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I wanted to know anyone's opinion on the Bataleon Evil Twin's flex. I have a never summer SL that I've been riding and ordered the Evil Twin as a park board, but the Evil Twin seems to flex a lot stiffer than the SL, which is intended for all-mountain. I guess it could be the camber, but I was curious to know whether the Bataleon would break in so that it becomes softer as a I keep riding it. The flex on the Bataleon feels like a Jibpan, more of an all mountain flex that makes buttering pretty damn hard. I know some of you have compared the ET to a Never Summer Evo, but I find the Evo to be way softer than the ET. Thoughts?
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I wanted to know anyone's opinion on the Bataleon Evil Twin's flex. I have a never summer SL that I've been riding and ordered the Evil Twin as a park board, but the Evil Twin seems to flex a lot stiffer than the SL, which is intended for all-mountain. I guess it could be the camber, but I was curious to know whether the Bataleon would break in so that it becomes softer as a I keep riding it. The flex on the Bataleon feels like a Jibpan, more of an all mountain flex that makes buttering pretty damn hard. I know some of you have compared the ET to a Never Summer Evo, but I find the Evo to be way softer than the ET. Thoughts?
Flex is a tricky issue, because it varies by board size in most models.

What is your weight? What size and model year are the ET and the EVO?


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The ET will break in, but it's not a noodle. The Airobic and Fun Kink are much softer.

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I've got a 155 in the SL and a 154 is the ET. My friend has an Evo in a 155 when I was doing a comparison. I weigh about 170 and the ET felt like my 156 Jibpan.
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i noticed this too. i got last years ET and compared to my 08 lib trs it is stiff. i guess usage makes a difference as my trs has been ridden a lot more, but ill have to see how the ET rides.
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i noticed this too. i got last years ET and compared to my 08 lib trs it is stiff. i guess usage makes a difference as my trs has been ridden a lot more, but ill have to see how the ET rides.
The sizing looks great for you. Bataleon rates this board as a 5 of 10 (tip and tail) and a 3 of 10 mid section. That seems right in there from what I have experienced. They definitely make significantly stiffer and sorfter flexing models. There is no industry wide flex rating system, so using the flex guides provided by different brands to compare flex from one brand to another is not suggested.


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I have a 2011 New EvilTwin in a 154 to mess around with and a 2011 NS SL in a 158. My SL is noticeably stiffer than the ET, but that may be because of the length of the board.
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