The Roots Series is a softer ride for lighter riders but with carbon stringers for extra pop. The Roots has a centered stance and a twin shape resulting in a park and pipe specific deck. Limited availablity out of Japan, and probably one of the best looking boards of the season… well that’s our opinion anyway.
The Roots is a twin board tailored for aggressive freestyle riders. You have to get in fast or live in Japan to rock this board, as it is only found in Japanese stores and in limited quantities elsewhere. Shingo Kawano is the driving force behind this board and has contributed his style to its development.
Available Lengths (cm):
148, 151, 154, 157
7000 grade sintered base
Poplar / Quaruba wood core
The Endeavor Roots was a really pleasant board to ride and felt much longer than 154cm. The sidecut for the board was pretty perfect which combined with a good amount of torsional stiffness meant that making small controlled turns down steep terrain was as easy as making long radius carves down wide-open mellow piste’s. If you’re a smaller rider and you’re looking for a board that can do it all; Park, Pipe and Piste then you really don’t have to look any further. I wouldn’t say that the pop was particularly aggressive but the flex between the bindings was on the stiffer side of medium and the tail and nose were pretty solid which made powering through crud easy and made landings solid. Ideally this board would suit somebody around 60-65kg who is an intermediate but looking to progress their riding quickly in the Park and on the Piste.
Posted by Tom Ewbank in • Endeavor
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