Hello and welcome to my Endeavor Ranger review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Ranger as a freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Ranger a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other freestyle snowboards.
Board: Endeavor Ranger 2020
Flex Rating: Medium-Soft
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Rating Score: 83.0/100
Compared to other Men’s Freestyle Boards
Out of the 38 men’s freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Ranger’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Ranger’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Camber Endeavor's Multi-Camber
Heavier than Normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Endeavor doesn't do women's specific models but do unisex models, with a large range in sizes.
Who is the Ranger Most Suited To?
The Ranger is best suited to those looking for a ride just on the softer side of medium in terms of flex, predominantly to ride freestyle with - but want something that will still be able to handle the rest of the mountain OK (without being a super carver/bomber).
Great for spins, small to medium jumps & sidehits. And can jib pretty well too.
Beginner friendly enough too. I'm not sure I'd say beginner ideal, but easy to skid turns on and easy to initiate turns on.
The Ranger in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Ranger is capable of.
Board: Endeavor Ranger 2020, 156cm (256mm 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: 265mm (10.43")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 3160grams (6lb 15oz)
Weight per cm: 20.26 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 on snow at all. The actual weigh of a board and feel on snow is often different.
No powder to test in on the day, but given that it's a true twin with a centered stance, it's never going to be great in powder. It does have a little rocker tip and tail, which does help, but overall average for powder.
Carving & Turning
Not a hard carver as such, but turns quite nicely. Easy/forgving for skidded turns and S turns are fine. Did wash out on the heel edge getting into a more aggressive carve - and in general didn't feel like an elbows deep carving board - which didn't surprise me, given the specs.
Surprised me a little speed-wise. Better than I though it would be but still average at speed and did get a little squirelly at higher speeds.
Absorbed/hugged bumps nicely and was nimble enough to navigate between bumpy spots too. Was OK in crud too - didn't crush it as such, but was good for navigating it.
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Overall a really fun board for smaller jumps and side hits.
Pop: Good pop and really easily accessible too.
Approach: Nice and nimble for those trickier side hit approaches, and stable feeling for approaches to medium and small jumps.
Landing: Pretty solid landing platform. Could be a little better for larger jumps, but awesome for smaller jumps.
Side-hits: With easily accessible pop, being nice and nimble and great for spins and for landing and taking off switch, this was a really fun board on sidehits.
Small jumps: Awesome and fun on small to medium jumps.
Big jumps: Could be more solid for larger jumps - prefers small to medium.
Even though this board is on the heavier side on the scales, it's not on snow. It feels light and easy to spin around - and that easily accessible pop really helps for those spins where you're having to get around without much air time or on a tricky approach. And landing and taking off switch is great.
For really big tricks it maybe doesn't have the solidness required to be great, but that's the only thing I'd take off in terms of spins.
Nice to jib on too. So definitely a good one if you like to ride the jump line and the jib line.
Easy to butter, but not super-easy.
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 Ranger is a great board for the park, for both hitting the jump line and jib line. It's best for small to medium jumps and is a great little spinner too.
It can handle riding the mountain too - it's certainly not a bomber but for casual groomer runs it's all good - and it's great for finding side-hits too.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Ranger, 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 freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Ranger compares to other freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.