- Sizes: 154, 158, 159W, 161, 162W, 164, 165W, 166, 169W
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £785 / €899
Even if you call your board ‘The Solution’, you can’t afford to get complacent and thing of it as the unimprovable finished product. Fortunately (and predictably) Jones doesn’t think like that, and so the Jones Solution splitboard has been refined a little for 2018/19.
The Jones Solution still has that all-mountain shape, slightly setback with extra rocker in the nose. Your usual stance works best, but there’s enough tail there to ride switch too. And given the considerable pop – enhanced this year by carbon stringers under your feet – it’s ideal for seeking out natural features in the backcountry.
“The ever-improving Jones Solution remains incredibly popular, and we’re expecting that to continue for 2018/19”
Get it airborne and you may appreciate the lighter-than-ever core. It’s still a blend of poplar and paulownia, though, so it’s no less strong than before. There’s steel at the nose and tail to provide extra impact protection, and the topsheet (made from Castor beans of all things) is famously resilient in the face of damage and exposure.
As for touring, it has a lot to offer. Tail clips make it quick and easy to fit purpose-built skins, and both the outside and inside edges have the ‘Traction Tech’ wave in order to grip the snow at more points. When traversing up a steep slope, you’ll be so glad those are there.
The ever-improving Jones Solution remains incredibly popular, and we’re expecting that to continue for 2018/19. From your first splitboarding adventure to your 101st, we bet this will see you right.