Allow your inner conscious to be opened with the Jones Mind Expander Snowboard. The Mind Expander is the ultimate all-mountain guru to help you reach your inner snowboard Valhalla and reach peak nirvana. All hippy jokes aside the Mind Expander is fairly new to the Jones line up and has quickly ascended the ranks as one of the more energetic and surfy profiles in the Jones armada. Surf Shaper Chris Chirstenson and pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones teamed up to bring the best of both worlds into one board. The Mind Expander has been described as surfy but responsive and seems to win the heart of soul surfers everywhere which is why we also granted it a spot on our board review list.
The Mind Expander is designed to be ridden by the all mountain rider who blends freestyle, freeriding, and surf style all into one. The Mind Expander features a directional shape that allows for a forward-thinking shape that is complemented by Jones Christenson Surf Rocker Profile that gives this deck a slight rocker profile under the feet with a more drastic positive bend in the nose and tail for a true surfboard like look and ride.
The Jones Mind Expander features a 3D Contour Base 3.0 base bevel. A freeride focused 3D-base contours featuring an even balance of 7mm of spoon bevel in the nose and 7mm of spoon bevel in the tail. Spoon bevel starts at the rocker point. The spoon like shape gives this deck unbelivable surf like feel in powder, a predictable turning ability and tons of playfulness on edge. The 3D Contour Base makes the Mind Expander a true surf inspired deck that cannot be matched by other surf inspired decks on the market.
Jones Strives to build gear that balances performance and sustainability. They fight climate change as a proud partner of 1% For The Planet and their factory partners maintain industry leading social standards for their workforce. To understand the true environmental footprint of their snowboards, they asses every material and energy demand that goes into their production.
Jones Mind Expander Snowboard Specs:
Profile: Christenson Surf Rocker
Core: Bamboo Surf Core
Laminates: Carbon Web Fused Reinforcement
Base: Sintered 9900
Edge: Oversized Recycled Edges
Jones Mind Expander Snowboard Tech Insights:
BAMBOO SURF CORE
Re-designed triple density Bamboo Surf wood core that features primarily paulownia stringers with bamboo stringers positioned in the pocket of the sidecut for better edge response and turn power.
CARBON WEB FUSED
New carbon stringer pack that blends different widths of carbon matched to the specific needs of the board model. Featured on the surf collection models to eliminate nose vibration and on the Solution splitboard as a reinforcement under the binding. Made in the USA, EXCLUSIVE for Jones.
RECYCLED ABS SIDEWALLS
ABS Plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. We improve the sustainability of our snowboards by using only recycled plastic.
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