Board: Jones Lone Wolf
Camber Option: Directional Camrocker. Huge rockered nose, camber under foot, and then a minimal rocker in the tail.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, high wind gusts, a couple inches of fresh snow, areas of heavy wind loaded snow, and cold temps.
Flex: People will immediately think this board is stiff just because of its sheer size and domineering swallow tail. They would be wrong. With a super soft nose that only marginally stiffens up as it goes into the insert pack and then gets stiffer in the tail this board comes in as being a middle of the road flexing deck. There’s an abundance of torsional give which lets you really twist the board through a turn and if you’re in tight trees.
Stability: The length of the board gives some stability, but over all it’s very lively. I noticed that I could feel every wind swept bump and contour. At speeds the nose has a lot of flap in it. You feel the snow underfoot especially if you slam hard into something buried under the snow.
Ollies/Pop: Having camber under foot helps give this board a lot of its pop. What you’ll notice though as that its size makes you work harder to get more snap. A simple ollie takes more effort when you don’t have a natural contour to jump off of.
Butterability: Look at this shape, you’re not buttering it.
Carving: So there’s a fair amount of taper on this board and if you really try to rail a hard carve on firmer snow you’ll notice in the tail that sometimes it catches a bit under the back foot. Long drawn out turns are what this board is designed for, especially in deeper snow.
Rider in Mind: The powder hound that wants a swallow tail with a good amount of taper.
Personal Thoughts: I spent most of the day using this boards shape to ride like a missle across the wind swept tundra. Its length aided in keeping me on top of the wind scour and its taper helped me sink when I would get into deep pockets of awesomeness. In the trees this board had some nimbleness but its length makes you work more for it. To sum this deck up it was like a taller, skinnier version of the Storm Chaser.
Comparable Boards: Snofisks The Deeps, Moss Snow Sticks Swallow 62, Endeavor Archetype
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