Welcome to this SnowboardingProfiles.com snowboard review. This review will assess the Jones Women’s Flagship as a women’s freeride board.
NB: The Women’s Flagship was the called the Jones Mothership in 2014 and before that. It was renamed for the 2015 model and has kept the name for the 2016 model.
Overall Rating for the Flagship
Board: Jones Women’s Flagship
Price: $599 (USD recommended retail)
Style: Women’s Freeride
Flex: Medium Stiff – 7 out of 10 (with 10 being the stiffest possible)
Rating Score: 86.1/100
Compared to other Women’s Freeride Boards
Of the women’s freeride snowboards that I rated:
- I looked at 10 different women’s freeride boards
- The average score was 79.1/100
- The highest score was 91.7/100
- The lowest score was 63.9/100
- The average price was $530
- The Women’s Flagship ranked 2nd out of 10.
Overview of the Flagship’s Specs
Below are the specs and available sizes for the Women’s Flagship. You may want to refer to these as we go through in more detail.
|Ability Level:||Advanced to Expert||Weight:||Feels quite heavy|
|Shape:||Tapered Directional||Camber Profile:||Hybrid Camber|
|Stance:||Setback 20mm, 30mm or 50mm depending on the size||Responsiveness:||Medium-Fast|
|Feel:||Stable||Edge-hold:||Up to Hard Snow Conditions|
The flagship comes in three different lengths.
|Waist Width (mm)||239||241||245|
|Weight Range (lbs)||100-150||110-160||120-170|
|Weight Range (kgs)||45-68||50-73||54-77|
Who is the Flagship Most Suited to?
The Women’s Flagship is a freeride snowboard designed specifically for women.
So if you like to carve it up with aggressive lines, like to live in varied terrain including in the backcountry, tree runs, chutes etc and if you have a need for speed and would do anything for a powder day – then the Flagship will be an aweseme companion for you.
Of course you should also make sure that one of the sizes is suitable for you.
Details of the Flagship’s Performance
O.k. let’s take a look at some of the details, before we look at the score breakdown.
This board was born to ride the pow!
And it’s no surprise that’s the case given its hybrid camber profile. There is a longer rocker section towards the nose that helps keep this board floating nicely on top of the soft stuff.
The setback stance (20mm on the 148, 30mm on the 152 and 50mm on the 156) also means that float in powder is made effortless.
O.k. let’s see the Board in action!
This video features a bunch of Jones women’s snowboards. To go straight to the section on the Flagship skip to around 2 minutes in.
If carving was like sprinting for a snowboard, then the Women’s Flagship would be like Usain Bolt!
Part of the Flagship’s carving prowess is down to the camber sections in its hybrid camber profile. Those camber sections underfoot allow for greater edge-hold and stability at speed.
Another reason is the stiffness of the flagship. With a 7 out of 10 flex ratings this is one of the stiffest women’s boards going around. That’s definitely going to help it hold on when carving – and will make the board very aggressive.
Thinking again of Usain Bolt, the same metaphor can be used for the speed of this board – except maybe this time it’s even more relevant!
The Flagship derives much of its speed from its sintered 9900 base. But perhaps more importantly it’s the stability at speed that is most impressive on this board.
The Final Verdict and Score Breakdown
O.k. let’s check out how the Flagship scored in each of the different areas. The most important freeride areas have been discussed in more detail above.
|FACTOR||RATING (OUT OF 5)||CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL SCORE|
|TOTAL after normalizing||86.1/100|
Well I think the final verdict is pretty obvious with this one. If you’re an aggressive rider who likes to ride hard and who likes to explore new interesting terrain then the Women’s Flagship should definitely be on your radar.
More Info, Current Prices & User Reviews
Check out the links below for more info, current prices and places to buy the Women’s Flagship.
Over to You
Thanks for reading and I hope this review has been helpful. Any questions, comments or if you’ve had any personal experience with the riding the women’s flagship? Just leave your comments in the comments section below.
If you’re interested in other women’s freeride options check out the link below.