Board: Endeavor Vice
Camber Option: Flat camber with raised contact points. Just like it sounds.
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 spring conditions with snow that was heavy and fast.
Flex: Stiffer than a jib noodle but softer than an all around park deck. The board had a lot of play in the tips, stiffer under foot and through the middle, and a lot of torsional flex.
Stability: The idea of stability on this deck can be tossed out the window. This board feels everything and will buck you if you charge mach 10 through a chunder field.
Ollies: When it came to popping off rollers, side hits, and flats this board actually had a lot of snap. You could really load it up and boost.
Pop On Jumps: Small to medium-ish sized jumps are this decks friend. Anything more and you’re going to be asking for problem. It has ample amount of pop to get you to the landing but it’s not the best deck for jumping.
Butterability: Having elevated contact points makes it so this board doesn’t catch an edge. That’s nice when you’re putting all your weight over the nose or tail and really pressing into the snow to have some fun.
Jibbing: Here’s where this board stands out. It’s built to slide, press, and slap a rail with ease. It locks in well, has elevated contact points so you don’t catch, and is a board you can just beat up in the jib park.
Carving: So this board makes you change the way you drive a board on edge. With having the elevated contact points you lose that edge bite at the tip and tail. This makes initiation loose and carefree. To drive the board you have to center flex the board and dig the edge in from underfoot and the middle of the board. Can it carve? Yes, if you really push the edge in. It’s better for short quick turns and skids though.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a playful board that won’t give them a precision based ride.
Personal Thoughts: It took a few runs to realize that to initiate the board on edge I had to change my dynamics of how I turn and carve. That really threw me off. The board over all is loose and playful which isn’t exactly what I personally look for in a deck. Is it a bad ride? No, it’s just different. For someone just starting out that needs that more loose and forgiving feel it would be ideal.
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This board was loaned to us for review from Endeavor Snowboards marketing department.