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Anyone tried one of these? Camber profile looks interesting assuming they have worked out their quality control problems.

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Anyone tried one of these? Camber profile looks interesting assuming they have worked out their quality control problems.

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I have one sitting on my floor right now.

Quality appears to be fine.

I'll be riding it sunday / monday / tuesday so i'll report back after I get a few days on snow.

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Board looks rad. Simple. Clean. And with a purpose. Would love to get a directional board like this in my quiver
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It actually looks almost identical in shape to my flagship carbon but much softer. The bevel at the contact points to give it that catch-free thing isn't really that noticeable just by looking at it on the floor. We'll see how it rides.

Personally I'm stoked to be able to ride it.

Here is a camber profile shot


Here is a sidecut shot


Here is a base shot I tried to get vertical. You can kind of see how interesting the shape is.

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Nice yoga mat. Haha.

I am really contemplating the 160W. Love the sleek simple top sheet and base. Let me know how it rides, looking forward to a review. It is between this and the Slayblade.

Is this like Ride's LowRize though? Camber board with rocker tips so newbs don't catch edges? Is it geared toward all mountain, powder, park? What kind of riding do you do? I like to bomb east coast groomers, I see a little bit of powder and trees and I stay out of the park for the most part... @ 6'-4", 200 lbs, falling hurts.

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Nice yoga mat. Haha.

I am really contemplating the 160W. Love the sleek simple top sheet and base. Let me know how it rides, looking forward to a review. It is between this and the Slayblade.

Is this like Ride's LowRize though? Camber board with rocker tips so newbs don't catch edges? Is it geared toward all mountain, powder, park? What kind of riding do you do? I like to bomb east coast groomers, I see a little bit of powder and trees and I stay out of the park for the most part... @ 6'-4", 200 lbs, falling hurts.
Haha.. yeah that is my wife's yoga man. (honestly)

It is a 152 as I decided to try the short boards all the kids think are rad these days.

I think this about as close to the loose feeling that rocker/camber/rocker gives you without actually being full camber. I'd describe this almost all camber with very little rocker in the nose/tail to prevent hang ups.

I wouldn't call this a newb board as it is rather stiff in comparison to what you might see in that spectrum. I think this board is geared towards those of us who grew up riding camber.

I think I'd compare more to the camber custom-x in terms of target market. All-Mountain freestyle.

Once I ride it I'll be able to give you all some direct comparisons against every board I've ridden.

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As far as what type of riding I do. I am more into freeriding. If I'm in the park it is only because I want to hit the jump line. I've been riding for 18 years. I would call myself an expert snowboarder as I can ride switch as well as I can regular. However, my freestyle skill level is intermediate at best. I can do 180s, 360s (front and back, and both switch). All the fun grabs, and I'm not afraid of the large park features.

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I was just bustin your stones about the yoga mat, my wife has them laying everywhere around here..that's how I knew exactly what it was.

Have fun on that thing. I've been riding nothing but stiff, wide, cambered boards for about 13 years so I'm looking for something similar. The RC profile is not for me. I was just wondering if the Jones profile would wash out on hard pack and icy groomers that I unfortunately have to ride around here most of the time. I also want the board to be very stable when flat basing and hauling balls down the mountain.
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I have one sitting on my floor right now.

Quality appears to be fine.

I'll be riding it sunday / monday / tuesday so i'll report back after I get a few days on snow.
Looking forward to the review - kirkwood get snow with that storm last week?
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Nice yoga mat. Haha.

I am really contemplating the 160W. Love the sleek simple top sheet and base. Let me know how it rides, looking forward to a review. It is between this and the Slayblade.

Is this like Ride's LowRize though? Camber board with rocker tips so newbs don't catch edges? Is it geared toward all mountain, powder, park? What kind of riding do you do? I like to bomb east coast groomers, I see a little bit of powder and trees and I stay out of the park for the most part... @ 6'-4", 200 lbs, falling hurts.
To me, Jones boards always look great...just put off somewhat by the problems they had with quality control last couple of years. Hoping their change of suppliers this year has worked.

I think the aviator slots into the line up between the mountain twin and the flagship...so probably med-stiff flex. I think the slayblade would be stiffer although haven't seen the new 2014 lifted profile version yet. Looks good too though.
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