Hello and welcome to my Endeavor Clout review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Clout as an aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Clout a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Endeavor Clout 2020
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 87.9/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 17 men’s aggressive all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Clout’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Clout’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Camber - Mostly Camber - Endeavor's 3D camber
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Clout Most Suited To?
Whilst Endeavor are marketing this as a big mountain freeride board - it's a true twin with a centered reference stance, which makes it more freestyle oriented. Granted it has the elongated tail and nose, but still better fits in this category in my opinion.
However, towards the end of their description, Endeavor call it a "backcountry freestyle" board - which I think is more appropriate. That nose and tail making it better for riding in powder than most all-mountain-freestyle boards - gives it that freestyle in the backcountry kind of feel.
So, that's probably who this is ideally suited too - but it's still a great board just for the resort, if you don't want to venture into the backcountry, and just want to ride aggressive freestyle all over the resort.
Not for a beginner but I didn't find it overly catchy or anything and wasn't quite as stiff as I expected, so I think an intermediate rider wouldn't have any issues with it.
The Clout in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Clout is capable of.
Board: Endeavor Clout 2020, 156cm (250mm waist width)
Date: March 5, 2019
Conditions: Quite hard/icy in patches on and off groomer. Firm else-where.
Overcast conditions with OK but not great visibility.
Cold with a cold, biting wind.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 560mm (22″)
Stance Setback: 1" (25mm) setback - reference stance is centered, but I was recommended to ride it a little setback
Width at Inserts: 260mm (10.24")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2860grams (6lb 5oz)
Weight per cm: 18.33 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. Pretty much right on the average weight - ever so slightly on the lighter side.
No powder to test on, unfortunately, but based on feel and on specs, I'd say it would be good, without being amazing in any one direction - but a really good option for riding both directions in powder.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Nice on a carve. Not a carving monster, but still carved well.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Surprisingly nimble at slow speeds. This board was fun to ride fast or slow.
Overall edge-to-edge speeds: Pretty quick edge to edge, whether riding fast or slow. I put medium-fast above, but it was bordering on out and out fast, but was a smooth feeling turning - as opposed to a snappy one.
Pretty stable at speed. Wasn't the out and out bomber that the Endeavor Alpha is (which I rode on the same day), but handled speed well without getting wobbly.
Felt really good through and over bumps - nimble enough to weave and smooth/damp enough to absorb chatter well. In terms of crud, it didn't crush it like the Alpha I rode before it did, but it went over it fine.
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Overall a really fun board to jump with.
Pop: Really good pop. You had to load it up to get the full pop out of it - but once you did it really responded. And you can definitely access some of that pop without too much effort.
Approach: Really quite nimble at slower speeds, which was great for side hits, and stable too - so great for bigger jumps as well.
Landing: Mostly really good with the landing. But you could feel the narrowness of the board a little. With a slightly wider landing platform, it would be almost the perfect jumper.
Side-hits: Nice and nimble, with good pop and easy to spin - made for a great board for side-hits.
Small jumps: Really nice for small jumps.
Big jumps: Apart from a slightly wider landing platform perhaps making it better for bigger jumps, it's still decent for big jumps.
Ride it centered and it's almost as good as it gets for switch.
Could get this board around easier - with that elongated nose and tail I thought you'd feel a bit more in terms of swing weight, but I didn't notice it to be fair. Had good pop too and great for landing and taking off switch.
Not it's forte, but OK.
This board buttered surprisingly well. I wasn't quite expecting it, but it did turn out to be a little softer flexing than I was expecting, and maybe something about that elongated nose and tail, helps too.
I felt it at a 6/10. It's rated as medium-stiff. That said, I probably would have ideally ridden the 158 for this board. But even then I don't think it would feel any stiffer than a 6.5.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Clout was a fun but smooth ride. It didn't feel catchy at all, but you could certainly still get aggressive on it. It was one of those rides that you could slow down and ride a little casually on at times - but when you decided to ramp it up, it kept up.
Really felt like it wasn't out of place anywhere on the mountain and doing anything. A really versatile ride, that I was originally going to label as all-mountain, until I realized it was a true twin. So can do a bit of everything really well - either aggressively or if you're feeling more lazy, you can ride it a little more casually too.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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