Jones Snowboards 2017

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Jones Snowboards are back for winter 2017 with some new boards and some pretty big changes throughout the line as a whole. Surfing’s influence can be seen more than ever, especially in the case of the new SPOON base profiles. The Jones Snowboards range is without doubt the most complete line of backcountry orientated decks out there. Here are the highlights.

New For 2017

SPOON → A result of Jeremy Jones’ desire to maximise snowboard glide. SPOON is a new base technology for Jones where a 3D contour pattern is shaped into the base in an effort to improve turn initiation, glide and flow. To create SPOON, the board’s edges are upturned which is designed to reduce friction at the contact points and enable the rider to ‘roll’ into the turn much like on a surf board. SPOON’s 3D base contours also increases float in powder by displacing snow more smoothly at the nose.

There are 4 different levels of SPOON each with a different profile depending on the board’s characteristics and its place in the range. Spoon 1.0 has just 2mm of SPOON bevel in the nose and tail. At the opposite end of the scale SPOON 4.0 has the most amount of nose and tail bevel (7mm) along with a 2mm deep ‘channel’ in the centre of the tail to help displace snow. Generally speaking, the more SPOON a board has, the more powder specific it is. It’s worth noting that SPOON only features on the solid decks in the Jones range and not on any of the splits.

Jeremy Jones explains SPOON like this:

” On a surfboard, the subtle shaping of the nose is what makes the entry into a turn so smooth and fluid. The feeling of an effortless surf turn is what inspired the development of SPOON. Instead of having to abruptly tip the board into a turn, SPOON lets you roll your edge into a turn. I’ve been on a quest to design a snowboard that has the glide and edge to edge fluidity of a surfboard for years. Our new SPOON base contours finally cracked the code on how to achieve this next level of board performance.

BOLT-LESS BRIDGE → Bolt-less Bridge is a new splitboard construction feature which hides splitboard clip hardware on the base of the board. The wood core under the clips is thicker which provides increased torsional stiffness. It also increases the strength of the clip connection.

KARAKORAM ULTRA CLIPS  → New Ultra Clips from Karakoram look to combine the best features of Karakoram’s standard clips and Voile Clips. They feature a lower profile and increased compression between the board halves.

 

Storm Chaser Snowboard

Jones 2017 Storm Chaser Snowboard
Jones Storm Chaser Snowboard 2017

Surf inspired powder machine. Developed in conjunction with surf shaping legend Chris Christenson.

  • Short, wide nimble powder machine
  • SPOON 4.0
  • Speed Channel Tail
  • Surf Rocker
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • 2017 sizes: 142, 147, 157

Storm Chaser Splitboard

Jones Storm Chaser Splitboard 2017
Jones Storm Chaser Splitboard 2017

NEW FOR 2017. Split version of the Storm Chaser. Primed for the deepest skintracks, from Hokkiado to AK. Read more about the Storm Chaser Splitboard here.

  • Surf Rocker
  • Karakoram Ultra Clips
  • Bolt-less Bridge
  • Mellow Magnetraction
  • Skin tail notches
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • 2017 sizes: 147

Ultracraft Snowboard

Jones Snowboards Ultracraft Snowboard 2017
Jones Ultracraft Snowboard 2017

Super high-tech pow board that crosses terrain types with ease.

  • SPOON 4.0
  • Speed Channel Tail
  • High tech super light ULTRA construction
  • Eco-plastic topsheet
  • Basalt stringers
  • Directional Rocker
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • 2017 sizes: 152, 156, 160

Ultracraft Splitboard

Jones Snowboards Ultracraft Splitboard 2017

One of the most advanced splitboards on the market. Perfect for those really big days.

  • Super light ULTRA construction
  • Directional Rocker
  • New Karakoram Ultra Clips
  • Bolt-less Bridge
  • Inner and outside edge Mellow Magnetraction
  • Reinforced tip and tail
  • Tail skin notches
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • 2017 sizes: 152, 156, 160

Solution Splitboard

Jones Snowboards Solution Splitboard 2017

Still the most respected and influential splitboard out there. The Benchmark.

  • Directional Rocker
  • Inside and outside edge Mellow Magnetraction
  • Carbon stringers
  • Snow repellent Eco plastic topsheet
  • Tip and tail reinforcements
  • Karakoram Ultra Clips
  • Stiffness 8/10
  • 2017 sizes: 154, 158, 159W, 161, 162W, 164, 165, 166, 169W

Women’s Solution Splitboard

Jones Women's Solution Splitboard 2017
Jones Women’s Solution Splitboard 2017

All the usual Solution features with female specific lengths and flex.

