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mundo8 12-08-2013 08:13 PM

Jones mountain twin 2013

I'm 5-11, 140 lbs, size 11.5 boots and still growing a little bit. I am looking for a board that performs well on groomers, carving, trees, and powder for an intermediate rider. Pretty sure that the 2013 Jones mountain twin fits this bill.
What size board should I be looking for? I was thinking either the 157 or 158w.
Also, are there any upgrades in the 2014 Mountain Twin from the 2013 Mountain Twin?


flapjack 12-08-2013 11:00 PM

I'm 165 lbs with size 12 boots and tried the 158w for a couple of days.
For east coast hardpack and ice, I didn't like it. It felt way too loose.

The magnetraction on the Jones is beyond mellow. I don't know why they bothered. It couldn't hold an edge on a frosted hill of beans.
I rode a Blacklist on the same days as the Jones and the griptech held much better on icy trails.

Here's a review, he rode the Jones in a wider variety of conditions. The only thing I disagree with is what he says about the flex. The tail is definitely stiffer than the nose:

mundo8 12-08-2013 11:09 PM

I have a carbon credit that I could use for the real icy days, but even in AZ I dont think that ice will be that much of an issue. Not really looking into freestyle type boards.

mcsnow 12-09-2013 11:57 AM

Another point to keep in mind is that the 2013 and 2014 models both have extended camber sections compared to previous years, which I believe improved stability based off of reviews. I don't have any personal experience with this board but I was also considering it before I found a great deal on another board.

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