• Excellent Pop
  • Forgiving Full Camber Feel
  • Carves Super Hard


  • Butters Can Feel Washy with spoon nose
  • Not as good in pow as some Jones boards


The Jones Aviator 2.0 has only average float in powder but it is a jumping machine with amazing pop on an ollie or carve. This is a great option for a 2 board quiver. Get this for your groomer days and something else for powder. Update 2024: The 2022 Jones Aviator did not change much or at all from 2022-2024 so this 2022 review still stands. 

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Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Dubai by SWS
Shape Twinish
Camber Profile Mostly Camber
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split No
Powder Average
Base Glide Great
Carving Great
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Good
Jumps Great
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
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Jones Aviator 2.0 2022-2023 Snowboard Written Review Review by The Good Ride

You are about to read/watch the Jones Aviator 2.0 Snowboard Review from an objective but average rider’s perspective.

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How it rides and who it is for

Jones Aviator 2.0 Review

How This Review Happened:

We borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back.
Size: 159w
Days: 10+
Conditions: Pretty much a wide variety of spring to summer conditions.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Davey (Size 12, 6’4” 250 lbs)
Boots: Burton Kendo, Burton Swath.
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers, F.I.T. Gameghangers LP
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Force
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Tech Leather Glove, Burton AK Tech Glove

Similar Boards (but not the same): Korua Otto, Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker, Capita Mercury,YES NSB, Endeavor Pioneer, Jones Mountain Twin, Endeavor Ranger, K2 Manifest, Yes Typo, Jones Frontier, Ride Algorythm, Ride Wild Life,

Set-Up: 21.5” Wide. 15 front -15 back. Close to Reference

Approximate Weight:

The Jones Aviator 2.0 felt light but not super light. Right on the border of medium. (We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)


The Jones Aviator 2.0 159w was not ideal for me but it handled Davey’s 12 Burton Swaths no problem and also did waaaaay better than we thought it would for his 250lbs.

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.

154: 8-9
158: 8.5-9.5
162: 9.5-10.5
159w: 10.5-11.5
162w: 11-12

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

The Jones Aviator 2.0 shape seems to be a little less directional than the older Aviator and closer to the directional twin shape of the Jones Mountain Twin. The camber profile is pretty much full camber throughout the contact points with spoon happening in the nose after. I barely felt the spoon tech when turning and that edgeless washy feel in hard snow is almost un-noticeable. This isn’t super catchy but it isn’t for intermediates who skid their turns a lot. It’s more forgiving than camber but much more locked in than their other hybrid camber boards.

Flex Personality

There is some really lively pop going on with the Jones Aviator 2.0 and even as a wide I could make my overly optimistic ollies look better. There is a medium flex that isn’t too easy to butter but it has such a dynamic snappy flex to it. The best thing is it can handle a much wider variety of terrain without getting terribly cranky or bucky. It’s not as easy of an all day ride as some of the Jones boards but it is very doable now.


Excellent base glide is all about Jones and this is no exception. The Jones Aviator 2.0 can point it really well for a board like this. It doesn’t get too unstable at higher speeds and is good for above average mountain speed for sure.

Edge Hold

The disrupted sidecut of the Jones Aviator 2.0 is great but what makes it even better is the new flex helps keep your edge set. The older Jones Aviator could buck you out of the line you had on your turn. One thing though is the spoon tech in the nose/tail leads into the effective edge more than some jones rides so it can feel a little edgeless and washy in harder snow. It takes some getting used to.

Turning Experience/Carving

Pretty medium quick. Even though this was a wide it turned rather well for my size 9’s so I’m pretty sure the 158 will turn a little bit faster than the Mountain Twin. When you get this over on edge the turning experience is exceptional with this full camber ride. It really has a balanced turning radius and very satisfying turn. In harder conditions the lifted sides before the spoon nose can feel a bit washy. In good conditions it’s a blast.


The setback on board is -2” at approximately a 22.75” stance width. That is good but you need it all with full camber. Yes the nose has spoon tech but that makes the turn more fun in powder as opposed to adding a lot of extra float. I would choose the Jones Mountain Twin 10 times out of 10 for powder riding but if you like the camber feel in powder this will be fun. If you paired the Jones Aviator 2.0 with the Mind Expander or something else super floaty you would have an excellent 2 board quiver.


Very doable switch and the new shape of the Jones Aviator 2.0 is much more like the Jones Mountain Twin. That is great to see but I would not want to jib with this but if you like getting air this is your board. Pipe would be great as well but I didn’t try riding it because it was a wide. If I had the 158 I would have loved it.