  • Women’s specific ride
  • Directional Rocker
  • Bolt-less Bridge
  • Karakoram Ultra Clips
  • Inside and outside Magnetraction
  • Carbon Stringers
  • Tip and tail reinforcements
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • 2017 sizes: 148, 152, 156

Flagship Snowboard

Jones Flagship Snowboard 2017
Jones Flagship Snowboard 2017

The original all terrain Jones shape designed to perform in all snow conditions.

  • Directional Rocker
  • New Basalt stringers
  • SPOON 3.0
  • Mellow Magnetraction
  • Progressive sidecut
  • Stiffness 8/10
  • 2017 sizes: 154, 158, 159W, 161, 162W, 164, 165, 166, 169W, 172

 

Ultra Mountain Twin

Jones Ultra Mountain Twin Snowboard 2017
Jones Ultra Twin Snowboard 2017

High end version of one of the original boards in the Jones line.

  • Directional twin shape
  • Camrock profile
  • Mellow Magnetraction
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • 2017 sizes: 154, 157, 158W, 160, 161W, 162, 164W

Hovercraft Snowboard

Jones Hovercraft Snowboard 2017
Jones Hovercraft Snowboard 2017

The original Jones pow board. A shape that has been continually refined over the years.

  • SPOON 4.0
  • Speed Channel tail
  • Directional Rocker
  • Mellow Magnetraction
  • Progressive sidecut
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • 2017 sizes: 148, 152, 156, 160, 164

Hovercraft Splitboard

Jones Hovercraft Splitboard 2017
Jones Hovercraft Splitboard 2017

Split version of the legendary Hovercraft.

  • Directional Rocker
  • Inside and outside Mellow Magnetraction
  • Bolt-less Bridge
  • Karakoram Ultra Clips
  • Tip and tail reinforcements
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • Progressive sidecut
  • 2017 sizes: 152, 156, 160

Aviator Snowboard

Jones Aviator Snowboard 2017
Jones Aviator Snowboard 2017

Full camber snowboard with power to burn.

  • Power Camber
  • Directional twin
  • SPOON 2.0
  • Tip to tail carbon layer
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • 2017 sizes: 152, 156, 158, 158W, 160, 160W, 162, 164

Aviator Splitboard

Jones Aviator Splitboard 2017
Jones Aviator Splitboard 2017

For the splitter who wants a powerful, lively splitboard.

  • Power Camber
  • Directional twin
  • Inside and outside Mellow Magnetraction
  • Reinforced tip and tail
  • Eco plastic topsheet
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • 2017 sizes: 156, 160, 164

Women’s Airheart Snowboard

Jones Airheart Snowboard 2017
Jones Airheart Snowboard 2017

NEW FOR 2017. The Airheart is an elite all mountain freestyle ripper for women riders.

  • Women’s specific all mountain ripper
  • SPOON 2.0
  • Eco plastic topsheet
  • Power Camber
  • Directional twin
  • Stiffness 6/10
  • 2017 sizes: 146, 149, 152

Explorer Snowboard

Jones Explorer Snowboard 2017
Jones Explorer Snowboard 2017

All the Jones tech and quality at a more accessible price.

  • Great value for money all terrain board
  • SPOON 1.0
  • Mellow Magnetraction
  • Eco plastic topsheet
  • Stiffness 6/10
  • 2017 sizes: 152, 156, 158W, 159, 161W, 162, 164W

Explorer Splitboard

Jones Explorer Splitboard 2017
Jones Explorer Splitboard 2017

Split version of the Explorer solid. Great performance and value.

  • Great value for money splitboard
  • Directional shape and camber
  • Mellow Magnetraction
  • Eco plastic topsheet
  • Stiffness 6/10

Project X Snowboard

Jones 2017 Project X Snowboard
Jones Project X Snowboard 2017

NEW FOR 2017. The Project X showcases future construction methods and materials. The Project X is the most advanced deck in the Jones line.

  • High end, super light construction
  • SPOON 2.0
  • Directional Rocker
  • Twin shape
  • Progressive sidecut
  • Mellow Magnetraction
  • Stiffness 8/10
  • 2017 sizes: 158

 

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