Board: The Jones Mountain Twin
Camber Option: Camrock. Camber under foot and rocker in the tips.
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: For 2020 they softened this board up just a bit and you can notice that the most in the tips. There’s just more give out there. It still retains it’s all mountain versatile flex that is about a middle of the road, but instead of it leaning a tad more towards the freeride spectrum it leans more into the freestyle side of things. There is an ample amount of torsional flex as well which helps with steering this board.
Stability: I noticed more chatter under foot in this board than in years past. Those micro vibrations seemed to really to resonate underfoot. You get some chatter in the tips at speed. In rutted out terrain the board bends more with the contours of the snow than skipping across the top.
Ollies: That camber under foot gives this board snap. When you load this board up it activates the rocker zone and you feel it rebound which launches you up into the air. You do have to set up a bit ahead of time to pop with it.
Pop On Jumps: This board is fully at home on jumps of all sizes. It loads up with ease and snaps off the lip.
Butterability: With the softer tips you have more play and a bigger sweet spot to press into. As such you can butter more often and faster. It locks in and has minimal rebound so the fight isn’t there.
Jibbing: Nose and tail presses come easier on this iteration of the board due to the softer flex. That sweet spot really locks in and holds, but still provides pop where you need it. Getting sideways on a feature you feel it hug and hold.
Carving: Turn initiation comes with minimal effort. You’ll notice right away this board rolls in and out of turns with ease. When on edge and driving hard it holds firm and plows through anything in its path. If you center flex the board you can drive it any way you want.
Rider in Mind: All mountain rider with a bit of freestyle flair.
Personal Thoughts: I dig the idea of this board being softened up. It gives it a bit more play and if you want a stiffer version you can always go to the Ultra Mountain Twin. This makes it a more versatile all mountain board in my opinion.
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