Overall, the Jones Aviator 2.0 is not ideal for most as a one board solution mainly because of it’s full camber float in powder. That being said it is an excellent board for groomer days in a 2 board quiver.

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Jones Aviator 2.0 Past Reviews

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0:00 – Intro 0:24 – Summary 1:29 – Sizing 2:06 – Camber/On Snow Feel 3:20 – Flex/Pop/Butterability 3:59 – Base Speed 4:22 – Dampness/Uneven Terrain 5:41 – Edge Hold 6:26 – Turning/Carving 8:28 – Powder 9:42 – Conclusion 9:56 – Some BS & Outakes 10:45 – About Our Reviews

Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Light, poppy, dynamic ride with a very fast base.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Can be more washy/edgeless than other Jones boards. Lots of chatter in uneven terrain.


The Jones Aviator is lightest and liveliest of all the Jones All Mountain snowboards but it comes at the price of being chattery in uneven snow.

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Jones Aviator 2021 Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for

Jones Aviator








How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back.
Size: 156
Days: 2
Conditions: Late spring. We were lucky enough to have 2 days with lifts running in May thanks to a Covid-19 careful re-opening by Mt. Bachelor.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Nortwave Decade
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, F.I.T. Gamechangers, F.I.T. Gameghangers LP
Bindings: Union Strata

Similar Boards (but not the same): Korua Otto, Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker, Capita Mercury,YES NSB, Endeavor Pioneer, Jones Mountain Twin, Endeavor Ranger, K2 Manifest, Yes Typo, Jones Frontier, Ride Algorythm, Ride Wild Life,

Set-Up: 21.5”  Wide. 18 front -9 back. Close to Reference.

Approximate Weight: Feels Light


Peter would have liked the 158 but I was more into the 156 and how it turned for my size 9 boots. We both could have used more board though in the 158 to help handle our weight though as it is a chattery board compared to other Jones boards in relative sizing.

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller but these work best for turning the board easily and not having toe/heel drag.
152: 7-8

156: 8-9

158: 8.5-10

160: 9-10

162: 9-10

158w: 10.5-11.5

160w: 11- 12

164w: 10-11

Stay close to their weight recommendations.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

Jones Aviator Camber & Shape








The Jones Aviator has more camber than most Jones boards but it seems the lifted sides go further into the effective edge than other Jones boards with less camber. This is our guess because it comes out as a little more washy/edgless when you commit to that edge without a lot of pressure between the bindings. This happens mainly in harder snow but it can in softer snow too. Overall it is pretty forgiving and tracks well in most conditions. It isn’t as edgeless as Arbor’s Fender Uprise or Bataleon’s TBT but it is more noticable than most of the other lifted tech boards Jones offers.


I was pretty exhausted from 7 days straight of snowboarding and then surfing the riverwave after. My legs were trashed and I don’t feel I got a fair estimate of how this can normally butter. It took more work than I remembered before but it was doable. The pop was there as well and it is pretty easily accessible for how stiff this board is.


The base of the Jones Aviator has glide to it but it just doesn’t have a damp overall ride compared to the rest of the Jones All Mountain boards like the Jones Mtn Twins. I guess that is the price you pay with the Aviator for that kind of pop. It is not that damp at high speeds and over the years of riding this I never found a situation where it didn’t start to chatter pretty easy.

Uneven Terrain/Dampness

Very bucky and bouncy and the kind of board that is made for mostly clean and pristine riding.

Edge Hold

The Jones Aviator didn’t have quite the grip of the Jones Mountain Twins. They were all pretty close though and all have some decent disruption. It might be the the lifted sides

Turn Initiation

Overall the Jones Aviator can turn a little quicker edge to edge than the Jones Mountain Twins. It’s more noticeable in soft snow but still a touch faster in firmer conditions.

Turning Experience/Carving

We really needed a lot more pressure between the feet compared to other Jones boards to keep this edge from washing throughout a harder carve. It is something that takes a little time to get used to but it isn’t as steep a learning curve as some other boards with lifted sides.


So with a setback of 1″ back from center of board on the 22.8″ reference stance or 2.125″ back all the way with a 22″ stance width you can get some decent directional float for an all mountain board. Because of the extra camber the Jones Aviator’s float is pretty similar to the Jones Mountain Twin models. It does turn easier in powder because it has more advanced spooned tips/tails than the Mountain Twins and Frontier. Of the 4 models we would choose the Frontier but all 4 do very well in powder for non-tapered boards.


