Hello and welcome to my Jones Twin Sister review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Twin Sister as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Twin Sister a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
For this season, I found someone to test women's gear, so this review is based on my tester's (Ash's) experience with the board, as well as my own experience with the men's equivalent (Jones Mountain Twin) of this board.
Board: Jones Twin Sister
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (7/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 90.1/100
Compared to other Women’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 19 women’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Twin Sister’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Twin Sister’s specs and available sizes.
Setback 20mm (0.75")
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Twin Sister Most Suited To?
The Twin Sister is great for anyone looking for a board that does a bit of everything. It's good at everything and very consistent across different terrain.
Ash described it as being a board she felt very in control of, even in the hard conditions that we had at night. Good control and great versatility.
Not for a beginner, but for anyone intermediate or up, who has a wide array of skills and wants one board to do everything on, then the Twin Sister should be on the list.
The Twin Sister in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Twin is capable of.
Board: Jones Twin Sister 2020, 149cm (242mm 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 Twin Sister was the last board, and by the time Ash got on it, things had sped up considerably and was quite firm, with some icy patches in places.
Bindings angles: +15/-12
Stance width: 510mm (20.1″) - reference is 540mm (21.3")
Stance Setback: Setback 20mm
Width at Inserts: 255mm (10.04") at front insert and 258mm (10.16") - this is at reference stance, and was a little narrower than that at the 510mm stance that Ash rode on. But still quite wide for a women's board.
Weight: 2420g (5lbs, 5oz)
Weight per cm: 16.24g/cm
Average Weight per cm: 16.48 grams/cm*
*based on a very small sample size of 8 boards that I weighed.
Even though it was the lightest of the boards that Ash tested that day, she described it as the heaviest feeling board on snow. I find this can be the case a lot of the time, and weight feel on snow is significantly effected by other factors.
Rider Height: 5"6" (168cm)
Rider Weight: 130lbs (59kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US8.5 Ride Hera
Bindings Used: NOW Vetta, Small
In hand it felt a good notch stiffer than the Dream Catcher, but on snow Ash found the difference to be very little, but felt that the Twin Sister was marginally stiffer than the Dream Catcher.
My experience with the Mountain Twin (Twin Sister equivalent) and the Explorer (Dream Catcher equivalent) was similar. The Mountain Twin stiffer in hand, but on snow I actually found the Explorer just marginally stiffer, but very similar on snow flex.
No real powder to test in, but based on the specs and based on the Mountain Twin, which I have had in powder, it's likely to be very good in there, without being a specialist powder board of course.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Really nice on a carve and Ash felt it was the best of the 3 she rode that day (the other 2 being the Jones Dream Catcher and YES Emoticon).
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Not as nimble at slow speeds as the Dream Catcher or Emoticon, but not terrible. But preferred faster speeds overall.
Overall edge-to-edge speeds: Became more responsive/lively when riding faster
Smooth or snappy: More smooth than snappy
Felt very good at speed, and nice and stable. Preferred to be ridden with a little bit of speed.
Not as easy to maneuver through or over uneven terrain as the Dream Catcher was for Ash, but not bad either.
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Overall a good board for jumps.
Pop: Not heaps of pop and maybe a little harder to extract vs the likes of the YES Emoticon, but decent enough.
Approach: Really good approach - nice and stable.
Landing: Very solid and controlled landings.
Side-hits: Could be more nimble for trickier approaches and pop could be a little easier to extract, but overall fine for side-hits, without being amazing.
Small jumps: Good for smaller jumps.
Big jumps: Equally as good, and maybe even a little better for large jumps.
Felt pretty good riding switch. Not going to be perfect but overall pretty good for landing, riding and taking off switch.
Ash found the Twin Sister a little more difficult than the others on the day to get around, but still definitely spinable - and decent for landing/taking off switch too.
Doable without being ideal. An experienced jibber would have no problems, but could be a bit more maneuverable on approach and a bit softer flexing to be better, especially for those not that confident on jibs yet.
Less buttery than the Emoticon (not surprisingly!) and less so than the Dream Catcher too. But certainly can press the tip and tail - just not super easy.
Changes for the 2021 Model
The 2021 model had a few changes. The board is now a little more easy going - it's more maneuverable at slower speeds, but not quite as stable at faster speeds. It's better in uneven terrain, a little more buttery and a little better for jumps overall.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the Twin Sister is a very good all-rounder - very consistent across styles of riding and in different terrain.
Ash found it to be the best carver, and have the most control out of the boards she rode that day. And couldn't find any real weaknesses with it. She also found it to be very smooth and held a great edge in harder conditions.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to check out some other women's all-mountain snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Twin Sister compares to other all-mountain snowboards, then check out the next link.