Board: 2017 Jones Mountain Twin
Type: All Mountain
Camber Option: CamRock – Primarily camber profile with just a bit of rocker outside the inserts
Rider Weight: 155 LBS
Resort: Breckenridge Resort
Conditions: Mix of light fresh powder from a recent storm, groomers, and ice
Stance: 22” wide with +15°, -15° binding angles
Initial Thoughts: This is a high-end, versatile, all mountain snowboard for the rider who likes to explore and needs a board that can perform in every situation. From steep and deep pow lines to navigating an icy maze or sending booters, the Jones Mountain Twin will deliver. This is the powerhouse of all mountain twin snowboards, equipped to do it all.
Powder: This Jones board is designed with the side cut set back in the overall length of the board by about 20mm; this basically just means that the nose is a bit longer than the tail giving the board its directional shape and allowing it to naturally float better and want to lift the nose up as you ride in powder. I found the Mountain Twin to have great float in deeper snow and remain nimble for quick adjustments when necessary.
Carving & Edge Hold: This board is maneuverable and was comfortable navigating tight tree lines with speed. The mellow magne traction, creating multiple contact points, provided insane edge hold and even allowed the board to gain traction and carve on ice. You could feel your weight focus in on those points and claw their way across icy terrain.
Flex: This is a stiff aggressive snowboard, rated about a 7 out of 10. The nose is a bit more playful than the tail, but still pretty stiff.
Stability: The Mountain Twin is a really stable ride and will be able to support you even in extreme situations. Whether its high speed carves, steep icy lines, or any other high impact scenario, this board will provide a solid platform for you to stand on.
Butters: Not ideal for butter tricks on groomers, but nothing is stopping you from throwing some weight over the nose and spreading some butter over that roller! Don’t expect the same look as on a freestyle board, but it’s still fun.
Jumps: This board is a solid candidate for jumps whether in the backcountry or in the park. It’s stable on landings and the twin aspect of this board means it rides just the same in either direction; making it a great choice if you like to throw any freestyle influence in your riding.
Pop/Snap: It takes some muscle to load up tension in this snowboard, but you will get back in pop pretty much all the energy you put in. This thing has plenty of pop for ollies, jumps, and side hits.
Recommendations: I would recommend this snowboard for intermediate and up riders due to the aggressive nature of this snowboard. This is the go to all mountain snowboard for riders who want to push the limits of their abilities and not worry about finding the limits of their snowboard. Once you have solid edge control and are confident on more difficult terrain the Jones Mountain Twin can take you and your riding literally anywhere you would like to go.
Thanks to Jones Snowboards for loaning us this snowboard for review!
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