Board: Endeavor High Five
Camber Option: Traditional camber with raised contact points. Traditional camber with a slight rocker in the nose.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Heavy spring snow showers, frozen chunder, deep snow in spots, low visibility, high winds, and pockets of sunshine at times.
Flex: This board comes in at just past a middle of the road all mountain flex making it stiffer under foot with just a bit more play in the tips. The torsional give is there, but not overly abundant.
Stability: This board is lively yet damp and stable. It doesn’t buckle or chatter at speeds in any type of variable terrain and pushes through crud with ease.
Ollies: The camber profile and the carbon layup of the core work together to give ample pop for boosting over rollers, off side hits, and dropping cliffs. Load it up and be amazed at where you go.
Pop On Jumps: On jumps the only downfall is if you’re very edge heavy you might lose a bit of grip from the raised contact points. But flat basing you will boost immensely.
Butterability: The ever so softer flexing tips give a decent platform to butter on and the raised contact points don’t catch when swiveling around. The board does have a lot of snap out of it so you have to maintain your weight over the sweet spot which isn’t a bad thing as it will pop out of any butter.
Jibbing: Having contact points that don’t catch is always nice if you don’t exactly get perpendicular to the rail. This board locks into board slides and presses decently enough, you just have to make sure your weight is either centered or over the board.
Carving: Ripping hard aggressive carves is easy and fun on this board. It locks in well and wants to push through the snow to give a giant deep swooping arc. Quick edge to edge turns are nimble and responsive.
Rider in Mind: The all mountain freestyle rider that wants a deck that won’t hang up.
Personal Thoughts: It says something when you want to ride this board more. In the variable snow conditions it was fun. The camber profile wasn’t so hard to load up that it hindered the boards ability to ride in the fresh snow I got it in, yet was there when I needed it on groomers and hitting the park. Endeavor has a champ in this board and I think it’s a highly versatile deck that you could use as a quiver of one.
Comparable Boards: Jones Mountain Twin, Rossignol Jibsaw HD, Capita DOA
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This board was loaned to us for review from Endeavors marketing department.