- Sizes: 142
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Rocker
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £349 / €399
Jeremy Jones has made no secret of how the world of surfing continues to inspire his company’s direction. This year he’s revived (and drastically redesigned) the Jones Mountain Surfer, which does away with bindings and edges altogether.
Take the Jones Mountain Surfer to a resort and they’ll probably boot you out; take it to a mellow, untracked hillside, however, and prepare to whoop like a lottery winner. Thanks to the same ‘surf rocker’ profile – created by noted shaper Chris Christenson – as you’ll find on the Jones Mind Expander and Jones Storm Chaser, this thing can stay afloat even at a crawl.
“A rubber pad gives you all the boot grip you’ll need, and there’s a tough leash for those inevitable bail-outs”
For its 2018/19 return, the centre line of the board has a hollowed-out section that expands towards the swallow tail. Another idea nicked from surfing, it further improves the control and flotation, while the wide spoon nose keeps you out of trouble at the front.
A rubber pad gives you all the boot grip you’ll need, and there’s a tough leash for those inevitable bail-outs. Tech-wise it’s a lot simpler than most Jones fare, but whacking a bunch of clever carbon-enhanced additives on the Jones Mountain Surfer would be somewhat gilding the lily.
It’s more for those who already live in snow-blessed parts of the world, rather than the holiday-maker, but even if you only get to use it a couple of days a year, they might just be the best you’ve had for a long time.