The Endeavor BOD (aka Board Of Directors) has been around as long as the brand itself, with both now entering twelfth year. However, the number you really want to keep in mind where Endeavor boards are concerned is three. The whole range employs only three profiles and three tech spec configurations.
This makes it incredibly easy to determine which of the nine men’s boards (or three women’s boards) is right for you. You won’t find any bespoke pow missiles, though, as of them are true twins. The BOD features the all-terrain freestyle shape and E-Tech II build which, when you boil it down, means that it boasts a predominantly flat base with rocker at each end. The four contact points have also been bent up, making edge catches far less likely. This means it’s not as hard-charging as some positive camber or fully flat options, but it really frees the rider up to get spontaneous on side-hits and natural features. Carbon rods run diagonally from the contact points back to the inserts, giving the Endeavor BOD a bit of extra pop, while the urethane sidewalls provide great dampening.
“Although the profile is mostly flat, the raised contact points give it a similar ride to a reverse camber board. It maintains some of the benefits of a flat base, though; it’s got that snap, plus it’s stable and predicable at speed. The raised points also make it fairly playful, but it might just be a bit too stiff for a beginner to butter about on. If you’re looking to do a season and want one board on which to rip up the whole mountain, then this could be the one.” – Chris Sturgess