Below is a quick overview of the 2021 Jones snowboards lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2020-21 season, and any old 2019-20 boards that aren't getting a 2021 model.
Then I'll look at each board and put them into the categories where I see them fitting best.
New 2021 Jones Snowboards
The new boards for 2020-21 are:
Exiting 2020 Jones Snowboards
The 2020 boards that aren't returning with a 2021 model:
All 2021 Jones Snowboards by Category
I have categorized Jones's 2020-21 collection below. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Jones categorizes them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
As you'll see below, Jones is really focused on the more freeride end of the scale. Lots of freeride, powder and split boards on offer.
JONES BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
As was the case for 2020, and previous years, Jones don’t really do beginner boards, IMO.
JONES PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
There aren’t any boards in the Jones lineup that fit this category, IMO.
JONES ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
You could certainly argue that the Men's Mountain Twin and Women's Twin Sister fit in this category, but I see them fitting in the all-mountain category more succinctly. Otherwise there aren't any other Jones boards that might fit this category, IMO.
JONES AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
You could argue that the Ultra Mountain Twin fits here, but, IMO, it fits best in the aggressive all-mountain category. Otherwise there aren't any other Jones boards that might fit this category, IMO.
JONES ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
JONES AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
JONES FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
JONES POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
JONES SPLIT BOARDS
JONES YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
So there you have the 2021 Jones snowboards.
As a side note, it's nice to see some more details in Jones' catalog in terms of specs. They're now publishing:
- Both Contact Length and Effective Edge (where previously they just published effective edge)
- Tip and tail width (previously didn't show this - but did show tip and tail length, which they still do - good to see them publishing both)
They now publish more specs than the averge brand, which is good to see.
New Models and Changes
There are a couple of new models (Stratos, Youth Flagship, Youth Solution) and a couple of exits (Discovery & Discovery Split) for 2021. With the Youth Flagship & Youth Solution taking place of the Discovery and Discovery split for the youth boards. The Stratos is a pure addition.
The Carbon Flagship and Carbon Solution have been renamed Ultra Flagship and Ultra Solution, with the latter undergoing significant changes - the same changes that the Flagship and Carbon Flagship (now Ultra Flagship) got for the 2020 model.
The Mountain Twin and Ultra Mountain Twin both got tweaked too, with the most significant changes being the 3D Base Contour. Their shapes, including effective edge got tweaked as well.
Testing and Reviews
I had the privilege to test some 2021 Jones boards (including the new Stratos and the tweaked Mountain Twin and Ultra Mountain Twin) and I'll release my reviews for those through the year.