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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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I love my Bataleon Goliath but...

So I pick up a Goliath this season and have had the chance to use a few times and love it! it butters effortlessly, its jib-tastic, spins, and rarely catches an edge. BUT when I try to bomb top to bottom with the hommies it gets real loose. is this a trade off for the TBT that I will just have to live with or is there something I can do to fix this? Sorry if this is noob question, but this is my first real snowboard (had a 5150 before this and compared to this stick its like riding a piece of 2x4 down a mud mountain). Thanks in advance!
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Part of it is the TBT, and part of it is how soft the goliath is. A JAM or Riot would probably be a better choice if you want to be able to bomb runs better
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i rode my jam yesterday and it was stable for me bombing some choppy stuff
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yep, my riot feels super stable when bombing.

Bombing with the softness of a goliath would probably still feel safer than maybe catching an edge on a flat board or squireliness of a banana....but, yeah, a jam or C2 type board may be a solution
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Will the nonsense ever end? Factors like board dimensions and stiffness are just as important on every board, regardless of what new base or edge tech is incorporated. You're on a softer board with an extruded base, so how fast and damp do you expect it to be...

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