I used to have a ton of Bataleons, just about every model in several sizes, over the years. Don't have any in the quiver anymore, pretty much because of edgehold on ice. It's fine when you just man up and engage the edge, but was never as good as most other boards, so I moved away from it. If they added something like magnetraction, it would probably solve the problem. Companies like Burton and Rome are now dabbling in 3D base shapes with lifted contact points like TBT, so it will be interesting to see what they do differently.
16 Gnu Swallow Tail Carver . 16 NS West . 15 NS Snowtrooper BIA
16 Burton Genesis X . 15 Now Drive
16 Flow Talon . 14 Flow Hylite