The Jones Aviator isn’t really a park board but if you want to hit kickers of almost any size it will shine here when you get used to the lifted sides.


So the Jones Aviator has a light and poppy nature that didn’t play well with Peter and our weight of 175lbs & 185lbs in uneven terrain but it sure did ollie easy. Sizing up from the 156 all the way to the 160 on past demos didn’t work super well for us either. So if you are on the lighter side of the recommended weight spectrum, can deal with a little more chatter than other boards, and want a lot more pop than the Jones Mountain Twins this could work.

Jones Aviator 2019 Snowboard Review

The Jones Aviator kind of a sits in between the Jones Explorer and Mountain Twin/Ultra Mountain Twin shape-wise but has more camber, lifted sides and ultra-light tech.  It’s a little more chattery compared to many other Jones boards but it’s still has a pretty wide appeal for those that want an ultra-light one board quiver type of ride.

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Size:  158
Days: 2
Conditions: Pretty good PNW snow with some firm moments but mostly fun turning good time on snow.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185 -195lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Bindings: Union Atlas
: 22.5” Centered 15 front -15 back

The 2019  Jones Aviator’s lifted sides didn’t seem as washy as in the past and the ride was more fun than before. Maybe there were some subtle tweaks made to the lifted tech compared to the 2017 model we tried or maybe the wood bent in the curing process a little differently than the past board I tried.  Regardless, it felt less washy and I hope this is the same as the production models.  The updated carbon stringers seem to give it a bit more dampness but overall it’s very similar to the past Aviators. It’s a little light and chattery for my taste but it does have more pop than the Jones Mtn Twin, Ultra Mountain Twin and Explorer so it comes down to what’s a better compromise for ya.

Approximate Weight: Feels light

Flex: medium-stiff and pretty snappy. You can still butter it ok but you definitely notice more pop than the Jones Mountain Twin for sure.

Sizing:  The 158 felt great for my specs you see above.  Jimbo and Zobel, my size 11 riders would actually prefer the 158w.

On Snow Feel: The Aviator has extra camber underfoot than most of the Jones boards but there is still some rocker there as well as lifted sides.  Feels stable but still catch free like the Jones hybrid camber boards with more rocker.

Edge Hold: Very solid edge hold and I love the mellow mag tech that Jones makes. It’s not quite there with full mag like you would see with Lib/Gnu AKA Mervin boards but it’s very competent in harder snow.

Turn Initiation: Pretty quick and a little faster than the Jones UMT I tested it against.

Turning Experience: Making all kinds of turns have a pretty easy spring to it and it’s a fun board to turn.

Carving: In the past, I had issues on a harder carve but this year the Jones Aviator’s lifted sides didn’t wash on me as they did in the past. Like I said above, the wood bends in different ways board per board in the curing process but hopefully, this board is going to be like the production models and carve much better.

Speed: The ultra-light tech in the Jones Aviator doesn’t quite match up to its flex when picking up speed. It’s not bad for this kind of ultralight tech and you can bomb with this no problem but you still pay a price for this reduced weight. Even with pretty damp Union Atlas bindings and super damp Adidas Tactical ADV boots I was riding I could still feel more chatter than I usually do with most of the other Jones boards. In a same-day comparison to the Jones Ultra Mountain Twin, the Aviator felt less damp and had more vibrations throughout the board. In comparison to the Jones Flagship and Carbon Flagship they almost don’t even seem related to the Jones Aviator.

Uneven Terrain: The Jones Aviator turns really well through bumps and I loved that but I didn’t like how it handled hard snow micro-bumps on bad groomers or messy, crowded resort snow you can often see on a Saturday. It’s nothing horrible but it does pick up and pass through that chatter compared to many jones boards like the Jones Mountain Twin or Explorer.  Still, I prefer the Explorer and Aviator when it comes to turning through softer messy snow to full-size bumps compared to the Jones Mtn Twin and Ultra Mtn Twin.

Powder: When setting back all the way at a 22.75″ stance width there is a difference between nose and tail of 4.75″ or a 2.375″ set back from center of the board. This extra set back on board helps compensate for the little bit of extra camber compared to the Jones UMT and MT that have more rocker so even though they have 3.5″ back on board it’s about the same when setting all the way back. This makes the Jones Aviator a good one board quiver for those that have to use the same board for powder and groomer days. If you set it all the way back it can almost hang with a lot of freeride boards out there. That’s all you can ask for with what we call an all-mountain/one board quiver type ride like this.

