Board: Endeavor Vice
Camber Option: Flat camber with raised contact points. This is a standard rocker profile with flat between the feet and just past the inserts with the rocker then lifting up from there.
Bindings: Burton Cartels
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: Mid day spring laps with a slight haze in the sky and the sun poking through. The snow was firm, heavy, and fast.
Flex: It’s slightly below a middle of the road park flex. This gives it a more playful nose/tail to just before the insert packs, stiffer under foot, and then a similar soft flex between the feet that’s torsional give matches it.
Stability: Throw the idea of having a smooth ride out the window, you’re going to feel the variations in the snow underneath. What was nice is that there was enough dampening to absorb the micro vibrations that usually plague a board of this nature.
Ollies: While the snap wasn’t abundant the tail could be loaded up to get a bit more pop. This made boosting off natural and unnatural features with ease. There’s enough pop in this board to keep you satiated for cruising around hitting small side hits or park features.
Pop On Jumps: You want to keep this board to the small or medium jump lines. It’s just not going to excel at a larger jump features. There’s enough pop off the lip to get the board in the air, but you’re going to have to rely more on speed and the jump itself than the deck.
Butterability: You want to spread some buttery goodness all over the white muffin? You know you do! This board is there for that. The tips are smooth and playful allowing you to put a deep press into the snow. There is minimal rebound so if you do a frontside 180 into a switch tail press it can snap you out another 180 degrees with ease.
Jibbing: This is where this board shined. The sweet spot is immense and easy to lock in for presses, board slides take minimal effort, and if you you want to get all swively slidey then go for it. Slow to high speeds this board can handle it all.
Carving: The sidecut is great for quick aggressive short set up carves as well as long drawn out long s turns. In hard Euro-carve turns you can manipulate the board to dig in and get a descent carve as well, although I will say this isn’t this boards strong suit.
Rider in Mind: Park rider that likes a softer flexing rockered board.
Personal Thoughts: This board is very playful and has just a bit of liveliness. If I was riding a small hill all day or just spending countless hours lapping a jib park with small jumps I would like this. With Endeavor having the channel now it does change up your mounting options. If you’re not a fan of ICS or EST look elsewhere as there’s no 4 hole option. If you’re not then, slap your bindings on and find your perfect stance down to the millimeter.
Comparable Boards: Ride Kink, Yes Basic, Flow Era
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This board was loaned to us for review by Endeavor Snowboards marketing department.