Construction and Materials
There’s nothing basic about the internal makeup of the Twin Sister. Even though it’s hardly the most expensive of the Jones line, it still uses some seriously wolf whistle worthy ingredients: a lightweight and vibration absorbing dual wood core, scratch resistant bio-plastic topsheet, and a Sintered 8000 base that’s slicker than snot on a doorknob.
In terms of how it’ll ride, Jones uses the more easy going biax fibreglass option, this lay-up sandwiches the core and dictates how the board will respond to rider input. It’s slightly more forgiving and mellow than a beefier option, and makes the Twin Sister easier to manipulate underfoot. As well as this, the Twin Sister uses Jones’ ‘Forever Flex’ technology, which mimics putting the board through the ringer. This breaks in the board before you even step on it, and allows the flex and pop to remain consistent from day 1.
Monsieur Jones has made a name for himself as a staunch defender of Mother Earth so, as far as possible, the whole footprint of the Twin Sister (and the whole Jones line) is kept fairly low. They use recycled or eco-friendly materials where available, so while no snowboard is perfect, the Twin Sister at least strives towards the mark.
“The Twin Sister has been rigorously tested and meticulously engineered to ensure it’s one of the most impressive all-mountain snowboards available”
Many women’s equivalent snowboards leave a little something to be desired but the Twin Sister is no younger sibling, this is the carbon copy of the most prominent all-mountain deck in recent times. It’s not as crazy as some others in the Jones line, but this is why we like it so much, it’s one for every day of the season, you don’t have to have feet of snow or Corbet’s Couloir to make the most of it. A reliable, consistent, every day workhorse of a snowboard that’s really comfortable in a range of varying terrain and conditions.
- Traction Tech 2.0 helps to grip on sketchier terrain
- Thanks to it’s versatile profile and shape, it can genuinely perform over the whole mountain
- Jones aficionados may prefer something a little more specialist from the freeride-centric brand
Seth Lightcap – Nidecker Group
“Fun, forgiving and fast – three adjectives that don’t usually describe a single women’s all-mountain board model. Plenty of women’s board’s are friendly and forgiving, but they can’t handle speeds over third gear. Not the Twin Sister! This board has both a pretty face and a ripped bod that’s ready to shred as fast as you wanna go. The Twin Sister’s 3D Contour Base offers amazing float and helps eliminate edge catch, while the Traction Tech 2.0 edges help lock in turns on firm snow. The combo is undoubtedly confidence inspiring. Match all this epic tech with a beautiful new graphic by the illustrious Annie Brace and you have the ultimate women’s all-mountain board.”