|Overall Rating||Loved it!|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||Women's|
|Manufactured in||Dubai by SWS|
|Camber Profile||Flat to Rocker|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
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Jones Womens Mind Expander 2019 Review by The Good Ride
The Jones Women’s Mind Expander is long overdue. Steph didn’t have the conditions it’s ideal for but us boys have had many days on this board and strongly recommend it for anyone looking for a fast turning super easy floating board for the deep deep. Don’t let the centered stance fool you. The set back on board is really far back so the directional float is incredible.
The Jones Women’s Mind Expander would be a great board to have around just waiting for that perfect powder day to charge, but it would also be fun to have around for those early morning groomers, or when you want to take a slightly different approach to the mountain than your everyday rider.
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Conditions: Varied conditions from groomers to leftover thick Sierra powder
Boots: Vans Ferra
Insoles: Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: NOW Vetta
Set Up: 21.5” Centered 15 front -15 back
Approximate Weight: Feels normal
Flex/Buttering: Not really a board made for buttering, the Women’s Mind Expander just wants to get things done! But it is a reverse camber profile so that helps you out a little. It’s got a medium stiff flex so it’s not that easy to get off the ground when buttering. It is a 6/10 on the Jones scale.
Sizing: 142, 146, 150
On Snow Feel: Semi stable, it’s not locked in much because of the full reverse camber, but the Mind Expander feels really stable when you are charging. Not too squirrely on a flat base either, but you do get a little of that back and forth squishy movement when skating.
Edge Hold: Jones did a great job with this. I was really surprised at the edge hold this had on the ice. I rode it down one of the worst runs in Mammoth and it held its edge the whole time, I felt really secure making turns on ice which is huge for a reverse camber board.
Turn Initiation: Quite fast and fluid to turn on this board, you don’t really notice how long the nose is at all. Edge to edge is really easy as well.
Turning Experience: Super fun! It really is a “Mind Expander“. It’s not really for short dynamic turns, more for the extended cruisey turning. Fun to make those slashy turns on side hits or whatever or just cruise.
Carving: I found it pretty nice to carve for a reverse camber turn, it doesn’t get super locked in but you can lay it over if you want.
Speed: Feels great going fast, is super easy to get up to speed, and stays stable as well.
Uneven Terrain: The Mind Expander is good at charging through or over bumpy cruddy snow, but I wouldn’t enjoy trying to quick turn through big bumps on this board.
Powder: Would be amazing in powder! The snow gods were against me on this one but would love to ride it in some deep snow. Not much else you need when you have a huge nose on the board and reverse camber, mixed with a really stable flex.
Switch: Not really made for riding switch, but it is an interesting thing to do if you get bored.
Jumps: Fun on jumps and drops, not your traditional feeling freestyle board. But it isn’t supposed to be. Would enjoy it more on natural type features rather than the park.
Jibbing: Ok, not made for jibbing, but hey why not, it’s made to be ridden creatively so it’s totally up to you.
Pipe: Could take it in the pipe, it’s got great edge hold, and is really stable. Maneuvering the nose around the pipe could get interesting. Would be a fun wall slasher.
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