Board: Jones Carbon Flagship
Camber Option: Camrocker. Camber under foot with rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Firm fast hero snow with sunny bluebird skies.
Flex: This board is on the stiffer side and designed for hard charging. There’s a little bit of torsional give. The one thing I did notice was more flex in the nose than the tail.
Stability: This board is meant for stability. You can charge anything on this board without a care in the world. I did notice a bit of chatter in the very end of the tip especially at high speeds. The one thing to say though as while this is a very stable board it doesn’t dampening micro vibrations.
Ollies/Pop: Load the camber up and spring into action. This board has pop, especially at high speeds. Never once did I fear hitting a natural drop, rock, roller, or side hit with this board.
Butterability: Not exactly the most butterable board out there. I would suggest going fast and being heavy to get a good ground press out of it.
Carving: This sidecut rips turns. I mean RIPS turns. I was laying trenches all over the groomers and even in the sun baked chunder field. Whether it was a short quick turn or a long drawn out aggressive carve this board just held.
Rider in Mind: Someone that likes to go fast, pop hard, and doesn’t know how to slow down.
Personal Thoughts: This is one of the best carving boards I’ve been on in a long time. The way the boards built really lets you set up a turn and drive through the apex of the carve. I wanted to keep riding this board, which says something as this is not the type of board I would normally gravitate towards.
Comparable Boards: Rossignol Krypto, K2 Carve Air, Smokin KT-22
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This board was loaned to us for review from Jones Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board has not changed drastically for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*