Jones Aviator 16-17
Riding Style / Field of use
Ascent: Very stable during ascent. Supported by the mellow Magne Traction on the edges you can steady skin your tracks also in steeper terrain.
Descent: Nothing much has changed in the 2017 version. This one is for splitboarders with well-trained leg muscles and if you are in good shape you will get the most out of this board. It is stable when ridden with speed and you can get a lot of momentum out of your turns. It is very maneuverable and has good floatation properties. Will be your friend on your next backcountry freestyle session as well.
Snowconditions at the tests: from 20-30 cm of powder to hardpack and slopes
Bindings used for testing: SP und Spark
Boots: Deeluxe und Fitwell
The Aviator Split is designed for backcountry riders who like going fast and steep. A traditional camber profile without the usual hang-ups. The camber radius tapers to flat toward the tips and the base is beveled up one degree at the edges from the contact points of the camber to the ends of the board. The base beveling releases the edges where they like to hook, which balances the pop and directional stability of camber with a looser, less-catchy feel. The board offers very good edge response going up or down thanks to the Power Camber profile and improved inner/outer edge Mellow Magne-traction.
New for 2017, the Aviator Split now features an Ultra core for reduced weight and stainless steel reinforcement plates in the tip and tail for added durability.
- Directional Twin Shape
- Rocker-Camber-Rocker Profile
- Power Core with paulownia and bamboo stringers
- Mellow Magne-Traction for increased edgehold
- Mellow Magne-Traction on the inner edges
- Sintert 9900 Base
- Triax Fiberglass with carbon power bands to dampen vibrations
- Eco Plastic Topsheet
- Oversized Steeledges - for additional durability
- Karakoram Standard Clips
- Quick Tension Tail Clip - eliminates the need for a additional skin tail clip
- Weight 3160g (160 version)