Board: Endeavor Live
Camber Option: Flat camber with raised contact points. A three stage rocker with a flat section through the middle into an elevated section past the inserts.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, firm fast snow, and a little wind. Perfect spring conditions.
Flex: A slightly softer than middle of the road flex is what makes up this board. It’s got play in the tips, stiffer under foot, and then softer in the middle again. The torsional flex is highly abundant.
Stability: It’s a very lively board which doesn’t make it damp. You will feel vibrations in the snow, you will feel variations in terrain, basically this board will make you feel. Getting into frozen chunder the tips get bucked around at high speeds.
Ollies: This board did have some serious snap though. You could really load it up and boost to the moon if you wanted. It was playful yet precise when initiating it.
Pop On Jumps: The lip of the jump and this boards flex/camber profile are good friends. It’s got enough boost to send you to the knuckle or sweet spot and yet still has that easy to initiate pop you want where you don’t have to concentrate on if it’s loaded up or not.
Butterability: The tips are playful and really let you bend it any which way you want when you’re buttering. The sweet spot for presses is decently sized and allows for you to lock in and still get snap out when needed.
Jibbing: This board is at home on boxes and rails. It has the snap you need to get on features and yet the play to not be overwhelming.
Carving: The sidecut digs in and really lets you rip a turn. If you push the boards tail hard through a carve it can buckle at times and start to skid out. The edge to edge initiation is quick and snappy which makes transitioning from side to side easy.
Rider in Mind: Park focused rider that needs a deck that can handle the whole mountain.
Personal Thoughts: This board is just snappy, lively, and fun for turning the mountain into a little skatepark. You can boost off hits with ease, still rail a turn, and just utilize it to its full potential. It is more park focused than all mountain though in my opinion so for a diehard all mountain person they might find it a bit too soft.
Comparable Boards: K2 Bottle Rocket, Rome Gangplank, Dinosaurs Will Die Larson
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This board was loaned to us for review from Endeavor Snowboards marketing department.