Board: Endeavor Live
Camber Option: Traditional Camber
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: A mix of blue and gray skies with high visibility, cold temps, some wind, chunder snow, corduroy, death cookies, ice, firm snow and pockets of fresh powder.
Flex: The nice thing about this board is that it has a smooth consistent flex tip to tail. There’s no difference in the nose or tail from the center of the board. There’s a little torsional give to it which lets you steer it more precise. The overall flex is that high end middle of the road freestyle variety that seems to be lacking in a lot of boards these days.
Stability: This board is stable yet reactive. When you charge you notice bigger deviations in the terrain only when they jar you, while micro vibrations are dissipated and don’t resonate back under foot.
Ollies: Load up that camber and give it some speed cause you’re going to send it. This is a board that isn’t for the lazy or feint of heart you need to be on top of loading it up. What you put in you get double out of this deck as it’s highly responsive.
Pop On Jumps: This thing is fully at home getting into the air whether you’re launching a hip or hitting a jump. Don’t sweat it and just send it with some speed and know how to load it up cause it’s going to boost you.
Butterability: Here’s where this board takes a bit more effort. The consistent flex of this board and its reactive nature make you work for it. You need to get your weight out over the tip or tail to get it to work the way you want and it will have a lot of rebound and fight in it. Speed will always be the key there.
Jibbing: Speed and muscle. Know how to lock into a press and hold it. You’ll be fighting this thing for presses. When you get it sideways it balances more than it locks in and hugs the feature. Be prepared for this as you can’t be sloppy.
Carving: The sidecut is predictable on this and it reacts exactly how you would think. The transition from edge to edge is quick and consistent. It locks in and stays locked in. When you drive it from the center through the tail you notice how aggressive it can be but it never makes you feel like you’re working for a carve. As I’ve said this board is very reactive which makes it easy to compensate for catching an edge, hitting ice, or just needing to change direction abruptly.
Rider in Mind: Old school camber loving directional twin all mountain freestyle guy.
Personal Thoughts: I like how reactive this board is. It makes you realize that this board has snap, power, and drive but isn’t as demanding as other boards out there. It has a feel of a board from the past with all the design aspects. If you grew up riding a directional twin with camber and miss that in this day and age this is a deck to be looking at.
Comparable Boards: Interior Plain Project Honalee, Capita Outsiders, Rome Mod