Board: Endeavor Maverick
Camber Option: Hover Camber. A setback traditional camber that gives the nose a little more rise.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny skies with a few clouds, warmer than average temps, about a half foot of fresh powder, firm fast groomers, and a lot of wind.
Flex: This board had a more playful middle of the road flex to it. There was an abundance of torsional give to it which let you really twist the board. With the slight setback and shape to it I did feel the nose was just a hair softer.
Stability: This board was highly lively and yet still stable. It wasn’t damp which was nice, but did let you feel a lot of the micro vibrations in the board when on a groomer. In the heavier snow it plowed through with ease and didn’t get bucked around.
Ollies/Pop: Having that camber set back really adds a ton of pop. You can load this board up and be aggressive or you can roll back into it and be a bit more skatey. This is a board that is designed to launch.
Butterability: For being a cambered powder oriented board you might think that you would have to fight the board to get it to do what you want, you don’t. It locks into a butter with ease and still has the snap you want out of it. So go have some fun.
Carving: Getting on a groomer and ripping a turn this board does what you want it to. It initiates the turn easily and then slingshots out due to the setback camber. The overall sidecut is designed so you can carve on those less than stellar powder days, and that needs to be admired.
Rider in Mind: Powder loving freestyle guy.
Personal Thoughts: This board rode like a solid tail version of the Archetype swallowtail I rode. The only difference was the tail was a bit stiffer, which was nice for popping off features. If you’re looking for a middle of the road powder freestyle board, I think you’re golden with the Maverick. It sets an edge easy, it loads up and pops easily, and yet it can be aggressive when you need it to be. This is a board that doesn’t fuck around with what it is. It rips.
Comparable Boards: Lib Tech Swiss Knife, Rome Sawtooth, Rossignol The One