- Sizes: 142, 147, 152, 157, 160
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Rocker
- Shape: Directional
- Price: €599
The Jones Storm Chaser has been since long before the brand’s other surf-inspired models, such as the Lone Wolf and Mind Expander, came along, and remains in the line to this day. There’s no getting rid of it; it’s simply of the finest short boards around.
Unlike some sticks, the Jones Storm Chaser doesn’t pay lip service to the surf-influence trend. It’s been designed alongside Chris Christensen, a surfboard shaper who knows everything there is to know about float. The rocker profile is his doing, as is the subtle channel between the swallowtail.
“The nose is bevelled for a smoother ride (as well as increased float in powder), and now features carbon stringers that help to dampen vibrations”
This one is wide, naturally, but the biax fibreglass means that it’s not too hard to twist it through the waist. While you don’t necessarily want to be having to grip any icy patches with this, thanks to the slight wave in the edge, you’ll have a decent chance should the need arise.
The nose is bevelled for a smoother ride (as well as increased float in powder), and now features carbon stringers that help to dampen vibrations. That’s definitely a welcome feature, as the problem is magnified in something as short as this.
Is it an everyday board? Of course not – this is a quiver stick if ever there were one. If you can find space for it in your board bag, though, the Jones Storm Chaser will crank your powder days up to 11.