Totally disagree that TBT is "touchy." Not every tech is for everyone, and this is no exception. I've owned nearly every board in Bataleon's lineup in the last 3yrs, and have turned so many people onto them both online and local friends. Of course everything has its pluses and minuses but seriously, other than Milo, nobody else seems to have had such serious issues with it. Without questioning Milo's skill or style, he probably just didn't take the time to get accustomed to it--for some people it's a day, for others maybe it's 10 days. Who knows. With TBT specifically, edge hold has never been an issue for myself or anyone else I've talked to, except possibly on those icey days. Pretty much any board except ones with Magnetraction suffer too. NS Variogrip is no exception, which is helpful, but not nearly as good as MTX on ice.
Anyways, Bataleon just redesigned the Evil Twin, and I bought one, but it's of course still have awhile to wait before I can really go try it out. Don't know if anyone else has actually tried the newly redesigned ET either. I owned last year's NS SL-R and that board did kickass. I'd put it somewhere between the Goliath/Jam in similarity. Last year my Jam 157 & SL-R 158 were the boards I rode the most early/mid season.
18 Snoplanks Asym Fish . 18 Arbor Terrapin . 17 NS Maverix . 17 NS Twenty Five . 16 NS Swift - 14 TJ Brand Retro Fish
18 Rome Katana . 17 Burton Malavita Wing . 16 Burton Genesis X
16 Flow Talon
Last edited by Triple8Sol; 10-22-2010 at 12:58 AM.