Board: Jones Flagship
Camber Possibility: Directional Camrocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Large 15 Unfavorable 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Measurement 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Circumstances: Sunny bluebird early spring days. With creamy snow, excellent groomers, and a bit of little bit of wind.
Flex: There’s a directional flex to this board which means softer nostril right into a stiffer tail. The torsional flex is a bit more ample than in years previous which adjustments the drive of this board only a bit. The general flex is available in simply previous a center of the street which means you may cost whenever you need to or be a bit laid again when that you must.
Stability: I don’t really feel this board was as damp because it has been up to now. You’ll discover this liveliness in it whenever you cost into uneven terrain. Micro vibrations are a bit extra prevalent and there’s a bit extra flap within the nostril.
Ollies/Pop: Right here’s the place the largest change in my view takes place, the pop on this board is way superior to years previous. It has extra snap, it’s simpler to interact, and you’ll load it up simpler. This makes for a board you’re not preloading to get snap from which suggests you don’t must arrange earlier than you enhance a pure drop.
Butterability: I discovered the information a bit of extra buttery than in years previous, however it’s nonetheless the Flagship. It’s going to struggle you every now and then and also you’ll must muscle it right here or there to get it to do what you need.
Carving: The flip initiation is de facto fast with this board, you’ll discover that as you transition from toe to heel. There’s very minimal work to get this completed and it needs to be on edge always. Whenever you’re driving into this board you’ll discover the middle flex is less complicated to interact which provides you extra load from the middle to the tail. On deep onerous carves you’ll really feel the board grip however every now and then on the heel it would appear to slide out. This could possibly be a mixture of the softer torsional flex coupled with the taper, I used to be by no means actually capable of pinpoint why this occurred.
Rider in Thoughts: Rad dad freeride man.
Private Ideas: The brand new form is superior on this board. The overhaul was a lot wanted in my view. What I’ll say is that I did get a pre-production pattern that was a bit of softer than what will probably be offered to the general public. I anticipate this may rectify the slight washout I skilled within the tail, however total this board is on observe for being tremendous stable.
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