Endeavor Snowboards 2009-2010

02 Feb, 2009

With a brand name that focuses on trying hard through difficult times, Endeavor is continuing with their tradition to make the best of what they can create. They’ve changed factories and been through hard times but they stick by the name and continue to make boards with graphics by artists around the world.

I’ve been on one of Endeavors boards and liked what I rode, fun board that could handle Whistler. I can’t wait to try more of their creations and judge them by how they ride.

For 2009-2010, Endeavor is introducing 4 reverse camber models. These boards are reverse camber in only one size of each model. These boards are the 148cm Boyfriend RC (women’s board), 151cm Colour RC (jibbing board), 156cm Live RC (all-around riding), and 159 Next RC (powder freeriding).
Endeavor’s reverse camber will begin at the center of the snowboard, the rocker is from the center extends to the bindings and then is straight from the bindings to the nose and tail.

Endeavor Next Series and Roots Series
The Next Series returns to the line with artist Derek Hess. The graphic is inspired by his piece “Hemorrhage” an open wound that wont heal. It’s a bloody mess but beautiful up close.
The Roots Series features artist Rory Doyle bringing the classical look to the roots earthy designs.

Endeavor Live Series
Marok is back for the live, designing it his 4th time. The look is futuristic and a stripped down base.

L-R: Endeavor Colour Series, Guerrilla Series, Live Series
The Guerilla Series features artist Tim Barnard who uses black and white cartoon collages inspired by the “5 Horseman.”

Endeavor Colour 157cm
The Endeavor Colour for 2009-2010 is a throwback to the 1970’s Olympic icons and posters. Without making a cheesy board dedicated to the Whistler Olympics coming up in 2010, they went back to the past with geometrical shapes and colours that stand out. The artist is Nathan Matthews.

Endeavor Colour Series

Endeavor Boyfriend Series
The boyfriend is new for 09-10 giving a freestyle board to the women supporting Endeavor. The artwork on the graphics is by Nathalee Paolinelli who art is around abstract shapes. Endeavor rider, Gillian was on hand at SIA to talk about the board, she’s been riding it in Whistler and has been happy with it in the park.

Close up look at the Diamond Graphics
It’s the only board I took a close up image of the graphis because of the artistry behind them. It’s a beautiful design with simple artsy watercolors that pop out. The artist behind the Diamond is Derek Stenning.

Endeavor Diamond Series

Endeavor High 5 Series

Definitely the most stand out board for me in looks, with the space skull look it’s beautiful up close but the graphics are made after destruction by artist Jeff Hamada.

Endeavor Board of Directors (BOD)

Artist Joshua Smith features “a legacy lasts far after the reign” wording on the graphics.

Thanks to Max Jenke for showing the line!

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. Anonymous
    February 03, 2009

    What up Shay,
    I know after attending SIA you probably have enough material to keep you busy for the next few months,and wont have time to answer questions, but now that every company is coming out with R.C. do you know if any of these companies have patents on their r.c. and how different each company has to be in order not to get in trouble with replicating a companies patent r.c.? I know that K2 started off with a true banana bend in their boards, and LIB is doing a R.C. more just between the riders feet, and Never Summer is mixing it up with a little R.C. and camber, but what prevents another company using the same R.C. or design as another company?

  2. option..no..ENDEAVORrider
    February 03, 2009


    Wow, I am going to have a tough time deciding between the Live RC and Indoor FK. The High 5 graphic looks amazing, can’t quite tell if I like the Live’s, but I really dig the colour. What colour is the Live RC?


  3. Anonymous
    February 03, 2009

    I don’t like to point out every mistake but I think you meant geometrical instead of geographical. Funny though 🙂

    I really like those design too, except the last one…

  4. Shayboarder
    February 03, 2009

    Anonymous. I have a lot to write about from SIA. I just put up a post about the two popular things at SIA, eco and reverse camber. The reverse camber will be an issue with patents, I know Lib has theirs in the process and Never Summer submitted a patent for theirs. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with it when the patents are granted if they are.

    Option. I knew you’d like them first and Max gave me the ok first. I’ll get back to you on what colour the Live RC is, left the catalog at home.

    Anonymous. Thanks for pointing it out, my mistake for sure.

  5. Anonymous
    February 03, 2009

    I really don’t like them, except the Diamond of course. It’s not about making a nice graph and then put it on a snowboard, it’s about designing a board. It sucks to have the most beautiful drawing under your bindings.

  6. Max Jenke
    February 03, 2009

    What up option…The Live RC comes in a black colourway.



  7. Anonymous
    February 11, 2009

    designs are amazing, but is it just me or do endeavor boards run incredibly small? 155 more like a 151 etc. haven’t seen anyone else mention this yet.

  8. Anonymous
    February 20, 2009

    scratch that.. heelcups were adjusted funny and thought it was the board that felt small, but i was wrong. sizes are good!

  9. Shayboarder
    March 02, 2009

    Ah good to hear!