Snowboard Review: 10-11 Endeavor Color RC
08 Oct, 2010
Location: Whistler, BC
Snow Conditions: Hardpacked and icy to new bumpy snow on the slopes.
Setup: I rode the Endeavor Color RC with my Union bastardized bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: The soft flex 2 of might surprise you, playful but handles
Flex: It was my first time trying out the color series but it’s definitely a more softer flexing park jib board however the tip to tail carbon stringers definitely didn’t make the board feel as soft as you’d think it would be and gave it some added pop/stability on the slopes. I thought the softer board would be similiar to the horrorscope but soon found out that the stringers gave it a bit more stiffness for handling and more a jump/park board than super jibby soft board. It was torsionally not to difficult to get on edge either and twist the board into the next turn. The Color series comes in Reverse Camber (RC) this year so the contact points were lifted up off the ground making it less catchy and alot more fun to play with.
Turning: It was easy to engage the edge into turns and already find yourself into a full carve turn. I liked the more aggressive nature of the board on edge. It definitely gripped the snow on the hardpacked and icy spots on the mountain but never felt like it was riding you…just taking you for a smoothe ride.
Stable: It’s on the softer flex side and smaller size which meant taking it a little slower but when you did go faster with it, it could handle. When I did get the board into some fluff on the side of the runs, the RC helped with float but definitely the RC wasn’t as noticeable as I would have thought.
Pop: Definitely not lacking in pop, from tip to tail you can really get the board to spring into ollies and it felt comfortable from the beginning without an adjustment. The RC isn’t so noticeable that you adjust to it like other boards but still playful in the nose and tail for easy butters/rolls/presses galore.
Switch: The color is a twin shape and flex with the same sidecut so it felt the exact same whether riding regular or switch down the mountain.
Overall Impression: The Color series is that park board that can give you some softer jib flex but for the most part offers up a poppy board to handle the park and handle freeriding outside of the park. It was a fun surprise in how it handled the mountain and conditions, being able to hold an edge and grip the snow. The RC is less noticeable and doesn’t require any adjustment.
Shay’s Honesty Box: The color was an easy board to adjust to but also gave a more aggressive ride for a park board. It had a good mix of softer flex for fun but with some overall stability. It was nice to be on the board without any adjustment to the RC but definitely more suitable to park riders.
On Snow Photo
Endeavor Color description
Review Disclosure: I rode this board at a demo day.