- Price: £525 / $600
- Category: Freeride/Powder
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 142, 147, 152, 157, 160
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Surf Rocker
- Base: Sintered
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When you compare the Storm Chaser to its Surf Series brother in arms, the Lone Wolf, at first glance they couldn’t be more different. They’re like chalk and cheese, imagine Danny Devito squaring up to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But upon closer inspection you’ll see they’re two different sides of the same beast- a powder hungry beast sniffing out its next meal.
Where the Lone Wolf capitalises on long drawn out turns in wide open spaces, the Storm Chaser is agile and nimble, darting through trees and zipping round obstacles. They both, however, come to life when it’s been spewing, rolling in and out of turns, cruising through undulating pow fields and serving up frosty face shots on a platter.
“They throw everything in their arsenal into the Storm Chaser to ensure it’ll float with the best of them”
Despite its relatively short stature, the Storm Chaser more than makes up for surface area with its positively curvaceous waist width, the 142 boasts a voluptuous 26.5cm measurement. Jones know width alone ain’t gonna cut it, so they throw everything in their arsenal into the Storm Chaser to ensure it’ll float with the best of them.
The big old rockered nose, 2cm taper, 2.2cm setback and swallow tail all work to make sure the Storm Chaser skims across even the deepest snow. The fully rockered profile isn’t ideal for icy hardpack, but if you’re seeking out those conditions on it, you might have chased one too many storms.
“This pocket pistol is standing up against the freeride cannons and packing a serious punch”
Like all Jones snowboards, they Storm Chaser makes sure to tips its hat to sustainability. With recycled components, plant-based resins and environmentally friendly manufacturing Jones are doing their part to preserve our wilderness.
It’s often been said that good things come in small packages, and it most certainly rings true with the Storm Chaser. This is shifting the paradigm of what’s possible on a snowboard, this pocket pistol is standing up against the freeride cannons and packing a serious punch.