A twin version of the CT; wouldn't that be fun? This was the question that led to the Magic Carpet, the ultimate resort powder board. Riding a shorter, wider and super floaty twin board in powder completely changed our way of thinking. New moves and lines open up when you're able to ride powder both ways.
As an older (54) ,less experienced snownboarder (4 th season), I took it on , to learn umongst other stuff ,to do 180's ,carving, take first steps onto buttering and follow the rest of the guys on and off the piste. This board let me do it and forgave me my years (in experience). It still takes me a few levels up everytime i try new ( foolish ;-) ) stuff. I was a Bataleon fan from the first time I had one, but I never expected a board that is fun all the way.
Awesome freestyle powder board that is very playful and buttery on piste and a lot of fun. Soft flex and eases through the soft powder without having to try to hard. The board is a little soft for the first bumpy stuff, but for everything else it put a big smile on my face. :)
Very loose "skate" feel to this board which was really nice in pow+ piste. Though it still held an edge well. I own a global warmer and this is a more mellow version on that.
“The Bataleon Magic Carpet was one of the most unique and fun boards that I had the pleasure of testing this year. The 3BT in the nose and tail is super pronounced and distinctive (think hull of a boat!) and it floated in powder like an absolute dream considering I was riding it pretty short. It was also super fun to ride on piste thanks to its twin-tip shape and softish flex, which made buttering around feel effortless. For a relatively soft board, it dealt with speed well and still felt stable and responsive when charging. I’d recommend this one to riders who are looking for a versatile and playful powder board that they want to have a lot of fun on.”
Took this board for my first rides in the Norwegian off-piste and was absolutely blown away. I have never ridden anything so smooth, fast, light, and effortless etc. in powder. I can see why it's is aptly named "Magic Carpet" because I was floating most of the way down. It made the entire day an unforgettable experience, and I can confidently say this is the best board I've ever owned.
The name of this board is apt for it. Feels super stable on pretty much any terrain. I've ridden it for 8 days now and even though I'm a tall guy (6'2"/188cm) was feeling very comfortable at 50mph+ on this board. Seems a lot lighter than some of my other boards and even with the stability, has enough flex to have some fun with. Very buttery when it needs to be. Runs wider than regular 156 boards which works well for us big footed people.
Chris Strurgess – snowfit.co.uk
This is the board that finally won me over to Bataleon. In the past I’ve found their Triple Base Technology a little loose and sketchy on ice, but the finely-tuned version on the Magic Carpet makes it a very stable and fun snowboard. The tech and shaping has been taken from last years’ Whitegold Proto, and the resulting board is floaty, super light, poppy, and begs you to mess about and try new things. Whether its in tight trees, off side hits or ripping down the piste, the Magic Carpet flies over everything