Jones Ultra Mtn Twin

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"Aggressive freestyle" was the consensus from testers when asked about the ultimate application for the Ultra Mtn Twin. A supercharged version of Jones' popular Mtn Twin, the Ultra version, as one tester explained, "encourages aggressive riding and getting airborne." The stability and predictability of this board had testers straightlining bulletproof cord at sunrise then ollieing ropes and charging technical lines with confidence in the afternoon. It's a majority-camber, rocker-in-the-tip-and-tail ripper comfortable going fast in either direction. Riders appreciated the camber profile, saying that it rode well in small, tight spaces but comfortably opened up at speed. The only real suggestions we heard in regard to the Ultra Mtn Twin's ride was a call to increase torsional flex, as some felt it was exceptionally rigid in this department. Ultimately, the consensus on this board was that it was versatile and ready to haul ass around every bend. As one summed the beast up, "It does not take slow for an answer."

Length (cm) -Waist Width (cm)

154 -- 25

157 -- 25.3

158W -- 25.8

160 -- 25.6

161W -- 26

162 -- 25.6

164W -- 26.2

Flex: 7/10

Camber: Hybrid--camber with early-rise nose and tail

Base: Sintered

Shape: Directional twin

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

Price: $599.00
Brand Name

Jones

Gender

Mens

Style

All Mountain

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

154, 157, 158W, 160, 161W, 162, 164W

Manufacturers URL

https://www.jonessnowboards.com

Rad-Bad

Tester quote: “It does not take slow for an answer.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Gallery ID

1000328644

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester quote: “It does not take slow for an answer.”

Good Wood 2018 presented by evo.com

With hundreds of options available, how do you pick the best snowboard for you and your riding? The 2017-2018 Good Wood board test is a great place to start. Every board in here has been through rigorous rounds of testing in the environments it's intended for, and passed. Between the feature-filled freestyle terrain at Carinthia at Mount Snow in Vermont, and the rugged steeps of Snowbird, Utah, our eclectic and discerning testers rode and rated hundred of snowboards, ultimately concluding that these are the pinnacle of this season's freestyle and freeride offerings, respectively. Our crew is comprised of riders of riders of vastly varying sizes and backgrounds, with two commonalities: they're all experienced snowboarders with astute product knowledge. When a board stokes out the majority of this group, it means something. In addition to the park and all-mountain Good Wood accolades, we award two boards in each category with the “Bang for your Buck” designation, meaning they're the top-performers with the lowest price tags. Now in its 19th year, TransWorld SNOWboarding's Good Wood is the longest-running and most credible snowboard test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board's performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.