The Endeavor Live Rev is a softer more loose playful version of the Endeavor Color. It has rocker between the feet but instead of camber after it’s just flat camber. Endeavors rocker isn’t that pronounced and it’s rather mellow. It’s a continuous rocker board It’s a fun lively little board that we all had a pretty good time on it.
Conditions: Hard early season Rockies snow.
Riders: James and Stephen
Boots: Burton Ion, Burton Ruler
Bindings: Burton Cartel
Set Up: 23″ wide 15 front -15 back centered.
On Snow Feel: Pretty stable between the feet and the board feels pretty good when one footing and flat basing. It’s not the ideal size for us but that was all they had to ride. It’s got a snappy lively feel and it made us want to ride a size that’s bigger.
Powder: No powder to speak of but you can tell by the rocker in the board that it will float very well despite the centered stance. Also the bigger nose will probably help a bit too.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Not quite the carving board but it’s pretty fun edge to edge. Short to medium radius turns are pretty fun but really hard carves wash out a bit.
Speed: It was hard to gauge the speed because the size was so small for us but it seems that the board in the right size could generate some good mountain speed.
Uneven Terrain: We came across some bumpy snow and it has a pretty easy way over it.
Edge Hold: The edge hold is pretty good and it grabbed enough to have fun in the harder early snow we rode it on. It slid here and there but it’s got decent grip.
Flex: Pretty playful and easy to butter and such.
Switch: Pretty easy switch but not perfect because it’s not quite a true twin.
Jibbing: There wasn’t much up in terms of features but you could tell this can handle the jib park without much issue.
Pipe: No pipe up but it didn’t seem like a real pipe board.
Jumps: It had decent pop for it’s profile
All in all we wish we had a 156 or 159 to ride instead of the 152 but you could see that it has a pretty decent park/mountain all rounder kind of ride.