Bataleon Goliath 1314 Snowboard

$539.40 NZD $899.00 NZD

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Perhaps our most versatile and most popular board, the GOLIATH is at home anywhere on the mountain and is suitable for riders of all ability levels.

Built around the CORE CORE, which is a poplar wood core with two hardwood inserts running parallel to the edges and along the insert rows. These strips increase the cores strength along the inserts while channeling stored elastic energy to deliver more pop. We gave the core a mid-stiff flex and used core profiling to produce an overall pattern that is slightly softer outside the bindings than between them. This keep the GOLIATH stable at high speeds while allowing it to remain playful during low speed cruising. The core is then wrapped in TRI-AX laminate layers. One layer runs along the board’s length and the other two make angles of 45 degrees with this layer, being perpendicular to each other. The two perpendicular layers increase the torsional stiffness of the GOLIATH, improving its responsiveness and stability at high speeds.

FREESTYLE TBT is our most versatile TBT profile. There is a traditional (curved) camber profile on the centre base (non TBT) section. The centre base section now has a medium width, which retains decent stability on presses but this stability is now evenly balanced that with edge-to-edge agility. The side base TBT uplift begins outside the bindings to give a longer contact length (without TBT) between the feet. This improves stability at all speeds. FREESTYLE TBT is symmetrical about the nose and tail for equal performance when riding switch as forwards and it represents a ‘good for everything’ shape: Fast and forgiving edge-to-edge looseness and great overall stability, which results in bigger and better ollies and butters.

The GOLIATH features a true twin contact shape, FREESTYLE TBT and a centred stance. This makes it feel generally just like a twin, being excellent for switch riding. However, the nose of a GOLIATH is 1 cm longer than its tail, with the extra length being added to the region that never touches snow – at the very tip. This extra length includes transitioned TBT, which lifts the tip even further, making the extra length feel a whole lot longer and improving float. So when you find yourself crashing through a trashed powder field, a bombed out landing or generally cruddy snow, a GOLIATH is much more likely to carry you through.

The GOLIATH has LIGHTNING EDGES, which are our lightest and thinnest edges, enabling you to carve with more feeling and precision. The inserts have a PARTY PATTERN: 24 holes give the largest range of possible stance widths and ultimate control over the exact width. Finally, the GOLIATH has a sintered base for maximum hardness and higher terminal velocities. Just keep it waxed!

The simple graphics belie the powerful nature of this beast. Simple combinations of complimentary colours are calming on the eye and are likely to appeal to anyone with aesthetic sensibilities.

Like the beer that goes well with a kebab, a curry, a pizza or even chicken wings, a GOLIATH will happily slay park jumps, groomers, backcountry kickers and big mountains alike. It is your one board quiver for total all mountain domination.