- Price: £500 / $580
- Category: Freeride/Powder, All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 153, 156, 159, 161w, 162, 164w
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: CamRock
- Base: Sintered
- New for 2020/21
- BUY DIRECT FROM JONES
Why we chose the Jones Stratos Snowboard: This little wizard has a few tricks up his sleeve.
At first glance, the Stratos looks like it was built for bombing hills, tearing up corduroy and point and shoot missions, which of course it is, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find a board that boasts a surprising amount of all-terrain versatility. Despite being one of the new kids on the block, the Jones Stratos has already nestled itself firmly in the upper echelons of the all-mountain freeride old boys club.
Unlike other Jones offerings, the Stratos doesn’t really have a specific place in the line because of its appeal on such varied terrain. Like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the Stratos encapsulates two very different sides of the same coin. On the one hand you’ve got a tapered directional charger with a powerful core and rocket-fuelled base that’s yearning for turning, and on the other hand you’ve got playful biax laminates, a middle of the road flex and floaty rockered tips begging to freewheel and butter.
“Like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the Stratos encapsulates two very different sides of the same coin”
The shape alone marks out the Stratos as a board that thrives in the deeper snow, the elongated diamond nose and notched tail ready to sniff out powder stashes all day long. Jones’ new Float Pack inserts give the ability to set your bindings back even further for the days when it’s been non-stop spewing. 10mm of taper create disparate surface area between the nose and tail, forcing the back of the board to sink down and seesawing the nose up and out of the snow.