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Unisex Endzone 500 Park & Ride all-mountain and freestyle snowboard

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8397798
Key feature
Twin Tip, symmetrical board with central bindings for going in both directions. Standard camber for pops and grip on groomed slopes. Wide board with rocker and Powder Stance for powdery snow.
Users reviews
4.3 / 5 10 ratings
£139.99*

User benefits

Versatility
33% piste, 33% off-piste, 33% park.
Ease of handling
Medium torsion: traction and facility. Playful thanks to its small size.
Buoyancy
Very good buoyancy (rocker, Powder Stance = 60 mm setback)
Traction
Great traction on all types of snow (standard camber and medium torsion).
Anatomic design
152 cm:1.67 to 1.77 m 153W cm:1.68 to 1.78 m 158W cm:1.78 to 1.90 m - min. 85 kg
Rigidity
Quite rigid front and rear. Very good pop for jumps with good speed.
Forgiveness
Medium torsion for traction. Progressive snowboard, tolerant of mistakes.
Glide performance
Extruded PE + graphite base offering a very high-quality glide.

Technical information

Board alone
Illusion 700 recommended
Camber
Standard + Rocker
Shape
Twin Tip
Pack/Board
Snowboard only
Composition
Board : 40.0% Epoxy, Board : 30.0% Wood - Hard, Board : 25.0% Glass - Fiber (FG), Board : 5.0% Steel
Designed to :
experienced snowboarders looking for a very versatile snowboard for parks that performs just as well on-piste and off-piste.
Warranty
2 years

Advice

Storage instructions
Wipe the edges at the end of the day so they don't rust. Ideally, wax every 5 outings. Storing for the summer: keep away from sunlight, you can leave your bindings on the board.

Features of the product

A word from the product manager
If you had to choose just one...
Programme/terrain
The Park & Ride is true to its name, it's as good in parks as on- and off-piste. In parks, it is particularly suited to jumps (ramps) and you can trust it on take-off and landing. Its standard camber gives it pop for jumps and stability at full speed. The rocker offers manageability, as well as buoyancy in case of powdery snow. Its Powder Stance allows you to enjoy powder snow like with a freeride board.
Twin Tip snowboard
It is a Twin Tip shaped snowboard. The board's front and back board sidecuts are completely symmetrical, offering perfect centring and symmetry for riding in both directions in the same way. The Twin Tip shape also offers total balance when turning (on the ground, in the air).
Standard camber + Rocker
All the advantages of both the standard camber (thanks to the board's elasticity, a standard camber serves as a spring to provide grip on all types of snow, edge-to-edge dynamism and recoil when coming out of turns) and the rocker (under constraint, the board's points of contact with the snow come closer together, making the board more manageable). The rocker elongates and raises the nose so that it can glide better over powder.
Medium, Versatile FLEX
The flex is the stiffness of the board between the front and rear. The flex of the Park & Ride 500 is about 3/5, which is average and versatile. It offers predictable handling when cutting corners and is forgiving of edge mistakes.
Medium and versatile torsion
The torsion, i.e. the torsional stiffness of the board between the feet, is about 3/5 on the Park & Ride 500, which is fairly stiff for good hold in the curves, recovery coming out of a turn and responsive edge transition. It is also flexible enough to enjoy a bit of freestyle. Its medium torsion makes the Park & Ride particularly versatile, more than just a jib board.
0 mm setback, can be set to 60 mm: Powder stance
The setback is when the board's compression points with the snow are not symmetrical in relation to the centre of the board, but set back towards the rear. The bindings are also set back towards the rear by the same distance. 0 mm setback = no setback, these are fully centred Twin Tip boards, not only for riding in both directions, but also for better balance during rotations in the air and on slopes.
Technical information
Size 153 cm Front width 300 mm. Centre 258 mm. Rear 300 mm Radius 8.3 m. Effective edge 1,115 mm. No. of inserts: 2 x (10 + 2) =24. (4 possible positions per binding / 20 mm between each position - the last series of inserts is shifted for setting the bindings at Powder Stance = 60 mm setback). Recommended stance: 565 mm.
Recommended bindings
2 possible choices: _to begin, the Fixation Illusion 400 will be perfect _to use the board at a good or expert level, the more manageable and cushioning Illusion 700 will be necessary.
When should I wax my snowboard?
Wed'ze boards leave the factory waxed. They then require regular maintenance, like all snowboards and skis: ideally, wax after every 5 outings and at least once a year: - either at the beginning of the season to start with a very good glide - or at the end of the season, leaving the wax on to protect the base throughout the summer
What's the right size Park & Ride for me?
For freestyle, you can use quite a short board: - 20 to -25 cm (for example, someone measuring 1 m 74 can use a board between 154 and 149 cm). Choosing a shorter board will make it easier to turn and do tricks. Choosing a longer one will increase stability at high speeds and on landing after jumps. Choose quite a short Park & Ride. The 158 Wide is perfect for larger builds. 152 cm => 1.67 to 1.77 m 153 cm WIDE => 1 m 68 to 1 m 78 158 cm WIDE => 1 m 78 to 1 m 90 (min 85 kg)
What is the snowboard width?
A "Wide" board is a board that is wider than normal, to prevent "large" feet from touching the snow when turning a little too sharply and making you fall. From size 10 upwards, it is best to choose a "Wide" board. The width of the board is measured at its centre. At Decathlon, we have defined them as follows: - up to 250mm : normal board - 251 to 259 mm: medium wide - above 260 mm: Wide

Users reviews

4.3 / 5 10 ratings
10 users recommended this product
Distribution of the scores

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  • Man
    40-49 years old
    27 November 2016
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    Seriously impressed!

    I've paid over double this for a second hand boards and seriously blown away by how well this thing handles. Floats, pops and really holds an edge too. Set mine central then back a bit. Feels totally different but both setups feel great. 10/10.

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    02 April 2018
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    Bastante contento

    Tabla resistente y manejable! Ancha y muy útil para fuera de pista!

  • Man
    Under 20 years old
    23 February 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
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    Todoterreno

    He podido probarla en distintos tipos de terreno y me ha respondido muy bien.

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