Hello and welcome to my Endeavor Scout snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Scout as a surfy-freeride snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Scout a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other surfy freeride snowboards.
Board: Endeavor Scout
Style: Surfy Freeride/Powder
Flex Rating: Medium-Soft
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 87.8/100
Compared to other Men’s Surfy Freeride Boards
* note that the "surfy freeride" category is a new category here at Snowboarding Profiles - and represents freeride boards that are in that softer flex range - 6.5/10 or less. They're not necessarily "surfy" feeling boards as such - but "slightly softer flexing freeride" just didn't have the same ring as a category name!"
Out of the 30 men’s surfy-freeride snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Scout’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Scout’s specs and available sizes.
Directional Hybrid Camber Endeavor's "Hover Camber"
Sintered Dura Surf 4001
Heavier than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Scout Most Suited To?
The Scout is a great option for anyone looking for a powder board for their quiver that isn't too stiff and one that can also carve well on hard groomers, when the powders all tracked.
Could be a daily driver/quiver-of-one type board depending no your style. If you see a lot of powder, prioritize powder and otherwise mostly just carve up the groomers and like something around that mid-flex level, then it could work as your daily driver - but otherwise it's a good little powder-that-can-carve addition to your quiver.
Not for beginners, but something that an intermediate rider would be fine on - so a great option as a freeride board for an intermediate rider.
The Scout in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Scout is capable of.
Board: Endeavor Scout 2020, 156cm (260mm waist width)
Date: March 5, 2019
Conditions: Quite hard/icy in patches on and off groomer. Firm else-where. Some very small pockets of powder, but very minimal.
Overcast conditions with OK but not great visibility.
Cold with a cold, biting wind.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 560mm (22″)
Stance Setback: Setback 50mm
Width at Inserts: 275mm (10.83") at front insert and 268mm (10.55") at back insert
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight per cm: 19.87 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. The Scout is quite a bit heavier than normal. However, it is quite a wide board for it's length. I imagine the weight per surface area might still be on the heavier side but not as much as the weight per length suggests. Ideally that would be the measure but surface area is a rarely published spec.
Unfortunately didn't get much in the way of fresh snow to test it in, but felt good in the small amount I got.
And the specs are well suited to powder - good surface area, rockered nose, setback, and some taper.
Would particularly like to get this board in powder in the trees, given how nimble it is too.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Surprised me how good this was for carving - but then again there is a fair bit of camber, so shouldn't have been that much of a surprise.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Nice and nimble at slow speeds
Skidded Turns: Not what I would call easy to skid turns on but also not super hard, either.
Decently stable at speed, without being an out and out bomber. Limited to how good at speed it is, being mid-flex, but for it's flex it handled speed well.
Was fine in crud and was really good for bumpy uneven terrain, going over or weaving in between. Was a fun board in the trees - even though it was quite hard in there - would love to get it in the trees on a powder day.
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Pop: Decent pop. Not massively explosive, but decent - and easy enough to access.
Approach: A nice mixture of stable and nimble for approaches.
Landing: Nice and solid on landings - good camber and wide landing platform - and also forgiving enough too.
Side-hits: Enjoyed it more on side hits than I was expecting. Not super explosive, but decent enough pop and was good for setting up for trickier approaches.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Good for small. Sweet spot is probably medium and can handle large jumps fine too.
Not the weirdest I've ridden switch that's for sure. Definitely doable, but not ideal, of course.
Wasn't too difficult to get spins around and overall was OK. Landing/taking off swithc for 1s, 5s etc wasn't ideal, but overall OK.
OK, but not great. Definitely not what it's designed for though.
Not easy to butter on but not overly hard either. Middle of the road. Pressing felt different off tail vs nose of course too.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Scout is a nice nimble semi-short/wide board that is most suited to powder, but for a powder board it's a great little carver too - so a great option for powder days, when you want to also carve up some groomers too.
Also a nice accessible freeride option for intermediate riders or just anyone wanting a slightly more easy going freeride option to the big burly stiff options.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Scout, 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 surfy freeride snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Scout compares to other surfy freeride snowboards, then check out the next link.