Board: Jones Ultra Mountain Twin
Camber Option: Camrocker. Camber underfoot with rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warmer temps, snow that was perfect for ripping hard carves as well as slashing around.
Flex: This board ranks as one of the more stiffer all mountain freestyle boards I’ve been on. There’s a little bit of torsional flex and I do mean a little. The tips are just a smidgen softer.
Stability: This board is lively and stable. Where it lacks in dampening it makes up for in just sheer aggressive stability. So while you might feel those annoying micro vibrations, you won’t give two shits when you plow through a chunder field and bust out the other side.
Ollies: This board wants to be in the air. The camber profile really lets you load up the tail and bust out some serious snap. Hitting side hits this board went higher and further than others I have been testing.
Pop On Jumps: As mentioned this board likes to be in the air. Set up is easy to initiate and once you snap the tail you’re off that lip and in the air.
Butterability: I will say this isn’t the board strong suit. You have to get your weight way over the tips to get the desired performance you want, but it’s not impossible.
Jibbing: Don’t even waste your time unless you’re going huge and fast. This board just doesn’t like to jib.
Carving: Ripping a hard aggressive turn takes next to nothing to start and finish. I attribute this to two things: having a Spoon shape in the tips and the mellow Magnetraction. If you want to rip short quick turns this board doesn’t slouch either.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a slightly directional twin snowboard that rips hard, fast, and won’t settle for a lesser performing board.
Personal Thoughts: This is definitely a step up from the Mountain Twin. You have to ride this board fast and aggressive, but it performs just that way.
Comparable Boards: Rome Sawtooth, Rossignol Jibsaw HD, Ride Berzerker
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This board was loaned to us for review from Jones Snowboards marketing department.