All mountain slayer Jonaven Moore has joined Jeremy Jones' new board company 'Jones Snowboards', leaving his previous board sponsor Rome.
“Jonaven is not only one of my favorite people to go into the mountains with, but also a rider that pushes my riding. He’s an obvious match for Jones...To have his high level of riding representing the brand and his invaluable insight in designing the boards is an incredible honor." says Big Mountain Jezza
Jonaven, who has previously filmed with Standard, Absinthe and Teton Gravity Research, has recently, like Mr. Jones, been doing alot more man powered back country riding and is currently filming for Jeremy's film 'Deeper' with Teton. He will be helping on the development of Jones' new line which is set to hit the shelves for the 2010 season. Jones will be releasing 4 boards for their first season and Jonaven will be working on the development of the All Mountain, Powder and Split boards.
Jonaven is really excited about working on the new line. “Most freeride snowboards are either way too heavy to truly perform or are so light-duty that I need to bring replacements for them on a trip. Jeremy has drive and skill like few other people, so being invited to join a team that would focus on building boards for the mountains is a no-brainer. It’s an amazing opportunity to design both a solid board with Jones and a high-performance split-version."
Good times. Jonaven's skill at combining freestyle with big mountain badness should mean that his in-put should produce something pretty nice and we are waiting to see how it goes.