Season: 2017/18
Category: Splitboards
Manufacturer: Jones Snowboards

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.

Jones Solution Split 17-18

Review 2017/18 

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

As already known a top splitboard, this year with optimized finishing
Freestyle, 70%
Allmountain, 80%
Powder, 90%
Speed, 70%

Test Results

Some minor changes (e.g. a bit more camber) have been done to tune the Solution further, but in the versatility the solution has not lost anything. It has thereby gained stability on the edge. The relatively low weight saves energy during ascent. The camber to the tail gives good hold on the edge, both in the ascent and at the descent. The forward move is as good as with it's little brother, the Explorer. When it gets steep and powdery, the true qualities come to the fore and also with wet snow and wind-pressed snow you can hike and ride very well.

Riding, 80%
Agility, %80
Edgegrip, %80
Uphill, 80%
Traversing, %80
Weight, %80
Features, 80%
Finishing, %90
Sustainability, %70


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 you need 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 control. New in this 2017-18 version: Carbon split Stringers give the Solution more pop and response.

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.

Shape and profile remain in the 2017-18 version the same, but the design goes with the time.

Jones Solution Profile:


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.+

Solution in Tahoe in Action:

Rider: Harry Kearney, Photo: Jeff Curley

Video Presentation 17-18 starts at 0:55:


  • Directional rocker
  • Wrap tip construction
  • Inner & outside mellow Magne-traction
  • Progressive Sidecut
  • Blunt nose
  • Quick tention tail
  • Carbon split Stringers: for more pop and precise response
  • ECO-plastic topsheet
  • Sintered 9900 base
  • Oversized recycled edges
  • Recycled ABS
  • Factory tuned
  • Karakoram Ultra Clips
  • OneBallJay Bio factory wax