Triple base technology is what Bataleon was founded on. It just makes sense. Every single board in the Bataleon line features 3BT, and we thought we'd let the experts themselves summarise the features and benefits of this game changing technology for you below:
Created by nature or designed by man, the most successful designs take into consideration the forces they will be submitted to. When we were developing 3BT we analyzed how snowboards look when put under pressure. What happens when you drive it through a transition or jam it through a turn? Triple Base happens.
Triple Base is the pre-shaped form of a board in motion, and just like the wings of a plane or the hull of a boat is curved to perform, best your snowboard should also be shaped for its environment.
After lots of research, analyzing, tinkering, and testing, we came up with our patented 3BT shaping technique. All our boards fea- ture tip to tail positive camber in combination with lifted contact points at the widest parts of the board. Over the years we perfected 3BT to best perform for every kind of riding by fine tuning the synergies between the flat base, side bases, radii and camber. You know you really improved something when there are only positive results.
HOW IT WORKS
Tip to tail positive camber makes the boards snappy and responsive. The turned up side bases make the board fast, playfull and forgiving when riding flat based. The three dimensional shaping also makes for smoother and quicker turn initiation with less effort.
The beauty of this shape lies in the fact that when you ride flat, it tracks straight and fast and when you are on edge you have full engagement with smooth radii. The boards are loose and fun when you want but the total edge engagement is always there when you need it.
WHY IT WORKS
We are entering a new era in snowboard shaping. After the camber vs rocker wars and the crazy shape revolution there is still one shape standing. Triple Base was invented before all of the above and it's still here as the others begin to fade out. More and more board shapers are turning to 3D shaping, but we have the most experience with this process.
Our patented 3BTTM shape works because it's three seperate flat base areas in combination with pos- itive camber and smooth radii. The key detail is in the uplift and how its raised and bent. We continue to explore the bound- less possibities evolving from the orginal idea of making a better 3D shaped snowboard.
RIDING BENEFITS OF 3BT
Bomb hills faster: Edges create friction, hold heat and don’t hold wax all of which slow you down. 3BTTM boards accelerate faster and maintain speed when pointed straight because the lifted sidebases have a shorter overall edge contact and reduce drag. This helps you coast along cat tracks faster, clear jumps and pass skiers on powder days.
Catch less edge: The uplifted edges at the contact points reduces the chance of edge catch. The sidebase lift at the contact points disperses pressure evenly along the edge, therefore allowing for a smoother, more controlled ride. This also makes the tips more forgiving for butters and more lenient on less-than-perfect landings.
Lightning edges: When laid on edge, the uplifted edge and base sections form a more cohesive arc and contact with the snow surface. A smooth and secure arc means more powerful turns. As the board is rolled side to side, the edge uplift offers a more fluid transition from edge to edge. This makes slower turns easier, faster turns more solid, and carving full circles on corduroy more complete.
Stick more jumps: The 3BTTM tips and contact points are less likely to dig and catch on landings. Reduced edge bite at the tips allows the board to automatically track back to going straight, meaning you can ride away from not-so-perfect landings rather than eating shit.
Power pop: The shaped tips boost the pop power of positive camber. When the tail (or nose) is flexed and compressed for an ollie the forces are directed towards the centerbase of the tail (or nose) and amplified. This gives added spring to the board’s powerful camber backbone.
Freaky float: The hull-like tip shape has inherent floating, planing and plowing properties similar to a boat or progressive surfboard shape. The shape allows the front to rise out of soft snow, and while making it easier to sink the tail, offering a more comfortable riding position in deep snow.
Terrorise trannies: The beveled tips have less drag and generate a smoother glide up and down transitions while still maintaining control. This means faster, smoother and more predictable takeoffs and landings.
One board quiver: 3BTTM shaping gives every board universal benefits. The hull-like shape of a jib board will still float better than a flat one in pow. All our boards profit from the increased edge hold of uplifted edges. And we’re pretty sure a more forgiving board is more fun to ride for all.
FIND YOUR FLAVOUR:
Triple Base Technology is not one shape its a shape philosophy that has grown into a whole family of flavors that are all fine tuned to your preferred style of riding. So make sure you match your 3BT with your riding style.
Jib 3BT: Tuned with a true twin outline,wide centerbase and the longest section of sidebase uplift. The uplift angle is low and begins under the bindings to deliver a loose, buttery, forgiving feel with less hang-ups. The wide centerbase offers a nice and stable area to press, load up ollies and put down landings. Perfect for urban, jib and park driven riders.
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Freestyle 3BT: The side base and centre base are equally proportionate in size and the sidebase has a medium uplift angle. The twin shape has 1cm added to the nose and features long edge contact length between the feet. This shape is the most versatile and capable in the line and has a powerful and reactive ride with freestyle tendencies and powder float.
Freeride 3BT: This directional shape has a narrow centerbase with more sidebase uplift area and angle in the nose than in the tail. The tapered shape, sidecut and setback stance are optimized for backseat steering, high- speed traction and maximum powder float and the narrow centerbase generates swift edge-to-edge transfer and quick powerful carves.
Pow 3BT: Designed with a directional, tapered shaped, narrowest centerbase, and larger sidebase uplift area and angle in the nose than in the tail. The setback design provides better backseat comfort and control at speed and in powder and variable conditions. This shape and its large nose is designed to stay afloat on the deepest of days.
NEW: SIDEKICK TIPS
The all new SideKick Tips enhance 3BT’s advantages like nothing you experienced before. Side Kick dramatically increases the sidebase uplift on the widest points of the nose and tail. This makes turn initiation even smoother, increases floatin powder and handling of the board in rough terrain. It has to be ridden to be believed!