Mpora Gear is all about product reviews and we wanted to kick things off with a review of a product that we recently tested out in the Alps.
Canadian snowboard company Endeavor Snowboard Design have been making stellar snowboards since 2002 and are finally beginning to gain the kind of recognition that they deserve. With a focus on producing quality product over fancy gimmicks and marketing the brand definitely appear to have their hearts and heads in the right place.
UK distributor for Endeavor snowboards Sam Noble talks us through the Guerilla snowboard:
I was able to test the Guerilla for a day and was able to test the board on a wide range of snow conditions ranging from fresh powder and corduroy in the morning to soft moguls and varied terrain in the afternoon. I rode the 154, which is a little bigger than I usually ride but it was a powder day after all! Here’s what I thought of it:
Shape and Profile: The Guerilla snowboard has a directional shape which made it easier to ride in the foot or so of powder that I was lucky enough to test it on. I didn’t have any problems with getting float in the powder despite the traditional camber profile of the board.
Flex: The Guerilla has a mid-flex and this helped it handle all of the conditions that I rode it on well. The board was stiff enough to charge around on but soft enough to still be playful on groomers and in butters. The biax glass topsheet made the board quite soft torsionally which in turn made turning on it a breeze.
Pop and liveliness: The mid-flex and poplar wood cambered profile made the board feel lively going into and out of turns and the board was quick and springy edge to edge. Tip to tail carbon stringers ensured the board had a decent amount of pop power and I was able to pop some pretty decent ollies on the groomers and in the powder.
Stability and Speed: The Guerilla handled varied and bumpy terrain well and I didn’t notice myself being thrown around a whole lot. My one gripe with the board was that it did feel a little slow at times, owing to the extruded base. However, as the entry-level board in the Endeavor range it is the one feature that enables this price-point to be lower and the overall package you get for that one compromise is excellent.
Graphics: With a nice horror theme that gave me a slight Capita vibe, The Guerilla has super poppy graphics that you really need to see in the flesh to appreciate. As one of the few snowboard companies that direct print graphics onto their boards the result is vivid, bright colours and super crisp lines.
Overall Impression: I really enjoyed riding the Guerilla and feel that it would be perfect for the intermediate rider looking for a good quality board that handles well over the whole mountain without breaking the bank. My only real complaint was that it felt a little slow at times but the tech and quality you get in this board for the price ensures that the positives definitely outweigh the negatives.
If you own this board or have tried it out, why not let others know what you thought of it by leaving a review on the Endeavor Guerilla product page.