The Jones Flagship was one of the best boards of the past decade – a grippy, smooth-turning stick that could handle itself in the most arduous terrain. But not everyone got to enjoy it, since it was aimed at capable out-of-bounds riders. The Aviator, however, is one of the best all-rounders we've ever strapped into, be it on groomers or hardpack. Its combo of camber and beveled contact points allows excellent edge hold, and it gave us plenty of float in powder, thanks to its upturned nose. [$529; jonessnowboards.com]
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