Every so often a board comes along that defies convention, a board that totally blows the mind of anybody that rides it, well, it's pretty safe to say that Bataleon's Magic Carpet is just such a board. The second it arrived, every single person that strapped this to their feet came back waxing lyrically about how good it was.
Combining the balanced feel of a freestyle board with the float of a powder board, the Magic Carpet has bought a whole new dimension to big mountain snowboarding.
Built around a balanced twin tip shape, it takes the floaty Pow 3BT nose profile from Bataleon's iconic Camel Toe, but in this case puts it on both the nose and tail. This innovative 3D design features longer and wider 3BT upturns and narrow centre base sections giving the board a level of float in the pow that defies belief and is on a par with any traditional directional powder board.
Now what this means for your riding is that it's now possible to take freestyle into the backcountry.
You can ride forward and switch, without worrying about the nose burying, it's easier to land spins, in fact the whole mountain now becomes a bottomless terrain park. However, as with all 3BT boards the Magic Carpet delivers a level of performance away from the backcountry that is nothing short of a revelation. Those high 3BT upturns work in harmony with the low-rise camber to give the board pretty much the same ride as a traditional all terrain board ensuring that there's no reason why you couldn't use this as your every day board.
Internally the Magic Carpet utilises the advanced poplar and beech Reactor core. This delivers a poppy and dynamic ride, whilst the specially designed torsionally responsive Tri-Ax + structural layers and carbon stringers running from the inserts to the nose and tail ensure that this is one board that you know has all the power and stability to really let you push your riding.
Finally the fast and durable sintered base gives great glide in all snow conditions.
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