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Jones Twin Sister Review

The Twin Sister is a solid all-around board but we wished it had a bit more edge hold.
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Price:  $500 List | $499.95 at Amazon
Pros:  Great float, tons of pop
Cons:  Not the best edge hold, could be more playful
Manufacturer:   Jones
By Marissa Fox ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Mar 27, 2019
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RANKED
#6 of 12
  • Edge Hold - 25% 7
  • Powder Performance - 20% 9
  • Stability - 20% 8
  • Playfulness - 20% 8
  • Pop and Jumping - 15% 8

Our Verdict

The Jones Twin Sister is a solid all-mountain board that's fast and stable. It's great at carving and is even quite fun in the park, but it isn't the best board for jibbing. The Twin Sister also holds its own in powder and is a very well-rounded and versatile board. Its flex makes it more of an intermediate to advanced board, but other than that, we didn't really find any reason to dislike this board, there were just a few boards that narrowly outperformed it to claim the awards.


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Pros Great float, tons of popFantastic all-around board, great in powderUnmatched pop, great edge hold, supremely stableGreat stability, tons of floatGreat value, supremely stable at high speeds
Cons Not the best edge hold, could be more playfulNot the best beginner boardNot the best board for powderSecond-rate pop, so-so playfulnessNot as much pop as other boards
Bottom Line The Twin Sister is a solid all-around board but we wished it had a bit more edge hold.If you want the best of the best all-mountain board, it’s hard to find a better option than the Yes. Hel Yes.Earning the Editors' Choice Award, the Ladies Choice by Gnu did exceptionally well in all our tests.If you want a big mountain board without a ton of pop, consider the Aura.The Klassy is a fantastic all-mountain snowboard that won’t break your budget.
Rating Categories Jones Twin Sister Yes. Hel Yes - Women's Gnu Ladies Choice Never Summer Aura GNU Klassy
Edge Hold (25%)
10
0
7
10
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9
10
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9
10
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9
10
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8
Powder Performance (20%)
10
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9
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10
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8
Stability (20%)
10
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9
Playfulness (20%)
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Pop And Jumping (15%)
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Specs Jones Twin Sister Yes. Hel Yes -... Gnu Ladies Choice Never Summer Aura GNU Klassy
Shape Twin directional Directional Asymmetrical Directional Directional
Camber/Rocker Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid Hybrid
Flex 6/10 6/10 4/10 6-8/10 6.5/10
Tested Length 149 155 148.5 150 155
Measured Weight (Tested Length) 5.7 lbs. 5.4 lbs. 5.6 lbs. 5.7 lbs. 6.2 lbs.
Available Lengths 139, 143, 146, 149, 152, 155 146, 149, 152, 155 142.5, 145.5, 148.5, 151.5, 153.5 143, 146, 148, 150, 152, 155, 157 145, 148, 151, 155
Construction Type Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich
Core Material Power wood core Wood Aspen/ Colombian Gold/ Polonia (Wood) NS SuperLight Wood Core Aspen/ Paulownia
Waist Width 24.2 24.5 24.2 23.7 24.7
Radius 7.2 7.3 8.2/7.9 7.42 8

Our Analysis and Test Results

This board finished right behind the Gnu Klassy and ahead of the Arbor Swoon Rocker. The Klassy has a little better edge hold and is a bit more stable than the Twin Sister, but isn't as playful and doesn't have as much pop. The Arbor Rocker is the least stable at higher speeds of this group, but it matches the Klassy when it comes to playfulness and has the most pop.

The Twin Sister is a well-rounded and versatile board.
The Twin Sister is a well-rounded and versatile board.

Performance Comparison


To rate and review women's snowboards, we bought all the best boards on the market in 2019, then compared them side-by-side until we had our winners. We scored the Twin Sister in five weighted rating metrics, with its performance outlined below.

The Twin Sister wasn't our favorite board for edge hold.
The Twin Sister wasn't our favorite board for edge hold.

Edge Hold


The Jones Twin Sister got off to a fairly good start in ou edge hold test, earning a 7 out of 10. We rode the Jones in all sorts of conditions, awarding points based on how well it grabbed in ice, hardpack, and choppy conditions, which constitutes 25% of the final score.

The Twin Sister is a great all around board  but not our favorite for icy steeps.
The Twin Sister is a great all around board, but not our favorite for icy steeps.

This board does a good job at biting into most snow types, but we did feel it slip quite a few times on ice and hardpack snow, especially on steeper terrain.

Powder Performance


Next, we scored the performance of the Twin Sister in powder, which comprises 20% of its overall score. We found this board to have excellent float, earning it a 9 out of 10.

The Twin Sister is tons of fun to ride in powder and feels like it will float over almost anything. It's one of the lightest boards in the review and its camber-rocker-camber profile raises the nose up in deeper snow, giving it a really cruisey and fun ride when you are in the freshies.

The Twin Sister scored well in stability testing.
The Twin Sister scored well in stability testing.

Stability


Our next metric is the exact opposite of our previous one but also accounts for 20% of the score. For this test, we took the Twin Sister down the steepest groomers we could find, seeing if it developed any unsettling speed wobbles or started chattering. It did quite well, earning an 8 out of 10 for its results.

The Twin Sister is stable and wants to go fast.
The Twin Sister is stable and wants to go fast.

This snowboard wants to go fast and is very stable. It never exhibited any sort of instability except at racing speeds on the steepest slopes. The Twin Sister is a ton of fun to carve with and is a great edge to edge, making it a good choice for intermediate to advanced riders who want an all-mountain board that can bomb groomers with ease.

The Twin Sister delivers a relatively fun  surfy ride.
The Twin Sister delivers a relatively fun, surfy ride.

Playfulness


Following stability, we moved on to ranking and scoring how much fun the Twin Sister is to ride — how responsive it is, its maneuverability, and how it flexes, as well as how it did in the park. This accounts for 20% of the Jones' overall score, with it earning an 8 out of 10 for its performance. This board isn't our first choice for jibbing but it does deliver a relatively fun, surfy ride. It is on the stiffer side, so it isn't as flexible or responsive as some of the softer boards.

Pop and Jumping


For our final series of tests, we awarded points based on the amount of pop each board has and how well it did off jumps and lips, which accounts for the residual 15% of the overall score. The Twin Sister is a stiffer board that doesn't have a huge amount of pop, earning it an 8 out of 10. The Twin Sister has a decent amount of pop, but the stiffer flex makes the landings a bit rough.

Best Applications


This board is a fantastic option for playing around in the powder or in the trees, but its so-so edge hold doesn't exactly inspire confidence when screaming down steep groomers or icy terrain.

Value


The Twin Sister is an alright value, pairing an average price with an average performance.

Conclusion


Overall, the Jones Twin Sister is a decent board that won't disappoint. The only drawback we found with this board is its less than perfect edge hold, but it is a solid all-mountain board at a reasonable price.


Marissa Fox