- Sizes: 142, 145, 148, 151, 154
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £395 / €449
Given the enduring popularity of the Jones Explorer, it makes sense that there’s also a similar board to be found in the brand’s impressive fleet of women’s boards. The Jones Dream Catcher women’s snowboard made its debut last winter, and is back for 2018/19 with all the same great features and an even more comprehensive size range.
The Jones Dream Catcher is built for the whole mountain, and is more conventionally-shaped than the likes of the Jones Mind Expander. The outline and directional flex pattern make it more stable when ridden in your natural stance, but switch is fine too.
“Despite only being a little directional in its design, our testers raved about the Dream Catcher’s powder performance”
Rocker sections at the nose and tail come in handy when you want to butter the piste, as does the slightly convex shaping of each end. Don’t worry about the ride feeling too ‘loose’, though; when you really want to engage the edge in a carve, the camber bend between the feet – combined with the wave running through the steel – ensures you get all the grip you need.
Given its relatively mellow flex rating, you shouldn’t just use this for charging – Jones makes plenty of other boards that are better suited to that. To really get the most out of this, mix things up as often as you can.