- Price: £500 / €550
- Sizes: 146, 149, 152
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional Twin
Snowboarding is still predominantly a male-dominated sport, and the gender gap increases further still when you focus in on the real die-hards amongst us. Still, thanks in part to Jones’ formidable quiver of quality female-specific snowboards, there’s never been a better time for that ever-growing group of women who’d gladly exchange a kidney for an epic day on the hill.
“The camber in the profile puts the ‘Air’ in Jones Air Heart”
The Jones Air Heart is less powder-focused than many of Jeremy Jones’ creations, so if it’s purely the steep-and-deep you’re after then perhaps the Hovercraft or Dream Catcher will be a better fit. No, this one is has more going for it on firmer trails where it’s all about getting aggressive and, wherever possible, airborne.
This one is largely unchanged from last year’s debut version of the Jones Air Heart. One big tweak worth mentioning is the addition of a layer of ‘’Technora’ fibre underneath the topsheet, which makes the board torsionally stiffer (and therefore increases response time and stability at speed). You’ll need to be a fairly confident rider to effectively manipulate this board, but the medium end-to-end stiffness means that it’s not only for the true hellcats out there.