The 2023 Jones snowboards lineup remains largely intact, with only 1 board exiting and a good few new options. Along with some tweaks to returning models.
Below I first will take a look at any new boards for the 2022-23 season, and the 2021-22 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model.
Then I'll place each board in the lineup into the categories where I see them fitting best.
New 2023 Jones Snowboards
The new boards for 2022-23 are:
Exiting 2022 Jones Snowboards
The 2022 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model:
All 2023 Jones Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Jones' 2022-23 lineup. 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 2022, 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. Although you could certainly argue a case for the Tweaker to belong here. But I think it's better suited to the All-Mountain Freestyle category.
JONES ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
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 2023 Jones snowboards.
Out with the Old
Only the Airheart is retiring - and it's not gone completely as it lives on in the Airheart 2.0. Enough to be more than just a name change, but still the same type of board.
In with the New
The Tweaker comes in, giving Jones it's first, as far as I know, ever true twin, centered board - and it's first genuine all-mountain-freestyle to freestyle board (some would argue that the Mountain could be classed as all-mountain-freestyle, but I think it better belongs in the all-mountain category - at least by how we define it).
The Airheart 2.0 also comes in. As mentioned above, a replacement for the Airheart, but there are enough changes that it's not merely a name change.
Then we add in two new splitboards to Jones already massive splitboard range - the Stratos Split and Ultra Stratos Split.
And finally the youth range gets a new stiffer option - the Ultra Prodigy.
Changes to Existing Models
In addition to the changes in the line up, there have been tweaks to several returning boards as well, including:
- Mountain Twin: New size - a 149
- Mind Expander Twin: New sizes - 150 & 154
- Dream Weaver: A name change for starters - was previously called the Dream Catcher. Also gets 2 new sizes - the 139 & 156
- Aviator 2.0: 3 new sizes - 150, 156 & 163W
- Project X: 1 new size - a 159
- Storm Wolf: New size - 154. Plus new sustainable flax/basalt stringers
- Women's Stratos: 2 new sizes - 143 & 155
- Mind Expander: Updated camber profile - now with a directional hybrid camber instead of directional flat-to-rocker on its predecessors.
- Women's Mind Expander: Also gets the new directional hybrid camber in place of the directional flat-to-rocker
- Ultra Solution: New Koroyd core
- Dream Weaver Split: Just a name change. Was previously the Dream Catcher Split.
In addition new bioresin was used in the construction of most of the lineup. Otherwise mostly sizing changes, apart from the Storm Wolf, Mind Expander and Women's Mind Expander.
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