2025 Bataleon Evil Twin Plus Review

Bataleon Evil Twin Plus Review 2025: Is the ET+ Worth It or Not?

The Bataleon Evil Twin is the best-selling park board on the Bataleon lineup. Two seasons ago, Bataleon added an upgraded version to the lineup called the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus (or “Evil Twin+”). The plus version of the Evil Twin is returning again for the 2025 season with a slightly updated shape that includes a more rounded off nose and tail. I got to ride the new Evil Twin Plus at a Bataleon Demo event in Stratton, VT. Here is what I thought of it.

The Highlights

Bataleon Evil Twin + 2025 Snowboard




The Main Summary

The Bataleon Evil Twin Plus is the upgraded premium version of the Evil Twin. The Plus version has a different graphic, a faster base, a lighter core, and more carbon built into the board, making it snappier, faster, and more responsive. It’s the type of resort board that can carve, jib, and jump without making any sacrifices. It just takes some time to get used to Bataleon’s 3bt (triple base technology).

How is the new 2025 Version of the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus Different?

The 2025 version felt very similar to the previous year’s version with the one exception being the new nose and tail shape (they are more rounded now) make it feel easier to nose and tail press. Otherwise, it’s pretty much the same.

You can see the new shape of the board below in the images from the review.

Photo Gallery From the 2025 Bataleon Evil Twin Plus Review

Core Features of the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus

Sizes Available: 151, 154, 156 Wide, 157, 159, 159 Wide

Flex: Medium 5.5 out of 10 – The Bataleon Evil Twin Plus has a playful yet versatile medium flex.

Please note that some other reviews online have been wildly incorrect with the flex ratings for this snowboard. The Bataleon Evil Twin has a medium flex that is easily pressable.

This is not a stiff board by any means. That goes for both the longitudinal and torsional flex patterns.

Here is a close up of me showing off the flex of the board with a tail press.

Total Number of Day I Rode this Deck: Around 60 days altogether. I wound up buying this board and riding it for one full season in Pennsylvania.

Main Reason I Bought This: I wanted a camber park snowboard that had more of a skate-like, catch-free feel to it so I could improve my spins without catching my edges on the landings.

Bindings That Pair Well With It: I really like the Bataleon Evil Twin+ when it’s paired with my Union Ultra Bindings.

Here are a few other bindings I’ve ridden it with that also worked well.  Bataleon Blaster, Union Force, or Union Strata

Main Benefits of the Bataleon ET+

  • Perfect 5.5/10 medium flex – It is fantastic for jumps while still being easily pressable
  • Extremely Fast Base – A faster base is one of the upgrades from the standard Evil Twin.
  • It is durable – Hard, durable base, full 360 edges, ABS plastic solid side walls and tips.
  • Easy to ride – It has a full camber profile with Bataleon’s Triple Base Technology (3BT) and its spoon-like nose and tail. It makes for a snappy yet catch-free, easy-to-ride park board that is still versatile enough to ride all over the entire resort.
  • Lightweight – The core is another upgrade in the plus version. It is lighter and absorbs vibrations better for a smoother ride than the standard Evil Twin.

First Impression of the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus Snowboard?

At first, I wasn’t blown away when I first saw this board’s graphic online. There is a predominantly black layout with a white-looking perimeter on the top sheet, and the base has two small Bataleon logos with plus signs. It reminded me of some blank-looking rental boards my local resort used to have. However, I got the full effect when I saw the board in person.

This snowboard has a sleek presence that is difficult to capture in an online photo.

If it could talk, it would say, “Look closer. There is a lot that went into designing this snowboard.” When you can look at it up close, you can see that it has all of the details of the standard Evil Twin’s more colorful graphic, just in a darker sleeker, looking version. There are finer details that are tough to see, and that is a good metaphor for the Evil Twin Plus in general. You have to look closer and ride it longer to appreciate all that this snowboard is.

In terms of the top sheet itself, the white border I mentioned earlier is actually a carbon-looking graphite gray border with a Triax gloss to it. At the same time, the darker sections in the center have a slightly textured, easy-to-stand on and grip matte finish. The base is a smooth textured, sintered base that looks fast (and it is).

