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Big performance for big lines.
Harness the powerful performance of the Jones Carbon Flagship Snowboard before slashing Alaskan spines, straight-lining Swiss steeps, or dropping pillows in BC's backcountry. Directional in shape, with a Directional Rocker profile, the Carbon Flagship effortlessly floats through deep, untracked powder, and also provides set-back stability for mowing over choppy, tracked-up conditions. This hybrid rocker-camber profile delivers the powerful feel of camber underfoot, resulting in burly, engaged turns. Not to mention, this profile bites tenaciously into hardpack and ice, thanks to its Mellow Magne-Traction edges.
Inside this hard-charging board, the Power Core is made with a triple-density wood to provide uncompromising stiffness both lengthwise and torsionally. Additionally, carbon stringers increase torsional stiffness for instantaneous response, and they also boost snap which is ideal for sending natural features, such as cliffs and pillow lines. And going one step further, its bi-directional carbon sandwiches a full tip-to-tail carbon layer along the top and bottom of the wood core. Ultimately, this dual carbon layer makes the Carbon Construction shine on extremely technical terrain where falling isn't an option.
- A burly snowboard for steep, technical freeride terrain
- Directional rocker profile provides float and maneuverability
- Camber underfoot boosts stability and hold at speed
- Setback stance bolsters nose volume and improves float
- Mellow Magne-Traction grips icy, firm terrain in mixed conditions
- Triple-density wood and carbon stringers for super-stiff flex
- ABS sidewalls are made from 100% recycled plastic
- Fusion Tech topsheet made from ultra-durable and light epoxy
- Item #JSB005G
- Q & A
Go wide version if boots are 10+
Be careful with foot size! I originally bought the 161 Carbon last year based on the size guidance I read on the Jones site. I was riding size 10.5 Burton boots which have a smaller footprint than the size 10 Malamutes I ride now. After riding the board a handful of times I experienced multiple toe and heel drag washouts on packed groomers (I'm in the Northeast) when laying into turns. Didn't matter how I moved my bindings around, in my opinion the 161 cannot handle a size 10+ boot. I ended up getting a 162w this year and couldn't be happier. The wides aren't that wide and my 162w handles my size 10 Malamutes perfectly. You might not notice the toe-heel drag if you're always riding in soft snow, but if that's the case you'd be better off on the 162w anyway. All good, just an expensive experiment to learn that the 161 really doesn't work for size 10+ boots. I'm 5'10, 175 lbs, with a 10 - 10.5 boot. For what its worth I've had 164 Flagships and a 164 Solution, a 161 Carbon Flagship, and now a 162w Carbon Flagship and 162w Carbon Solution. The 162w is the perfect size if you're about my size.
The Carbon Flagship is the best freeride board I've ever been on in 25+ years of riding. I had the first generation of the wood core Flagship and the Carbon is a nice step up. It is stiff, but to me it feels quite damp and really absorbs chatter as well as anything I've ever ridden. Basically this thing holds an edge perfectly but in my opinion is actually quite smooth to cruise through crud on.