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|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||< 8, 8-10, 10-12|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
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Endeavor Clout 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The Endeavor Clout is a higher-end version of the B.O.D with more tech to make it pop and a different nose/tal. It has a power needle full camber ride that doesn’t catch like camber due to the lifted sides.
Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.
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 B.O.D., 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 pretty middle ground normal.
Sizing: The 156 did well for me but not for Grant. It was to the point where he didn’t have much to say. His toes/heels dragged on most turns that he wanted off this thing. The Endeavor Clout needs a foot at about 8-9.5 to work well but some reduced footprint 10’s could work. At 10 and up you want to consider the wide sizes.
Flex/Buttering: The camber from tip to tail makes this flex feel like it is when you flex it in the shop. You can butter it but you need to have more leg strength/technique for the Endeavor Clout than you would many other hybrid shapes.
On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: Very stable and the lifted sides aren’t washy like some boards with similar tech can be. It tracks almost like camber in good snow so good one footing and flat basing but doesn’t catch. An intermediate rider can handle this and it skids turns pretty easy. So you have something very close to a camber feel underfoot without the super catchy/locked-in feel that comes with camber.
Edge Hold: The Endeavor Clout can hold a pretty good edge. Even with the lifted sides, we didn’t feel sketch in the semi-hard snow we had it in.
Turn Initiation: Super-fast edge to edge and the Endeavor Live felt like the fastest board edge to edge in their line. I like fast turn initiation but this was almost too fast.
Turning Experience/Carving: The Endeavor Clout feels like a quick turning pretty hard carving power needle of a board. It gets over on edge pretty quick but then holds out a decent radius and doesn’t keep going into an uphill carve right away. There is lots of spring out of the turn.
Powder: So, there is a pretty long nose/tail and decent directional float for a board like this but even with all this going on it felt a good bit behind the Pioneer and Ranger when it came to directional float. You need to be the kind of rider that knows how to stay afloat with traditional camber. If you are then you will like this.
Speed: Pretty fast for such a narrow board for this day and age and it didn’t feel too hookey.
Uneven Terrain: Super great weaving around bumps but not ideal powering over them.
Switch: Way better than you would think if you fixate on the difference between nose and tail. It rode both directions very well.
Jumps: All this camber leads to a lot of pop and this is one of the high lights for the Endeavor Clout. Like the B.O.D., It doesn’t have the wider more stable platform for approaching and landing jumps but it really does pop harder. Especially when you try to generate your own air.
Jibbing: Doable…I guess…didn’t try.
Pipe: Pretty good pipe board and that narrow quick turning camber filled ride really drove well wall to wall and turned quickly/easily on the walls.
So the Endeavor Clout is not a super well-rounded board but it is good that it doesn’t compromise on a few things like how it pops into the air and springs out of the turn like a full camber board but also doesn’t catch like it.
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