It’s always been interesting to me how Canadian companies struggle to make it into the U.S. and world markets. Endeavor for some reason has been able to beat those odds and at their 10 year mark is producing some boards that ride amazingly. The Live Reverse lives up to all the hype.
Board: Endeavor Live
Camber Option: Center Reverse Camber
Bindings: Raiden Phantom
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Mix of sun and clouds with occasional flurries then sleet or rain then back to warmer temps.
Flex: Just past middle of the road as far as all mountain flex goes. The torsional flex has a fair bit of give.
Stability: It’s stable yet lively which makes for a non deadened ride.
Ollies: The board can pop that’s for sure. Load up the tips and let it boost.
Pop On Jumps: It’s adequate enough for jumps above the 30 foot range.
Butterability: It’s reverse camber so if you can’t press this you probably should just quit snowboarding now. The stiffer flex makes you work a bit more but when you get it, it’s good.
Jibbing: The sweet spot is immense in the tips and locks in real well on boxes and rails. The board can handle any jib you throw at it.
Carving: Railing hard turns is not challenge at all. This board locks in and delivers a perfect arc. Small set up turns aren’t over exaggerated as well and allow for optimal turning when going into park features.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestylist that wants a slightly longer tip than a tail to give it that directional twin feel.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve never ridden an Endeavor but I can see why these guys have been around for 10 years after riding this deck. It slays anything that’s put in front of it and with ease. It’s a board for the everyman that wants to get it all done. A true quiver of one deck if you will. I had a blast on this thing and didn’t want to stop riding it.
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