Bringing freestyle flavor to your all-terrain riding, the Jones Mountain Twin Wide Snowboard maximizes fun when you're slashing powder in tight trees, sending cliff lines, and hitting backcountry kickers. This wider version accommodates riders with bigger feet without pesky drag sapping their turns down the mountain.
It's a directional twin that's centered along the effective edge for freestyle prowess, but with a longer nose (approximately 3/4 of an inch) for enhanced float and straight-line stability. Although it's most happy seeking the fresh stashes and natural hits of your local mountain, the Mountain Twin also excels at spinning from kickers, blasting airs from pipe walls, and even throwing some jibbing into the mix on days when you'd rather lap the park.
Maximizing versatility, the board's CamRock profile places responsive camber underfoot for the snappy drive and locked-in carving you've come to love from camber. After the inserts, the board transitions to rocker at the tip and tail for catch-free freestyle, as well as extra buoyancy in deep snow. Ultimately, this hybrid profile delivers the best of both camber and rocker, maximizing the board's versatility while reducing the likelihood of catching an edge and submerging in deep snow.
New for this season, the Mountain Twin features a snappy Power Core that's borrowed from Jones' top-shelf boards, such as the Flagship and Aviator. This triple-density wood core features bamboo stringers for extra pop and lightweight paulownia for weight savings. Ensuring competence in downright icy conditions, the Mellow Magne-Traction grips into firm snow with ease, but without being overly grabby like the more aggressive Magne-Traction versions on the market.
- Rip-anything freestyle board excels across natural terrain
- CamRock profile combines responsive camber with catch-free rocker
- Directional twin shape for versatility across the entire mountain
- Flex pattern is softer between the bindings and stiffer at tips
- Mellow Magne-Traction delivers reliable edge hold in firmer snow
- Power Wood core increases strength with hardwood stringers
- Sintered 7000 base for speedy glide across varying snow conditions
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- Q & A
Real Real Fun
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I'm a skier who likes to snowboard to mix it up, and I finally decided this season I would take the plunge and invest in a nice board instead of just taking random loaners that were never the exact size or shape I wanted. After much nerding out on the internet, I settled on this as one of the most promising do-it-all boards with a slight bias to powder. Sure enough the day after I got it turned out to be an epic powder day, so I got to put it to the test on crazy deep light pow and then some pretty chopped up chunder. It was awesome in both. It's stiffer and more response than most boards I've ridden, making it feel very stable. The shape is about as floaty as you could hope for while still having the ability to jib and ride switch in deep snow as well, and it has way more pop than the last board I rode which was full reverse camber.
Through the chopped up snow, the extra bit of stiffness compared to the other board I've ridden was a HUGE help. It is by no means what I would call "stiff", but it has enough backbone to power through chunder.
I would definitely recommend trying this board if it suits your riding style, I'd say it fully lives up to both Jones' description and all the info I found reading online reviews.
My First Jones
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My first Jones board was a Mountain Twin and a board I loved to cruise on. The balance of weight with performance is why I went with this over other boards out there. There are other great options but at $499, this is a great price for a great board. this is the one board in Jones' line up that I feel is their Jack-of-all. Sure there will be other boards that excel even more in each category but those boards will struggle in all other areas. This is for the one-board quiver riders out there.
The CamRock profile is one that I love since it's nothing crazy but a nice tweak to the traditional camber profile boards of the 90's.