- Sizes: 152, 156, 158W, 159, 161W, 162, 164W, 165, 167W
- Flex: 6
- Profile: CamRock
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £419 / €480
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Why we chose the Jones Frontier Snowboard: The Explorer got a makeover. It’s a true work of art and one that’s primed for drawing lines of its own in the mountains.
Formally known as the Explorer, the Jones Frontier gets a fresh lick of paint, an overhauled core packed with eco materials and finds its way back into our 100 selection. By no means is this the gnarliest, stiffest, fastest or most experimental shape from Jones, but simple things done well are often the most impressive. Especially when they’re finished off with that topsheet.
The most notable changes come in the form of two new sizes – a 165 and a 167W. With over 25cm differentiating tall and lanky from the short and squat, the Frontier will no doubt be spotted on the feet of a pretty eclectic range of freeriders this season.
“By no means is this the gnarliest, stiffest, fastest or most experimental shape from Jones, but simple things done well are often the most impressive”
As with most of the 2020 fleet from Jones this year, every material has been put under the (energy-saving) spotlight and, where sustainable changes could be made, they have been. The poplar wood that makes up the Classic Core is all sustainably sourced. More impressively, they’ve done away with the more conventional, toxic resins and now bond all the layers with their new Super Sap Bio Resin, eliminating up to 30% of the greenhouse gas emissions. Wouldn’t expect anything less from Jezza, though, would you?
Where things were working, they’ve been left unchanged. The essence of the Frontier remains true to its origins as one of the most fun, forgiving and versatile boards to ride the whole mountain on.