Hello and welcome to my Jones Mind Expander Twin review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Mind Expander Twin as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Mind Expander Twin a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Jones Mind Expander Twin 2023
Flex Rating: Medium (6/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5.5/10)
Rating Score: 86.6/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 38 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Mind Expander Twin’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Mind Expander Twin’s specs and available sizes.
Sintered (Jones' Sintered 8000)
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Mind Expander Twin Most Suited To?
The Mind Expander Twin is best suited to someone looking for that one board to do it all on. It's a really versatile board that can take you into powder, into the park, rip the groomers and do whatever you feel like when you're there.
It's also pretty mellow without being super playful, so it's got that nice in between feel that allows you to get a little playful when you want but doesn't fold when you require stability.
Being good in powder and harder snow, it's also ready for any conditions.
Not what I'd recommend for beginners, but it's not an overly demanding ride, so intermediate riders should be good riding this board.
The Mind Expander Twin in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Mind Expander Twin is capable of.
Board: Jones Mind Expander Twin 2023, 154cm (260mm waist width)
Date: February 23, 2022
Sunny with cloudy periods. 100% visibility.
Temperature was pretty cold, ranging from -10°C (14°F) to -12°C (10°F) through the day. -13°C (9°F) with wind. Wind pretty much non existent though.
24 hour snow: 0cm (0")
48 hour snow: 0cm (0")
7 day snow: 8cm (3")
On groomer: Hard pack with icy patches for the most part. But mostly hard pack until we got lower down the mountain and then it was really icy.
Off groomer: Crunchy and icy for the most part. But still doable higher up the mountain.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 540mm (21.3″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Front Insert: 273mm (10.75")
Width at Back Insert: 273mm (10.75")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2980grams (6lbs 9oz)
Weight per cm: 19.35 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.59 grams/cm*
*based on a sample size of around 200 models that I’ve weighed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 models. On the scales the Mind Expander Twin was heavier than normal but on snow it felt pretty normal. The grams/cm number in this case is a little misleading as it's a wider board - so grams/surface area would be about average I would imagine.
We didn't have any to test in on the day but based on specs and feel it should be decent in powder.
It's got a bit of a directional flex and the nose is a little longer than the tail. Despite the twin name, it's not completely twin. It also has Jones' 3D Contour base, which should also help with float.
Not a carving machine. You can lay a carve over, but it's not something that's epic in it's high speed, big carves or anything.
Ease of Turning/Slashing: Nice and easy to initiate turns and feels good on a slash.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: It's pretty nimble at slower speeds. Being wider you get that little bit of a delay (with my size feet anyway) but it's not something you have to muscle to get it going edge-to-edge - it doesn't require a lot of effort, but there's just that slight delay in there.
Skidded Turns: Not easy to catch an edge on this board, making it good for skidded turns and slashes.
Can take on a bit of speed and still feel stable. It's not an out and out bomber, but can feels stable at moderately fast speeds.
Crud: It's not immune to being bucked around a little in crud, but it's not bucked around super easily either. And it's pretty easy to correct your line without too much risk of catching an edge.
Bumps: It's fairly nimble, without being lightning quick edge to edge. Overall enjoyable in trees.
Overall good for jumps, without being amazing.
Pop: Fairly easy to access but not oodles of it, when you wind it up.
Approach: A nice mix of being stable but also something you can speed check and make adjustments with, when necessary.
Landing: Not what I would call a stomper, but pretty solid and it's forgiving of bad landings too.
Side-hits: Good for sidehits, but not quite as fun as I had with the Tweaker or the YES Standard Uninc, which I also rode on the same day. But still fun.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Medium is the sweet spot for this board, IMO.
Felt good riding switch and transitioning to/from switch. Which is no surprise. It didn't feel perfect, which is also no surprise, given it's a little directional in its flex.
All round pretty good. It's a little harder to get the spin around vs something like the Tweaker - but setting up/landing switch is good. Nothing super amazing, but better than average.
Not too bad for jibbing. Not ideal, but something I felt fairly confident hitting jibs with.
Pretty easy to initiate presses on and you can lock them in well, once you get there too. All round good for buttering.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Mind Expander Twin is a the kind of board that feels comfortable doing everything. Certainly a one-board quiver kind of board, if you need the one board to do a bit of everything.
Doesn't have any obvious weaknesses and overall was really fun to ride.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
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