- Sizes: 151, 154, 155W, 157, 158W, 160, 161W, 162, 164W, 167W
- Flex: 7
- Profile: CamRock
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: £439 / €500
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Ten years in, and the backcountry boffins at Jones snowboards continue to push the boat out with cutting edge shapes and constructions, designed to elevate every backcountry, freeride, carve and pow surf experience. Yet, year after year, the Mountain Twin remains their best selling board in the line. It’s no surprise really. You get all the quality, expertise and performance found in their quiver decks, bundled into their most versatile, freestyle friendly, all-mountain rip stick.
It’s still a Jones, though. Don’t for a moment think they’ve started wearing their pants around their arse and spend their weekends sitting in the park smoking marijuana cigarettes. This is a board that’s still very much geared towards charging the entire mountain, but one that is more than happy to chuck the odd spin or press, here and there.
“This is a board that’s still very much geared towards charging the entire mountain, but one that is more than happy to chuck the odd spin or press, here and there”
Although it has a directional twin outline, the flex is that of a true twin. You only need to look down to your feet to see the Mountain Twin was clearly designed to be ridden both ways. Having just a little extra volume in the nose will keep turn initiations smooth and help to smash through the crud or powder with your best foot forward. That said, you won’t feel hindered when you want switch things up.
That’s also down to its camrock profile, which keeps the tips less prone to hookups by creating an early rocker rise just beyond both of the inserts. The Mountain Twin is definitely the go-to Jones board for pressing, buttering and just some good old wholesome tomfoolery around the mountain, but a jib stick it ain’t.
There’s still a good chunk of pretty aggressive camber between the feet, stacked between a dual-density wood core with tri-ax fibreglass sheets and a 7000 grade sintered base. Add to that the Traction Tech sidecut disruptions, which create extra contact points along the edge and it all starts to paint a picture of a fairly powerful ride.
All Jones snowboards are getting the Super Sap Bio resin treatment this year, cutting no small amount of the carbon footprint of each board. With these constant eco-evolutions, Jones are doing their part to ensure we’ll hopefully still be riding in the mountains by the time their 20th-anniversary rolls around.