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The Curated Take
For an intermediate or advanced all-mountain rider, the Jones Stratos can't be beat. If owning just one board, the Stratos can do just about anything. Its directional shape makes it easy to bomb the mountain, it lays down a wicked carve, and due to its sidecut radius it is able to make tight turns easily. The 3D Contour Base provides a beveling at the nose that is great to float through powder, and the Traction Tech 3.0 helps to hold an edge even in icy conditions.
- Amazing carving capabilities
- Can make tight turns through trees easily
- Great 'one-quiver' board that can do it all
- Not the easiest for a beginner to learn on
- Gets a little chattery over really uneven terrain
The Women's Stratos is a hybrid all-mountain board built with the body of a directional freeride board and the spirit of a freestyle board. The Women's Stratos has a playful board feel thanks to a narrow sidecut and friendly flex, but the 10mm of taper and 3D Contour Base 3.0 give it the float and turn performance of a pow board. The directional rocker profile and Traction Tech 3.0 keep the Women's Stratos locked on edge accelerating into carves and the textured Eco-plastic top sheet and Basalt stringers add torsional response and reduce board chatter in rough terrain. The Women's Stratos also features Float Pack inserts that offer a setback stance option for the deepest days.