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Endeavor BOD 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 143, 146, 149, 152, 154, 156, 157W, 158, 160W, 162
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £499
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The Board of Directors may draw up connotations of old, white guys sat around the table acting for the interests of the few, but this premier deck in Endeavor’s Foundation series really does represent the masses. As with all of Endeavor’s snowboards, it comes in a unisex size range with almost 20 centimetres between top and bottom ends in the scale. In terms of its performance, it covers an even wider spectrum.

The 3D camber is a full tip to tail camber, but the contact points have been slightly scooped up, to give a very subtle “spoon” shape in the nose and tail. This offers the best of both worlds. You get a snappy, powerful feel and all the rebound normally associated with traditional camber with a looser, more forgiving, feel at the ends that doesn’t compromise the board’s overall pop (as often experienced in more common, camrock profiles).

“When it comes to flat-basing cat-tracks, jibbing on the ends of the board, or even seeking out the odd stash of powder, it’s going to be the best friend you never knew you’d have in a cambered deck”

That looser feel may not click with every rider straight away, but when it comes to flat-basing cat-tracks, jibbing on the ends of the board, or even seeking out the odd stash of powder, it’s going to the best friend you never knew you’d have in a cambered deck.

As with all Endeavor snowboards, it features channel inserts, beefed up with birch wood reinforcements. They’ll fit almost every binding out there and provide you with infinite stance options and a really natural underfoot flex pattern.

Internally, the BOD features triax fibreglass layups, with additional carbon beams running from the inserts out to the nose and tail. You’ll definitely feel the performance in the board’s ends, and it’s a really stable ride at higher speeds (especially with the additional dampening from the Smoothride urethane sidewalls). Thankfully, though, the true twin shape and softer flex between the feet doesn’t pigeon hole the board to hard-charging, freeriders only.

All of that sits atop the fastest, toughest sintered base on the market. It’s no surprise then that the board comes with a more serious price point. Still, it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than buying two – the BOD might be the only snowboard you ever need.

Tester’s Verdict

Rhys JonesTDC Snowboarding

“The Endeavor Board Of Directors is a great daily driver, and felt pretty straightforward to ride. Cool graphics too – liking the new unisex range this year. It’s built for freestyle, flatland tricks, jibbing and is awesome for side hits – just a really good all-round charger to be honest. Also the the twin shape and flex makes this perfect for riding switch. 

It felt smooth when changing edges and really solid for carving which is probably down to that 3D camber in the nose and tail, but I’d be happy taking this board out into any conditions.  

“It’s built for freestyle, flatland tricks, jibbing and awesome for side hits – just a really good all-round charger”

Was real fun in the park as its got bags of pop, found it went well over both smaller and larger jumps.

Good grip on the groomers.  Didn’t get the chance to take this in powder and not sure that is quite this board’s forte but would happily give it a go if given the chance. 

I’d recommend this board to intermediate and advanced riders who are looking for something to charge the whole mountain on and get in the park.” 

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