List Price US $549
Jones Airheart 2018-2022 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) Women's
Manufactured in Dubai by SWS
Shape Directional Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Light
Powder Good
Turning Experience Good
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Good
Jumps Great
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Easy

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Jones Airheart 2022 - 2018 Review by The Good Ride

The Jones Airheart is a hard charging all mountain directional twin. The Airheart invites you to shred the whole mountain at higher speeds but in a non threatening way. It has a good amount of positive camber, nice on snow energy, and a nice snappy yet stable feel. Good for the high intermediate to advanced/expert rider.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

Time Codes: 00:05 Intro 00:30 Camber Profile 01:11 Flex 01:48 Base 02:04 Edge Hold 02:45 Snow Conditions 03:13 Paige’s Perspective 03:55 Steeps 04:47 Off Piste / Trees 05:56 Powder 06:26 Groomers 07:11 Carving 07:23 On Snow Feel / Turning Experience 07:47 Park / Freestyle 08:54 Who Is This For?

Size: 149
Days: 3
Conditions:  Variety of Powder, packed powder, chunder, and groomers
Riders: Steph and Paige
Boots:
Vans Ferra Pro
Bindings: Union Milan
Set Up
: 21” Centered 15 front -15 back

 

Camber Profile: The Jones Airheart comes with “Power Camber”. It has a good amount of positive camber arc between the feet. Then it tapers down into a flat section near the nose and tail. It also has a 3D contour bevel on the nose and tail that raises the contact points off the snow where they would normally be catchy. This allows you to have that power and energy from the positive camber without having to worry about catching edges.

Flex: The Airheart has a stiff flex of 7/10. It keeps this board feeling stable at higher speeds. And gives it a nice energy out of turns, off jumps, and when popping ollies.

Base: It comes with a Sintered 8000 base. Which is durable and fast at the same time. I was riding it on baked spring powder and still able to slide when there was very little wax on the base.

Edge Hold: With the combination of positive camber, a stable flex, and the Traction Tech 1.0, the Airheart can hold an edge in a lot of different icy conditions. It has a mellow “serrated” sidecut that doesn’t have a super aggressive feel when gripping on ice, but just enough of that added edge hold to keep you connected.

Steeps: I really enjoy riding the Airheart in steep terrain. It is fast to turn and is reliable throughout a lot of different snow conditions. It is more for the advanced to expert rider as it prefers a medium to large turn radius. So the turns tend to be a bit bigger even in the steeps.

Off Piste / Trees: The Airheart has a familiar traditional camber feel off piste. It keeps its performance through trees and when turning through bumps. It is somewhere in the middle of a board that likes to just charge over the top of thunder and turn through it.

Powder: For being a mostly positive camber board and a directional twin, the Airheart surprises me in powder. It does well compared to other boards with a similar camber profile and shape. Maybe it is the mix of the wider waist width, stiffer flex, and 3D base bevel on the nose and tail. But it does pretty well in powder. It should get by in most average storm days, but when it really dumps it may be best to switch it out for a more powder specific board.

Groomers: Very fun on groomers. The Airheart is fun to ride fast and make some big open turns. It prefers a more pitched run. The intermediate to advanced runs is where it where it prefers to ride.

Carving: The Jones Airheart is fun to carve. It has a lot of energy out of the turns and can hold a nice solid edge throughout the carve. It is a very fun all mountain board for leaving some deep trenches in the groomers.

On Snow Feel / Turning Experience: Because of the positive camber, the wider waist width, and the stiffer flex, the Airheart is very stable on snow. But the 3D base keeps it just loose enough to have a little fun and not have to be on your best game all the time. Turning is quick and pretty effortless, it prefers a bit more of a higher edge angle but can make skidded turns pretty easily. It seems to like a more medium to large radius turn as opposed to shorter skidded turns.

Park / Freestyle: It feels great on jumps and can handle bigger features and bigger airs. It is stable for deeper landings and has a great amount of pop off jumps and lips. It is not that nimble freestyle type board, but more for the established park rider who already has some experience under their belt. I didn’t get it in a pipe, but I think it would be super fun in a bigger pipe. It is a little stiff for my liking when it comes to jibs, but maybe a more aggressive rider would like it on jibs.

Switch: This is a directional twin. So it can be ridden switch and feels pretty similar to riding it normal.

Overall: The Jones Airheart is a great choice for a hard charging rider looking for an all mountain board that can send in a variety of different terrain types and conditions. It has a nice amount of energy in it without feeling too unruly. Fun to carve, ride fast, and charge some steeps. Versatile enough for some light powder days and very fun on jumps.

 

 
Jones Airheart Past Reviews

2020

The Jones Airheart is the men’s Aviator made for women. Often times in the snowboard industry women’s boards are often teched down versions of the men’s but with the Airheart (clever name) it seems truly like a small men’s version. It’s not Steph’s kind of ride but she actually liked it for what it is. It’s super light so it can be a bit chattery in uneven snow or at higher speeds compared to the Twin Sister.  That being said, it’s got more camber and pop than the twin sister so it really comes down to what appeals to you more.

The 2020 Jones Airheart is pretty much the same as previous seasons, but it did get an updated core. It is now built with an FSC Power Core that is between the feet adding more pop to the board.

The 2019 Jones Airheart has a very similar ride to 2018 but they changed up the design of the carbon stringers making it a little bit more comprehensive throughout the board. Still, the rest of the ride is the same spec wise so it’s almost the same ride as 2018.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

Size: 149
Days: 3
Conditions:  Variety of Powder, packed powder, chunder, and groomers
Riders: Steph
Boots:
Vans Ferra
Bindings: Union Milan
Set Up
: 21.5” Centered 15 front -15 back

2018

The Jones Airheart is the men’s Aviator made for women. Often times in the snowboard industry women’s boards are often teched down versions of the men’s but with the Airheart (clever name) it seems truly like a small men’s version. It’s not Steph’s kind of ride but she actually liked it for what it is. It’s super light so it can be a bit chattery in uneven snow or at higher speeds compared to the Twin Sister. That being said, it’s got more camber and pop than the twin sister so it really comes down to what appeals to you more.

The 2019 Jones Airheart has a very similar ride to 2018 but they changed up the design of the carbon stringers making it a little bit more comprehensive throughout the board. Still, the rest of the ride is the same spec wise so it’s almost the same ride as 2018. That’s why the old review still stands and Jones didn’t send us another demo.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Size: 146
Days: 2
Conditions: Pretty good but varied Sierra conditions.
Riders: Steph
Boots:
Vans Ferra
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Milan
Set Up
: 21.5” Centered 15 front -15 back

 
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