|146cm||150cm||154cm||157cm Wide||158cm||160cm Wide||162cm||164cm|
|Contact Length (mm)||898||922||947||960||970||982||995||1015|
|Effective Edge (mm)||1035||1063||1140||1160||1170||1185||1200||1220|
|Nose Width (mm)||293||301||309||326||315||339||319||320|
|Waist Width (mm)||244||250||257||272||260||276||263||264|
|Tail Width (mm)||268||275||283||298||286||309||289||290|
|Sidecut Radius (mm)||7800||8000||8200||8500||8500||8700||8800||9000|
|Stance Width (Inch)||17-23||18-24||18-24||19-25||19-25||19-25||19-25||19-25|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||100-155||120-170||140-190||150-200||150-200||150-200||150-200||150-200|
|Rider Weight (kgs)||32-45||54-77||65-85||68-90||68-90||68-90||68-90||68-90|
I’ve been riding a 158 archetype for two seasons now and my other three boards aren’t getting any attention. The spring and pop when this board is loaded is so fun especially in deep powder! It will launch me from a deep toeside carve out of the snow onto my heelside without trying. It rails a carve especially with bindings centered on the sidecut. And it’s such a smooth ride when conditions get rough that I don’t want to ride my other profiles. If I had to choose just one the Archetype rules!
Very impressed. Terrific in the back country. For me it stood well above other swallow tails I've ridden in tight trees. rolls from one edge to the other very smoothly. Had a fair few resort days on it as well. No problem Taking it through the park and on the groomers.
Not one for the moguls. Big fat nose is a pain when maneuvering through tight ruts. Not what it's designed for though.
I'd definitely recommend this as a full-time ride for sledders and cat skiing. It's a great addition to your regular board for resort but your gonna want something else as well.
I reckon, for a versatile, dedicated powder board; you can't do better. Bravo endeavour!
I bought a 158cm a few years ago, though sold it after only one day riding, as also have a Ride Timeless which I preferred at the time and seemed more practical as was riding Whistler where the pow gets tracked out hella fast and the Timeless powered through better in heavy wet snow chunder. I did recognize the exceptional quality of Endeavor and ended up with a High Five and Clout, still keeping the Archetype in mind for some day in the future...
As I'm riding Revelstoke this season, figured it'd be appropriate to give it another shot, and GLAD I'm did. Got the 154cm this time which is actually alot better for my size/weight. Rides excellent in pow, chunder, carves wonderfully. Playful, agile, all around awesome.
As much as I've loved the Timeless, after a few days getting used to the Archetype, not even sure how much I'll be riding it anymore, as been having alot more fun on the Archetype. Both are great, but loving the Archetype's maneuverability and the (board feel/flex?) with the Channel bindings.
Am impressed with the look this year, too. The pictures and video on the website don't really do justice, looks far sexier in person. The mix of glossy black with the matte geo design, gold tint, and white lettering are gorgeous.
Also picked up a Pioneer this year as love the Okan Uckun graphic, which rides great. But out of my five boards, if I had to cut my quiver down to two, it'd be the Archetype and Clout. If had to cut down to ONE, it'd be a crazy tough call. Though for someone who isn't big on freestyle and just wants to freeride with finesse, this would even be a solid quiver-of-one option as it rides just as good out of the pow as in it.
The Archetype fully lives up to the hype. Well-satisfied.
We can build this dream together,
Standing strong forever,
Nothings gonna stop us now.
And if this world runs out of lovers,
We’ll still have each other,
Nothings gonna stop us now.
Took this plank for a test ride last season on a demo day and loved the feel of it. It's like a more sophisticated, harder charging spring break slush slasher! Love the board and looking forward to laying trenches and floating pow on my own archetype this season.