Buttering: Easier than I thought it would be to butter for this flex. I expected it to be pretty difficult but it butters easier off the tip/tail than you would think.  Still, it’s a little more effort than the Explorer, UMT, and MT.

Switch:  Very doable switch and feels about the same as the Explorer.  If riding switch a lot is your thing then the UMT and MT are the call but its differences are an easy thing to get used to.

Jumps: What I like about Jones’s lifted tech is how subtle it is compared to others.  In the past, I haven’t had a great experience to load the edge on an ollie this time around worked well. It’s got a lot more pop off the tip/tail than most of its peers and its a great board for those that like kickers.

Jibbing: Pretty strong motivation with this super poppy flex to stay away from the jib park.

Pipe: This is not a bad pipe board and I did take a lap through a medium pipe with the Jones Aviator and it was very doable.  Liked this 2019 a little more than past models.

So all in all, the Jones Aviator is a pretty poppy, super light, one board quiver ride that will appeal to riders that want more camber than your average Jones board but still be forgiving and have good directional float when it gets deep.


Jones Aviator 2017 Snowboard Review

Other than the slightly washy feel on a carve it’s a pretty good board. In our opinion, this board is light enough and the Ultra Aviator isn’t necessary.

Almost every Jones Board this year got an upgraded core.  For some, it felt better but didn’t really change the personality too much.  For some reason, the Aviator’s personality changed a lot with the new lighter and snappier core.  You could call this an aggressive more directional Mountain Twin or a more mellow more double ender Flagship.

Size: 160 (wish they had the 156)
Days:  1
Conditions:  Really good groomers with some chunky snow here and there.
Riders: James, Peter, Jimbo, Mike,
Boots:  Burton Imperial, Burton SLXNike Lunarendor,
Bindings: Salomon Defender
Set Up: Set back a bit approx 23″ wide, 15 front -6 back

Approximate Weight:    Felt lighter than 2014.  It’s not like the Ultra Aviator but it’s pretty light.

On Snow Feel:    So this feels like a forgiving camber board.  It might be some unmentioned tweaks, the new core or it might just be in our head but it feels a little more mellow and forgiving than last year.  Don’t get me wrong.  It’s still a board for those who like to charge and go straight but it feels like it will let you live if you aren’t on your game at all times when charging.

Turn Initiation: Kind of middle ground.  It’s not slow but it’s not super fast either.  I bet the 156 would have been much better for all of us and our boot sizes. Especially Peter and I.  It’s not super quick edge to edge and the 160 wouldn’t be the first board I’d take in the trees but I think I’d be much happier with the 156 for that job. It’s kind of in that Jones Mountain Twin realm where it’s not hard to turn but it’s just not quick either.

Flex:   The flex seemed to have more snap this year and be more lively underfoot.  It’s not easy to butter but it’s definitely doable.  Especially if you are a strong rider.

Edge Hold:   Same great edge hold as before.

Powder:   No powder but there is definitely a lot more going on in the nose than the tail and it seems like the nose has some early rise rocker as well as lifted sides.

Carving:  It’s fun to carve but the more you commit to a laid out carve the more you can feel the turned up sides of the tip/tail make the turn a bit washy and kind of hurry up the turn. Some might be ok with this but I was not. It’s kind of similar to how the Bataleon TBT boards would feel like camber but then fail a bit on the carve.  This was less exaggerated than Bataleon’s TBT tech but wasn’t as good at the Jones Hybrid Camber (Camrock) boards I tried.  They at least give you a feel of the board’s limitations where the Aviators Camber board with lifted sides leads you to believe you can use all of the board’s contacts with the snow but in reality, the tip and tail aren’t there to hold the rest of the board’s effective edge on the carve. It’s a weird sensation and not for everyone. If you don’t make harder carves it doesn’t matter but if you do it sure does.

Speed: Pretty fast here but I’d probably not own the 160 for my specs so take it with a grain of salt. Based on my experience with the Ultra Aviator the 156 felt more like my size so I don’t think the 156 would feel as fast as the 160. Regardless of sizing It’s got a very stable feel at higher speeds and a fast base. It feels faster than the Jones Mountain Twin but not in the realm of the flagship. The base with all Jones boards, when waxed, really glides though so it picks up speed well. It’s great for a long flat cat track on the way back to the lodge.

