Best Men’s Park Snowboards : Jones Ultra Mountain Twin : 2015-2016 Good Wood Board Test

Jones is traditionally more of a freeride company, so this board surprised a few with its performance in the park category. “Jones makes a great shape for a carbon board, but they really nailed the flex pattern on this one,” said one Team Utah coach. “If you like a park board but want a little more response and pop out of your jumps, that’s a good board to have.” The camber profile becomes reverse camber just outside the feet, which gave riders stability when approaching features at high speeds. Nimble with low swing weight, it hit rails well too.

“The Jones Ultra Mountain Twin isn’t your every day jibber, but the board pretty much destroys park. This could almost be your ATV for the mountain.”

Length (cm) — Sidecut Radius (m) — Waist Width (cm)

154 — 7.6 — 25
157 — 7.8 — 25.3
158W — 7.9 — 25.8
160 — 8.0 — 25.6

Flex: Medium-stiff

Camber: Hybrid (regular camber past inserts, reverse to tips)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: The measure of how deep or shallow the arc of a board’s edge is from the tips to the middle, in meters. A smaller radius, around six to seven meters means a board will generally turn tighter. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Words: Scott Yorko

Read more at http://snowboarding.transworld.net/gear-guide/2016-good-wood

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