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I like the idea of TBT and I *know* it has saved me many, many times from edge catches. It is, however, an acquired taste. TBT can require a little more work though and makes for a more active ride IMO. You necessarily have to tilt a little further to engage the edges and even though we're only talking a few mm here, I find it requires more work on the bumpy stuff. It can almost suck you in to bumps and deviations in the snow. Fun ride though and the Riot is a solid board.
I don't buy that TBT helps in the deep stuff (but then the Riot isn't a pow board). I've seen TBT described as "like the hull of a boat". BS, it's a few mm and it does nothing to keep you afloat. Not that you'll sink on a Bataleon board, I'm just saying float should not be a selling point IMO.
Final point: all Bataleons are reg camber. TBT is serious tech and there's nothing wrong with camber, but there's also a lot of new tech out there, particularly the variations on rocker/camber. I think some of this tech has passed the point of novelty and is here to stay.
I've gone balls deep on a 2011 NS Heritage. I'll be a one board guy until I move closer to some mountains and I'm not sure which it will be, but I wanted to try something different in any event (previously the Riot was only ever up against a bunch of random hire boards).