Uneven Terrain: Not quite cranky in bumpy snow but not forgiving either.  Like we said in the video the Aviator doesn’t act super unforgiving or anything but it just feels like it’s bored and wants you to pick it up.  It’s not going to weave in and out super quick in bumpy end of the day snow but it is going to bust through a chopped up powder line pretty well.

Switch: This board is pretty directional compared to the Twin and less directional compared to the Flagship.  You can for sure ride switch with it but it definitely feels different.

Jumps: There is more spring out of the board this year.  It snaps better and it likes to spring off natural terrain well. If you take off or land switch a lot then you would like a better board but the general pop of this board is pretty good.

Jibbing: Don’t even want to jib with this.

Pipe: I like this concept for directional pipe riding and wouldn’t mind lapping the pipe in this board.  That being said we couldn’t access the pipe when we rode this.

So all in all this is a board that could make the right aggressive all mountain rider pretty happy.  It’s got a nice combo of aggressive and forgiving when it comes to taking on the mountain.  I had some time on the Ultra Aviator and felt that although it was an exceptional board liked this board better.  It had more stability at speed and felt like it was more durable.

2014 Jones Aviator Review

Size: 160
Days: 2
Conditions: Packed Rocky Mountain Powder with many hard snowment areas. Really good soft perfect groomer sierra snow.
Riders: James, Peter
Boots: Burton Ion,Burton ImperialNike Kaiju
Bindings: Burton Diode, Now Select
Set Up: About 23″ wide 15 front -6 back and set back a bit.

On Snow Feel: Jones calls this positive camber but we call this mostly camber hybrid camber. There is definitely more camber with this board than any other in their line. It seems like there is a little early rise rocker in the nose but it still feels like a camber board on the hill. Despite the lifted points along the rails there is still a locked in feel similar to what most people experience with a camber ride.  It’s the kind of aggressive all mountain board that want’s to ride fast, carve and has good pop if you are strong enough to get it to flex. The 160 we rode had a pretty wide 25.6 cm waist for riders like Pete and I with a 9 and 8.5 size boot. We probably would of been happier on the 156 with its more friendly width but regardless this is an aggressive board.

Powder: We had no powder but it should have a pretty solid directional set back floating ability.  It doesn’t feel like the shape would be great for riding switch like the Mountain Twin will but it’s about the same for directional riding.  There is also a very slight taper of a few milimeters to make the board sink a little better in pow.

Turn Initiation and Carving: Really fun to carve and felt like a board you could really lay into.  Turn Initiation for us was not too quick.  It took a good lean into the board to get it to engage but that’s probably because of the waist width of the 160.  I bet the 156 would of been a little quicker and snappier edge to edge. Medium to wider radius turns are fun and committed. It’s funny because the Jones Mountain Twin 160 has the same waist width but it was much easier to turn.

Speed: The Aviator is stable and fast.  This can bomb.  It’s definitely in the higher end of the speed spectrum.  It’s not as fast as the Flagship models but it’s close and a lot more stable than the Mountain Twin.  It doesn’t have that little bit of chatter in the tip/tail.

Uneven Terrain: What little bumpy terrain we came across felt easier on our bad Knee (peter) and Hip (Me) than the Flagship so you can probably deal with moguls and bumps rather well.  This is still a pretty stiff aggressive board though that isn’t going to make the end of a crowded groomer feel easy.  It’s a chunder buster and bomber that’s more suited for good powder and well maintained groomers.

Edge Hold: Same great edge hold that we would expect from the Jones team.  Even with the lifted contact points on the side it’s still got great grip without being grabby in soft snow.

Flex: Pretty Med/Stiff. Not really a board to butter or play around with.  We’d much rather be on the Jones Mountain Twin here.

Switch: This was set back a bit when we rode it so it didn’t feel totally comfortable switch but I bet if it was centered it would be something you could get use to. If you like the idea of the Flagship models but like to occasionally ride switch this is a much better choice because it’s better than the Flagship models here but not as good as the Mountain Twin.

Jibbing: Didn’t even think about it.

Pipe: The 160 didn’t give us the lets go hit the pipe kind of feeling. So we didn’t go but I bet the 156 would be pretty fun for Peter and I.  Maybe next time….

Jumps: It’s not easy to get the board to spring but if you have good technical strength you can make this board spring and pop very well. It would be better hitting kickers on the mountain but hitting the kickers in the park wouldn’t be bad at all for those aggressive riders.

