Hello and welcome to my Bataleon Goliath Plus review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Goliath Plus as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Goliath Plus a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Bataleon Goliath Plus 2023
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 90.2/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 38 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Goliath Plus’ Specs
Check out the tables for the Goliath Plus’ specs and available sizes.
Full Camber - Bataleon's Medium Camber - but with the 3BT doesn't feel like traditional camber.
Sintered | Bataleon's "Ultra Glide S Base" 7000
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Goliath Plus Most Suited To?
The Goliath Plus is best suited to someone looking for a one-board quiver to go anywhere with and do anything on.
Particularly so for those that want a board with good pop but also want a board that they can slash around on without catchy consequences. You can get a little aggressive on it, in terms of carves and speed, but it's also not lacking playfulness.
It's not what I would quite call beginner friendly, too stiff for that, IMO, but it's good for early intermediate and up.
Goliath Plus DetailS
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Goliath Plus is capable of.
Board: Bataleon Goliath Plus 2023, 156cm (252mm waist width)
Date: March 16, 2022
Cloudy and foggy with bad visibility. Brief snow.
Temp -2°C (28°F) and warming up to 0°C (32°F) in the afternoon. Wind was gentle.
24hr snow: 3cm (1")
48hr snow: 31cm (12")
7 day snow: 51cm (20")
On groomer: Soft packed, well groomed. Got a little slushy later in the day.
Off groomer: Not icy or crunchy but a little sticky/lumpy. Soft but not epic or anything.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 570mm (22.4″) - reference was 530mm (20.9") but that's a bit narrow for me.
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Front Insert: 263mm (10.35") at reference stance but 265mm (10.43") at the stance I rode at.
Width at Back Insert: same as front insert
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2920grams (6lbs 7oz)
Weight per cm: 18.72 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.59 grams/cm*
*based on a sample size of around 200 models that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 models. So the Goliath Plus was very close to average and felt just a touch lighter than normal on snow.
We had a little bit of fresh snow to get a feel for this in, but most if it fell 48 hours before and was pretty tracked by the time we got to it, but gave a bit of a feel for it.
In terms of specs, the board is directional twin with a centered stance. So it's got a little bit more nose than tail, but not a lot else going for it in terms of shape. And there's not rocker in the profile. However, it does have the 3BT base (turned up at the edges), which does help to give it a more floaty feeling.
Never going to be a super floater, but better than a typical centered directional twin, with an all-camber profile.
It's pretty decent on a carve. I think this is where the 3BT negates the camber a bit in a slightly negative way. However, that said, you could still lay a really decent carve on this board.
Ease of Turning/Slashing: I found it really easy to turn and slash on, particularly for an all camber board. This is where that 3BT really comes into play nicely and really gives it a more forgiving feel than it would otherwise have.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Nice and quick edge to edge at slower speeds.
Skidded Turns: Not at all catchy. Again, the 3BT is likely the main reason for this.
Really decent stability at speed and it's pretty fast overall. It's not the kind of thing you can bomb without limit, but it's a mid-flexing board, so you'd never expect that. But you can ride it up to really decent speeds without it getting too wobbly or chattery.
Crud/Chunder: Was able to smash through crud/chunder quite well. Felt really comfortable riding over crud on this board. Those raised edges might help here too. And even though it wasn't completely immune to being a little bucked around, it was easy to correct when you got thrown off your line.
Trees/Bumps: Nice and quick edge to edge and absorbs bumps well. Heaps of fun in trees.
Had a lot of fun hitting jumps and side hits on this board!
Pop: The Goliath Plus has the kind of pop that I really like. It's nice and easy to access - so you don't have to wind it up too much to get decent pop out of it. And then when you do wind it up, it gives back a little more.
Approach: A good balance between being stable on approach and easy to make any necessary corrections.
Landing: Again, it strikes a really good balance here. It's nice and solid on a landing, but it's also quite forgiving of errors when you get that landing a little wrong.
Side-hits: Super fun on side hits! All the ingredients for it. The maneuverability, forgiveness on landings, and good easy pop.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Medium is the sweet spot, but no issues for any size jump, IMO.
Feels really similar in both directions. The tail is a little shorter but other than it is pretty similar in both directions, so no surprises that it performed well. And transitioning to switch is no problem, no catchiness or anything.
It's good for landing or setting up switch for 180s/540s and has good pop and spins nicely in the air. All round really nice to spin.
It's not ideal, but those raised edges help with confidence on jibs and generally decent. If you're an experienced jibber should have no issues with it on this board.
Nice and easy to press the tip and tail. And a really similar feeling between both tip and tail.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Goliath Plus is a really nice versatile board, that can take you anywhere and do anything.
It's super fun for jumps, spins and to slash around, but you can also ride it fast and lay down some carves on it, when you feel for it. No real weaknesses - and really fun to ride.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Goliath Plus, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
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