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.
NOTE: This review hasn't been updated past the 2022 model.
Board: Endeavor BOD (Board of Directors)
Flex Rating: Medium
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5.5/10)
Rating Score: 83.3/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 28 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.
I’m a fan of your reviews and curious of your choice between BOD and Capita Supernova.
Mainly riding on piste, I like carving on both legs but of course my switch is a little worst, in love with wide turns, also some butters, jumps, ollies, nose/tail rolls and tricks like that.
Is any of them much better in carving in groomers and soft snow?
I got used to twin board and a little afraid of directional in Supernova (for switch ride and flat tricks) Apart from that, according to your tables with scores they are pretty similar, a little more for Supernova? Am I right?
Which bindings (from Burton, Union or Salomon) do you recommend for these boards?
My last question is about BOD: will you go shorter or longer one if you were on the border between two sizes?
Thanks for your message.
I would say that the BOD is a little better for carving in harder snow conditions, but the Supernova better for softer conditions – and better in powder too. The Supernova is a little better for wider carves, with the BOD having a tighter radius. The BOD certainly better for riding switch. Both are about the same for buttering. They’re not ultra-buttery, but I would say above average for buttering (3.5/5 for both). The BOD has a more even feel off tail and nose, whereas the Supernova has a stiffer feeling tail vs the nose. For jumps I just preferred the BOD, but not much in it.
In terms of scores, both boards are in different categories, so can’t really compare directly between the final scores, since the scoring system for each category is different. It’s more useful to compare the individual characteristics in the score breakdowns, when comparing across categories.
In terms of bindings, I would go for something around 6/10, 7/10 flex for the BOD and more like 7/10 flex for the Supernova. Some good candidates from those brands are:
– Burton Cartel
– Burton Genesis X
– Union Strata
– Union Atlas
– Union Falcor
– Salomon Highlander
If you see yourself between sizes, I think it depends on what you’re priorities are. For carving, particular since you like wide turns, then I would go for the longer option. Same for float in powder and stability at speed. But I would go a little shorter if jumps, butters, tricks etc were more important to you. The BOD has a reasonable effective edge compared to overall length, so that would encourage me to go down rather than up, but it’s not a massive effective edge compared to overall length, so I would go mostly on what your priorities are.
Hope this helps
Thank you for reply.
As you rode both of them, which of them you liked more and will choose as one quiver board for all-mtn riding? (in general way)
What about the quality of these boards? Any significant differences considering that I can buy both at the same price?
At this moment, based on you already wrote I am a little more for supernowa.. I assume that switch ride is quite doable, did you try carving to fakie, how was it? – so far the directional is the only one against for this board. Setback is not so huge so I think I could fix bindings and stance as for a twin board?
I’m not familiar with channel system, is it a plus of minus vs standard inserts? There are no problems with loosening the screws?
and I asked you about bindings because read that you were using Malavita for both of them 🙂 if it matters i have salomon lo fi boots and like them very much and think don’t want very stiff bindigns – so i was thinking about burton genesis.
wish you a lot of snowy days 🙂
Thanks for your message.
For all-mountain riding, it’s a close call. Again, it depends on your priorities – if you give more weight to riding switch and freestyle, then the BOD stands out. If you want to prioritize other aspects, then the Supernova is the better choice. In terms of quality, I wouldn’t say either stood out as being more or less. Both good quality boards, IMO.
The setback isn’t huge and if you wanted to center up on effective edge, you could if you have bindings that allow that kind of adjustment. However, personally I wouldn’t adjust the setback. Given how little the setback is, it doesn’t hugely affect switch. The thing that more affects the Supernova for switch riding is the directional camber profile. It has camber all the way back to the tail, with rocker in the nose only. Great for powder, but not as good for riding switch. Still totally doable. If you had bindings that allowed you to center on effective edge, then that would help a little bit, but you’d still have that directional camber profile to attend with. Also note that even if you are centered on effective edge, the nose is longer than the tail, so you still won’t be set up like a twin. One more thing to note is that, if you go with Burton Genesis, you won’t be able to center on effective edge – you can only adjust stance width on Burton Re:Flex bindings by one hole at a time (2cm) – so if you tried to center up, you would end up with a set forward stance on effective edge, which I definitely wouldn’t recommend.
I like the channel system. It’s kind of annoying – given that it’s something that not all bindings are compatible with (though most big binding brands these days either come compatible or have a disc you can buy that makes them compatible). But overall it’s a nice system, IMO. And it allows the best stance width adjustments vs other binding systems and insert patterns. I haven’t personally experienced any issues with loosening screws.
If you think you would prefer softer bindings, then the Genesis would work for sure. A little softer than the others I mentioned, but if you wanted to go softer, the Genesis are a good option, as they flex well with the board, which, IMO, makes them versatile for a wider range of flex boards.
Hope you get lots of snow too!