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Old 09-08-2011, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Triple Base Technology on icy conditions?

how is it? I feel as though it would barely have any edge hold.
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how is it? I feel as though it would barely have any edge hold.
Are you speaking from experience? or just guessing?

TBT is fine on icy conditions because the camber profile of Bataleon grips hard. In certain situations, I've found the Bataleon I've ridden is even less sketchy than a C2BTX board with MTX edges. Obviously results may very and very board/skill dependent.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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When I first got my TBT board, I was really surprised of the insane edge hold. I had my old flat board sharpened just some weeks before the TBT board, and the edge hold was way stronger in TBT, even in skidded turns. After a while I somehow got used to the fact and learned to make turns that did not look like I'm snowboarding on a sand paper. And yeah, these experiments were done in icy conditions.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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how is it? I feel as though it would barely have any edge hold.
Hi Bag,

One of the misconceptions about TBT is that the edges on the triple base sections (tip and tail) are way up there. They aren't. The concept is to lift them just enough to reduce major flat-snags, but where they can hook up easily with very modest edge pressure. As always, the base between the bindings has a single base as on a conventional board, so the critical edging surfaces are always available to you.
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Thanks for the info guys. Also, do the softer boards such as the Disaster and Jibboard (from Lobster) have as good hold as boards such as the Evil Twin/Parkboard?
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Hi Bag,

One of the misconceptions about TBT is that the edges on the triple base sections (tip and tail) are way up there. They aren't. The concept is to lift them just enough to reduce major flat-snags, but where they can hook up easily with very modest edge pressure. As always, the base between the bindings has a single base as on a conventional board, so the critical edging surfaces are always available to you.
How is the edge-to-edge response on TBT? I feel that since the edges are somewhat "lifted" edge-to-edge quickness could be lacking.
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Edge to edge is lightning fast on TBT
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How is the edge-to-edge response on TBT? I feel that since the edges are somewhat "lifted" edge-to-edge quickness could be lacking.
It varies a bit based on the specific base dimensions, as some TBT varieties have a wider center base than others. As a generality, you learn very quickly where your full edge is going to engage and you start to initiate right to that point once you are used to it. If anything, this makes it feel like you have access to the edges quicker.
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what do people mean when people say it takes a while to get used to? is the tbt totally different or is it only different when on edge?
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Never ridden a Bataleon before(although I really want to), but if it's like any other variation of camber profile it will have it's own "feel". It's a snowboard, it will act like a snowboard. It's just it'll have it's own tendencies and quirks which you may have to get used to(such as the pivoty feel of a board with tons of rocker).
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