Hello and welcome to my Endeavor BOD review.
In this review, I will take a look at the BOD as an all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the BOD a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Endeavor BOD (Board of Directors) 2020
Flex Rating: Medium
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5.5/10)
Rating Score: 81.5/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 24 men’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the BOD’s Specs
Check out the tables for the BOD’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Camber - mostly camber (Endeavors 3D camber)
Heavier than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the BOD Most Suited To?
The BOD is a great option for anyone looking for a do-it-all board that's a little more freestyle oriented. It can handle the whole mountain, but prefers to ride it more freestyle. Great for the park too, if you like to ride the jump line, more so than the jib line.
Not for a beginner, as it would feel a little too catchy for a beginner. But a solid intermediate rider or advanced rider is well suited to this board.
I didn't get it in powder, but based on specs it's not going to be great there and not ideal for jibs either, but everywhere else, this is a very versatile, fun and well priced board.
The BOD in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the BOD is capable of.
Board: Endeavor BOD 2020, 156cm (249mm waist width)
Date: March 6, 2019
Conditions: Fairly cold wind, and quite cold all round. Cloudy with sunny patches. Visibility not perfect but decent.
Snow quite firm mostly, without being too hard, though some hard and even icy patches in places.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 560mm (22″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 258mm (10.16")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 3200grams (7lb 1oz)
Weight per cm: 20.51 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.45 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of 51 boards that I've weighed in 2019 and 2020 models. This was one of the heavier boards that I weighed - but didn't feel heavy at all on snow. Funny how that happens a lot.
Even though it's supposed to be softer flexing than the Clout, it didn't feel much different. This was 5.5/10 bordering on 6/10 by my feel, with the Clout being 6/10. But note that this board was new and I'm usually riding boards after they've been broken in a bit (but the Clout was new too).
Didn't have any fresh snow to speak of, unfortunately. The rating below is based on specs of the board, mostly - and on feel on firm snow.
Being a true twin, with a centered stance and mostly camber profile, there's not a lot to suggest that this would be great in powder. It would be equally as good in either direction, for those who like to ride switch in powder, but one-direction, wouldn't expect it to be great. The redeeming thing that would make it better though is the 3D shaping at the tip and tail - which raise the contact points a little.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Really fun on a carve. No big surprise given the amount of camber. But I wasn't quite expecting it to be as good as it was.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Not that nimble at slow speeds. Not un-nimble either but was expecting it to be a little better in that sense, especially after riding the Clout - I thought this would be a little more maneuverable than that, given that it's supposed to be softer flexing, but I actually found the Clout more nimble.
Overall edge-to-edge speeds: Responds and hold pretty well at speed. And gets quicker edge-to-edge when you start to ride it faster.
Skids: Felt a little catchy when skidding turns. Not one for a beginner, but not crazy catchy or anything
Max Speed = 43.3mph (69.7kph)
Was very good at speed for most speeds, but did start to feel it get semi-wobbly when really opening it out. But for the most part pretty stable at speed.
Really good glide on flats, especially for a centered twin, mid-flexing board.
It's pretty good in uneven terrain without being amazing. Felt the bumps a bit going over them and wasn't nimble enough to be really good going around them. But handled crud pretty well.
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Overall a great board for jumps. Not perfect but really fun and with good pop.
Pop: Plenty of pop in this board. Some really good spring. You could get decent amounts without having to load up and when you loaded it up, it really responded with an extra boost.
Approach: Good approach for anything from small to large jumps in the park. Held speed well on approach to big jumps.
Landing: Felt like I could really stomp the landings. It hasn't got a very wide platform - quite narrow overall. But you wouldn't know it, the way this thing could stomp a landing.
Side-hits: Great for pop and great for spins, but could have been a bit more maneuverable for those more tricky approaches.
Small jumps: Great for smaller jumps.
Big jumps: Great for big jumps too. Was good across the spectrum of jump sizes.
Being true twin and centered this board was always going to be good for riding switch - and it was.
A great board to spin. Ticks most of the boxes here.
It's a heavier board on the scales, but you wouldn't know it riding it - it was easy to get spins around on, and felt light to spring in the air (no doubt largely because of that great pop). So on paper it's heavy but in reality it actually felt on the lighter side.
Add to that the fact that it has solid landing and approach whether riding or landing switch or in your normal stance, and this was a great spinner for small and larger tricks. The only half a point off is that if it was more nimble it would be a little better for spins off side-hits.
Not ideal for jibbing. I'm not an incredibly strong jibber though. Personally, I could have used a bit more agility at slow speeds, and a completely un-catchy feel to be more confident on jibs with it. But you can certainly still jib with it, and those who are stronger jibbers wouldn't have an issue most likely.
Wasn't super easy to butter, but wasn't hard either. Just a little above average in terms of buttering/pressing.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall I really enjoyed my time on the BOD, but having the ridden the Clout the day before (which I loved) it wasn't quite what I was expecting. Given that it has the same camber but is supposed to be softer, and with a very slightly deeper side-cut, I was expecting something more nimble, not less. And I felt the Clout was less catchy, and more buttery, even though that didn't make sense in my head.
That said, this is a very good versatile board, and I'm only comparing to something that I thought was a little better. And for the price, the BOD is great value, for sure.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the BOD, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other all-mountain-freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the BOD compares to other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.