Jones Solution 2022/23
Featuring a directional freeride shape, directional rocker profile and a mid-stiff flex, the Solution is playful in soft snow, yet confidence inspiring on steep, hard snow. For better float in pow, the Solution’s tapered shape sinks the tail and the 3D Contour Base makes every turn more fluid and effortless. For added response, the Solution is built with our premium Ultra core, Flax/Basalt Power stringers and an ECO-plastic topsheet. For added edge grip and torsional board lock, the Solution features Inner/Outer Traction Tech 3.0, plus Karakoram Tip-Lock clips that lock closed, and Karakoram Ultra Clips 2.0 that are smaller and lighter than the original Ultra clip design.
Size tested: 161
The Jones Solution keeps leading the BEST FREERIDE category more than a decade after our first test. Year after year, it’s one of the best options in the market for those looking for a classic cut freeride splitboard, and we’re still amazed by its behavior on any type of terrain and conditions we are likely to find out there. The Solution is the perfect definition of an all-terrain splitboard, providing excellent floatability on deep powder runs while staying solid and stable on variable conditions and gnarly terrain, where you expect great edge control. The ingredients for this perfect recipe are well known, and they are harmoniously mixed to obtain an optimal result. Traditional camber and Tech Traction 3.0 provide with excellent edge hold and the 12,5 mm tapered shape along with a blunt nose, guarantee just the right float on pow. It feels stiff, but the balance between flex and torsion is spot on, while the progressive sidecut results in a dynamic and intuitive riding on the edge and an easy start of the turns. Great for intermediate and expert riders, it is the Solution for any situation you might put yourself into on the snow.