By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 9 years ago November 28, 2014

GEAR: Are you ready to go Higher with Jeremy Jones?

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Jeremy Jones’ brother and co-founder of Teton Gravity Research Steve Jones calls HIGHER “the most powerful film we’ve produced.” From pow pioneer TGR, that’s a massive endorsement; in less than two decades, they’ve launched 32 of the most stunning projects in action sports history.

Who better to drop in than Jeremy Jones: 10 times voted “Big Mountain Rider of the Year” by his peers and National Geographic’s 2013 “Adventurer of the Year.” The White House tagged him as a “Champion of Change” for using his snowboard as a platform for environmental change.

Blood runs thicker than snow in the Jones family yet, objectively speaking, Steve is bang on. TGR caps off the Jeremy Jones trilogy with Higher, a deft conclusion that follows an ode to split boarding in Deeper and the homage to adventure with Further. The film rides past amazing hucking to explore the intimate mental and physical journey of someone who has redefined his discipline.

Active Junky has rounded up the gear that brought Jones Higher, in hopes that some of Jeremy’s big mountain magic will rub off on you.

Jones Carbon Flagship: Slicing Lines

The price is as steep as the spine walls that Jeremy rides, but the carbon construction of the Flagship makes it all worth it. This is the knife of a master chef, the freshly sharpened blade of a gifted swordsman. Stiffer than stiff, the Carbon Flagship is a dream board for advanced freeriders built by arguably the world’s most advanced freerider.

MSRP: $849.00

Best For: Conquering lines you once thought impassable.

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NOW O-Drive Snowboard Bindings: Edge-To-Edge Accelerator

Carbon highbacks. That phrase alone is enough to make hardcore riders salivate. Wipe the spittle off the screen and keep reading: the true champion of this NOW binding is the proprietary Skate Tech. If you haven’t already heard, NOW has flipped skateboard truck technology and used bushings to increase the flex and feel of the binding. With the O-Drive, edge-to-edge energy transfer is high and the stoke is on.

MSRP: $399

Best For: Split second reactions; professional performance.

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ThirtyTwo Focus: Big Mountain Bootstraps

The Focus can hang. Cliff drops? The level 3 footbed will cushion you toe-to-heel like a tempur-pedic mattress. Steep, exposed ice and rock, just a touch of snow? External heel support and super stiff construction will keep you locked in. Nerve-racking ascents? Traction from the foam outsole is supported by a perimeter of rubber ridges. No matter where you walk or ride, ThirtyTwo is ready to take you there.

MSRP: $329.99

Best For: Backcountry steeps; skinning and mountaineering recommended.

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Go to Jeremy Jones Athlete Profile in Active Junky’s Winter Gear Guide for more of the gear that takes him higher. The summit waits.  Only if you’re ready to go higher. 

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About The Author

Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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