Jones snowboards is fast becoming one of the premier snowboarding brands, particularly when it comes to all-mountain, freeride and powder boards.
The 2018 Jones Snowboards are another step in their evolution. Below, I have outlined the Jones line up for 2018 and placed them in the categories that I think they belong in.
There are a couple of new boards coming in for 2018 (Lone Wolf, Mind Expander, Dream Catcher & Dream Catcher Split).
Beginner Jones Boards
Jones don’t really do beginner boards, IMO. The closest that would come to beginner boards would be the Mountain Twin and Twin Sister.
Both these boards would be doable for beginners but not strictly beginner boards.
Jib/Street Jones Boards
There aren’t any boards in the Jones lineup that could be classified in this category, IMO.
Freestyle/Park Jones Boards
Again, there aren’t any boards in the Jones lineup that I would classify in this category.
All-Mountain-Freestyle Jones Boards
Still nothing! Told you they are more all-mountain/freeride focused.
Aggressive All-Mountain-Freestyle Jones Boards
- Jones Airheart (the Airheart is the most freestyle oriented board in the Jones line, IMO – it was new in 2017 and continues in 2018)
All-Mountain Jones Boards
Now we are getting into Jones territory.
- Jones Twin Sister – Top 6 Women’s All-Mountain Board
Aggressive All-Mountain Jones Boards
- Jones Explorer – see full review | Top 6 Aggressive All Mountain Snowboards
- Jones Aviator
- Jones Project X (was new for 2017 and returns in 2018– one of those boards that’s out of the price range for most)
- Jones Dream Catcher | NEW FOR 2018 – seems to be very much the equivalent of the Explorer in the men’s line.
Freeride Jones Boards
- Jones Flagship – Top 5 Freeride Board
- Jones Carbon Flagship
- Jones Lone Wolf | NEW FOR 2018
- Jones Women’s Flagship – Top 5 Women’s Freeride Board
- Jones Women’s Solution
Powder Jones Boards
- Jones Hovercraft
- Jones Ultracraft
- Jones Storm Chaser
- Jones Mind Expander (though this is also supposed to be a blend of freeride and freestyle)
- Jones Women’s Hovercraft – Top 5 Women’s Freeride/Powder Board
Available as Split Boards
The following are also available as split boards. Naturally, being a backcountry focused snowboarding company, plenty of Jones boards are available as splits.
- Jones Carbon Solution Split
- Jones Solution Split
- Jones Ultracraft Split
- Jones Hovercraft Split
- Jones Storm Chaser Split
- Jones Aviator Split
- Jones Explorer Split
- Jones Dream Catcher Split
- Jones Women’s Solution Split
- Prodigy (comes in 110, 115, 120, 130, 140)
- Discovery (comes in 132, 138, 145, 150)
- Discovery Split (comes in 138, 145)
Cool to see a Youth Board come in a split model. That’s pretty rare to see.
Thanks for reading
Hopefully this list will give you a perspective of the Jones line up for 2018.
Check out the full review links and top 10/top 5 links above to learn more. Also check out the link below for more snowboard top 10s and top 5s by category.