List Price US $519
Endeavor Scout 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 Directional Camber
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Light
Powder Great
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Average
Jumps Great
Jibbing Average
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Hard

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Endeavor Scout 2020 - 2018 Review by The Good Ride

The Endeavor Scout takes a traditional freeride board, shortens/widens it a bit to make it smaller and easier to ride for how much camber there is without bucking and bouncing you around like the ultra-small rides can.  It isn’t a super surfy ride in comparison to many in our Alternative Freeride category but it sure does carve hard and loves getting air.

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: 156
Days:  8+
Conditions:  Everything from some hardish uneven snow, to messy snow, to some near-perfect groomers, to a few inches, to almost 2 feet of pow, and some early morning slackountry time with Drift Boards.
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,Union FalcorUnion Superpro,

Similar Boards (but not the same) That We Compared This To:
Capita Spring Break 158 Powder Glider, Jones Mind Expander, Burton Skeleton Key, Gentemstick Mantaray 156, Korua Dart, Korua Pencil, United Shapes Orbit, Yes Optimistic, Rome Pow Division MT,

Set-Up: Approximately 22” Wide. 18 to 21 front and 0 to -6 back. Close to Reference and Set all the way back.

Approximate Weight: Feels pretty normal. Not to light and not too heavy but very well made.

Sizing: So Grant and Nick with their bigger boots liked the 156 and felt it was just right. I would have preferred the 152 with my size 9’s and probably would have loved this board even more but the 156 was right for my weight. Remember too that there is 12mm of taper going on here so don’t just look at the waist width and buy it. Think of it as a little narrower on the back foot than the waist width would suggest. Check the on the table review for the width on the front and back foot.

Flex/Buttering:  So the board we got did not have that mellow medium/soft flex that’s stated on the site. We might have gotten a demo board that has a stiffer core or something else going on that made it feel more medium to medium stiff. It could be buttered for sure but it took a little more work. Most likely the production models you see will have the flex that matches Endeavors rating but we aren’t 100% on that. The pop and energy out of this board is really up there and it had lot’s of lively energy underfoot.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: As you can see from the On The Table Review above There is a lot of camber going on here that transitions to a mellow early rise. It’s mellow if you are coming from full camber but if you are coming from more mellow hybrid camber, flat to rocker or hybrid rocker you are in for a rude awakening. It’s semi-locked in or semi-catchy depending on how you see it and it offers up a pretty consistent feel underfoot. Not super easy to skid turns and we don’t see it as the best board for an intermediate and definitely a beginner.

Edge Hold: We thought that with all the burton tech built into this ride that it would have similar edge hold that let’s go as the snow get’s hard. The Endeavor Scout has been tuned differently or has a different sidecut tech that really does a good job in harder snow. You have to dial back your turns in the hard stuff but the board doesn’t slide out from underneath you if you get caught off your guard and didn’t have time to get a little twist/extra pressure on the grabbing edge.

Turn Initiation: The Endeavor Scout has a little bit of a medium feel for me because I was probably riding a size too big but the boys with bigger feet (Nick and Grant) and were appropriately sized feel this is med/fast. Hoping to try a 152. It turned well in the trees for me and better for Grant and Nick.

Turning Experience/Carving: Such a great board to layout hard carves on and we all liked the Endeavor Scout for harder turning. There was soo much pop and drive out of the turn and none of us had heel/toe drag. I would say that even if I went down to the 152 I would still have no issues.

Powder:  Really good float here. It might be a little different going 4cm down but still not so much that it would change our overall feel of what this semi-little guy could do. There was lots of good directional float going on here and we had a pretty easy float in anywhere from a few inches to about 1.5-2 feet. Not sure how it would float in really deep snow but it might challenge the back foot a little more. With the 156 when setting it all the way back to the last arrows on the channel system there was a difference between nose/tail of 7” or a 3.5” set back from the center of the board at about a 22” stance width (if I remember correctly). If you don’t get Burton EST bindings you might be able to set it back even further past the recommended stance range on the channel.

Speed: We seemed to have a somewhat stiffer ride but our Endeavor Scout was a pretty fast damp ride and the base had good glide to it as well.

Uneven Terrain: If I was on a size 152 the Endeavor Scout would jam turning around bumps and it would be a little bucky powering over some but not too much for it to be annoying. Going over harder uneven snow with micro bumps that really can make a board chatter the Scout really kept it from coming up through the board into your joints.

Switch: Nick and I felt it was very doable for a tapered directional ride but Grant wasn’t having any.

Jumps: Soo much pop on this ride and it’s such a fun board to get air on. If the flex is softer in production it might be a different story going bigger but as we had it, the Endeavor Scout had more than your average insurance policy could back.

Jibbing: Maybe if the flex was softer but we didn’t ride it.

Pipe: Yeah we had fun in the pipe but I would have a time with the 152 in there and it would for sure drive well wall to wall. As it stood the 156 did a pretty good job for me but better for Grant and Nick on the few laps we took.

So all in all, the Endeavor Scout really impressed our crew and it’s a great board you would want to have in the quiver as a change-up from the typical freeride boards that most have been riding.

 
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The Endeavor Scout was another board we had a taste of and we would like to ride this more.  It’s got a traditional freeride shape with a good setback as well as some taper but then has a flex of a more freestyle oriented board that makes this a bit unique.

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.

 
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