- Price: £785 / €900 / $900
- Category: Splitboard
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 154, 158,159W, 161, 162W, 164, 165W, 167, 169W
- Flex: 8/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Directional Rocker
- Base: Sintered
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Why we chose the Jones Solution Splitboard: The best just got better. Way better.
Well, Jeremy and the gang have only gone and bloody done it. The completely reworked 2021 Jones Solution marks a major checkpoint in the ever-evolving standards of splitboard construction. This time last year we were raving about the Jones split collection but noted that the one drawback compared to their solid counterparts the lack of the 3D Contour Base. Naively, we assumed that “the logistics of ‘spooning’ the nose and tail in a splitboard is probably beyond even the brains of the backcountry boffins at Jones”. How wrong we were.
The evolution of the Solution has been subtle since its debut ten years ago. A little tweak to its shape here, a sustainable upgrade there, that kind of thing. But the 3D Contour Base 3.0 marks a paradigm shift. An idea that has been in the making for some years now, both the nose and tail have a subtle spoon-like shape to their profile. The idea originated from and mimicking surfboard construction and Its benefits work in much the same way.
“The 3D Contour Base 3.0 marks a paradigm shift in the construction of splitboards”
The advantages are threefold: glide, flow and float. By reducing friction at the contact points, the Solution is far less prone to snags, catches or any twitchiness in variable conditions. When you initiate a turn, the sensation is smooth and progressive, while your time spent in the deep stuff is enhanced from the way the nose profile helps to displace snow from underneath the board.
The shape has also been redesigned this year. There’s a slight increase to the Solution’s taper that allows the tail to sink in a little more and keeps the nose above the surface to sniff out the next pocket of powder. It also makes this season’s iteration more manoeuvrable than ever before, capable of weaving tighter lines through forests or high alpine couloirs.