Jones Snowboards 2019 | Rider Reviews
For winter 2018/2019, you will find a variety of powder specific and all-mountain ready board and bindings from Jones Snowboards at Tactics. From the versatile Explorer to the powder specific Stormchaser, there is a board for every type of snow condition and rider type. The effortless float and outstanding edge hold of the Mind Expander made it stand out as one of our top picks for next season and it even comes in a splitboard option.
New for 2019, Jones has released their own line of bindings featuring unmatched support and response for big terrain and maximum board control. Two models can be found at Tactics, the big mountain ready Apollo and the versatile all-mountain/freestyle oriented Mercury. Both models are intended for the intermediate-to-advanced rider and will compliment any board in the Jones line up.
Scroll down and check out all our rider reviews of the 2018/2019 Jones Snowboards that can be found at Tactics.
Jones Mountain Surfer 2019 Noboard
Looking to spice up your quiver and try something new? The Mountain Surfer provides the ultimate Noboard experience for a true pow surfing experience. Shaped by Jermy Jones and legendary surfboard shaper Chris Christenson, this bindingless powder-surfer provides absolute freedom and a feeling that rivals catching waves on your favorite stretch of coastline.
Jones Mind Expander 2019 Snowboard Rider Review
Built for wide open turns and effortless float in powder, the 2019 Jones Mind Expander is a directional all-mountain board intended for intermediate to advanced level riders. Featuring the Christenson Surf Rocker camber profile, the Mind Expander handles powder with ease. A progressive sidecut and directional flex pattern ensure a stable and secure ride when carving on edge. New for 2019, Web Fused Carbon has been added to the nose for increased dampening and reduced chatter in rough snow conditions. If you're looking for an all-mountain freestyle board that kills it in the powder, make sure to check out the Jones Mind Expander.
Jones Hovercraft 2019 Snowboard Rider Review
Built for pow slashes and slaloming tree runs, the 2019 Jones Hovercraft, is a directional all-mountain board intended for intermediate to advanced level riders. Featuring a directional rocker profile, the Hovercraft handles both choppy conditions and powder with ease. A blunted nose and Spoon tail provide a surf like feel in powder, while the progressive sidecut and Traction Tech 2.0 construction ensures effortless edge hold on groomers.
Jones Ultra Mountain Twin 2019 Snowboard Rider Review
Freeride World Tour Champion, Sammy Luebke’s board of choice, the Ultra Mountain Twin is built with a super lightweight Power Core and a stiff 9/10 flex rating to benefit advanced and aggressive riders. Jones' twin Camrock profile delivers all-mountain versatility by keeping your tips playful while maintaining the power and pop of camber underfoot, and the Ultra Construction and carbon stringers administer a high level of response while absorbing chatter from riding on uneven snow surfaces. This board also features a ton of environmentally conscience tech like Recycled ABS sidewalls, a Flip Flop base graphic, and Recycled Steel Edges.
Jones Stormchaser 2019 Snowboard Rider Review
Designed for tight tree runs and surfing powder, the 2019 Jones Storm Chaser is a directional powder board intended for intermediate to advanced level riders. Featuring the Christenson Surf Rocker camber profile, the Storm Chaser handles powder with ease thanks to the power-packed swallowtail. A progressive sidecut and directional flex pattern ensure a stable ride despite the short running length. New for 2019, the Bamboo Surf Core has been lightened up and Web Fused Carbon has been added to the nose for increased dampening and reduced chatter.
Jones Explorer 2019 Snowboard Rider Review
Crafted for everything from backcountry lines to park laps, the 2019 Jones Explorer is a directional all-mountain board intended for intermediate to advanced level riders. Featuring a directional rocker profile, the Explorer handles both powder and jumps lines with ease. A progressive sidecut and directional flex pattern ensure a stable ride, while Traction Tech 2.0 provides unmatched edge hold in adverse snow conditions. If you're a rider who doesn't want to mess around with switching boards everytime the snow falls, check out the Jones Explorer to cover all your backcountry, freeride and freestyle needs.
Jones Flagship 2019 Snowboard Rider Review
The Flagship is a longtime staple in the Jones lineup best known for its stiffer flex rating, high level of response, and ability to conquer all types of terrain. New for 2019, Paulownia Stringers are placed in the Master Core to relieve weight without compromising its strength, durability and precise feel. The tried and true Directional Rocker profile is perfect for ripping through powder thanks to the long rocker up front and huge Blunt Nose. Towards the back, you'll find a healthy amount of camber giving you stability at speeds and enough energy return to spring out of your turns and get big air when popping off kickers. The V-Core Construction and Power V Basalt Stringers make for a smooth and dynamic ride, even on rough terrain, and the Progressive Sidecut and Traction Tech increase edge hold to keep you in complete control while carving.
Jones Apollo 2019 Snowboard Binding Rider Review
The Apollo is an expert level freeride binding featuring NOW's Skate Tech Baseplate and a super light and stiff Carbon Flax highback. This exclusive highback design blends the Eco-friendly performance of Flax with the lightweight, torsional stiffness of Carbon for ultimate response and acute precision. Jones gives you two different types of bushings to swap out, allowing you to switch between Surf Mode, for a softer, more playful ride, and Freeride Mode for maximum response. Asymmetrical Flip It Straps, 3D Toe Straps and a Flushcup Heelcup design keep your boots locked in tight for max control without sacrificing comfort, and the Skate Tech baseplate transfers energy straight to the edges of your board which helps reduce leg fatigue because less work goes a lot further. If you like technical freeriding and high speed carving and you want a binding that really makes a statement, you can't beat the Jones Apollo.
Jones Mercury 2019 Snowboard Binding Rider Review
Built for all-mountain freestyle and slashing powder, the 2019 Jones Mercury is intended for the intermediate to advanced level rider looking for superior edge control. Featuring a Flex Hinge highback, the Mercury offers a surf inspired feel with unmatched balance and maneuverability. Utilizing Skate Tech, Flipit ankle straps, and tool-less adjusters, these bindings have a ton of on the fly adjustability to dial in the perfect fit. If slashing powder and sending side hits is your thing, check out the Jones Apollo binding.