Altogether, when you see the board close up, it looks like a nicer, higher-end board. It caught the eye of a few people in the lift lines, so it became a conversation starter as people asked me what I was riding. The darker layout of the Evil Twin plus has a contrast that is very noticeable when the board is on snow. You can tell you’re riding a higher-end board, and something about it gives you this little added confidence that makes you ride better.

My overall first impression was that this board is awesome; there is more to it that I will uncover every single time that I ride it.

Why Did I Buy the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus Snowboard?

I knew I needed to try this board when I first saw it. It had everything the original Evil Twin had with higher-end upgrades that gave it a faster base, more pop, and a lighter core.

At first, I was skeptical about buying it because I have only ever taken a few test runs on Bataleon’s spoon-like Triple Base Technology (3BT). I wanted to know if I could get used to how the Evil Twin Plus would feel because I am coming from more aggressive base and sidecut technologies.

The upgrades to this snowboard were enough to get me interested in giving it a try because it has similar specs to the Capita DOA, which I loved. At the same time, the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus went a more playful park-friendly route for its higher-end model (which the higher-end Capita Super DOA looks to get more aggressive and all-mountain focused).

I decided to buy the Evil Twin Plus because I wanted the snappiness of the Capita DOA with a more forgiving feel to it. I bought this board to practice bigger spins without catching my edges on landings. A benefit I didn’t think about until I rode it was that the more forgiving feel would also improve my jibs.

So How Does the New Evil Twin Plus Feel to Ride?

The Evil Twin+ has a very stable, controlled, yet simple-to-ride feel to it. This snowboard has the workings of an aggressive camber all-mountain board, with the risk of catching your edge greatly reduced thanks to Bataleon’s triple base technology lifting the contact points off the snow. This snowboard can charge when you want it to, send it off kickers, cruise all over the resort, or hit rails in the park until your heart’s content. It can do it all types of resort riding exceptionally well.

With that said, the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus is an easy board to ride with a learning curve to master. You will need to put some time in to appreciate all of this snowboard’s features.

When I first started to ride this board, it felt more playful than any other camber park board I have ever ridden. It took some time to find the pressure points for getting the 3BT to work properly for me while carving. Once it did, I got the full feel for the board. It is both playful and controlled.

The 3BT has been helpful with learning new tricks. With the contact points lifted, I’ve been able to learn new lip slide variations without coming close to catching my edges. I’ve also gotten more consistent with landing frontside spins off of kickers.

All in all, the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus feels like a faster and more playful Capita DOA. It has a similar flex pattern, shape, and level of pop to the DOA. The Evil Twin Plus is more forgiving when it comes to landing jumps or getting into boardslide rail tricks. The Evil Twin Plus’ base is also noticeably faster, so it was easier to gain the speed I needed between features.

Pros

The Upgraded Fast Sintered Base

The base on the Evil Twin Plus is noticeably fast when you keep it waxed. When I first got it, I noticed a few sections where the factory wax was drying, so I waxed it myself, and the board was easily the fastest park board I have ever ridden. I found it easy to regain speed if I had to stop because someone in front of me fell on a feature.

The above image is a close-up shot of the base of the Evil Twin Plus to show its texture. The base holds wax exceptionally well, and I had no trouble getting the speed I needed to hit park features.

Skate-like Feel / Easy to Land Jumps

The 3BT and Sidekick up-lifted contact points made this board effortless to ride, with a skate-like feel. If you were to put this snowboard flat on a table and look at it from the front, you would see its nose’s spoon-like shape looks like this.

It feels like a looser board that can still launch you when you load its camber section up to pop. The 3BT became a highlight for me because it made landing jumps easier. If you land slightly off-axis, the uplifted contact points allow you to scrub the last few degrees and ride away. Here are a few other benefits to the base technology.

Springboard Level of Pop

The Bataleon Evil Twin Plus is a noticeably light board with a ton of springboard-like pop to launch you off kickers. Bataleon constructed the Evil Twin Plus to include more carbon than the traditional version of the Evil Twin. The construction looks like this.

