This is going to be a quick overview of the 2022 Jones snowboards lineup.
First I'll look at the new boards for the 2021-22 season, plus any old 2020-21 boards that aren't returning with a 2022 model.
Then I'll organize the lineup into the categories where I see them best fitting.
New 2022 Jones Snowboards
The new boards for 2021-22 are:
Exiting 2021 Jones Snowboards
The 2021 boards that aren't returning with a 2022 model:
All 2022 Jones Snowboards by Category
I have organized Jones's 2021-22 collection into categories below. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Jones might label them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
JONES BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
As was the case for 2021, 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 2022 Jones snowboards.
As is the MO of Jones Snowboards, their collection is skewed towards the freeride side of things and are a brand that offers more split boards than any other I know of. This year there's a handful of new decks - all genuinely new too, even if the name of the Aviator 2.0 is very similar to it's predecessor.
The two outgoing decks are replaced by boards with similar names and that belong in the same category, IMO, as their past counterparts, but there are enough changes to them to make them different enough to be considered all new boards.
Changes to Existing Models
In addition to the new boards, the following have had some minor changes/upgrades:
- Ultra Flagship: Addition of "power plates" to add response and dampening
- Project X: New "Koroyd" core. In addition to the wood core, the nose section is built with a composite material called "Koroyd" which is supposed to be lighter but damper
- Ultracraft: New Ash Veneer topsheet which is touted to improve dampening
- Hovercraft/Women's Hovercraft: Laser engraved graphics - eliminating the need to use inks altogether
For all of Snowboarding Profiles' Jones snowboard reviews, check out the link at the button below. Any new reviews will be published sometime through the year.