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Endeavor Maverick 2018-2020 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Freeride
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in China
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Light
Powder Great
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Good
Jumps Great
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Easy

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Semi-Easy

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Endeavor Maverick 2020 - 2018 Review by The Good Ride

The Endeavor Maverick is a pretty familiar, somewhat narrow freeride shape (for these days) and flex combined with a more modern directional camber ride that has a lot of energy underfoot.

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.
Size: 159
Days: 5
Conditions: Hardish uneven groomers, practically perfect groomers, some light powder to some pretty deep good powder and an early morning slackountry run with the Drift Boards.
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, Union Falcor

Similar Boards (but not the same) That We Compared This To:
Burton Flight Attendant, Gnu Mullair, Jones Flagship, Never Summer West Bound,  Lib Tech BRD, Korua Otto, Loaded Algernon, Burton Deep Thinker, Endeavor Archetype, Endeavor Scout

Set-Up: 22” Wide. 21 front -6 back. Close to Reference and Set all the way back.  22” Wide. 15 front -15 back.  Centered.

Approximate Weight: Feels normal

Sizing: The 159 felt just right for my specs at size 9 boots, 180-185lbs and  5’10”. However, Grant would have been much happier with a 162 which is closer to being a mid-wide. So it widens a good bit as it increases in size but I would be careful at boot sizes past 11.

Flex/Buttering/Pop: Like all Endeavor boards there is so much energy in the flex here. When you flex it there is a very quick snapback. You can butter with a lot of effort but it isn’t super easy. The flex to us felt medium/stiff from tip to tail. The nose butters a little easier with the early rise on snow than the tail that is full camber.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: The camber profile is a pretty tall camber from the tail to past the front binding and then has a mellow early rise before getting to the nose. Overall it’s a pretty healthy bow of camber and feels almost like a full camber ride that is just a bit more forgiving. The Endeavor Maverick is not ideal for the intermediate rider and definitely not a good choice for the beginner rider who skids turns. There is some consequence with this but it has a very consistent feel in all conditions.  It has a pretty double ender feel. Directional but with the minimal taper it doesn’t feel that washy or that you have to keep a lot of weight on the back foot when turning hard on groomers.

Edge Hold: Very competent edge hold that grips well in hard snow if you dial back your turns.

Turn Initiation: Really quick edge to edge. As you lay into the edge it slows down a bit but if you want to slalom through some trees it’s really fast.

Turning Experience/Carving: All that camber and dynamic flex really comes into play when turning and it really has a different feel than the Archetype and Scout. It has this more narrow gunny kind of turn that likes to carve a lot. It might be more happy on a pretty narrow S-Turn down a steeper groomer but it really does shine carving across the groomers.

Powder: As you can see from the vids above we had some pretty good powder on more than one occasion and when set all the way back it had really good float. It seemed that this demo model didnt’ have the right reference stance so that could affect the overall set back on board. Set all the way back the Endeavor Maverick had a 5.75″ difference between nose and tail, or a 2.875″ set back from the center of the board. The Scout and Archetype had a 7″/3.5″ and we are thinking that our demo model was off and will have the same setback. If we are wrong then this won’t have as much float in powder and if we are right then it will be about the same.

Speed: The Endeavor Maverick can really point it and we liked picking up speed on this guy. It was stable and fast and the nose didn’t clown shoe at all at higher speed.

Uneven Terrain: The Urethane sidewalls and new construction really changed the ride this year compared to when we tried the Endeavor Scout a few years back. The one we tried before really bounced and bucked around but the 2020 model we tried really kept what was happening with the snow and the board away from our body.  It can turn well through bumps and power over them equally well. Great board for all-day riding on the weekends.

Switch: Very doable when on reference stance. Not amazing but very doable.

Jumps: All Endeavor boards we tried this year were super air friendly and just loved to ollie and had that nice pop off every little jump we hit on the mountain. It seems like it could go really big but at the same time it didn’t feel bored with us going small.

Jibbing: nah…

Pipe: Very good board for the pipe and it really did a good job for me in there. Especially if you are like me and rarely ride fakie in the pipe.

All in all, the Endeavor Maverick has a pretty solid freeride bordering on all-mountain ride that really shines for those that like to point it, get air and carve.

 
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The Endeavor Maverick is a fun poppy lively board and we had a very brief but good time on it.  It’s very light and poppy but it felt maybe too light and poppy in uneven snow but we would like to ride a bigger size more suited to us and compare it to some of our favorites. So overall initial first impression is super fun but it was a quick hello at a party…..not even a date.

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.

Size: 156
Days:   1
Conditions:   Soft snow with some rain but surprisingly good.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Jimbo (Size 11, 5’11” 160lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs),
Boots: Burton Almighty, Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings: Fix
Set Up
: 22.75-23” Centered 15 front -9 back

 
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