Built to slash, spin, stomp, or simply shred, the Mind Expander is an inspired new alternative to your average all-mountain board. Surf shaper Chris Christenson and Jeremy Jones designed the Mind Expander to be a precise and fluid paintbrush for the creative modern day rider who draws lines blending freestyle, freeride and surf styles. For playful float in pow the Mind Expander features a Christenson Surf Rocker profile, SPOON 3.0 base contours and a hybrid directional shape. The blunted nose and squared off, but still full size tail offer the nimble maneuverability of the Hovercraft matched with the freestyle abilities of the Mountain Twin. The Mind Expander also features our new triple density Bamboo Surf wood core that has bamboo stringers positioned in the pocket of the sidecut for better edge response and turn power.
Custom tip/tail rocker profile designed by surf shaper Chris Christenson for the Mountain Surfer and Storm Chaser. The nose rocker starts just inside of the front inserts and the tail rocker starts just at the back inserts. When you weight the tail of the board the nose ramps up out of the snow for insane float on the deepest days.
These subtle rocker contours match a Christenson surfboard rocker profile.
Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board. “Traction Tech is a critical feature for rockered boards. Rocker improves glide in mixed conditions, but the decreased edge contact makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Traction Tech is crucial to offset the edge drift of rocker.”
“How a board glides in powder, crust, corn or any snow more than an inch deep, is dictated by it’s front contact point and just past it. Next time you are in soft snow watch how much snow comes over the corner of the nose near the contact point. The billowing snow coming out from behind the tip means you are plowing through it which is obviously slowing you down. By adding a blunt nose you get the float benefits of a much longer nose without the ‘snow plow’ rounded tip and it’s extra swing weight.” - Jeremy Jones
At the far ends of the sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing the side cut radius towards the contact point delivers smoother turn initiation and exit as the edge tracks in and out of the snow with a less abrupt transition.
By flip flopping the base graphic colors, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield.
Made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) and Carbon. This ultra-fast base is easy to repair thanks to the UHMW-PE.
Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.
Our new triple density Bamboo Surf wood core that has bamboo stringers positioned in the pocket of the sidecut for better edge response and turn power.
A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.
All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.
ABS Plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. We improve the sustainability of our snowboards by using only recycled plastic.
All Jones boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.
Bio-plastic topsheet made from Castor beans. This eco-material is ultralight, chip/scratch resistant and water/snow repellent (snow sticks less to topsheet).
Not sure your ideal snowboard size? Got big feet? Check out our sizing guidelines for each model here.
Approx. weight (tolerance +/-15%), Size 158: 2,77kg
|New Size||Size (cm)||Running Length (cm)||Nose Length (cm)||Tail Length (cm)||Nose Width (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Tail Width (cm)||Sidecut Radius (m)||Reference Stance (cm)||Centered Stance (cm)||Setback (cm)||Weight Range (lbs/kg)|
|new||150||109.8||39.6||19.6||29.4||25.2||27.4||6.7||54||52||0||120-170 lbs. / 54-77 kg.|
|new||154||113||40||20||30||25.6||28||6.9||56||54||0||130-180 lbs. / 59-82 kg.|
|new||158||116.6||40.4||20.4||30.5||26||28.5||7.1||60||58||0||150-200 lbs. / 67-91 kg.|