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05-06-2014 10:42 AM
silentsnow
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Don't know anything about the retail prices of Jones boards so if I'm mistaken please ignore this,..

If $299 is regular retail for that board mid season, I'm thinking you could do better that $14 off. Check out "The Clymb". I belive they had some Jones boards. You might also try Evo.com and Backcountry. Even REI if you're a member. (...Lifetime mebership only $20 and well worth it!).

I would think this late with most resorts closed, 30-40% off retail would be my minimum starting point in shopping for a new decck. Of course selection can be severely limited, but it's certainly worth checking out!

Good luck on your deal hunting.

-edit-
Yeah, ignore me! Just did a little "Google-fu" and discovered you got a GREAT deal on the Jones board!!
Haha I was reading it and thinking this guy is nuts...but I probably should have wrote $499 retail, $299 sale and $15 cpn. Not to mention I got 5% back on my purchase at Ebates and 1% on my Discover. Believe me, I'm on top of these deals. REI Member here...used our dividends on new packs for summer backpacking already!

Geartrade.com is always good to check too, just gotta know what you're looking for.
05-05-2014 04:09 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by silentsnow View Post
Ok - so this was the last one (unless I return it, lol), but I grabbed the Jones Twin Sister for $285 (@ Mountain Gear) - was $299 and found a cpn on RetailMeNot.

The Flow Canvas I'm beating myself up over now I found at The Gear Coop...$40 off coupon right now...puts it at $235 shipped I believe. Same goes for the rest of the boards...automatic $20 off $100, $40 off $200 (and other gear).

I will post the Gear Coop in a deal forum, at least I thought I saw one when previously exploring here.
Don't know anything about the retail prices of Jones boards so if I'm mistaken please ignore this,..

If $299 is regular retail for that board mid season, I'm thinking you could do better that $14 off. Check out "The Clymb". I belive they had some Jones boards. You might also try Evo.com and Backcountry. Even REI if you're a member. (...Lifetime mebership only $20 and well worth it!).

I would think this late with most resorts closed, 30-40% off retail would be my minimum starting point in shopping for a new decck. Of course selection can be severely limited, but it's certainly worth checking out!

Good luck on your deal hunting.

-edit-
Yeah, ignore me! Just did a little "Google-fu" and discovered you got a GREAT deal on the Jones board!!
05-05-2014 03:47 PM
silentsnow
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
You should always disclose price and location so we can can also partake in the goodness of discounts. That's why this forum is so great.
Ok - so this was the last one (unless I return it, lol), but I grabbed the Jones Twin Sister for $285 (@ Mountain Gear) - was $299 and found a cpn on RetailMeNot.

The Flow Canvas I'm beating myself up over now I found at The Gear Coop...$40 off coupon right now...puts it at $235 shipped I believe. Same goes for the rest of the boards...automatic $20 off $100, $40 off $200 (and other gear).

I will post the Gear Coop in a deal forum, at least I thought I saw one when previously exploring here.
05-05-2014 03:36 PM
silentsnow
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
I don't know if it was something you were shooting for our not, but the Twin Sister is not a twin shape at all. You have a longer noise than tail, more rocker in the nose, and the tail is stiffer than the nose. The fact they call it twin in the name bugs me, it's very misleading.

The sidecut on the Flow is their 5 radial. It still remains the best non bumpy sidecut I've ridden. That with the Canvas being a stiffer than mid flex deck you shouldn't have any issues with grip.
Na, twin wasn't a requirement, would just be a plus that the Canvas has, but you are making my my decision hard with all this wonderful knowledge.

Really I never would have thought of Flow boards because prior we had such bad luck with Flow bindings a few years back.
05-05-2014 01:11 PM
Nivek I don't know if it was something you were shooting for our not, but the Twin Sister is not a twin shape at all. You have a longer noise than tail, more rocker in the nose, and the tail is stiffer than the nose. The fact they call it twin in the name bugs me, it's very misleading.

The sidecut on the Flow is their 5 radial. It still remains the best non bumpy sidecut I've ridden. That with the Canvas being a stiffer than mid flex deck you shouldn't have any issues with grip.
05-05-2014 12:42 PM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by silentsnow View Post

That said, I totally picked one up at a steal of a price (don't know if I should disclose those)
You should always disclose price and location so we can can also partake in the goodness of discounts. That's why this forum is so great.
05-05-2014 11:04 AM
silentsnow
Choices, choices

So I've taken everything you guys have said into consideration. I have seen enough reviews on the Jones to feel it could be a great all mountain ride, easy to butter, turn and great for carving. I guess where it falls short is the choppy crud, but I half wonder with a nice pair of bindings could I get a better ride out of it since it's not very damp? I would love to hear from someone who rode one this year.

That said, I totally picked one up at a steal of a price (don't know if I should disclose those) and it will be on it's way to me next week with the option to return it easily.

I also have looked into that Flow Canvas, like the tech and specs. Nivek, you said it's one of the best all-mtn twins, just wondering about it's edgehold for east coast and if it's a fun carver? Maybe similar edgehold on ice to a Rome with Quickrip? I found a great deal on that, a 152, even cheaper than the Jones, which makes me kinda partial to it.

So I picked up the 152 Jones Twin Sister, just debating on whether I should grab the 152 Flow Canvas instead (only size I found). I'm sure I'd be happy with either one, I just don't think I can keep 2 right now, although my fiance wants lots of truck upgrades, so he might just say yes to 2 snowboards
05-03-2014 04:51 PM
Nivek While I like the Jones boards I dint think they're right fit you in this case. They tend to ride a little harsh in that they aren't a very damp ride. You'll feel everything you're riding over and vibrations and whatnot.

Anything Mervin, ride it first. Magne is love/hate.

I really have no bearing on Rome. I've ridden a couple of their decks recently and not one was bad, but I just don't have any kind of lengthy experience. Can't really help there.

I would really look into the Flow Canvas. Basically a women's Rush which is one of the best all mountain twins I've ridden in the recent years.
05-03-2014 11:49 AM
GreyDragon
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Originally Posted by PalmerFreak View Post
I have magnetraction on my newest deck and I still have it "catch" every once in awhile when I least expect it to. I'd like to from hear someone who's ridden full mag and mello mag to see if they noticed much of a difference.
Yup.
Ridden the 2014 Attack Banana with Mag .5.
No thanks.

But I like solid edge grip for where I ride.
If full mag is catchy for you, Mag .5 is probably a good option.
05-03-2014 10:27 AM
PalmerFreak I have magnetraction on my newest deck and I still have it "catch" every once in awhile when I least expect it to. I'd like to from hear someone who's ridden full mag and mello mag to see if they noticed much of a difference.
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