Queue up your playlist of club bangers and step aboard the Bataleon The Jam Snowboard. With full, tip-to-tail camber and uplifted sidebases, The Jam is a hard carving all-mountain monster that won't hesitate to devour the steep and deep. Durable and highly responsive, the relatively stiff flexing Reactor Core paired with carbon and Kevlar laminates make the Bataleon The Jam Snowboard an all-time winter anthem.
Freestyle 3BT Bataleon's all mountain freestyle shapes are the most versatile boards in the line. Their twin-ish shapes, more aggressive camber profile, medium center-base width and longer contact length between the feet produce a powerful ride with freestyle tendencies and powder float.
Full Length Camber
Flex Rating: 7 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff) Stiff flex for aggressive, fast riding.
Directional Twin (99% Twin) Nose is 1 cm longer than the tail; even center to sidebase ratio.
Reactor Core Dual density full wood core composed of poplar with beech running tip to tail along the rails. This fortifies the board's edges against impacts and delivers stronger, more precise edge hold and turns while also promoting reactive pop along the edges.
Tri-Ax Laminate Bataleon's tri-axial or three-way fiberglass is a weave of fibers in three directions: 45, 0 and -45 degrees. It's like their bi-ax layup with with added fibers running tip to tail. This stiffens up the board and adds more snap, while also offering better edge control and grip. The added strands of glasses make boards more aggressive and more responsive overall.
Carbon Enhanced Carbon adds explosive snap, precise control, smooth dampening and it's feather light. Bataleon uses it to enhance the ride of their high-end boards. By placing Carbon stringers in key areas of the board they are able to increase the connection between the rails of your board making it feel more responsive.
Kevlar Enhanced Kevlar can stop a speeding bullet and it can also make your snowboard lighter and snappier in a similar way as carbon does. By placing Kevlar stringers in key areas of the board, Bataleon can control the way a board flexes and responds to pressure.
Sintered Base Hard and fast. Sintered base material is tough stuff and its microscopic pores retain wax nuggets for a slick slide. To get the maximum benefits from a sintered base it needs to be waxed regularly. Bataleon finishes theirs with a proper hot wax before they leave the factory.
Die-Cut Base Base color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.
Party Pattern 4x2 The 4x2 / 24 pattern offers maximum precision for your binding's position with 24 inserts for a large total stance width range.
|Effective Edge (mm)||1170||1190||1210|
|Waist Width (mm)||251||254||265|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||8.05||8.20||8.25|
|Stance Setback (in)||0||0||0|
|Stance Range (mm)||500-620||515-635||520-640|
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Comments about Bataleon The Jam Snowboard 2016:
Profile: aggressive camber with 3BT
Construction: wood core with triax glass laminates
Directional twin with 3/4" setback
This year's freestyle Triple Base Technology from Bataleon featured on The Jam is stable on hard pack while being smooth and maneuverable off piste and in powder. Instead of a traditional flat base, Bataleon snowboards have their contact points lifted about two degrees which creates a three dimensional base shape. This design is referred to as Triple Base Technology or 3BT. If you are not familiar with it, take a look at the breakdown on the Bataleon website.
The Jam is Bataleon's high end All Mountain free-carving board. Newer riders will appreciate the 3BT which will help reduce edge engagement due to operator error that leads to being flung into the mountain. Advanced riders will enjoy the smooth turn transitions while still having solid edge hold that the cambered profile provides. Expert riders get a cambered deck in The Jam that they can push to it's limit on technical runs and still enjoy the surfy feel that a dedicated powder board would provide. In other words, the freestyle 3BT featured on The Jam is legit.
The Jam has Bataleon's triaxial fiberglass laments and two carbon stringers running tip to tail. This construction stiffens up the deck and helps the rider deliver precise control and generate more power in carves. In addition to the carbon, there are also Kevlar stringers which are inserted to help dampen the ride for the hard charging through the bumps. They top all of that off with a proper sintered base. The Jam is nimble, smooth, responsive, has supreme edge hold. I wouldn't recommend this board for jibbing or buttering, but you will be hard pressed to find a better All Mountain freeride board. The Jam is worth the price of admission.
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery was prompt and the board arrived in good conditon.