Board Of The Month: Jones Flagship

PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Jones Flagship ($499)
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This is Jeremy Jones’ 25-year project in the making-a culmination of his countless lines, big-mountain experience, and leading technology poured into a freeride deck built for any conditions. The heavily rockered, big-blunted nose planes above deep snow, and the slightly lifted tail won’t fail when riding switch, either. Its long radius sidecut, with Magne-Traction edges and stiffer flex, provide high-speed stability while a shorter running length makes the board maneuverable in cramped terrain. As part of Jeremy’s environmental commitment, the Flagship is constructed with recycled base materials and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) renewable woods. And it shows, from the wooden topsheet to the reclaimed hickory sidewalls.

Available lengths: 158, 161, 164, 163W, 168W

Ideal Terrain: Steeps, chutes, cliffs-any and all freeriding.

Camber: Regular camber, with generous rocker in the nose and a slight lift in the tail.

Shape: Directional, with a long radius sidecut, Mellow Magne-Traction edges, and a blunted nose.