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  • #659939
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    Considering that last year’s ‘non-blem’ Jones boards would have all been considered factory seconds by most QC-oriented companies, if you get something that Jones designates as a ‘blem’, it’s probably dumpster bait. My ‘non-blem’ Solution also has zero camber between the bindings even though it is advertised as having said camber. Some of the other Solutions I have seen had a lot of hulling, gappy center seams, topsheet chips and epoxy lumps, etc. If you buy something even Jones considers second rate, be very afraid. 😉

    #659927
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Lol, I just hope my buddy I turned onto a 161 gets one that works 🙁
    Not sure if I’ll return mine or not. Structurally it’s great but wtf at no camber. Lol it might actually rider better in pow for me as that’s why I got the bigger size but still… :nononno:

    #659940
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    I’m blown away that anyone was allowed to see this thing. Third bad experience with Jones snowboards. I really want to support them but that’s it! Done

    #659941
    rughty
    620 Posts

    @bgnight wrote:

    Lol, I just hope my buddy I turned onto a 161 gets one that works 🙁
    Not sure if I’ll return mine or not. Structurally it’s great but wtf at no camber. Lol it might actually rider better in pow for me as that’s why I got the bigger size but still… :nononno:

    That’s gonna be a killer pow board!!! You even have a little magna for ice or hardpack.

    #659942
    ShredLife
    85 Posts

    i got one of the hovercrafts. as it sits right now with no pucks or bindings on it the board is slightly hulled, but i am blaming that on the K clips and i think when i put bindings on it it will even out ok. the board does have camber. the K tip/tail hooks are extremely hard to move but i imagine they’ll loosen up with use.

    there is a very very very small area of ptex missing from the diecut white part of the mt. graphic right next to the inside edge, but it has been filled and is perfectly smooth so for now that’s visual only…

    the inner edge/lack of gap/magne is pretty much perfect.

    the topsheet does have the “wider edge strip” on one ski that we saw on a few of these boards around here last season. and the Jones/Mt graphic at the tail is missaligned from one ski to the other… i guess i got lucky. :headbang:

    #659943
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    @darrick wrote:

    I’m blown away that anyone was allowed to see this thing. Third bad experience with Jones snowboards. I really want to support them but that’s it! Done

    Post pics please

    #659944
    ekoostick
    8 Posts

    Holy canoli, my 163W arrived and had shrunk! It’s about a cm or two shorter than my 163 Atomic! In all seriousness my blem was a super minor spot on the base that has been p-texed and kind of cleaned up. Once I wax it up, I will never be able to tell the difference. I feel so lucky that my tip and tail line up and the gap between the two boards is extremely minimal. I guess that just guarantees that it will explode in a fiery mess on the first ride.

    #659945
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    Mine just arrived…haven’t given it the ‘magnifying glass’ inspection, but here’s my initial observations:

    1. Slight hull…seems normal given others’ observations. Doubt it will be an issue once pucks/bindings are mounted.

    2. Construction looks solid. Inner edges are tight, base looks good (slight height difference b/n graphic interlays, nothing a base grind can’t remedy if it’s an issue).

    3. Similar to BG, mine looks as though there is no camber. Not a deal breaker IMHO (especially given the $ invested).

    For those that have experience with the Jones magnetraction, I have a question. How subtle is the outer edge magentraction on the Jones compared to something from Mervyn? Will post more if I find any ‘show stoppers’. For now I consider myself fortunate and stoked!

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #659946
    acopafeel
    134 Posts

    My ‘non-blem’ Solution from 2 years ago, has no camber between the feet. I always thought it was supposed to be this way though, cause it f-ing RIPS!

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