Omni v. Jam
So stoked! I had been talking to a local shop about getting some bataleon boards. A few of the guys at the shop totally lit up when they heard me ask about the boards! After discussing the boards and coming in a few times to see if some higher ups had said 'yes' or 'no', I finally got a call! They're ordering 5 boards for their inventory! It worked! I thought about going online, but really wanted to pick it up in person!
I had been debating between the Jam and Omni forever. The Jam seems like an all mountain killer, but the flex seemed a little to stiff from everything I've heard. I wish I could have felt it though. The Basalt tech sounds awesome, but really bumps up the price. I actually prefer the neutral flex, ideally, but was secretly in love with the Omni.
The Omni just seems to be a dream. It is directional instead of a twin, but I don't feel it will bother me at all. I ride with setback already on my Ride concept, because of the heavy dumps we get in the sierras! And even as a directional I feel the switch will still be far easier to feel out than my regular Canbered Ride. Do you agree? The Tbt seems like it will make edging a little more physical in the foot. The flex is also going to be more Playful and closer to the Goliath, but with a neutral tail flex. Freeride Tbt, here I come! Also I feel this deck has the sweetest/ cleanest graphics of the batch. Love the script at the bottom. I also decided to get a 158. The 161 seemed too much from what I already ride (159). Felt like downsizing for playfulness. Hah. A tiny bit.
Hope to hear more experiences and choices from people buying! Support this company! And check out wiredsport for a sweet deal if you can't find these boards locally! It was my next option.
It's coming in next month!
5'10- 160 - 10.5 boot. 158 omni