Bataleon is GREAT !! TRIPLE BASE !!!!!!!
They are fun and playful. When i was a beginner heading to intermediate I thought they were amazing.
They are also very slow and easy to damage. I have at this point broken 3 bataleons (all in different ways) and have never even been close to doing hte same to any other board i have owned.
Overall I think bataleon is a great board for a lower level intermediate. TBT isnt the greatest thing since sliced bread though and A LOT of companys do equally effective edge and base shapes.