Board: Endeavor B.O.D.
Camber Option: 3D Camber with raised contacts. Traditional camber with the contact points beveled up.
Bindings: K2 Lein AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: A foot and a half of fresh snow, more snow coming down, overcast, and colder temps.
Flex: This board is a little bit past middle of the road in terms of flex. That makes it ebb more towards the freeride spectrum. The torsional give is there but not overly abundant. The tips do have a little bit more play than underfoot and through the middle.
Stability: If you wanted to run over a rampaging moose you could with this board. It’s super stable yet lively. When busting through the chunder and hitting hidden obstacles under the snow it never once bucked me.
Ollies/Pop: Having camber on a pow day does have its perks, the 3D camber was great for loading up and popping off natural hits. I boosted off so many little powder poppers and bush gaps I’m surprised my knees didn’t give out.
Butterability: You do want to go a little faster and press a little harder with this board to get your butters around on firm snow, but in pow it’s actually pretty easy to initiate as the only thing you’re fighting is the camber to get over top of it.
Carving: I got into some hairy steeps where I had to set a hard edge in and this thing did not disappoint. When doing mellow turns it locked in and if I wanted to really press it through a carve it would do what I needed.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s charging all over and wants a board that’s stable yet poppy and has life.
Personal Thoughts: I was a little hesitant that this might not have been the right board for the conditions, but it didn’t let me down. There were numerous things I popped over that the boards snap and camber helped me with. To be honest this board lucked out and got to ride on the best powder day of the year on some of the best terrain Summit County has to offer.
Check out the past review of the 2016 Endeavor B.O.D.
Comparable Boards: Jones Mountain Twin, Burton Custom, Capita Mercury
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This board was loaned to us for review from Endeavor Snowboards marketing department.