Jones's Surf style shredder gets the Ultra treatment.
To be honest, it was always going to be a case of when rather than if, that the Mind Expander was going to get Jones's Ultra treatment. Well, for 2019, they've introduced the Ultra Mind Expander as a late model release to give a few select riders a taste of what's to come when it becomes a full line model next season. Sharing the same advanced Chris Christianson designed shape as the standard board, Jones's designers have updated and upgraded the internal spec to deliver a genuinely stunning surf-inspired board that provides a level of performance on the piste and in the pow that is nothing short of mind-blowing. No matter if you're laying out turns, or hacking through the trees, the Ultra Mind Expander takes the revolutionary ride of its sibling and dials it up to 11.
Advanced to Expert riders who are looking for the ultimate surf-inspired ride for those deep powder days or for laying out carves on groomers.
The Ultra Mind Expander shares the same revolutionary shape as the standard board. As 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.
The Ultra Mind Expander takes the acclaimed Christianson Surf Rocker profile and powers it up a notch to give the Ultra its mind-bending performance. As per the standard board, the first thing you'll notice is the extended rocker zone in the nose. However, unlike the standard Mind Expander, this super long rocker then blends into a cambered section rather than the more surfy flat profile of the standard board. This high-performance design gives unrivalled lift at the front by channelling snow down and under the nose, but, by replacing the standard board's flat section with camber, the Ultra comes alive through the turn. Those relaxed surfy turns now become energised and push you to ride harder and faster.
3D Contour Base 3.0
The unique Contour 3.0 Spooned base is the most freeride specific of Jones's innovative 3D base profiles. Combining 7mm of spoon in the nose and tail which begins at the rocker points, Contour base delivers a super smooth transition from edge to edge combined with additional lift and float.
Internally, the Ultra Mind Expander steps up the construction to deliver the ultimate in response, feel and control. Heading this up is the high-end Power Core. This responsive and dynamic triple density wood core reinforced with powerful Bamboo, adds power through the length of the board, while the tri-ax glass structural layers, which replace the standard board's more playful bi-ax glass increase power torsionally. To this Jones then add their new Innegra reinforcing in the nose, this cuts chatter and gives the board a more stable and dynamic ride. The addition of basalt stringers through the length add another level of power ensuring that no matter how hard you ride, the Ultra Mind Expander just won't let you down. Finally, by adding an ash veneer top sheet, Jones dampen out most of the harsh nature of that high-end build, ensuring that you can take advantage of the board's performance without tiring yourself out.
As the Ultra Mind Expander is all about speed, Jones fit it with a super high end and super-fast Sintered 9900 base. Keep this base waxed with a high-quality wax; it won't be too much of a stretch to say that you're going to be the fastest rider on the mountain.
- Traction Tech 1.0
- Progressive Sidecut
- Directional Shape
- Blunt Nose
- Spoon 3.0
- Stiffness 7/10
- V Core
- Directional Flex
- Power Core
- Tri-Ax Glass
- Innegra Nose Reinforcement
- Basalt Stringers
- Sintered 9900 Base
- Ash Veneer Top Sheet