Hello and welcome to my Bataleon Goliath review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Goliath as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Goliath a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Bataleon Goliath 2024
Flex Rating: Medium (6/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 88.6/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 37 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Goliath’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Goliath’s specs and available sizes.
SINTERED | Bataleon's "Hyper Glide S"
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Goliath Most Suited To?
The Goliath is best suited to someone looking for an all-rounder of a board that strikes a great balance of being good at everything. It's ever so slightly on the playful side of the playful-to-aggressive scale, but it's still something you can get a little aggressive on when you feel the need.
It's not quite beginner optimal, but it is a pretty easy board to ride, so high-end beginners might be OK with it and certainly fine for low intermediate riders. But really fun for more advanced riders too, who want that softer end of medium flex and something that's easy to throw around.
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Goliath is capable of.
Board: Bataleon Goliath 2024, 156 (254mm waist width)
Date: March 30, 2023
Temp: 1°C (34°F) and 0°C (32°F) with wind chill in the morning, though felt colder than that. 1°C (34°F) and -3°C (27°F) with wind chill in the afternoon. Wind was 10kph (6mph) SSE morning and 15kph (9mph) afternoon.
24hr snow: 0cm (0")
48hr snow: 0cm (0")
7 day snow: 20cm (8")
On groomer: Fairly icy to start in a lot of patches. Other spots hard but a few softer patches. As the day wore on things got progressively softer.
Off groomer: Crunchy/icy for the most part. Not a great day for getting off groomer.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 560mm (22″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Front Insert: 265mm (10.4")
Width at Back Insert: same as front insert
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Response ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2800grams (6lbs 3oz)
Weight per cm: 17.95 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.71 grams/cm*
*based on a sample size of around 250 models that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 models. It was a little lighter on the scales vs the average and even lighter feeling when riding.
No powder to test in on the day, but based on feel and specs, it would likely be around average. It's got a slightly longer nose than tail but is twin in every other way, so not a lot going for powder there - but it does have the 3D shaping in the 3BT base, which helps.
Like most Bataleon boards, the engagement point on a carve is a little deeper into the carving motion than typical. But when you get used to that, it's a pretty good board to carve on. It's not an epic carver by any means, but not bad either.
Ease of Turning/Slashing: Really easy to initiate turns on this board and really fun to slash without consequence.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Really quick edge-to-edge at slower speeds. Really easy and quick to maneuver overall.
Catchiness: It's going to be really hard to catch an edge on this board. Just felt super catch-free.
It's no speed demon. Gets a bit wobbly when opening it out to moderately fast speeds. It's not terrible either and you can certainly ride it up to reasonable speeds and still feel stable on it.
Crud/Chunder: Does get bucked around pretty easily in and is a little chattery in crud/chunder. That light feeling doesn't help in this area. But it is easy to readjust your line when you do get knocked off line.
Trees/Bumps: That quickness edge-to-edge made this board really fun in trees and bumps. Super easy to maneuver through. Would be OK if there was powder in the trees.
So fun! I found it struck a really good balance of all factors for jumping, ollying, side hits etc.
Pop: Nice and easy to access this board's pop and there was a touch more when you wound it up. Full value for pop too because of its lightness.
Approach: Not super stable for faster approaches needed for bigger jumps, but stable enough and nice and easy to make adjustments/speed check etc. Just the right mix for me.
Landing: Solid enough on landings - and nice and easy to speed check when needed after landing. Forgiving of errors and a good amount of tail for tail heavy landings.
Side-hits: Super fun on side hits! Had that easy pop and maneuverability which made side hits super fun and easy.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Medium is its sweet spot. For larger jumps it can feel a little wobbly on approach and landing. But that's the only reason I wouldn't give this board a 5/5 for jumps. For small to medium jumps it's a 5/5.
It's got a slightly longer nose than tail but other than that, it's pretty much twin. And it feels great riding switch. And transitions were super easy and never feared catching an edge.
Great for setting up and landing switch, light, poppy and easy to swing it around. All the makings of a great spinning board. It's not fully twin and whilst I didn't do any big tricks, it's going to have the same slight downsides with big tricks as it does on big jumps.
I felt confident jibbing with this board and I'm not a strong jibber.
It's pretty easy to butter. It's not ultra easy, you've got to put some weight into the tip/tail, but not that much effort required.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Goliath is a great all-rounder, capable of almost anything.
It's only real weaknesses are in crud and at high speeds, but even then, it's not terrible or anything. It tackles everything else with an energetic snap that had me grinning ear to ear after riding it - and definitely left me wanting more time with it!
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Goliath, 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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