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  • #643433
    dafu
    49 Posts

    saw a hovercraft in the local shop and the build quality was dire. two very miss matched “skis”. the left for sure was 1/2″ out vs right. there was a 1/8″ gap at one point

    real shame as the solid board was awesome
    really glad my Venture is sooooo good.

    #643434
    krz2fer
    62 Posts

    First impressions: beautiful board. Tip and tail seem solid and I love the reinforcement. The K clips are a nice treat, too. Both sides are the same height and line up. Top sheet is a glossy dream and the hole alignment appears just fine.

    My main dig on the board I received is that it appears the center of the board shows 1/16-1/8” through — it’s not flush down the center or at the tip and tail beyond the K clips. Some areas less than others, but at least one area of definite sun showing through. I’m honestly not sure how that will affect the ride all that much especially when the bindings are sent through. Nonetheless it’s a bit disappointing.

    I look forward to the first skin and shred session to get a better feel for this board. Despite the aforementioned bummer point, the deck feels rock solid compared to a deck with the Chinese hooks w/o bindings thrown on yet.

    #643435
    stein
    174 Posts

    1/8″? Holy crap, post some pics?

    #643436
    Dose.
    12 Posts

    I’d like to see a pic too! As much as I love the Hover shape really thinking of moving on.

    #643437
    krz2fer
    62 Posts

    So I broke out the tape measure and it’s 1/16. Apologies for the alarmist comment… I was probably hopped on on getting fresh gear. I suppose I should compare out my current voile and check to see if there is a gap similar.

    Edit: Yeah, the voile is about 1/16 as well.

    #643438
    Dose.
    12 Posts

    Yeah, all boards have a little space for sure. 1/8 on a factory board would be pushing it a bit. Hope you enjoy the board. I am still holding out for the Hover…..perfect shape for what I want in a split.

    #643439
    krz2fer
    62 Posts

    I spotted about three Solution’s against the back wall at Bent Gate in Golden last night. Not sure on sizing, but I assume that’s their shipment and once they’re gone that’s it — fwiw.

    #643440
    Dose.
    12 Posts

    Thanks for the heads up. Looks like I am moving on! Just got an email that my back order is not coming. Got to say…..Jones is dropping the ball as a company and the way they are distributing by making you wait and then not delivering each promised date is more than frustrating. At this point, I’ll gladly give my money to someone else.

    #643441
    krz2fer
    62 Posts

    Sorry to hear that. I’m sure you could call Bent Gate and pay for shipping if you wanted a Solution, since I know they have a few. Otherwise, I can’t say I blame you.

    #643442
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    Christmas Eve:

    Also the eve of the permanent cancellation of my Solution order from REI.

    I got an email:

    Order #506t56906 is on its way!

    Greetings Mr Jbaysurfer,

    We’re happy to let you know that we’ve shipped the following item(s).

    Here’s the scoop:

    SOLUTION SPLIT 161 CM
    Item # 822-741-0003
    Qty: 1

    1 items have shipped. See details below.

    When your order arrives at the store, you will receive a separate email with “REI (store location) has your order” in the subject line and instructions for picking up your order. The below items have been billed/shipped. Items may arrive separately at the store.

    See below for details, and feel free to contact REI Customer Service at (800) 426-4840 if you have additional questions.

    :headbang: :clap: :thatrocks: :rock:

    Now if only there were going to be some snow to ride it on?
    😥

    #643443
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    @dose. wrote:

    Thanks for the heads up. Looks like I am moving on! Just got an email that my back order is not coming. Got to say…..Jones is dropping the ball as a company and the way they are distributing by making you wait and then not delivering each promised date is more than frustrating. At this point, I’ll gladly give my money to someone else.

    BTW…this is exactly why I was going to let my order expire @ REI. JJ should seriously consider (you reading JJ?) bringing the manufacturing of these boards back home. Nidecker was contracted presumably to deliver on the high demand for these boards, and they’ve failed miserably.

    I’m a guy who likes to buy new gear, and only this christmas eve (near) miracle kept them from losing me forever.

    In the future though…if I can find something comparable in shape, I’ll likely opt to go another direction.

    #643444
    matt_ha
    30 Posts

    hmmm… a little nervous having read this thread and seen a few other mentions of Solution issues elsewhere.
    waiting on delivery of a solution and hoping it will be ok, especially as it’s the last one the distributer had in the country.
    with any luck it will be a keeper – keen to replace my YES basic diy split, noodlefest.

    #643445
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    Was up in the mammoth are a this weekend and checked out the Solutions at Wave Rave. NONe of the tip and tail clips were tight and solid and on two of them, the tail clips couldn’t even clip closed because the rivet was too short. Pretty sketchy. I had a solution for 3/4 of the year last year and had to redrill my tip and tail clips(lame) and eventually took it back to REI because the edges were rusting INSIDE the board. That put me over the edge. Good reason to get it from REI.

    #643446
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    FYI, the Alpine Shop in Vermont has a couple of Jones splits on sale right now. Just snagged a 161 Solution for $640 (before tax). They still have a 164 Solution, a Hovercraft split, and a handful of solids in stock.

    #643447
    mattg29
    16 Posts

    Hey everyone I have a jones splitboard my issue is the board doesn’t line up by about 5 mm because the interlocking loop holes are out of line.
    Here’s the link

    viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12709

    I wish someone had mentioned these build issues before I went and bought it.

    Matt

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