Jared Downswrote a review of Jones Snowboards Ultra Mountain Twin Snowboard - Wide on September 22, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Board: Ultra Mountain Twin 160cm
Bindings: Now Selects
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Height: 6'0''
Rider Boot Size: 10
Quiver Position: All-Mountain - with freestyle and some not so deep powder capability
My ideal quiver includes:
Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board
This board filled the All-Mountain need for me and occasional freestyle/powder. I'm not a park rider so for me, I have no need for a jib board but this was as close as I would get to that type of board.
When You Can Have Just One:
I personally am not a fan of the term "quiver killer," since it's used to death by folks trying to describe the versatility of a board. But I think it's just an easy word to use when you don't want to take the time to describe the characteristics of a board. But If I could only have 1 snowboard, I'd go for an All-Mountain board because of versatility. Keeping in mind that there are certain areas it'd lack in but that is the trade off in only having one board. To me the CamRock profile is great groomers, hardpack, chunder, some freestyle and when the resort gets a dusting of snow and you don't want to break out the powder board for less than 6" of fresh.
I'm not entirely certain why Jones' makes a Mountain Twin and then an Ultra Mountain Twin. If one was $400 and the other $550+ then I'd understand. I mean, there are material and performance differences between the two boards. If you're after a top end twin board, then the Ultra Mountain Twin would be the board to look at.
I rocked a 160cm on this board and loves it. Wasn't too big, wasn't too small, and worked great for me. But that being said, a lot of folks size theirs differently.
There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.
I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - email@example.com
(this way I'll get these during off hours)