The Construction and Features in the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus

Bataleon’s carbon super tube rod and the carbon stringers work together to give this snowboard its additional pop.

Damp / Smooth Ride

The additional carbon and higher-end materials designed into this snowboard make it one of the smoothest riding park boards I have ever ridden. So far, I haven’t felt any chatter or vibrations at all. As we get further into the season, I will put this detail to the test and report back once I’ve had the chance to ride over rougher terrain.

Bataleon’s Warranty

There is a three-year warranty for all Bataleon snowboards when registering them on Bataleon’s website. The warranty covers all common manufacturer defects. As with all snowboards, the warranty will not cover breakage due to an impact, misuse of the snowboard or negligence that caused the damage.

To register your board, simply scan the QR code on your board to register it.

Cons

There is a Learning Curve With 3BT (The Spoon Shaped Base)

The Evil Twin Plus is a ridiculously easy snowboard to learn to ride and carve with. However, it is a hard snowboard to master all of its nuances, though. Appreciating all of the tech built into this snowboard will take some time.

While there are so many benefits to having a catch-free ride for park riding. I am so used to riding a traditional based snowboard that I found myself popping off jumps too early or too late. It just takes some getting used to.

Revert On a Lot Landings With Spin Tricks

While the 3BT makes landing jumps feel more forgiving (less “catchy”), it can actually be difficult to stop spinning when you land. I was more likely to revert my landings with this snowboard others that are around the same specs. The reverting stopped once I got the hang of over-exaggerating to dig my edge in.

I found this to be both a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing in that I could learn new spin tricks easier without worrying about catching an edge. However, it became a curse when I would try to film them and constantly scrub or revert my landings.

Makes Some Jib Tricks Easier and Others Feel Harder

The 3BT profile in the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus makes balancing 50-50s, nose presses, and tail presses feel harder than usual.

Here’s why: The contact points in the nose and tail of this snowboard curve upward and away from the snow (or rail in this case). The center section, running the length of the snowboard from nose to tail, remains flat just like any other snowboard. The challenge with jibbing on this vertical (from nose to tail) flat section is that it’s not very wide, forcing you to be precise when 50-50ing or doing any straight-on jib trick like a nose press or tail press.

You eventually get used to it, and speed definitely helps, too.

However, it’s worth noting this because you might be used to doing nose presses on a traditional base and have a difficult time trying to balance them with this snowboard.

So the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus is a very jib-friendly, pressable deck. It just has a few tricks that require an extra level of precision and balance due to the curvature of its base.

Overall, I found it easier to do sideways jib tricks like board slides, nose slides, and tailslides and harder to do 50-50s, nose presses, and tail presses. It’s the only major downside to this board, and practice can solve it.

The Pro Tip With This Board:

  • Go one size up for jibbing.

For the 2025 version of this board, I sized up to see what it was like with a wider board. It helped greatly. With a wider waist width, I found the balance of getting the benefits of the 3bt while still having a wider section of the board to balance nose presses on. It still will require some practice to get that “locked-in” feeling whenever you do a straight on jib trick. However, the extra width made it feel closer to what I was used to jibbing with.

If you’re considering the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus, and you hit rails often, then consider going with the next size up, as the wider waist width will help give you more of a platform to balance on.

Slightly More Expensive Than Other Park Boards

At the time of writing, this snowboard is $80 more than the standard evil twin. This snowboard is usually available here in the $620 – $650 price range. While that is on the higher end, it is one of the best park snowboards you can buy, and the premium tech is worth the additional money.

Who Is the Evil Twin+ a Good Fit For?

If you are an intermediate rider who spends 60% or more of your time in the park and you are looking for a well-rounded park board that is exceptional at both jumps and rails, then the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus snowboard is perfect for you.

There is a spectrum when it comes to riding in the park. It isn’t common for a snowboard to excel at both hitting rails and jumps. Typically with park boards, it is either one or the other the board is better for. A park board that performs well on rails usually isn’t stable enough to hit jumps or vice versa. The Evil Twin Plus is the exception to that rule. This board is outstanding to jib with, stomp jumps of all sizes, and carve all over the entire resort.  

