Thanks Triple8Sol. I have heard good things about all the Bataleon line I just want to pick the right board for me.
Stoked for you woodhomie. TBT is unreal and choosing between those three boards is one hell of a nice problem
Tell us more about the freeriding that you do. Big mountains? Lots of fresh? Smaller resorts? I agree with the guys above, Riot or Goliath at your weight for what you do, but where and how you ride will let us get you the best setup.
PS: Don't underestimate the versitilty of the Riot. What makes it great for cranking down the lead in to a huge booter makes it fun on the slopes as well.
Riot is a sick board, no doubt. It was the first Bataleon I owned, and rode it alot that season a couple years ago. Of course for more freeriding though, the Jam ended up being my favorite. I have alot of friends on the Goliath though, and it does it all.
16 Gnu Swallow Tail Carver . 16 NS West . 15 NS Snowtrooper BIA
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Wiredsport; I do a lot of little resort riding with occasional trips to Vermont, Maine, Upstate NY and Tahoe. I love cruising to find natural features.
Hah! That is kind of right up the middle. I have a personal preference for the Riot for cranking on hardpack. When you angle in and engage the otherwise lifted TBT edges on the riot, that board holds unreal. The Goliath has a smoother flex pattern but is not quite as stiff at tip and tail.