Season: 2016/17
Category: Splitboards
Manufacturer: Jones Snowboards

Jones has revised it's Solution Split and it got much better than last year. The massive Rocker has been reduced a bit which gives more edgegrip, without reducing agility. The protectors and edges has been reduced to the minimum keeping the durability the same.

Jones Solution Split 16-17

Review 2016/17  Selected

Board-Profile: Hybrid

Length: 154cm  158cm  159cm  161cm  162cm  164cm  165cm  166cm  169cm  

Weight: 3.290g  

Price (SRP) from: 899€
Included: Board, Karakoram UltraClips, Nose und Tailclips

Riding Style / Field of use Testinfo

As already known a great Splitboard, with optimized finishing!
Freestyle, 70%
Allmountain, 80%
Powder, 90%
Speed, 70%

Splitboard Test Results

The massive Rocker has been reduced while keeping agility. So it earned some more edgegrip.  The protectors and edges have been reduced to the minimum, without loosing durability. The T-Bolts are eliminated, so the base is clean and beautful. Also the Magne Traction got a bit stronger which makes the board more grippy at tricky traverses. While riding the board halfs stick together even better.

Ascent: As already known, the Jones Solution is great at the climb as well as at the downhill. The combination of a stronger Magnet Traction and the camber down to the tail give noticable more stability at the climb and in tricky traverses. The forward pull is good. Due to the reduced but still strong Rocker the Solution comes up very well in powder. The balance is good and so the kickturns come easily.

Descent: When it gets steep and fluffy the Soltution floats amazing and you have excellent control. The carving properties in hardpacked snow are great and even at heavily tracked hard snow you keep controle also at higher speed. The little more weight effect in a positive way at this kind of conditions. Onpist there is nothing to complain about. Regarding the further developments of the Jones Solution compared to the other brands, it is a pleasure to give them the Splitboarding Selection.

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

Riding, 80%
Agility, %80
Edgegrip, %80
Uphill, 80%
Traversing, %80
Weight, %80
Features, 80%
Finishing, %90
Sustainability, %70
Congratulations! The Jones Solution Split 16-17 is awarded with the Editors Selection .
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Product description

Jones has revised it's Solution Split and it got much better than last year. The massive Rocker has been reduced a bit which gives more edgegrip, without reducing agility. The protectors and edges has been reduced to the minimum keeping the durability the same. The T-Bolts are gone so there is no hole in the base anymore.

The Jones Solution is a great split, which outperforms other brands due to excellent riding- and hiking performance. Regarding the improved base, Protectors, Edges and the use of the Karakoram Ultraclips we decided the evolution is very good and the Jones Solution gets the Splitboarding Selection this year.

With the Jones Solution freeride splitboard you will reach your untouched lines just beside the resort or you go further into the backcountry to explore the heart of the wilderness. It is the twin to the Jones Flagship solid board. The solution has been tested day in and day out by Jeremy, Forrest and Ryland, While they shot the movies Deeper and Further.
The Split Solution has a gentle Magne Traction and a directional rocker shape, combined with the blunt nose and the easy tail these features are a good cocktail for a lot of float, good edge control and fun rides, even switch. If your needs require an allconditions backcountry splitboard, the solution is the right solution.

The Solution 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. Wrap Tip construction is a wood core till the tip and ABS sidewalls completely wrapped around the tip for increased response and durability. A mellow magne-traction along the inner and outside edges will improve your edge grip when touring and shredding 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.

A stiff flex will ensure very precise response and control.

The ULTRA Split-Core keeps the board light on your feet going up and down. Quick tension tail offers a Built-in climbing skin tension system using a pre-cut notch that eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.

It is supplied with connectors and Karakoram clips. So if you have found the right binding or you are splitting with the Voile slider tracks, you just need good splitboard skins, and the safety stuff to go exploring.

Try it and get inspired.

Shape and profile remain the same, but the design goes with the time.

Jones Solution Profile:

Jones Solution 15-16 Profile


Jones Solution Tech:

Jones Solution Tech

Solution Split Specs:

Sidecut radius (m)Centered Stance (mm)Setback
Weight Range (lbs/kg)
15411025,019,028,724,428,57,953030120-170 lbs. / 54-77 kg.
15811425,019,029,024,728,88,555035130-180 lbs. / 59-82 kg.
159w11425,519,530,326,130,18,758035140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.
16111725,019,029,225,029,09,158035140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.
162w11725,519,530,126,130,09,358035160-210 lbs. / 73-95 kg.
16412125,019,029,625,229,49,358035160-210 lbs. / 73-95 kg.
165w12125,019,030,726,430,69,458035160-210 lbs. / 73-95 kg.
16612225,019,030,025,629,99,458035160-210 lbs. / 73-95 kg.
169w12127,021,031,126,830,99,558035170-220 lbs.+ / 77-100 kg.+

Video Presentation 16-17:

Technical Details

  •     Directional rocker
  •     Wrap tip construction
  •     Inner & outside mellow Magne-traction
  •     Progressive Sidecut
  •     Blunt nose
  •     Quick tention tail
  •     Ultra split-core 2.0
  •     Quadrax carbon
  •     Carbon split stringers
  •     ECO-plastic topsheet
  •     Sintered 9900 base
  •     Belt ground finish
  •     Oversized recycled edges
  •     Recycled ABS
  •     Factory tuned
  •     Karakoram hardware
  •     OneBallJay Bio factory wax