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 Post subject: Jones skins
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:23 am 
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So Jones will be offering 100% mohair skins, I see. In 150mm widths! They look like Geckos, but nothing is mentioned regarding the glue used. Hmmmmmm....

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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:36 pm 
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I am curious to see who is making them for Jones. Like G3 did Spark's and Ascention (Black Diamond) did Voile's.

I don't think that could ever do a full-on mohair skin, especially on a split, but I have never even tried it on my skis.


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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:20 pm 
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Jones 14/15 with pics of the skins (full mohair)

http://www.zuzupopo.com/xe/index.php?mi ... srl=126819


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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:40 pm 
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That is a sweet catalog.

Got some cool gear coming out.

A few blatant rip offs (read: powsurfer).

The kids boards are cool, might get one as a lender until my youngens get big.

But its a lot to offer.

All that gear creates such a huge carbon footprint, that seems so backwards of what Jones is preaching.

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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:50 am 
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Chef_Ben wrote:
All that gear creates such a huge carbon footprint, that seems so backwards of what Jones is preaching.

So what is the alternative?

Don't produce and sell anything? Doesn't sound like a good business case.


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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:22 am 
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wasatchfreeride84093 wrote:
I am curious to see who is making them for Jones. Like G3 did Spark's and Ascention (Black Diamond) did Voile's.

I don't think that could ever do a full-on mohair skin, especially on a split, but I have never even tried it on my skis.



I asked the Jones Rep and he believes that the skins are made in Austria. When I asked if they were rebranded he said he believed they were making them for themselves.


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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:39 am 
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They are made in Switzerland, and they look a lot like Coll-tex CT-40 skins to me. Only the metal part of the tipclip is different. If they are, philip.ak is right and they will be somewhat similar to Gecko's. Although you can't stick the CT-40's together because they will stick together forever. I want to try these, but they are hard to find.

Since Gecko didn't patent their tech, at least three manufacturers will bring a similar skin very soon. You can already buy the Colltex ct-40 and Kohla Vacuum base for ski's.

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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:31 pm 
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Chef_Ben wrote:
That is a sweet catalog.

But its a lot to offer.

All that gear creates such a huge carbon footprint, that seems so backwards of what Jones is preaching.

Chef Ben


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Take a look at page 5 of the catalog they touch on this. Jones tries to source most of the materials within a few hundred miles of the factory to help keep the carbon footprint down


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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:07 pm 
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He still has to get them into the hands of people, which has much larger carbon footprint - you get most of the materials from few (5, 10, 15?) locations and then ship them to millions of different people. Unless he uses mules for distribution, this is where the carbon footprint lays.

I am interested in the skins. I will think of a carbon free way to get them, while we find out are they rebranded or in-house design.

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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:18 am 
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Link not working for me?

I've seen a kiddo solid board though this year as his daughter is rockin' one @ Squaw (my daughter is on the same team) and they look pretty durable in comparing this years low tide wear/damage to her board versus my daughter's chicklet.


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 Post subject: Re: Jones skins
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:28 am 
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They look identical to the Volkl skins. I was at the local reps house the other day and saw some. Really light weight and pack small. I would like to know how they grip?


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