- Sizes: 151, 154, 158, 159W, 161, 162W, 164, 165W, 167, 169W, 172
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £569 / €650
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They grow up so fast, don’t they? The Jones Flagship is already celebrating its tenth birthday. Then again, can anyone remember the days when this wasn’t the go-to freeride weapon of choice? From day one, the Flagship has had the look of a timeless classic – and the performance of one, too. In celebration of its first decade, the board has had a bit of an overhaul.
It’s still unmistakably a Flagship, but the new blunt nose and tail give the board a modern twist. The directional taper with the 3D base contouring provides the same effortless float it has delivered in previous seasons, but the redesign has the look and feel of a slightly shorter, more manoeuvrable deck.
“It’s still unmistakably a Flagship, but the new blunt nose and tail give the board a modern twist”
With the addition of two new sizes (151 and 167), the Flagship reaches out to freeriders of all shapes and sizes. It’s the board that’s going to hold your hand along a knife-edge ridgeline and then laugh at you when you begin to cry and ask to turn around and go home. It’s so unphased by big lines, and that confidence will soon rub off on whoever’s strapped onto it.
The Flagship has seen and done it all before. It’s one of the safest bets for looking after you in the backcountry. It has power and predictability, with camber underfoot and Traction Tech disruptions along the sidewall. It has float in abundance, with a setback shape and progressive nose rocker. And it has stability and dampening with the sustainably produced dual-density wood core, and all-new basalt and flax stringers tucked under the new wood veneer topsheet. In short, it has it all.
Over the years, the Flagship has become a little more accessible in its flex, and a lot more sustainable in construction – now sitting proud as the brand’s (and the world’s?) most environmentally friendly snowboard. Ultimately, though, it still remains the go-to big mountain, expert freeriders’ favourite in the Jones fleet.