Snowboard Review: 11-12 Endeavor Color
19 Jun, 2011
Location: Mammoth, CA
Snow Conditions: Hardpacked to softpacked snow.
Setup: I rode the Endeavor Color with Union Team bindings and Vans Veil Boots size 8.
First Impression: Quick to rip and ready for jumps!
Flex: I’ve been on the Color series before and it still kept the similar ride with some upgrades to it. The flex didn’t feel much different though the catalog say it went a tad stiffer (up one) since last year, it is still a freestyle board from the Endeavor line so the flex is softer to mid range. The tip to tail carbon stringers helped stiffen it up for cruising and the reverse camber on the board helped make it more playful. Torsionally quick and snappy between turns. For park, it’s perfect for jumps. The Color is reverse camber so it has reverse camber from the middle of the inserts and then a flat area from the middle of the inserts to past the contact points on the nose and tail.
Turning: The first turns with the color were quick, very quick and aggressive. It was a good friendly reminder of what an aggressive sidecut can feel like on a board. I found myself in quick carves without very much pressure to get into them. It held an edge on the hardpacked conditions and the early morning icy spots. The RC did help with it forgiveness on the board.
Stable: It could handle on the groomers just fine but on the slushy bumps, the softer flex did bounce you around a bit more than expected. On the jumps, it was smooth and stable on the jump line and playing around with. For just cruising it did fine on handling but the bumps were bumpy for sure.
Pop: The color can handle for pop on the mountain. From tip to tail, you can really spring into ollies. It’s a very fun board to take on jumps and through the park. The RC gives it more playfulness so you can still butter and press when you want to. No catching on boxes and felt really comfortable on it.
Switch: The Color is twin shape and flex, I didn’t notice any differences when riding switch to regular on the board.
Overall Impression: The Color is one of Endeavor’s park boards, the RC gives it more playfulness and the carbon fiber gives it a stiffer poppier board for park laps. It’s aggressive and quick to engage into turns.
Shay’s Honesty Box: Normally I don’t pay attention to board graphics but Boozy was a hit around the office. So much so that everyone loved Boozy, they wanted to take the board to the bar, invite him out for a night on the town but Boozy was always tired from a day of shred. Fun board and the graphics are hilarious.
On Snow Photo
Endeavor Color description
Review Disclosure: I received this board from Endeavor and passed it onto Transworld for the Good Wood Test.