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The ultimate big-mountain weapon.

Jeremy Jones has been pushing the limits of big-mountain riding since many of his peers have been in diapers. Whether he's putting down first descents in AK or New Zealand, Mr. Jones trusts his life to the Flagship snowboard in the hairiest terrain on Earth. The directional rocker/camber hybrid shape and refined Magne-Traction edge design create a super-stable platform that floats on top of nipple-deep snow, stomps warp-speed airs, and powers through icy turns - so you can stay on top of your board when falling is simply not an option.

  • Directional rocker/camber hybrid shape uses camber underfoot for stability and edge grip, with a large rocker zone in the nose for effortless float in powder
  • Carbon additives improve energy transfer and dampen the ride
  • Blunt nose for less swing weight and easier planing on top of pow, crud, or corn
  • FSC-certified full wood core is light, strong, and sustainably farmed
  • Mellow Magne-Traction edge design adds contact points for improved grip, while still letting you finesse your turns
  • Beefed-up edges are 250% stronger than traditional edge layups to withstand serious impacts without blowing out
  • Aluminum tip and tail protectors prevent delams and improve durability
  • Sintered base for face-melting speed, made from recycled materials to reduce environmental impact

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5 5

Great ride!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

First season on this board and it seems to do it all! I'm a heavy guy at just over 200lbs and this board lets me still have control on steep icy runs - no chatter when edging hard unlike my old Ride Concept. TMS. Great feeling in the powder too and responsive while cutting through trees. Seems to be very fast on the flats too- don't get stuck like before. Very happy with this board so far.

My board is delaminating do you know where...

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My board is delaminating do you know where I can return it? It is still covered u der warranty.

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Genp,

I'd go ahead and contact customer service to see if your order is still covered under Backcountry.com's 90-day return policy or if you'll need to work with the manufacturer on this.

Jared D.
Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055

5 5

Pow dog!!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

6' 160lbs...Riding the 158. Insanely gorgeous board . Took it out for some steep and deep runs and I have nothing but praise for this deck. I tried to dunk it multiple times but it just kept floating to the top. Very good edge control given the proper bindings. I have other boards but this is my go to pow day ride.

4 5

Top Sheet/Graphics not what I expected

I just picked this up on sale! I got the black one and the top sheet does not look like it is going to hold up at all. It feels like wal-mart furniture and it looks like the black paint will come off very easily. The graphics are very cheap looking/feeling. I was pretty excited to get this board but I may be returning it due to the top sheet. The graphics are not "burnt" in but poorly stamped on. I want to ride it and see what it feels like but I am scared to damage it. I don't want to give a bad review because I have not actually ridden the board but the quality/feel of the top sheet is not very good in my opinion.

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Maybe you should ride it before you review it.

5 5

Game Changer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ride in northern Vermont (Jay Peak, Smuggs, Bolton), mainly trees and sidecountry. With the 2012-2013 season running the gambit in terms of winter weather, this season was the perfect laboratory for this board. Bottom line: it passed the New England winter conditions test on all fronts

My only negative reaction to this board is regarding the wooden top (shown in Jimmy McMenamin's photos below). True to its claims, this board can take a beating. Over 35+ days of riding through trees, it sustained some substantial dings, especially along the front tip. These dings chopped up the wood on the top of the board and separated a small chunk from the rest of the board. Nothing a little (actually a giant gob) epoxy can't fix though. Easily avoidable problem: go with a version of the board that uses a standard, synthetic top layer.

The board holds up beautifully in your typical New England ski conditions. My opinion: if a board can handle crappy conditions like we see here, it can handle anything. If you take care of the edges, and you know what you're doing, it will deal with icy conditions as well as it does powder. Speaking of which, this baby FLOATS on powder while sacrificing very little in the way of responsiveness in order to achieve this. For backcountry days, I usually snowshoe in the skin tracks of my buddies, board strapped to my bag. This is my everyday, all mountain ride. I don't need anything else.

Game Changer
Love this board!

Love this board!

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Epic pow slashing abilities! Board totally rips!

Love this board

Love this board

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The ultimate pow slayer, the flagship will plow through the pow and let you lay down some sick turns. Throwing some pow slashes that Jeremy Jones would be proud of is what this board does best!

5 5

I sleep with my Jones Flagship

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked up the original Flagship just before moving from NYC to SLC, and it has been one of my best friends (literally) ever since. The exposed top sheet takes a bit of a beating over time (from bindings and regular wear and tear), but it's nothing that should dissuade you from thinking about adding it to your quiver. The thing flies in all circumstances - ice, steeps, pow, drops - and I've ridden it happily in everything from drunken groomer days to bottomless backcountry powder days. I've been in a few situations where it's either hold your edge or consider etching an impromptu will in the snow, and the Jones always seems to get me to the bottom alive. I recommend this board for almost any riding style (maybe not for the butters-aholic) but if you want to feel it in its glory, strap in and point down a fresh, untracked, 40 degree sketch line and let the Flagship carry you to a smile you can't get rid of.

I sleep with my Jones Flagship
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for the Jones Snowboards The Flagship...

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for the Jones Snowboards The Flagship Snowboard - sizes 154 or 158. is the bottom graphic white, with red mountians and black text? or is it red with black mountains and white text?

thanks