Board: Jones 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: A storm moved in dumping up to an inch an hour. The snow below that was firm and fast with patches of ice.
Flex: For a freeride flex it’s somewhere between middle of the road and death plank. This made me work for it when pushing the board, but still was stable. The torsional give wasn’t very abundant.
Stability: The flex of this board coupled with the camber profile made for a very smooth lively ride. Pushing through chunder and death crust it never wanted to buckle, but going over groomers you could feel the more noticeable variations in the snow.
Ollies/Pop: You really have to be on point to snap this board. So load up the camber and use that leg strength to get the pop you want. This board is most at home going as fast as possible and popping off features.
Butterability: I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re looking for a serious work out. This board makes you work a bit for it.
Carving: The mellow Magnetraction grips well on firm snow as well as slush. When railing a turn you do have to center flex the board a bit more than others to drive the edge in, but once you do be prepared to rip a long hard turn. The spooned tips give an easier entry to turn initiation, this is most prevalent in softer snow.
Rider in Mind: The guy that’s charging almost all the time and likes to rip hard carves.
Personal Thoughts: This board pushed me to the limit when doing long hard drawn out carves. This isn’t the most nimble board, but what it lacks in nimbleness it makes up for in its ability to plow through anything. This is a hard charging solid ripping board.
Comparable Boards: Rossignol Krypto, Burton Gatekeeper, Rome Sawtooth
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This board was loaned to us for review from Jones Snowboards.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*