Hello and welcome to my Jones Dream Weaver snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Dream Weaver as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Dream Weaver a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other women's all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Jones Dream Weaver
Flex Rating: Medium (6/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 84.9/100
Compared to other Women’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 24 women’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Dream Weaver’S Specs
Check out the tables for the Dream Weaver’s specs and available sizes.
Sintered | Jones's "Sintered 8000" Base.
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Dream Weaver Most Suited To?
The Dream Weaver is great for anyone looking for that board that is half way between an all-mountain board and a freeride board. It's a little softer flexing and more forgiving/playful than the average freeride board, but more directional and better in powder than the average all-mountain board.
While not quite suitable for a complete beginner, it should work well for lower end intermediate riders.
Dream Weaver DetailS
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Dream Weaver is capable of.
Board: Jones Dream Catcher 2020, 148cm (240mm waist width)
Date: March 15, 2019
Conditions: The day started off quite soft and a little sticky, but by the evening time, as it cooled down, it started to harden up. The Dream Catcher was the 2nd board that Ash got on and by that time most of the sticky was gone - everything sped up and was quite firm in most areas.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 490mm (19.3″)
Stance Setback: Setback 20mm
Width at Inserts: 253mm (9.96") at front insert and 255mm (10.04")
Weight per cm: 16.89 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 16.48 grams/cm*
*based on a very small sample size of just 8 boards. A little over average but in a normal range for sure. On snow Ashly felt that the Dream Catcher felt lighter than the Twin Sister - even though on the scales the Twin Sister was actually lighter.
Rider Height: 5"6" (168cm)
Rider Weight: 130lbs (59kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US8.5 Ride Hera
Bindings Used: NOW Vetta, Small
No powder to speak of on the day, but based on specs, and on getting the Frontier (men's equivalent) of the Dream Weaver in some good powder, the Dream Weaver should be really good in powder. Not a specialist powder board, but better than most all-mountain boards out there, which is one of the reasons it's a nice in between all-mountain and freeride board.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Ashly felt that the Dream Catcher was nice on a carve. Not an uber-aggressive carver but very good none-the-less.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Not ultra-agile at slow speeds, but not sluggish either.
S Turns and Skidded Turns: S turns were pretty easy to initiate and felt smooth and controlled. Ashly described them as feeling smoother but not as sharp as her own board (GNU Gloss). Didn't feel overly catchy or anything.
Ashly commented on how good the glide on flats was, which is nice to have. And she also felt nice and stable on it, when riding at speed.
In undulating terrain and through crud, Ashly really enjoyed the Dream Catcher. She said it was one of the better she had ridden in uneven terrain - better than the Twin Sister she had ridden that day - and better than her board.
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Overall, Ashly preferred her own board for jumps, but the Dream Catcher had some aspects that were a little better.
Pop: Ashly felt the Dream Catcher had less pop than her Gloss
Approach: For trickier side-hits it wasn't as nimble as her board, but was more stable at speed - which helps for the approach to larger jumps.
Landing: A more solid landing platform than her board and this would certainly be appreciated on large jumps particularly.
Side-hits: Given it's not as nimble and less poppy, Ashly preferred her own board for side-hits.
It's a little more directional than most all-mountain boards and that makes it just that little bit less ideal for riding switch. Still more than doable though.
Ashly didn't enjoy this board for spinning as much as her own board. She said it felt heavier to get around on a spin. Not as good for taking off or landing switch either.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Dream Catcher/Weaver is a great option if you're looking for that in between all-mountain and freeride type of board. Great in powder, really stable at speed and handles uneven terrain and crud really well. But also versatile and doesn't have any true weaknesses. It's also on the more forgiving side, so it's quite easy to ride.
Comes in at a great price too, so also a great option if you want to go freeriding but don't want to spend what you typically would for a freeride board.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Dream Weaver, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other women's all-mountain snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Dream Weaver compares to other women's all-mountain snowboards, then check out the next link.