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REVIEW: 2013 Jones MTN Twin Split 157

Picked up the MTN Twin Split from the good folks over at Chair 2 Board Sports in Easton, WA and headed up to Hogback for a day.

Setup: 157 MTN Twin Split and 2012 Spark Blaze binders w/ LT pin and brackets, Spark G3 high traction skins.

Weight: Ill have to get back to you guys on this one when I get it on a scale, but it was super light when touring and riding.

Rider: 5'6" 150lbs. size 8 1/2 boots and intermidiate progressing into adv. Riding mostly tree runs, pow when possible, and popping of natural features.

Conditions: Bluebird and fuckin cold! I think it was like 7 degrees when we got up there and warmed up to mid to high 20's by the afternoon. Little to no wind, packed snow on the ridgeline leading out to Hogback, and soft mostly fluffy snow on the faces with tons of fresh lines to be had.

Edgehold/Carving: Rode the lifts up to save time and my legs so I got a couple of runs on fresh cords. Carved just like a normal solid (held together by Karakoram clips tightly) with fast edge to edge, held on strong in a couple shaded, icy spots between chairs, and zero chatter at high speeds. On the soft fluffy stuff it held up great! was able to make nice sharp turns kicking up great sprays of white. Skinning out I was able to side-step up and down steep dips without slipping one bit which I was super stoked about.

Flex/Pop: I'd say middle of the road here, 5-6 out of 10 maybe. It felt stiff enough when riding and skinning, but it made for a couple of great ollies and quick 180's on the flats.

Conclusion: This is gonna be a review in progress as I take the board out more, but first impressions are the ones that last. I read on a different forum that people have been having QC issues with other jones boards, but this one seems on point. The graphics on the bottom are very slightly off, but I could care less. Theres no gap between planks, clips line up perfectly and the board is solid. I had a blast on this ride and looking forward to taking it out again this weekend.

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