|Riding Style||All Mountain Freestyle|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||< 8, 8-10, 10-12|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Endeavor BOD 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The Endeavor B.O.D./Board Of Directors has full camber from tip to tail but the end of the effective edges are lifted. That makes this board a little challenging in powder but on the plus side it has the pop and drive of camber without the catch.
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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Conditions: Everything from about 1.5 feet of powder to some pretty hard spring-like snow and some foggy in-between conditions that are fun in some places and rough in others.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata
Similar Boards (but not the same) That We Compared This To:
Endeavor Pioneer, Endeavor Clout, Endeavor Live, Endeavor Ranger, Stone Message
Set-Up: 22” Wide. 21 front -6 back set to the end of the stance markings on the Channel. 22” Wide. 15 front -15 back. Centered.
Approximate Weight: Feels on the light side of normal.
Sizing: The width of the Endeavor B.O.D. is a little bit narrower than the Pioneer and Ranger but they are still both technically regular-sized boards in the sizes we rode. The 156 felt great for my size 9’s but Grant’s 10.5’s were booting out to the point where he wasn’t much help in the review. I think anything 10 and above should consider the mid-wide sizing. Felt great at 8-9.5 and maybe some really reduced footprint size 10’s. Weight was fine.
Flex/Buttering: There is a lot of camber energy in the tip/tail of the Endeavor B.O.D. that took some work to get it to butter but for those that are strong when it comes to getting this mediumish board to flex will really enjoy the return out of the tip/tail and all that pop.
On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: Even though there is mostly camber in this profile the Endeavor B.O.D. does a great job at being catch-free without feeling washy. It has a pretty consistent feel underfoot in all conditions. One footing and flat basing in some semi-hard snow didn’t feel weird and it skids turns pretty well. It could work with intermediate to expert riders for sure.
Edge Hold: Pretty competent edge hold. I thought the lifted edges would cause issues but the Endeavor B.O.D. held almost as well as the Pioneer and Ranger.
Turn Initiation: Really quick and it went wherever I needed it. The Clout felt maybe a touch faster. Maybe it’s the shape of the nose/tail or the extra tech that makes the Clout pop a little harder but it felt a shade faster.
Turning Experience/Carving: You can rail some pretty hard turns.
Powder: Because of the extra setback on board you can get with the Endeavor Clout it is better than most boards with this kind of camber tech but it was still a good bit behind the Ranger and Pioneer. The extra set back in the channel had a feel like an old camber board from the 2000’s that someone put set back plugs in.
Speed: Pretty competent mountain speed that likes bombing.
Uneven Terrain: We were pretty impressed with how poppy this board was without being a bucky mess in uneven snow. Not a bad all day resort rider.
Switch: Really good either way.
Jumps: The Endeavor B.O.D. had loads of pop and really did a good job at helping to send you much higher from where you started. We liked the slightly wider platform of the Ranger and Pioneer but the B.O.D. popped harder.
Jibbing: Pretty doable
Pipe: I had a couple of laps through the pipe and thought it did pretty well. It was nice to have all that camber drive from wall to wall and then not have the same consequence.
So, all in all, the Endeavor B.O.D. might not be a perfect one board quiver but it really shines if you want a camber board in your quiver that doesn’t catch like camber. Or if you are the kind of rider that just rips the deep stuff with a camber twin then you will really appreciate this board.
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