Board: Jones Mountain Twin
Camber Option: Camrocker. Camber under foot and a little bit of 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: Overcast skies with a storm rolling in during a week of unseasonably warm temps. The snow was fast, firm in spots, and very wet.
Flex: This board is just a hair past a middle of the road flex. It stiffens up under foot but mellows out between the bindings to give more play. The torsional flex is consistent but not soft which makes it ample for driving a carve.
Stability: This board is smooth and stable when going through varying terrain. It borders on the side of being more damp than lively which helps it when plowing through the crud.
Ollies: Having a bit of traditional camber under foot allows the rider to load it up, while having rocker gives it an easy skate inspired pop. When popping off rollers and boosting off side hits there never came a point where I thought it wasn’t going to snap.
Pop On Jumps: This board is perfectly at home hitting the lip of a jump. It’s designed so you can hit small, medium, and large kickers with ease.
Butterability: The rocker in the tips do give it a bit of ease to initiate a butter, but the camber and flex make you work for it. If you know how to butter then you will butter, if you don’t well sadly I have to inform you that you need to either “man up” or get a different board.
Jibbing: This board takes a little bit more effort to lock into a press, but it’s worth it. Sliding sideways on a feature it really locks in giving you a secure feeling. While not exactly the best for those that lack the skills to ride rails it doesn’t disappoint for a more seasoned rider.
Carving: Featuring a mellow Magnetraction which gives more contact under and between the feet is nice. Whether you’re doing a mellow set up turn or trying to harness your inner hard booter you can rail a turn on this deck. Only once did I encounter a time where it washed out and I attribute that to me getting a bit too gnarly for my own good in the wrong conditions.
Rider in Mind: The all around rider that does it all and wants a little bit of a directional board.
Personal Thoughts: This board is a blast. What I initially thought would be a little too stiff of a board turned into being just the right flex for the conditions. Spending the day hitting side hits and boosting cat tracks this board never once faltered or let me down. When it came time to charge, it charged, and when I was feeling lazy, it allowed me to be lazy. While probably not the board for everyone I think a vast majority of the readers here will enjoy it.
Comparable Boards: Yes Typo, Rome Mod Camber, Capita Mercury
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This board was loaned to us for review from Jones Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*