Bataleon Evil Twin Plus Snowboard Specs

Size (cm) 151 154 156W 157 159 159W
Effective Edge (mm) 1153 1175 1192 1197 1217 1217
Nose Width (cm) 28.6 29 30.5 29.5 29.9 30.8
Waist Width (cm) 24.6 25 26.4 25.3 25.6 26.6
Tail Width (cm) 28.6 29 30.5 29.5 29.9 30.8
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.8 7.9 7.9 8.1 8.2 8.2
Stance Range (cm) 50-62 50.5-62.5 51-63 51-63 51.5-63.5 51.5-63.5
Stance Range (inches) 19.69-24.41 19.88-24.61 20.08-24.80 20.08-24.80 20.28-25.00 20.28-25.00
Rider Weight (lbs) 130-174 141-185 154-198 154-198 163-207 167-211
Boot Size (cm/mondo) 26.0-29.0 26.0-29.0 27.5-30.5 26.5-29.5 27.0-30.0 28.0-31.0
Boot Size (US) 8 to 11 8 to 11 9 to 13 8 to 12 9 to 12 10 to 14
Width Regular Regular Wide Regular Regular Wide

Overall Rating of the Bataleon Evil Twin + Snowboard

ConsiderationsRating Out 5
Resort Riding4.75
Powder3.85
Carving / Turns4.25
Responsiveness4.85
Speed4.9
Ice / Poor Conditions3.85
Switch5
Jibs4.7
Jumps5
Durability / Quality4.65
Buttering4.8
Fun to ride5

Editor’s Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars for the Bataleon Evil Twin + Snowboard 2025.

The Review Summary

The main summary is that this snowboard is exceptional for park and all-mountain riding. Bataleon created a fantastic, versatile board with the Evil Twin+. The higher-end base, carbon additives, and lightweight core make this board ride smoother, pop higher, and feel lighter than the Evil Twin has ever felt before.

So Is the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus Worth It?

I would give this snowboard a resounding, “yes, it is absolutely worth it.”

If you are leaning towards the Evil Twin, spring for the additional $80, and you will love the Evil Twin Plus. The upgraded base alone is worth the price. The fact that it is both lighter and snappier are incredible bonuses that make the additional price tag a very easy decision.

Other Comparable Snowboards to Consider

Here are four other boards that are similar to the Capita DOA.

Which bindings go well with the Bataleon Evil Twin Plus Snowboard?

Union Strata




The Union Strata is a lightweight freestyle binding with a six out of ten flex rating. These bindings are perfect to pair with the Capita Ultrafear. These are some of the most responsive freestyle snowboard bindings you will find on this list.

If you are looking for a lightweight, flexible, yet still responsive binding, check out the Union Strata.


Highlights for the Union Strata

  • Shock absorption
  • Lightweight
  • Flex in highback and baseplate
  • Minidisk compatible
  • Soft and surfy board feel
  • Upgraded no-slip hardware

Sizes

Small (US Men’s 6 – 7.5), Medium (US Men’s 8 – 10), Large (US Men’s 10.5+)




Where Can You Buy a Bataleon Evil Twin Plus?

You can buy the Evil Twin Plus here.



About the reviewer

Rider Name: Steve Weber

Home Mountains: Big Boulder, Jack Frost, Montage – North Eastern Pennsylvania (Lots of east coast ice.)

Size / Model of the Board Reviewed: The board I reviewed was a 2025 Bataleon Evil Twin Plus in the 157 Size

Additionally, I owned a 2023 Bataleon Evil Twin + Size 151 and rode it for one full season while writing the initial version of this review.

Rider Weight: 142lbs

Bindings Used: 2023 Union Strata and 2024 Union Ultra Bindings

Boots Used: DC Phase Snowboard Boots

Total Number of Day I Rode this Deck: Around 60 days altogether. I wound up buying this board and riding it for one full season in Pennsylvania.

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