Forrest Shearer floats through Utah fluff.

Photo: Andrew Miller

Aviator

Welcome to the third dimension

sizes available 152, 156, 160, 160 W, 164

Ideal for Expert Freestyle and All-Mountain Carving

Calling all freestyle fighter pilots. Your new war plane is waiting in the hangar. Built for speed and flight, the Aviator is a high-performance directional freestyle board for riders that rail carves and boost big in all-conditions. The nimble handling and supersonic acceleration of the Aviator result from the new 3D Power Camber profile. 3D Power Camber is an innovative positive camber profile that offers the insane edge response of camber without the usual hang-ups. The board profile crosses over into the third dimension as the base is beveled up at the edges from the contact points of the camber to the ends of the board. The 3D base beveling releases the edges where they like to hook which balances the pop and directional stability of camber with a looser, less-catchy feel. Whether your flight plan includes cliff drops or stacked park jumps, the Aviator is lightning fast edge to edge and designed to inspire confident take-offs and graceful landings.

Jones Snowboards - 2014 Aviator

Profile

3D Power Camber

An innovative traditional camber profile tweaked to offer the insane edge response of camber without the usual hang-ups. The board profile crosses over into the third dimension as the base is beveled up at the edges from the contact points of the camber to the ends of the board. The base beveling releases the edges where they like to hook which balances the pop and directional stability of camber with a looser, less-catchy feel.

shape

  • MELLOW MAGNE-TRACTION

    Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Magne-Traction improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board.
    “Magne-Traction is a key ingredient for rockered board designs. Adding rocker to your board makes it glide more smoothly, but it makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Magne-Traction is crucial to offset the drift typical of rocker flex patterns.” - Jeremy Jones

  • BLUNT NOSE

    “How a board glides in powder, crust, corn, or any snow condition more then an inch deep is dictated by its 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 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 board tip without the added length or swing weight.” - Jeremy Jones

  • HARD CORE

    Jones’ signature core, the Hard Core is a hybrid wood core designed for the ultimate pop, power transfer and durability. Featherweight Poplar stringers in the middle of the core are framed with bulletproof Beech stringers under the edges to produce a core that combines the snappy, even flex of Poplar with the damp, responsive benefits of Beech. Framing the sides of the core in the Beech hardwood creates unparalleled energy transfer to your edge and helps protect the board from harsh side impacts.

  • SINTERED BASE

    Fastest natural base material available. Durable, more resistant to impact, absorbs wax faster and retains wax longer.

  • CARBON STRINGERS

    Carbon stringers are added to select models to improve pop and torsional stiffness and increase the longevity of the flex profile. This lightweight layer helps the board perform the same on day 100 as it did on day one - precise and playful.

  • TRIAX

    This light - weight, multi axis, stitched fiberglass laminate provides torsional stiffness, pop and response for a precise controlled ride in a multitude of terrain and snow conditions.

  • STRONGER EDGES

    We added 35% more steel than a typical edge, what this achieves is a 250% increase in impact resistance compared to other edges offered on the market today.

  • FLIP FLOP BASE

    By flip flopping the base graphic colors, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield.

  • FILM TOPSHEET

    A thin piece of film replaces the traditional plastic topsheet. This eliminates plastic and reduces the weight of the board.

  • STONE GROUND FINISH

    For unmatched glide and wax adhesion we finish the bases of our boards with a stone ground structure pattern that’s race ready in all snow conditions.

  • FACTORY TUNED

    All Jones Snowboards are factory tuned, detuned at the tip and tail and factory waxed so you can go from the shop right to the hill.

  • RECYCLED ABS SIDEWALLS

    All Jones boards feature recycled ABS sidewall material.

Sizes (cm)152156160160 W164
Contact Length (cm) 108.0 112.0 116.0 116.0 119.0
Tip Length (cm) 23.0 23.0 23.0 23.0 23.5
Tail Length (cm) 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.5
Tip Width (cm) 28.8 29.5 30.0 30.3 30.6
Waist Width (cm) 24.8 25.3 25.6 26.0 26.2
Tail Width (cm) 28.8 29.5 30.0 30.3 30.6
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.4 7.8 8.0 8.2 8.4
Reference Stance (mm) 580.0 600.0 600.0 600.0 600.0
Setback (mm) 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0
  • All new snowboard/splitboard for 2014/15 season

  • The first bases to manufacture the best snowboards are the materials. From the woodcores to the ink, we’re using the best suppliers from the technical aspect, social and ecological.

  • We build our snowboards to be as high quality as they are high performance. Jones Snowboards stands behind the durability of our solid boards with a two-year warranty for approved manufacturing quality issues.

  • Snowboard Magazine / Platinum Pick

  • Best of FindTheBest Award - Jones Aviator

  • Men's Journal - Gear of the year - Jones Aviator

Proudly made in Austria

Jones Snowboards are proudly made at the GST factory in Antiesenhofen, Austria.

Our dedication to performance, durability and environmental responsibility makes this small town in central Europe the best place in the world for Jones to manufacture our boards. GST’s state-of-the-art factory is a snowboard-only production facility that specializes in working with cutting edge materials and innovative construction techniques. Their focus on strictly controlling every step in the production process has earned GST the lowest warranty rate in the snowboard industry.

But beyond quality of product, what makes GST the perfect partner is both their location and their passion for environmental stewardship. We are able to source 95% of our materials from within 500 km of the factory including steel edges from Germany, woodcores from Slovenia and inserts from Italy. GST’s central location to these premier material suppliers allows us to use less energy and transportation resources than if we were to build our boards in a private factory in the USA and source materials from around the world. Our environmental footprint is even further reduced by GST’s own practices. The company is a pioneer in sustainable ski/board manufacturing as the factory runs on recycled water and green energy.

Germany
Special TopsheetSteel EdgesStickers
FiberglassInserts
CarbonCarbon base
Switzerland
Inks
Varnish
Austria
TopsheetBaseEpoxy
Steel edgeShrink-foilSidewall
StickersDigital-Print topsheet
Italy
Wood Veneers
Slovenia
Woodcore
Insert