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  • #579501
    philip.ak
    679 Posts

    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….

    #674272

    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.

    #674273
    Splitinbend
    243 Posts
    #674274
    Chef_Ben
    134 Posts

    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.

    Chef Ben

    #674275
    FloImSchnee
    291 Posts

    @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.

    #674276
    C balke
    74 Posts

    @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.

    #674277
    ieism
    298 Posts

    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.

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #674278
    KennyG
    63 Posts

    @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

    Ben

    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

    #674279
    moridinbg
    151 Posts

    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.

    #674271
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    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.

    #674280
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    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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