Jones Mind Expander 2023 Snowboard
A surfy, slashy, absolutely ripping snowboard that will have you absolutely FROTHING on a pow day.
Ideal for creative freeriding and freestyle.
The blunted nose, full size tail, tight sidecut, and 3D Contour Base 3.0 offer the nimble maneuverability of a directional board matched with the all-mountain performance of a directional twin. New for 22/23, the Mind Expander now features a Surf Camber profile for better edge hold in variable conditions and the stance was moved forward 20mm for improved carving performance. To keep the playful board feel, the Bamboo Surf Core has V-core profiling that gives the board a softer flex between the feet for easy turn initiation and a stiffer flex in the tips so you won’t fold the nose. The Women’s Mind Expander is also built with Basalt Power Stringers for edge response, Rounded Recycled ABS Sidewalls for topsheet durability, and a super fast Sintered 8000 base.
Freestyle / Park: 5/10
Deep Powder: 9/10
Slow Speed Slashing: 10/10
High Speed Carving: 5/10
Steeps / Technical: 4/10
Icy Edging: 4/10
|Board Size (cm)||146||150||154||158||162||166|
|Weight Range (lbs/kg)||110-160 / 49-73||120-170 / 54-77||130-180 / 59-82||150-200 / 67-91||170-220+ / 77-100+||170-220+ / 77-100+|
|Ideal Boot Size (US/EUR)||7-9 / 39.5-41.5||7-9 / 39.5-41.5||9-11 / 41.5-44.5||9.5-11.5 / 42.5-45.5||11+ / 44.5+||11+ / 44.5+|
|Big Horn Series *|
|Board Waist Width (cm)||24,80||25,20||25,60||26,00||26,40||26,80|
|Bindings Recommended Size||S/M||S/M||M/L||M/L||M/L||M/L|
3D CONTOUR BASE 3.0
Freeride focused 3D-base contours featuring an even balance of 7mm of spoon bevel in the nose and 7mm of spoon bevel in the tail. Spoon bevel starts at the rocker point. 3D Contour Bases are designed to make every run smoother and every turn more effortless by reducing the drag of the board tips. 3D Contour Bases enhance glide and improve float helping you ride faster and with better flow.
Traction Tech 1.0
Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board.
Traction Tech is a critical feature for rockered boards. Rocker improves glide in mixed conditions, but the decreased edge contact makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Traction Tech is crucial to offset the edge drift of rocker. - Jeremy Jones
At the far ends of the sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing the sidecut radius towards the contact point delivers smoother turn initiation and exit as the edge tracks in and out of the snow with a less abrupt transition.
Directional flex pattern
Off-set tip-to-tail flex pattern that is designed for directional freeride boards. The nose, center of board, and tail are slightly different stiffnesses to help lift the nose, sink the tail, and improve stability at speed.
Jones exclusive wood core profiling that offers a stable and playful board feel. The wood core is softer between the feet for easy turn initiation and stiffer in the nose and tail for stability riding through uneven terrain and landing airs.
How a board glides in powder, crust, corn or any snow more than an inch deep, is dictated by it’s front contact point and just past it. Next time you are in soft snow watch how much snow comes over the corner of the nose near the contact point. The billowing snow coming out from behind the tip means you are plowing through it which is obviously slowing you down. By adding a blunt nose you get the float benefits of a much longer nose without the ‘snow plow’ rounded tip and it’s extra swing weight. - Jeremy Jones
Christenson Surf Camber / Rocker
Custom rocker/camber flex pattern designed by surf shaper Chris Christenson. The rockered tip floats the board’s nose and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response. A slightly rockered tail maintains the power and stability of a traditional board and helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
WEND NATURAL WAX
SINTERED 9900 BASE
Producing two or more base color options minimizes p-tex waste. Order may be filled with either color. Color does not vary by size.
Multi-axis, stitched fiberglass laminate that offers a precise and responsive ride in any terrain or snow conditions.
Bio Resin is a bio-based epoxy made with 27% plant-based carbon instead of petroleum-based carbon. The organic raw materials used to make bio-resin are co-products or waste products of plant-based industrial processes. Bio-resin requires 33% less greenhouse gas emissions to produce than conventional epoxy.
All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.
Forever Flex is a new manufacturing process that helps stabilise the flex and rocker of a board for its lifetime.
RECYCLED ROUNDED ABS
Rounded sidewall finish that improves board durability by protecting topsheet from chipping.
Oversized recycled edges
All Jones boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.
SUSTAINABLE FLAX/BASALT POWER STRINGERS
Sustainable stringer made with 100% natural fibers. Basalt stringers improve torsional response and transfer power from under your feet to the tips of the board to eliminate nose and tail chatter.
Bio-plastic topsheet made from Castor beans. This eco-material is ultralight, chip/scratch resistant and water/snow repellent (snow sticks less to topsheet).
Bamboo Surf Core
Re-designed triple density Bamboo Surf wood core that features primarily paulownia stringers with bamboo stringers positioned in the pocket of the sidecut for better edge response and turn power.