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Originally Posted by quadcrazy View Post
Hey guys I'm wondering how these boards handle on ice with their specific technologies. I live on the east coast so I will be riding on ice a lot. But I will also be taking vacations to the west coast so I'm also wondering how they handle on powder

Thx guys.
I have owned both boards. I'm currently riding the Bataleon ET. If we're talking ice, the ET has a slight advantage over the NS as the rocker in the center is going to make it feel more skatey on the ice but vario power grip should make up for that. That's just a matter of preference though. Honestly both boards are pretty slick. I couldn't give you an honest recommendation either way. They're very evenly matched IMO. I'm riding my ET and I love it. The EVO felt stiffer to me however. Pick the board you think you'd be more stoked on, and I bet that's what the outcome will be.

Jumps: Same (Both catch free)
Stability: ET (Slight adv.)
Buttering: EVO (It's got rocker, duh)
Jibbing: Same (Neither are noodley)
Carving: ET (It's basically traditional camber)
Switch: Same (twin ftw!)
Pow: EVO (Once again, rocker!)

That's my take.
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