The Bataleon Distortia Snowboard is the Eve to Batelon's Evil Twin. Besides the narrow waist to accommodate smaller feet, there is nothing 'girlie' about this board. The Distortia features a softer flex with the Twin PBT, making this a real park destroyer. Don't get carried away though, just because this board is designed for the park doesn't mean it can't ride anywhere else. Triple Base Technology allows you to ride the Distortia through any conditions, crud to pow, thanks to the division of the base in 3 parts. Crazy pop, true twin design and triple base technology makes the Distortia an easy choice for any female shredder.
Triple Base Technology (TBT) Triple Base Technology divides the nose and tail area into 3 parts: 1. The left sidebase for turning left. 2. The center flat middle base for going straight. 3. The right sidebase for turning right. Combining a full tip to tail classic camber with a rail to rail concave, it gives the looseness of a rocker shape board with the pop and response of camber. On edge, the camber is loaded and ready to pop you into your next turn. Meanwhile, the edge is fully engaged with a solid power distribution along a smooth edge curve.
Flex Rating: 3 An overall medium-soft flex, catered to freestyle riding. 3-4-3. Slightly stiffer waist versus the tip and tail. Great for pressing, sliding, and urban jibbing.
Twin Completely symmetrical geometries and flex from tip to tail
Twin TBT Twin TBT is great for park riding. The center base section now features a traditional camber (Smoothly curving) rather than trapezoidal camber profile, but TWIN TBT retains a large enough flat base width for easy presses and rail slides. These boards feature longer contact lengths between the feet than JIB or PARK for more stability at speed! Twin TBT is a half-way between the TBT's specialized for riding rails and kickers.
Core Core Poplar core with hardwood reinforcements along the insert rows. This increases the board's core strength and channels stored energy to deliver more pop.
Bi-Ax Laminate Bi-ax laminates over and under the wood core include fiberglass layers aligned in two directions at 45 degees to the edges. This creates an easy and forgiving flex, which allows you to really feel the terrain.
Extruded Base Easy to repair and takes a beating! Low maintenance and still slides well with irregular waxing, not that the guys at Bataleon are condoning anything other than a militant waxing regime (like Rihanna's).
Lightning Edge Thinner lightning edges enable you to carve with more feeling and precision, and they weigh less.
Precise Pattern 4 x 2 The 4 x 2 / 20 pattern allows you to attach your bindings with scientific precision.
|Effective Edge (mm)||1070||1100||1120||1140|
|Tip Width (mm)||273||277||281||284|
|Waist Width (mm)||236||239||242||245|
|Tail Width (mm)||273||277||281||284|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||7.35||7.5||7.65||7.8|
|Stance Setback (mm)||0||0||0||0|
|Stance Range (mm)||500-580||510-590||520-600||530-610|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||80-130||95-140||100-145||115-165|
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Comments about Bataleon Distortia Snowboard - Women's 2014:
I'm riding a 146 2013 Distortia and I love it!! It is definitely a park board. It is my 2nd year riding park and it find that it rides very well (I've been riding mountain for 14 years) The edges don't catch, it jumps well and it makes me feel confident to try new tricks and keep pushing myself. My previous board is a 2006 Salomon Ivy (rated a freestyle board (2 of 5) with a mid flex range (2.5 of 5)) and compared to that, this board feels soft between the bindings, but the pop in the tail is great once you get the hang of it. That goes for the TBT base too. The heel turns throw you off sometimes when riding mountain since you need to lean a bit more for the edge to catch. It also makes it kind of horrible on ice (I ride on the East coast). When this board meets ice, it stands no chance, so find myself breaking out my old Ivy for mountain riding. Icy days are no kind of fun. If there is a bit of snow left on the hill or the ice is a bit soft, it can perform though, but it's sketchy. However this board is incredibly fun to ride otherwise. It is very playful and it just puts a smile on my face.
I don't find it a fast board. The softness makes it a bit unresponsive when riding mountain at speed and it chatters a bit. I find if performs much better on the mountain if you are scoping for fun features to jib off of and just fool around in general.
Being on the East coast, I can't say how it performs in powder.
It rides switch beautifully. I'm glad for the different icons on the nose and tail because it helps me figure out which direction I usually ride as I get confused sometimes. Yes, the switch rides that well!
I ride it with Rome Madison Boss bindings and 86FT ThirtyTwo boots and they pair beautifully with it. I have tried the board with my old Ride Ex bindings (also of the 2006 era and not women's specific) and I find they are too stiff for the board. The board really loses some of its playfulness with the stifer bindings.
I would completely recommend this board to any girl who wants to ride park with some mountain in between.