Ready to explore the backcountry on a solid freeriding ripper? Snag yourself a brand new Jones splitboard and start skinning! New for 2018, the Explorer’s Classic Core has been re-profiled for better torsional response between the feet. This board features some of the most advanced technology in splitboarding history, including the Karakoram STD K-clips to increase compression between board halves and Quick Tension Tail Clips for faster and easier skin application. Keeping the tip up when it gets deep is no longer a chore thanks to the big Blunt Nose and Directional Camber With Rocker profile that sets you back and keeps your nose floating. The wicked fast Sintered 7000 Base is built with carbon for speed and extra wax absorbancy while the Progressive Sidecut and Traction Tech give you maximum control over your turns.
The Explorer Splitboard supports Jeremy's climate change organization, "Protect Our Winters" and 1% For The Planet by giving back with a more environmentally conscience build, including materials like Recycled ABS sidewalls, Eco-Plastic Topsheet and Recycled Steel Edges. All Jones boards are factory tuned and waxed with Wend Natural Wax so they're ready to hit the slopes straight out of the box
Jones Directional Rocker - A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and slight camber between the bindings. The rocker tip gives the nose added float and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot gives you added edge hold and response. A slightly rocker tail maintains the power and stability of a traditional board but helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
Traction Tech - Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board.
“Traction Tech is a critical feature for rockered boards. Rocker improves glide in mixed conditions, but the decreased edge contact makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Traction Tech is crucial to offset the edge drift of rocker.” - Jeremy Jones
Classic Core - A full wood premium slovenian poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability.
Biax Fiberglass - A dual-direction, dual layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun and forgiving ride due to its tensile strength, reliability and snappy response.
Sintered 7000 Base - Durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency.
Progressive Sidecut - Delivers smoother turn initiation and exit as the edge tracks in and out of the snow with a less abrupt transition.
Blunt Nose = Float - How a board glides in powder, crust, corn or any snow condition more than an inch deep is dictated by its front contact point and just past it. Next time you are in soft snow, watch how much snow comes over the corner of the nose near the contact point. The billowing snow means you are plowing through it, which is obviously slowing you down. By adding a blunt nose you get the float benefits of a much longer board tip without the added length or swing weight.
Karakoram STD Clip - All Jones Splitboards feature Karakoram K-clips plus tip and tail hooks. Adjustable tension K-clips increase board torsional stiffness.
Quick Tension Tail Clip - All Jones splitboards feature a notch cut into the tail of both skis that allows the Quick Tension Tail Clip fastener to simply slide into the notch and secure the skin.
Eco-Plastic Topsheet - Bio plastic topsheet made from Castor beans. This eco-material is ultralight, chip/scratch resistant and water/snow repellent, which means less obnoxious snow to kick off.
Flip Flop Base Graphics - By flip-flopping the base graphic colors, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield.
Recycled ABS - ABS plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. Jones improves the sustainability of their snowboards by only using recycled plastic.
1% For The Planet - Jones Snowboards has committed to contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. The mission of 1% for the Planet is to "build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet."
Oversize Recycled Steel Edges - All Jones boards are made with oversize recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.
Supports "Protect Our Winters" - Protect Our Winters (POW) was started in 2007 by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones, owner of Jones Snowboards, who witnessed first-hand the impact of climate change on North America's mountains.
After being turned away from areas that had once been ride-able and seeing resorts closed due to lack of snow, Jones decided to take action by founding POW, whose mission is to engage and mobilize winter sports communities to educate others about the growing problem of climate change and its negative effects on the environment.
|Suggested Boot Size (US):||13 & under|
|Waist Width (cm):||26.4|
|Weight Range (lbs):||150 - 200|
|Stance Set Back (in):||0.787|
|Sidecut Radius (m):||7.7|
|Effective Edge (cm):||118.6|
|Tip Length (cm):||23.7|
|Tail Length (cm):||21.7|
|Tip Width (cm):||30.8|
|Tail Width (cm):||30.8|