|Overall Rating||Pretty Good|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Manufactured in||Dubai by SWS|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
Jones Lone Wolf 2019 - 2018 Review by The Good Ride
The Jones Lone Wolf is the exact opposite of the mellow short/fat turny snow surfers out there. The board is big, has fangs and wants an aggressive rider on it at all times or it will turn on you. It feels very gunny and really likes powerful driving turns and it’s not that slashy super off the tail mellow kind of ride like I thought it was. That’s not good or bad but just want to set the expectation level for you, like I did with before marrying my wife.
The 2019 Jones Lone Wolf has some slight tweaks to the core and they added a carbon fiber weave to it. It’s going to have a little more longevity in flex, a little less clown shoe effect in the nose and have a slightly more dynamic feel underfoot. That being said it’s still going to be very much like the 2018 review below.
Conditions: varied spring conditions with some hard snow in the morning going to soft bordering on slushy in the afternoon.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas, Burton Genesis X
Set Up: 22-22.5” Centered 15 front -15 back
Approximate Weight: it’s a 168 so it’s not the kind of ride that’s going to feel light but it feels normal for its height.
Flex: Pretty stiff from tip to tail on snow and off.
Sizing: The 168 felt pretty good for my specs but I could easily go for the 162 to mellow out the ride a bit. I think the 162 would change up my take on this board a bit.
On Snow Feel: Unlike most Jones boards there feels like there is more consequence to the Jones Lone Wolf and it feels a little more locked in. It’s not the most friendly when skidding a turn and it also feels like the camber runs a little longer past the bindings.
Edge Hold: Grips really well like most Jones boards do and maybe even a touch more than most.
Turn Initiation: I could easily get from edge to edge quickly but once the edge is engaged the board doesn’t really get going. It likes a long S-Turn that’s almost a straight line most out of all the turns but it can do others with a bit of work.
Turning Experience: If you like a surfy looking board that likes to point it then the Jones Lone Wolf will do the trick. It’s a fun board to turn but it appeals to a certain type of turner that likes a little more locked in feel. It’s a little back foot heavy but not as much as you would think would be needed for 15 mm of taper.
Carving: Really drives a long speedy carve well and it’s not for the kind of rider that wants an easy circle carver
Speed: Other than the somewhat bouncy clown shoe nose the rest of the board was damp and straight line friendly. The base has good glide too.
Uneven Terrain: The Jones Lone Wolf is not really the board I’d like to be on to weave in and out of moguls with but I’d be ok with a perpendicular slam into those cheater traverse tracks on a powder day.
Powder: Normally I’d say this is good in the most bottomless of powder but after riding the Mind Expander and Storm Chaser in the deep deep I see things a different way. This will float like a champ though and there is a lot of setback on board at 14.5″. It’s going to float really really well.
Buttering: not very doable.
Switch: Super uncomfortable.
Jumps: There is really good pop off the tail and although I don’t want to land switch it is better than almost any swallow tail for directional air.
Jibbing: No way!
Pipe: I might consider it but wouldn’t want to.
So the Jones Lone Wolf isn’t for everyone but some might really like it.
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