The Next Series rockered brother, the RC delivers great float in powder and incredible response edge-to-edge in the deep stuff. A stunning board for killing it all over the mountain from park to pow. Probably a little heavy for light and feeble riders.
The Next snowboard returns to the line as an all mountain directional board tailored for riders who know how to use and work a performance board. It is precise, fast, and nimble on all terrain. The slight taper in the shape of this board enables riders to float in powder. With that said, it is ironic that this taper also helped Jake Koia assault the 80 foot quarter pipe at the Artic Challenge. The Next seriously is the Next best board to hit the mountain. Also available with a rocker profile in the 159, the Next Series shape is a perfect match for the RC technology, with the blunted nose for plowing through five feet of fresh and carbon configuration giving the snap needed
Available Lengths (cm):
154, 157, 159, 162, 159RC
Sintered 4000 base
Biaxial & Triaxial glass
Aspen wood core
The Next Series 159RC is new to the Endeavor line up, it’s Endeavor’s premium freeride rocker. My first thoughts were that the Next Series was quite heavy compared to similar boards of it’s length, this is because of a fuller nose and a slight taper at the tail to assist float, and no-doubt because the rocker construction has had to be beefed up to handle big cliff drops and powder landings. Despite being a little heavier than other boards, the Next Series was extremely quick and nimble edge-to-edge, I felt like snake hips weaving my way around Kaunertal, definitely more agile than similar boards of it’s size, but still stable at high speed. The Next Series also provided impressive float in deeper snow. I can imagine pumping through tight trees would be amazing fun on the Next Series, especially in heavier snow. Off kickers the Next series was really poppy. At high speed on bashed pistes, the Next Series did display a bit of chatter, but in deeper snow this wasn’t a problem, it’s a trait that I’ve seen in a number of rockered boards at high speed. An all-mountain board which would be happy in the park and dropping 30ft cliffs at high speed in head height powder, I would have loved to have hit some big backcountry booters into deep powder, I’m sure the Next Series would be in it’s element. If I was doing a season in Whistler and I could only take one board, I’d take the Next Series.
Posted by Rich Ewbank in • Endeavor
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