THE QUEEN OF FREERIDE SNOWBOARDING
If you're looking for the ultimate in big mountain performance, then the Flagship has to be your go-to board. Proven in some of the most extreme terrain in the world, this stunning snowboard delivers a level of performance that is nothing short of outstanding. Its combination of speed, stability and float, give you the confidence to push it and yourself to the absolute limit. Built using some of the most up to date thinking in snowboard design and construction, the Flagships no-compromise approach to freeriding delivers a truly stunning ride both out in the backcountry or when charging groomers.
Advanced to Expert riders who are looking for a high performance freeride board that won't ever feel wanting.
The Flagship features a fully directional shape which utilises Jones's innovative blunt nose profile. This state of the art design channels the flow of snow under the nose increasing float at the front without having to resort to an unwieldy nose length. This gives the rider a more controllable and balanced feel without compromising backcountry performance. That quest for control and feel is then carried over to the Traction Tech sidecut profile. By adding small bumps into the sidecut, Jones create additional traction points at the edges delivering a more stable and secure ride without the unpredictability of other manipulated sidecuts.
The Flagships freeride specific Directional Rocker profile combines an extended rocker zone at the nose with a set-back camber between the inserts and a shorter rocker at the tail. This profile allows the board to float effortlessly in deep snow while still delivering a powerful and dynamic ride on hardpack terrain. The shorter rocker at the tail when combined with the stiffer flex helps create a more responsive and stable feel at the back of the board while increasing power out the turn.
3D Contour Base 3.0
One of the key features that sets the Flagship apart from other freeride boards is the innovative 3D Contour Base profile. This unique design adds 7mm spoon at both the nose and tail running from the start of the board's rocker zone. Although this bevel doesn't look much to the naked eye, it transforms the way the board rides. Turn initiation becomes smoother and more fluid, while float at the nose increases thanks to the way the profile channels the snow down and under the nose.
As one of the most powerful boards in the line, it's no surprise to find that the Flagship is jam-packed with some of the most advanced materials available. Heading up this state of the art construction is the super responsive Power Core. Constructed from a combination of durable poplar, lightweight paulownia and powerful bamboo it delivers the perfect balance of high performance, durability and light weight. This commitment to ultimate performance is also carried over to the Flagships structural layers. These are formed from a unique combination of Flax fibres and tri-ax glass to deliver a responsive torsional flex. However, it's that addition of Flax that changes how the Flagship behaves. Flax's unique dampening properties smooth out the Flagships ride without compromising any of its class-leading performance. Now to add an extra dimension to the board's performance, the structural layers are further enhanced with the addition of Power V Basalt Stringers running from under the bindings and out to the board's contact points. These energise the tip and tail giving lightning fast turn initiation and exit while also increasing high-speed stability.
As you would expect for such a performance inspired board Jones don't hold back when it comes to the base. Featuring a super high end 9900 sintered material, it's one of the fastest bases out there.