Gear Institute's 2012 Women's Snowboard Reviews: Jones Mothership

The 2012-13 Jones Mothership is a hybrid camber women’s-specific snowboard built for advanced, powerful female riders who chase fast rides down steep lines

Jones Mothership.     Photo: Jones

THE GOOD
    •    Fast on steeps.
    •    Effortless in wide-open terrain.
    •    A stable ride.
    •    Damp enough to smooth uneven snow.

THE BAD
    •    Ultra stiff.
    •    Sluggish response.
    •    Difficult to maneuver in tight terrain.
    •    Slow in flats.
    •    Clunky.

THE VERDICT
The Mothership felt at home in just one place: bombing down wide-open bowls of deep, fluffy powder. This board is a tank: damp, stable, with sidecut meant for ripping gigantic turns. However, unlike the men’s version of this board (the Flagship), the Mothership was unusually stiff and hard to maneuver anywhere besides big bowls. It felt more like a miniaturized version of the men’s board, not one built specifically for women.

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