The Endeavor Guerilla seemed fun but we’d like to get to know it better and ride it in other conditions than chopped up powder. There have been many requests to ride Endeavor boards and it’s taken me a long time to link up with this Canadian company. They haven’t set us a set of boards to demo for a week but we found them at a demo near the Canadian border and had time to try 2 boards. The conditions didn’t really give us a good feel of how this board rides so take it all with a grain of salt.
Conditions: Over a foot of tracked up messy powder
Riders: James, Peter
Boots: Burton Imperial, Nike Lunarendore
Bindings: Salomon Defender
Set Up: Centered 23” wide 15 front -15 back
Approximate Weight: Felt Light
On Snow Feel: Felt stable between the feet and not going to be loose in flat or one foot sections.
Powder: It had pretty decent float for a twin in powder and it wanted to stay up even in the thick tracked out end of the day powder we had. It didn’t excel but it did fine for a smaller twin.
Turn Initiation and Carving: We only had a few places to get semi groomed snow to really test out the turn initiation and carving. From what little snow we found there was quick easy edge to edge transitioning. We could make quick turns in the trees and easy turns on groomers. Carving was hard to test but it seemed adequate to moderately good when laying down hard carving turns in little patches of good snow.
Speed: We had no real place to bomb that day so it felt middle ground to even a step towards the average side.
Uneven Terrain: Nice little board for weaving in and around bumps but it’s no chunder busting powder board.
Edge Hold: I don’t think we found a hard patch of snow to test that day. There were only a few little places with scraped away powder and snowment sticking out and it seemed to have middle ground hold over it.
Flex: Pretty mellow buttery flex that was fun to play around on. I spent most of my time on it buttering and playing around in the choppy snow.
Switch: Semed fine either way.
Jibbing: Not a bad little jibber but not really a dedicated jibber either.
Pipe: No pipe but it seemed like it wouldn’t be bad there.
Jumps: Almost every Endeavor board I have ridden has a nice snap to it and the Guerilla was no exception. It popped pretty well between the feet and was a pretty easy board to Ollie.
All in all it seemed like a fun board but we’d love to get some more days on it to understand it’s personality in all conditions.