Whitelines Snowboarding’s Online Editor Sam Oetiker reviews the 2012-2013 Jones Flagship snowboard at the TSA Snowboard Test in Hintertux.
JONES FLAGSHIP – TECH SPEC PRICE: £470 PROFILE: Combi WIDTHS: Wide lengths available SHAPE: Directional FLEX: 9/10 AVAILABLE LENGTHS: 158, 161, 164, 163 W
JONES FLAGSHIP – SNOWBOARD BUYERS’ GUIDE REVIEW The Flagship is a beast of a board, with a super-responsive, stiff flex and a specifically widened nose to help it float in powder. It's got what Jones calls 'mellow Magne-traction' along the edges to help it grip on ice, and a 'CamRock' combo profile that gives it some of the float of rocker boards in powder without sacrificing too much of the stability that camber brings on harder surfaces.
JONES FLAGSHIP –WHAT THE BRAND SAYS The Flagship knows no speed limit as the Mellow Magnetraction keeps it solid on ice, while the blunt nose, directional rocker and camber underfoot deliver the float and stability necessary to bomb lines. Carbon stringers and an ash wood topsheet provide a lively but damp board feel that’s big on pop and solid on landing. When the terrain demands confidence and control the Flagship is in a league of its own. No other freeride board on the planet can match it’s power or agility. Does it sound like a superhero? The Flagship will make you feel like one.
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