Snowboard Iskola

Board: Endeavor Ranger

Size: 154

Camber Option: Multi Camber. Camrocker.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: A mix of blue skies with gray skies and a storm slowly rolling in later in the day. Fresh untracked pow, perfect corduroy, ice, chunder, death cookies, average temps, and some wind.

Flex: This has that middle of the road freestyle flex that’s predictable. You get slightly softer tips only accentuated by the rocker then it stiffens up through the middle of the board. The torsional flex is there and highly noticeable so you can really twist the board if you need to.

Stability: With a slightly wider platform this board is noticeably stable in variable terrain. Sure you get some chatter in the tips but that’s to be expected but when charging down a run it never feels unstable. When you get into rutted out terrain it does a great job of staying on top of things and not bucking you.

Ollies: Having camber under foot is nice as that keeps the board snappy. With it having rocker it takes less effort to load it up and get the pop out of it which makes it almost skate like in how you load it up. The big thing to note is the pops there and it gets the job done.

Pop On Jumps: Would I hesitate to send a jump, hip, or something with a transition on this board? Nope, I’d just go do it and be content with it as it has more than enough snap to get the job done and it maintains stability to hit any feature.

Butterability: With the rocker in the tips you have an ideal platform to lock it in and press with it. Getting sideways takes next to no effort and it will hold its own till you want to pop out of it.

Jibbing: Much like buttering you once again have that ideal platform to lock into presses. There’s rebound out of the board so be prepared for that. When you get sideways the camber section hugs the feature. It’s not the most soft jib-centric board out there but it gets the job done.

Carving: This board transitions smoothly from edge to edge. When you need to rip a carve it gets the job done and lets you know it can handle it. The nice thing is that short quick carves or longer more aggressive ones it will do them all with ease.

Rider in Mind: Budget conscious park rider that wants a killer board for the price.

Personal Thoughts: This thing was a little stiffer than I thought it would be for the price which was a pleasant surprise. This is a deck that’s very well balanced and can handle it all. It rides like a higher priced board and has some serious versatility to it. If you’re looking at this board and its other contemporaries don’t sleep on this.

Comparable Boards: Rome Warden, K2 Raygun Pop, Capita Outerspace Living