposed to actual dimension changes.
Most models received graphic changes too, with the exception of the Surfer, Carver and Camel Two, which carry over their '23 graphics.
Safe to say they've been busy.
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