- Sizes: 142, 146, 150
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Rocker
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £479 / €549
The Jones Mind Expander made a great first impression when it appeared last winter, with some of our test team calling it the best board they’d ever ridden. Now it’s available as a women’s specific version, so if you’ve been hearing the guys froth over its surfy brilliance, now’s your chance to try it for yourself.
On the surface, it does look a bit like they’ve gone ‘shrink it and pink it’ (or ‘purple it’, rather), but that’s not fair on Jones, a brand that has always done right by female riders. Many brands ease off on the tech side of things when making a ladies’ version, but every feature of the men’s Mind Expander is present and correct here.
“That ‘surf rocker’ profile glides through everything, from powder to slush”
It has the same flex, the same high-quality sintered base, the same core… the same everything! It’s just been re-scaled for female riders. Park rats should avoid this (although it has its moments off side hits), and speed freaks might find it wanting, but the feeling of that ‘surf rocker’ profile gliding through everything from powder to slush will win over everyone else.
The latest upgrade to the men’s version – carbon stringers in the nose specifically designed for this shape – is in the women’s Mind Expander too, so you can expect them to cancel out vibrations and deliver a smoother ride.
In its first year, the Jones Mind Expander women’s snowboard has gone straight to the top tier. Just read what our tester had to say below.