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Jones Snowboards Explorer Splitboard 2019

$699.95
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Estimated availability mid August to mid September 2018
Recommended Use
Powder / Freeride
Engineered to float through the deep stuff with ease
Profile
Directional Camber with Rocker
Versatile and responsive, powder-oriented profile designed to float
Shape
Directional
Designed to ride in your usual stance with a longer nose than tail
Flex
Medium
Stability, response and control that’s well suited for most types of riding
Overview

This splitboard is a directional, backcountry Explorer designed to benefit riders who are new to splitboarding with a ton of usable technology at a budget friendly price. The board features a big Blunt Nose to keep you floating in powder and a Directional Rocker profile to improve your freeriding finesse by keeping your tips playful while maintaining the power and pop of camber underfoot. The Classic Core offers a versatile medium flex to keep you comfortable riding in all types of terrain, and the Biax Fiberglass Laminate adds snappy response and extra durability. This board also features some of the most advanced splitboarding tech on the market, like the Karakoram STD K-clips to increase compression between board halves, Quick Tension Tail Clips for faster and easier skin application, and inside and outside Traction Tech for maximum edge hold, even while skinning.

Features
Key Features
  • Jones Directional Rocker
  • Traction Tech 2.0
Core
  • Classic Core
Laminates
  • Biax Fiberglass
Base
  • Sintered 7000 Base
Artwork By
  • RP Roberts
Details
  • Progressive Sidecut
  • Blunt Nose = Float
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Karakoram STD Clip
  • Quick Tension Tail Clip
  • Eco-Plastic Topsheet
  • Flip Flop Base Graphics
  • Recycled ABS
  • 1% For The Planet
  • Oversize Recycled Steel Edges
  • Supports "Protect Our Winters"
Key Features

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 2.0 - 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

Core

Classic Core - A full wood, premium poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex, and solid durability.

Laminates

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.

Base

Sintered 7000 Base - Durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency.

Details

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.

Stainless Steel Hardware - Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.

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.

Specs
Size158W164W
Width:Wide Wide
Suggested Boot Size (US):12 & under 13 & under
Waist Width (cm):26.2 26.6
Weight Range (lbs):140 - 190 170 - 220
Stance Set Back (in):.78 .78
Sidecut Radius (m):7.5 8.1
Effective Edge (cm):116.0 121.2
Tip Length (cm):23.5 23.9
Tail Length (cm):21.5 21.9
Reviews
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Overall Rating
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Best splitboard
by Trever H. in Oregon (Tactics Employee)
Posted on 11/27/2017
Jones Snowboards Explorer Splitboard
I don't think you could make a better split if you tried. I was looking for something that can charge steep, corny spring lines, float in the deep and be freestyle minded for when I want to get weird. This board hits all point dead on. Super hyped.
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