|Riding Style||All Mountain Freestyle|
|Riding Level||Advanced - 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 Live 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The Endeavor Live is not mostly camber or modern camber but, full-on camber with a very technical full of consequence old school ride. It won’t be for everyone but it will really shine for those that can harness all that camber.
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How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Conditions: Everything from over a foot of powder to some pretty hard spring-like snow and some pretty murky wet conditions.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs), Nick (Size 10, 160lbs, 5’8”),
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton Imperial
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 Clout, 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 155 felt right for my specs (James) but Nick was pushing it. For Grant, it was way too narrow.
Flex/Buttering: So even though the Endeavor Live had a similar middle ground flex it was a touch more work to butter than the BOD and Clout and a good bit harder than the Pioneer and Ranger to butter. It had soo much snap back if you had the strength to bend it though.
On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: Very locked in for a Twin and it’s up there in comparison to most hybrid shapes these days. We all had to be careful and not push it too hard for fear of catching an edge. It can work with advanced riders but it’s best for experts who understand full camber. Not an easy board to skid a turn but a really fun twin to carve.
Edge Hold: Pretty good for having no real disruption in the sidecut and held well in the semi-hard snow we rode it in.
Turn Initiation: The Endeavor Live is really fast edge to edge but not to the point where it’s hookey or starts turning you uphill before you want it to.
Turning Experience/Carving: The somewhat narrow width for a regular-sized board these days made the Endeavor Live a power carving needle for a directional twin. There was a ton of spring out of the turn.
Powder: Pretty much a camber cart wheeler. You can set this back more than you can most directional twins but it really didn’t give you much. You had to work to keep this up even in a foot of snow.
Speed: Pretty fast and the Endeavor Live had a nice glide to the base as well. Kind of what you would think for a medium flexing board.
Uneven Terrain: Pretty good weaving in and out of moguls but you have to stay in a rhythm because it’s not that fun to skid turns through bumps. Powering over messy harder uneven stuff isn’t ideal but very doable.
Switch: Felt great to us but if you really engage the tip/tail riding fakie you might feel it a little off but if you are like us and generally just turn switch then you will really like it.
Jumps: So much pop here on an ollie and soo much spring off a little jump. The Endeavor Live can go bigger than your Health Insurance deductible or even your max out of pocket. Yet it doesn’t seem pissed if you go small as I did or medium like Nick did.
Jibbing: Nick wasn’t feeling it in the jib park.
Pipe: The Endeavor Live is a great pipe board. It’s quick turn initiation really helps and it drives very hard wall to wall. Great for an expert pipe rider that has no problem taking it switch in the pipe.
Overall, The Endeavor Live offers up a lot of camber spring. It comes with a good bit of consequence but if you are ok with that you could for sure have a time with this ride.
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