Hello and welcome to my Jones Ultra Mountain Twin Review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Ultra Mountain Twin as an aggressive all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Ultra Mountain Twin a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Jones Ultra Mountain Twin
Style: Aggressive All-Mountain
Flex Rating: Stiff (9/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7.5/10)
Rating Score: 85.9/100
Compared to other Men’s Aggressive All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 19 men’s aggressive all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Ultra Mountain Twin’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Ultra Mountain Twin’s specs and available sizes.
Setback 20mm (3/4")
On the lighter side of normal
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Ultra Mountain Twin Most Suited To?
The Ultra Mountain Twin is best suited to those who want a hard charging all-mountain board, that excels in big mountain freestyle for those who like to go big and for just charging the mountain hard.
It's better in powder than a lot of boards in this category - so if you want a hard charger, that's more freestyle focused than a freeride board, but still want decent powder float, the Ultra Mountain Twin might be the ideal fit.
Not for beginners or even intermediate riders, unless you're very strong/athletic. A more advanced level deck.
The Ultra Mountain Twin in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Ultra Mountain Twin is capable of.
Board: Jones Ultra Mountain Twin 2021, 157cm (254mm waist width)
Date: March 4, 2020
Conditions: Sunny. Perfect vis.
On groomer really well groomed in parts and rutty and ice balls in others. Some medium spots and some hard and even icy spots.
Off groomer medium for the most part but with some harder spots. Relatively cold on hands and face but overall quite warm in sun.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 560mm (22″)
Stance Setback: 20mm (0.75")
Width at Front Insert: 266mm (10.47")
Width at Back Insert: 267mm (10.51")
Note that the Ultra Mountain Twin shows 3 stance options. The measurements for those different options are in the tabs below. Note that the measurements above are reference stance but narrower.
Stance width: 600mm (23.6″)
Stance Setback: 20mm (0.75")
Width at Front Insert: 268mm (10.55")
Width at Back Insert: 269mm (10.59")
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 175lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Salomon Lo-Fi
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
Weight: 2760grams (6lbs 1oz)
Weight per cm: 17.58 grams/cm
Average Weight per cm: 18.36 grams/cm*
*based on a small sample size of roughly 80 models that I've weighed in 2019, 2020 & 2021 models. So, a good bit lighter than average on the scales - and felt light on snow too.
Damp or Chattery?
Quite damp a good bit on the damp side of the scale.
Smooth or Snappy?
Just on the smooth side of the scale. Smoother than the regular MT.
Nothing to test in on the day, but based on specs, how the Mountain Twin rides powder, it would be really decent. Not a powder king or anything, but with a bit of setback, a slightly longer nose than tail, rocker in the tip and tail and it's contour base, it's going to float relatively easily.
Carving & Turning
Carving: Good on a carve. Just that little bit better than the regular MT - can go just a little harder.
Turning: Easier to turn than I remember from riding the 2019 model. Got to put in a little more energy than you do with the regular MT, but you also get a bit more back in return. And you don't have to like throw your whole body into it - it turns fairly easily, especially for its flex.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Not quite as maneuvereable at slower speeds as regular MT, as expected, but again, better than I remember the 2019 model being - I think that Contour base makes a difference there.
Skids: Can skid turns on it without too much consequence. Not something that makes skidding turns super easy, but not too punishing either.
Nice and stable at speed. This was the most notable difference between this and the regular MT. Just more stable and could bomb it a good bit faster without getting any speed wobbles.
Crushed through crud a little better than regular MT and overall was good in crud.
Not quite as good as regular MT for bumpy terrain - just not quite as maneuverable at slower speeds - but also not bad. Was fine to take in the trees.
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Pop: Good pop without being epic. But you do get good value for that pop with the board being so light - feels like it just hangs in the air a little longer. The pop is easy to access to for the most part - with a little more available when you load it up - not quite as easy to access as the MT as expected, but not far off. And you get a touch more back when you load it up.
Approach: A good mix of stable and maneuverable. Just a touch less maneuverable and a bit more stable than the regular MT
Landing: Nice and solid but also not unforgiving of bad landings either. A little less forgiving than the MT but a little more solid for landing bigger air too.
Side-hits: Fun for side hits. I think I slightly prefer the regular MT for side hits, but only very subtly.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Big air is this boards forte! But still good for hitting medium and even small jumps too.
Good for riding switch and gets even better if you center it up. I gave it 3.5, based on being in the 20mm setback stance, but would be 4/5 in the center stance.
Easier to butter than I remember the 2019 model. Still not super buttery, but around 3.5/5 I would say.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
The Mountain Twin is a stable feeling, lightweight board that is well suited to riding big freestyle. Definitely not for beginner freestyle, but if you're looking to go big, it's got you covered.
But mostly this is just a really versatile all-mountain board that can carve, bomb and really holds its own in powder, as well as being able to ride switch really well.
It's the do-it-all, one quiver board if you like your boards a little stiffer and more aggressive.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Ultra Mountain Twin, are ready to buy or want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to see how the Ultra Mountain Twin compares to other men’s aggressive all-mountain snowboards or want to check out some other options in that category, check out the next link.
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