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Overall Rating Loved it!
Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) Women's
Manufactured in
Shape Directional Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Great
Turning Experience Great
Carving Good
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Great
Jumps Great
Jibbing Great
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Fast

Skidded Turns

Easy

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Easy

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Jones Dream Catcher Women's 2019 Snowboard Review 2019 Review by The Good Ride

The Jones Dream Catcher Women’s Snowboard took me by surprise. It was fast, fun, maneuverable, and easy to ride. The Dream Catcher has a stable ride that can cruise through choppy snow and charge turns on steeps but has a fun personality that can play around in and out of the park.

It has a medium stiff flex of 6/10 that keeps it stable but still allows you to bend the board if needed. Butters are easy, and it has great pop. It wasn’t my favorite for carving, but I was able to get it on edge without much effort, it just held the turn for a shorter amount of time than other boards with more camber.

The Jones Dream Catcher Women’s Snowboard would be great for someone learning how to ride, but it can also be ridden aggressively so you can grow with the board. It is a directional twin that has more rocker in the nose than the tail for extra ease in powder. This would be a great board if you are looking for a one board quiver.

Size: 142

Days: 1

Conditions: Soft to medium soft snow, a little ice and chopped up off-piste snow.

Riders: Steph

Boots: Vans Ferra

Bindings: Union Milan

Set Up: 20.8 stance width, 15 front -15 back

Approximate Weight: Feels normal under-foot.

Flex/Buttering: Really easy to butter, you can feel exactly when you get the board on the reverse camber part of the nose or tail. And holding the butter is very stable as well.

Sizing: 142, 145, 148, 151, 154

On Snow Feel: Feels very stable when riding around, easy to engage the edge and turn from side to side. It is a little washy when riding one foot, the camber keeps it fairly stable but it tends to slide around a bit when sliding flat.

Edge Hold: Very nice edge hold on hard snow and even ice. The light serrated edge (Jones’ Traction Tech) along the side-cut helps the Dream Catcher to grip nicely on hardpack and ice but not too much that it feels catchy.

Turn Initiation: Really easy and fast to turn and maneuver from edge to edge.

Turning Experience: Simple and fun to turn. The Dream Catcher is fast edge to edge, its great for small and medium radius turns. The large radius turns are ok but I found the board didn’t want to keep on edge for too long when carving. Skidded turns were very easy as well.

Carving: It can carve but wasn’t my favorite out of the Jones line for this. I found the camber to be pretty mellow, so you can get it on edge and hold it but it doesn’t have that snappy spring back into the next turn that you would get from a “carving” board.

Speed: Felt great at higher speeds, was easy to get up to speed as well. The 6/10 flex helps to keep it stable and cuts down on the chatter you get from softer boards. It also has a sintered base to help keep it quick on the snow.

Uneven Terrain: I really liked it in choppy and bumpy snow. It is stable enough to charge through chunder, and quick enough to turn in between moguls.

Powder: Would ride great in powder with the directional nose as well as extra reverse camber in the nose you should be fine. There’s enough extra nose with just riding it normal that you shouldn’t have to set it back unless it is a deep deep day.

Switch: Rides great switch, you don’t even notice that it is a directional snowboard.

Jumps: Really fun on jumps, plenty of pop, and easy to spin. Feels light under-foot as well.

Jibbing: Fun on jibs, the directional nose doesn’t affect jibbing at all. It is quick and maneuverable so you feel free to throw it around whenever you feel like it.

Pipe: There wasn’t a pipe to test it in, but I think it would ride pipe ok. I would like more camber if it was going to be my “pipe board” but you can dabble for sure and have some fun without having to worry about edge hold or stability.

 

 

 
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