Hello and welcome to my Jones Tweaker review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Tweaker as an all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Tweaker a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
Board: Jones Tweaker 2023
Flex Rating: Medium (6/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Soft (4.5/10)
Rating Score: 87.6/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 27 men’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Tweaker's Specs
Check out the tables for the Tweaker's specs and available sizes.
Sintered (Sintered 8000)
Felt a little lighter than normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Tweaker Most Suited To?
The Tweaker is best suited to those looking for a playful easy riding board to treat the whole mountain as a park - and of course throw in some park laps along the way.
It's not great for speed or really big jumps, but for smaller sidehits and small jumps, hips etc, it's super fun with it's instant pop and light, snappy feel. It also handles jibs and butters really well.
Not for a beginner, despite it's relative ease of turns, but certainly doable for a higher end beginner/low intermediate rider, who is looking to ride more freestyle/playful.
The Tweaker in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Tweaker is capable of.
Board: Jones Tweaker 2023, 156cm (254mm 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: 22.8" (580mm)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 267mm (10.5")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 180lbs
Rider Boot Size: US9.5 Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 6lbs 11oz (3020 grams)
Weight per cm: 19.36 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 Tweaker felt heavier than normal but on snow actually felt lighter than normal. Part of that is likely the looser than average feeling and ease of turn initiation, making it feel lighter than it actually is.
We didn't have any to test in, but based on specs and feel of the board, the Tweaker would be better than most full camber true twin boards.
The 3D Contour edges are mostly to thank for that.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Can get a little twitchy when trying to carve at moderate to fast speeds and can wash out fairly easily too when you're really trying to carve deep. It can handle slow to moderate speed carves in good snow conditions, but when it gets firmer it feels quite washy.
Ease of Turning/Slashing: Super easy to initiate turns on and slash around on.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Super nimble at slow speeds. Can change edges quickly and easily.
Skids: Not catchy at all. In one part, given that it's all camber, that might sound surprising, but when you take the 3D base contour into account, it makes sense why this thing is forgiving of skidded turns.
It can handle some speed, but gets wobbly when you start to really open it out. The base is pretty fast overall, but you're limited to how fast you can go by it's relative lack of stability when it does have speed underneath it.
Crud: Gets bucked around in crud fairly easily, but in its favor is the fact that it is super easy to correct when you do get thrown off your line.
Trees/Bumps: Really quick edge-to-edge even at slow speeds, so weaves through trees and bumps effortlessly and hugs bumps well too.
Fun on smaller jumps and sidehits but not stable enough to be good at bigger jumps.
Pop: Really easy to access the pop. With little effort you can get almost every ounce of pop this board has to give. Not much more when you really wind it up - and the total pop is decent without being epic.
Approach: Gets a little wobbly on faster approaches, so it's harder to hold a line. Easy to speed check/make adjustments when you need to.
Landing: A little shaky/twitchy coming off bigger jumps, but for smaller jumps it's forgiving of errors in the sense that it's not easy to catch an edge on and the board gives quite a lot as you land, so you don't have to get it perfect. For bigger landings though there's too much give and it can't absorb them as well, so if you're off it's less forgiving.
Side-hits: Great for side hits! Super easy to maneuver and has really easy access pop. Again not ideal for those bigger sidehits, but really fun for the average sidehit.
Small jumps/Big jumps: Small jumps for sure.
Really good for riding switch. Being a true twin, this was no surprise. Transitions are easy rotating into and out of switch as well.
Really easy pop for when you don't have that much of a jump to get the air for a spin or doing spins on the slope without a jump or sidehit. Great for setting up and landing switch and feels light. For smaller spins, it's almost ideal. For bigger tricks, just like with jumps, it's not as reliable.
Felt confident jibbing with this board. It's maneuverable for the setup, has easy pop and feels un-catchy.
Really easy to initiate a butter with this board. Plenty of flex in the tip and tail and feels the same on tip as it does on the tail.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
The Tweaker is a fun, playful, loose-ish feeling board that has a good amount of snap.
