Board: Endeavor Scout
Camber Option: Hover camber. A set back directional camber giving a bit of lift in the nose.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 wide 15 negative 12 goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Park City/Canyons
Conditions: The day started off with heavier fresh snow on top of frozen chunder/groomers, then it got colder and the snow kept falling making for slightly lighter snow on top and some chunder, then finished with something that can only be described as Pacific Northwest Light conditions.
Flex: Now the catalog says this board is on the softer side, I don’t agree, it felt more middle of the road. It is a directional flex giving it a softer nose, stiffer mid section, and stiffer tail due to the carbon. There’s torsional flex that’s easy to engage but not overwhelming.
Stability: This board is super smooth and stable. It’s not dead and damp, just stable. You feel that this board is doing everything it can to dissipate any vibrations. There was some chatter way out in the nose on blown out groomers yet that flapping never caused the energy to travel back underfoot. In rutted out terrain this board flexed with every contour and never bucked me.
Ollies/Pop: With a setback camber and carbon in the tail you have a board that can pop. You do have to load it up to get snap, but it’s not overly aggressive. It’s one of those decks that’s easy to preload on the fly and pop off of anything in front of you.
Butterability: I found that I had to work a tad bit harder to butter this board and locating the sweet spot took a little bit. Even when I did locate it, I was still muscling the board more than I thought I would be.
Carving: Ripping a carve on this board was a blast. You can load up that camber profile and tail to get it to slingshot out of a turn. This board has that feel of traditional camber coupled with a sidecut you can feel comfortable on immediately. Short quick turns were a breeze on this and long drawn out ones didn’t take any extra effort. I wish the conditions had permitted for more Euro carving, but we were chasing powder.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a directional cambered more freestyle focused pow board.
Personal Thoughts: There’s aspects of this that felt freestyle focused, but the flex wasn’t overly soft like the marketing claimed. It’s definitely more of a middle of the road type of powder board. The shape is fun and the sidecut locks in on frozen shit snow really well. You could charge when you needed to or bust a 360 off a sidehit when you wanted to.
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