Jones Aviator 2.0 Specs

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Jones Aviator 2.0 User Reviews

Jones Aviator 2.0 2022-2024 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

2022 Aviator 2.0 LTD

Aug 21, 2021 by Mic
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: All mountain, minus the park • 
Days You Ride A Year: 15-20 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 185cm, 85kg, US 10. 

I've owned a MT, UMT and three Aviators (158, 158W and 162). The Aviators have been my favourite boards... until this one.

The 2.0 Aviator is better in every way that matters to me. Edge hold, pop, float, dampness and the overall flex are all improved from the previous models.

Some things to note if you are looking at one of these. The camber section is longer and higher than the older models. The camber on mine is about 6mm vs about 3 or 4mm on the older versions. It's not as stiff as any of my older boards, a step under the old Aviators and way softer than my 2020 UMT. Pretty close to a MT but just feels more lively. It really springs from edge to edge. The shape of the nose and tail go through powder really well, you can see there's less snow coming over the front edges of the board.

For all the hype about the Koroyd in this board and how light it is, the 2.0 LTD is not much different to other Jones boards. My 158cm is 2820g. Wood cores can vary a fair bit but in an attempt to offer a reference my other Jones boards weigh:

2020 UMT 160cm - 2930g
2020 Aviator 158cm - 2825g
2019 Aviator 162cm - 2980g
2018 Aviator 158W - 3010g
2015 MT 161W - 3040g

Not much in it weight wise. The Aviator 2.0 does "feel" lighter in use though. It's a smooth ride too but I never thought the other boards were a problem.

The base material on this is "8000" vs "9900" on the older boards. I couldn't tell any difference.

I reckon anyone who is a strong beginner or above would have a good time on an Aviator 2.0.

Great Board

Feb 16, 2021 by Johnny
Ability Level: Not so catchy freeride with camber • 
Riding Style: Freeride, tree runs jumps • 
Days You Ride A Year: 10-15 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'9 175 9 union atlas, 158 LTD aviator 

I rode the 158 LTD 2022 Aviator, a great board, it feels like a slightly wider version of my 158 2017 Yes Standard, more camber, easier to jump, slightly easier to lock in turns. Much more poppy and kind of feels like I'm cheating since it doesn't catch as easily as my wide 156 wide Burton Speed date. My Burton 158Wide Speed dates is a monster to turn and locks into the snow as if I'm on train tracks, very scary if you're not on your game. I was definitely looking for a board similar to my 158 yes standard, stiffer and as easy to turn with, I think I"ve found it.

The pros: Not catchy, easy to jump, camber, good on powder, decently faster turn initiation compared to 156 Wide Speed date. Definitely, a one-quiver board, good at everything doesn't specialize in anything specific, I think this board would be great for technical terrain and tree riding, It's more narrow with a decent 4 mm lifted nose, that also uses Jones spoon tech.

Cons: Heavier than Yes standard 158, Slower turn initiation than Yes Standard but it makes up for it with better edge control.

Recommend for who: If you tried a Rocker/Camber/Rocker board and want something with more grip, stiffer, more pop, but still want to keep some of the playful less catchy nature try this one out. It does well in Pow to my expectations, I've lived in Japan for a few years and I can tell I could get away with handling that type of snow with this board with a bit more effort to my back leg, but I think it will be worth it.

Not recommended: If you want to euro carve, and super lock in turns, super-duper deep pow, I'd lower your expectations for this board, it could probably do it, but not as good as a wider and tapered board.

2020 Aviator 158cm

Apr 05, 2020 by Mike
Ability Level: Average • 
Riding Style: Everything but the park. • 
Days You Ride A Year: As many as I can, between 10 & 20. • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 185cm, 82kg, Sz 10 (Adidas) 

Just an update to my previous review for the 162cm. The longer I own it, the more I like this board. It's just that no excuses board that isn't brilliant at any one thing but does everything well.

I grabbed a 158cm because I've dropped some weight and thought the smaller board would suit (I also had the 162cm). Like my 162, the 158 also has very subtle spoon edges. About 2mm as apposed to Jones' 4mm claim. As TGR said in the review, every wood core is a bit different but I suspect over the years Jones have dialled back the lifting of the sides. I've checked three boards now (all 2019 & 2020 models) and all have been around the 2mm mark for edge lift.

Can't go wrong with one of these.

5.0 5.0 7 7 I've owned a MT, UMT and three Aviators (158, 158W and 162). The Aviators have been my favourite boards... until this one. The 2.0 Aviator is better in every way that matters to Jones Aviator 2.0 2022-2024 Snowboard Review

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