For a full camber board it's really uncatchy and slashes nicely. Where it doesn't perform quite as well is when things get bigger and faster. For small jumps and sidehits it's super fun but it gets a bit wobbly when things get bigger. Same for speed - at slow to moderate speeds this board is fun to turn, slash and carve on, but it gets a bit shaky when things get faster.
Compared to other Jones boards it doesn't have as good an edge hold in icy conditions either.
But despite the drawbacks of this board, it was really fun to ride and something that, so long as you don't expect to be bombing on it or hitting anything big, is a great choice for treating the whole mountain like a park and for park laps.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Tweaker, 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 all-mountain-freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Tweaker compares to other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.
I love your reviews, really helping me when gathering info for buying a new board.
Im 32 years old, have been snowboarding for 4 seasons. Most of my riding is in Norway and Sweden.
Im currently using a Bataleon Disaster. But it is definately to soft for my riding. Im mostly riding groomers or in the pow outside groomers. And of course riding in between the trees. Not much riding in the park, but I want to get good at «side hits» and «regular play» in the groomers and the mountains/woods.
My decision is laying towards either the Jones Tweaker or the the Bataleon Whatever. Which one would you choose for me? I want a forgivng board, that can handle a little speed in the groomers.
Thanks for your message.
Both boards are stiffer than the Disaster but still on the more playful side, so I think they’d suit what you’re describing. Just don’t expect anything like super stable at speed or world’s apart in terms of stiffness, but given it sounds like you want to go stiffer and a little more stable but still keep things playful, I think both would work. Hard to choose between them for what you’re describing and don’t think there’s a bad choice between them.
It could be that sizing could be a tie breaker, depending on your specs – would be happy to give sizing suggestions, would just need your height, weight, boot size and the size of your Disaster.
Hope this helps
Thank you for your answer,
It is not an easy choice. I do really like the look of the Tweaker. Does it feel heavier than Bataleon Whatever?
Jones are rating the Tweaker as 6/10 in flex, but it sounds to be softer than a 6.
My height is 175cm, approx 75kg. Shoesize eu 42 (us 8.5?)
The size of my Diastaster is 151cm, guess it should have been a step longer.
Both boards felt a little lighter than normal on snow to me, with the Whatever being a little lighter feeling than the Tweaker, but not a lot in it. On the scales the Tweaker was actually a little heavier than normal, but didn’t feel that way when riding. On the scales the Whatever was lighter than Tweaker at around an average weight. Tweaker is softer than a 6 for me for sure. I felt it at a 4.5/10. Jones, IMO, overstates the flex of their boards typically.
42 is typically a US9 but can sometimes be an 8.5 depending on the brand of boot.
Size-wise, I would be leaning 154 for both boards. I would put your “typical all-mountain length” at around 157, but given that these boards are going to be on the wider side for your boots (nothing majorly wide, but just on the wider end of a good range) and because you still want to err on the playful side, I think the 154s would be your best bet. If you really wanted to go longer than that, I would go Tweaker and go 156, with the 157 Whatever being that little bit longer and wider.
But yeah Disaster was on the small side for you, but could definitely work as a dedicated park/freestyle board in a quiver in that size for you.
scott peach says
You’re supposed to size up on this board, even if people say otherwise. Remember seeing this when jeremy Jones announced it and he said to size up. Even I noticed that when I demo’d the board.
Thanks for your input.
I haven’t heard this but I’ll take your word for it. Doesn’t seem like a size up board though – given it’s freestyle focused, has quite a lot of effective edge vs overall length – and sizing-wise, it doesn’t have a lot of big sizes for a lot of riders to actually size up to. And the description on their website doesn’t suggest it either “The Tweaker’s unique double radius nose and tail profile maximize the running length of the blunted shape”. That description, to me, is more inclined to say to size down. But if you are supposed to size up for some reason that I’m missing, would be interested if you have a source for Jeremy saying this. And if it is the case, then they really should mention it in their description. Would like to find out – and if it’s true, I might write to them to ask them to add it to the description.