Season: 2015/16
Category: Splitboards
Manufacturer: Jones Snowboards

The Jones Explorer Split has been reworked and got a new "Crust Braking" nose. It's a splitboard for everybody who wants to get into or to go further - for a favorable price.

Jones Explorer Split 15-16

Review 2015/16 

Board-Profile: Hybrid

Length: 156cm  158cm  159cm  161cm  162cm  164cm  

Weight: 3.200g  

Price (SRP) from: 700€
Included: Board, Hooks, Clips

Riding Style / Field of use Testinfo

Optimized for allmountain, the Explorer is also suitable for powder runs even at higher speeds and some freestyle action as well.
Freestyle, 60%
Allmountain, 80%
Powder, 70%
Speed, 70%

Splitboard Test Results

Relatively soft, the Explorer Split ascends well. At the descent it is a bit less agile than it`s brother Solution but less aggressive and more playful. The performance for a splitboard at this range is good, in the backcountry as well as on slopes.

A good board for ambitoned newbees.

Riding, 70%
Agility, %70
Edgegrip, %70
Uphill, 70%
Traversing, %70
Weight, %70
Features, 70%
Finishing, %70
Sustainability, %70

Product description

The Jones Explorer Split has been reworked and got a new "Crust Braking" nose. It's a splitboard for everybody who wants to get into or to go further - for a favorable price.

Due to it's shape (like the Solution), the Explorer is very versatile and can be used on piste as well as in the backcountry. Thanks to the long nose you'll surf up and the camber in combination with the Magne Traction gives you the needed edgehold.

The Explorer has a directional shape which increases speed and float. In deep snow the blunted nose makes sure less snow comes over the sides of your nose than it would with a regular shape. This means you get the benefits of a longer traditional nose, without the extra weight. Spin Tip offers a tapered wood core and eliminated ABS sidewalls to decrease spin weight and increase butter-ability. A mellow magne-traction along the edges, shaped like a serrated knife, will improve your edge grip by adding multiple contact points.

The directional rocker profile has camber under foot with a larger rocker area in the nose than in the tail. The float of the rockered nose improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response. The slight rockered tail maintains power and stability but helps keep the tail catch-free when initiating turns and landing switch.

Slightly less stiff than other Jones boards the Explorer will feel just a bit more playfull. While the medium-stiff flex still provides loads of response and liveliness.

Fiberglas strengthening enhances the pop of the snowboard and give a steady flex behaviour.

The Explorer is your affordable access into the world of splitboarding.

Explorer Split Specs:

Sidecut radius (m)Centered Stance (mm)Setback
Weight Range (lbs/kg)
15611024,521,529,525,029,57,358020120-170 lbs. / 54-77 kg.
158w11025,522,530,426,030,47,558020140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.
15911324,521,529,825,229,87,560020140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.
161w11325,522,530,726,230,77,760020150-200 lbs. / 67-91 kg.
16211624,521,530,025,430,07,960020160-210 lbs. / 73-95 kg.
164w11625,522,530,926,430,98,160020170-220 lbs.+ / 77-100 kg.+

Video Presentation 15-16:

Technical Details

  • Directional rocker
  • Spin tip construction
  • Mellow Magne-traction
  • Progressive sidecut
  • Blunt nose
  • Classic core
  • Biax fiberglass
  • Fiberglass reinforcement
  • Sintered 7000 Base
  • Belt ground finish
  • Oversized Recycled edges
  • Recycled ABS
  • Film topsheet
  • Factory tuned
  • OneBallJay Bio factory wax
  • Quick tention tail
  • Karakoram hardware