Board: Endeavor Pioneer
Camber Option: Multicamber. Camber with an early rise or as it’s also known camrocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, zero wind, warmer temps, slush snow, and perfect park and groomer conditions.
Flex: This board has a predictable middle of the road flex. Play in the tips, stiffer under foot, and slightly softer between the feet. There’s a decent amount of torsional flex to it which makes it easy to twist. The catalog says it’s stiffer, I beg to differ.
Stability: This board is mostly stable. In really heavy deep snow that was rutted out it got banged around a bit. But when charging on groomers and pushing it to the limit it never wanted to wash out. You don’t notice a lot of chatter in the tips either.
Ollies: The camber profile on this board pops so well. It’s easy to engage and it just wants to snap up into the air with ease. There’s no worrying about setting up with this board, just go for it and you’re golden.
Pop On Jumps: This board is totally at home on jumps and does a good job of sucking up transitions. Whether you’re in the pipe or on the jump line send it.
Butterability: There’s a nice sweet spot right where the camber meets that early rise and you can feel it engage. It locks in with ease and there’s a little rebound but not enough to force you to muscle through it.
Jibbing: Go slow, go fast, it doesn’t matter. This board is easy to get into a press. You do have to make sure you know where the sweet spot is because that fits the perfect flex point to do nose or tail presses. Getting sideways this board hugs the feature perfectly well.
Carving: This boards sidecut is dialed. You want to rip a hard carve, go for it. Doing short tight quick set up turns? Don’t sweat it. You can drive this board from the center through the tail by loading up the camber under foot and getting it to slingshot you out of a carve.
Rider in Mind: Park guy that wants a little looser feel in the tips.
Personal Thoughts: I think the catalog was wrong with listing this as being on the stiffer side, it didn’t feel that way at all. It just felt like a solid middle of the road park board. I will say that this board felt like a deck you have been riding a 100 days and know what it can and can’t do right out of the wrapper.