Board: Jones Frontier
Camber Option: Directional Camrocker. Camber under foot with rocker in the tip and tail.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Overcast skies, light spring snow falling, ice, groomers, heavy chunder, and some wind.
Flex: New name, same flex. You have your standard directional flex with a softer nose into a stiffer tail. There’s an abundance of torsional flex so you can really twist this board. The overall flex can bet categorized as a slightly softer middle of the road flex pattern.
Stability: You’ll feel every bump, rut, and chunder mound in this board. At speeds the tips flap and that does resonate back underfoot. Micro vibrations are prevalent but not overwhelming.
Ollies: There really shouldn’t be any changes compared to the last year model, but I feel there’s more snap in the tail on this. You can really load it up and boost. There just seems to be more rebound in it than last years. This makes hitting rollers, sidehits, and cat track gaps more fun.
Pop On Jumps: This board does a good job of destroying the jumps in the dad park and can handle anything up to a medium size. The snap is there and it has enough stability to not toss you when you land hard or deep.
Butterability: The nose is softer than the tail so it’s obviously easier to initiate a nose roll over that than the tail. The tail though can still be slammed sideways and spread some buttery love across the trail. Overall the board butters well enough.
Jibbing: This board locks into presses and slides with ease. It doesn’t fight you but there is just enough rebound to pop out of any feature you hit.
Carving: The sidecut is dialed in the sense that you can rip a carve and know it’ll hold on. It does a great job of driving into carves and laying a trench when they have to. This board is easy to engage from edge to edge. The drive off the tail is there and while you can push into the middle it won’t fight you.
Rider in Mind: Someone that is progressing past a beginner into a solid intermediate that needs a board to take all over the mountain.
Personal Thoughts: Other than the name change this board shouldn’t have had anything happen to it, although the tail seems to have more snap. This is a solid board for someone that doesn’t want a overly stiff or soft board that can ride the whole mountain.
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