THE ALTERNATIVE SHRED STICK FOR JUNIOR RIDERS
The new Mini Mind Expander takes the unique surf-inspired freeride shape as the award-winning Mind Expander but scales it down for youth or small adults who are looking for a board that will allow them to draw new creative lines down the mountain. Designed by legendary surf shaper Chris Christenson and Jeremy Jones, the Mini Mind Expander unique shape combines the acclaimed Christenson surf rocker profile with a state of the art extended blunted nose profile to deliver genuinely stunning float in the pow. However, its unique shape also features a short sidecut profile and a slightly wider waist which gives the Mini Mind Expander a level of performance on the piste which is nothing short of mind blowing.
What type of rider?
Beginner through to Expert junior riders who want a more surf-inspired ride for those deep powder days or for laying out carves on groomers.
What Shape is it?
The Mini Mind Expander is the ultimate evolution of the collaboration between Jeremy Jones and surfboard shaper Chris Christianson. Its fully directional shape with extended nose profile and short tail deliver the ultimate in backcountry float. However, it's the addition of the short radius sidecut with Traction Tech 1.0 that bring this board alive, transforming it from powder board to high-speed carver in an instant, and delivering a ride that will indeed blow your mind.
What profile is it?
Christianson Surf Rocker: Chris Christianson's surf rocker profile combines an extended rocker profile that runs all the way back to the front insert holes. This super long rocker then blends into a flat section which runs back to a short rocker zone at the tail. This unique design gives unrivalled lift at the front by channelling snow down and under the nose. However, the flat section works perfectly with the board's tight sidecut to provide a dynamic feeling under the feet allowing you to power up that short tail through the carve.
3D Contour Base 3.0
The unique Contour 1.0 Spooned base is the most freeride specific of Jones's innovative 3D base profile. Combining 2mm of spoon in both the nose and tail which begins just beyond the rocker points, Jones manages to deliver a super smooth transition from edge to edge combined with additional lift and float in the nose.
What's inside it?
As this board is meant for lighter weight riders, Jones tone down the construction, ensuring that the Mini Mind Expander still retains that playful surfy ride for even the lightest rider. Heading up the build is the durable Classic core. This lightweight poplar wood core delivers a softer and more forgiving flex through the length and is perfectly matched to the bi-ax weave glass structural layers. These give the board a smoother and more forgiving torsional flex.
What type of base does it have?
When it comes to the base material, the Mini Mind Expander doesn't hold back. Jones fit it with a super-fast sintered 7000 base. So, keep this thing waxed and it's going to be one of the fastest boards on the mountain.
75-120lbs / 34-54kg
90-140lbs / 41-63kg