The biggest change is to the TBT structure itself. For 2012 TBT extends further out to the tip and tail. Where it used to end at the contact points, it now runs smothly all the way to the tips. The nose and tail ramps have been updated on every model becoming moderately longer and smoother. Along with the TBT change, this dramatically smoothes the contours and reduces petential grab spots. These are further refinements to an already refined product. You will also see a reshaping of the tip and tail to more blunted outlines. This is great for reduced swing weight, stability in presses, power in ollies, etc. 4 different carbon layups are being used in different models in 2012.
You will also see additions of 4 new models: The Disaster Twin at $359.95, The FeelBetter Women's Twin at $349.95, Whatever All mountain Freestyle at $399.95, Enemy All mountain Freestyle at $799.95
We are stoked to see 3 new models under $400.00! As Bataleon grows it becomes more economical for them to bring this insane tech at lower price points.
So cool to see core products like this exploding.
Wow, the TBT is extended for all models. That's really interesting. I was actually going to mention in my first post that I had hoped they made the tip/tail thinner like ride/burton boards. I like the look of the new blunted shapes. I'm excited to read some reviews once people get on these. I know why they elongated the nose and tail... My ET classic sucks ass in powder. It is literally bearable and that's about it. Now it seems these new designs really will trump rocker designs in just about every category.
Just thought this was cool> Looking at the general board specs from 08/09 to 10/11 The 08/09 149 Goliath (discontinued size) has the same effective edge as the 10/11 153 Goilath. I bet all the specs are the same. not sure about 09/10 but it looks like they've already elongated the nose and tail as the years progressed. Specs can be compared with the two links below
Bataleon Goliath Snowboard 2009 | evo
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