Forums Splitboards Jones/Venture side by side
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  • #573781
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    Ok, both these boards showed up today. Since I haven’t seen either of these boards in person, i needed to see them side by side to compare.

    Both boards are extremely attractive. First off, here are the weights:

    Storm-8.58 pounds
    Solution-8.34 pounds

    Storm-great robust construction. Tip and tail clips fit extremely tight which is a big plus for me since I had a Burton S-series. Whole deck fits tightly with just a little sliver if light showing between the two halves.

    Solution- I think they are onto something with this design. Beautiful shape but I have a few gripes. The first is the gap in the middle.

    The second is the entire fit of the two sides. When the chinese hooks hooked tight, one side of the board is higher than the other.

    Also, like my Burton, if you grab the nose and simulate vibration, the nose clip slowly shimmies loose. Can’t get it to come undone completely, like the burton, but is still suspect. Also, clipping the nose/tail clips actually moves the two side slightly apart thus making the fit even less tight.

    Seems they have some kinks to work out and that’s why I am keeping the VEnture. Any questions?

    #632534
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    Another angle

    #632535
    zerodog
    93 Posts

    I think I picked right. The Jones I think will still be an excellent board. But I know the Storm is an excellent board. In the end I am glad I got it.

    What do you think of the overall shapes of the boards side by side? And the rocker shapes too? It would be cool to take both to a resort and ride them side by side with the same bindings.

    #632536
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    Wish could keep them both. Definitely more nose and tail rocker on the venture. Jones rocker starts immediately in front of Front foot and gradually goes up. Venture has some flat then goes up more unruptly.

    #632537
    Rex
    42 Posts

    Went through the same paces as you. Finally went away with the Storm. This board rides better than my solid all mountain.
    However, I just watched Deeper last night, Jeremy really took his split through the roughs. Taking reviews from here, I bet this board also rocks.

    #632538
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Any questions?

    Yeah, do you know that it’s bad form to have two retailers ship you boards knowing your going to send one back? Shopping is for deciding, not buying. It does us no good to have retailers losing money on splitting. Apparently you don’t shop well either cause you left bcrider hanging too. I’m all for getting a good deal but you’ve got a lot to learn, kid.

    #632533
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    Who is gonna “lose” money? Maybe I know someone who is gonna take on off my hands. I have already settled up with Chris. Whats your deal man? This is twice now you have talked down to me about my quest for a new deck. I do not live in a place where I have a plethora of boards to feel and touch and look at. And I’m not gonna just take peoples word for it and blindly buy something I haven’t seen in person. Lighten up.

    #632530
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Nice side by side Darrick.

    All good eco and Darrick :grouphug:

    #632531
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @Darrick wrote:

    Maybe I know someone who is gonna take on off my hands.

    My bad if you’re gonna sell it and not send it back. Retailers lose their ass on returned goods, especially high cost ones like splitboards.

    #632532
    HikeforTurns
    1114 Posts

    Those are a couple of sexy boards. Cant wait to put my Storm 166 on some pow. As far as the tips not alligning, im sure every manufacturer has dealt with this (including venture as evidenced by an earlier thread.)

    I wonder how the visible light in the gap pics will shrink with some Karakoram clips added to the mix. :headbang:

    #632529
    zerodog
    93 Posts

    Thank you for posting the side by side.

    Ecobrad, lighten up man. Yeah sending back to retailers sucks, but sucking up the cost yourself and then reselling is a risk some of us take. I almost did the same thing. I was just going to keep my jones preorder and the storm and compare them. Even ride the 2. Then sell the one I didn’t want to keep. But, I pussed out. $900 is $900.

    #632539
    ghaniman
    100 Posts

    nice to see the comparison, one big difference seems to be the front foot inserts on the jones are a lot further forward than the storm..which makes me think it has a different flex pattern..the storm looks like it has a “longer nose” for more float and may flex/float more than the jones………also the nose clip on the jones is set further forward…..both boards look good ..27 deg c outside 5 weeks and no rain, la nina is in here in nz…..

    #632540
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    @HikeforTurns wrote:

    I wonder how the visible light in the gap pics will shrink with some Karakoram clips added to the mix.

    Have you done it with your Storm? I did it with my Zephyr and I put it to the light, and I had no light showing through. It’s craziness.

    #632541
    HikeforTurns
    1114 Posts

    Nope, i am waiting for the snow to get deeper, then swap karakoram off my NS onto the venture, and put the sparks on the NS.

    How about a side by side with the split halves put together showing the rocker?

    #632542
    russman
    692 Posts

    @Ecobrad wrote:

    Any questions?

    Yeah, do you know that it’s bad form to have two retailers ship you boards knowing your going to send one back? Shopping is for deciding, not buying. It does us no good to have retailers losing money on splitting. Apparently you don’t shop well either cause you left bcrider hanging too. I’m all for getting a good deal but you’ve got a lot to learn, kid.

    CHILL BRO….. CHILL…..

    This is snowboarding, not McCain versus Obama…..

    #632543
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Cmon Russ, buying snowboards is SERIOUS BUSINESS

    #632544
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    I’m willing to admit I came on too strong. Sorry dude.

    C’mon Brooks, I could give a shit about gear but that I do care about screwing people. None of the split retailers or manufactures are getting rich on us cheap dirtbags so we might as well play fair when them. I grew up in a house where my dad ran a small business so maybe I’m overly sensitive to shit like that.

    Carry on. :guinness:

    #632545
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    I’m just poking fun in general, not at you. It’s all good.

    :guinness:

    btw, this thread is stupid cuz my winterstick is gonna rule over both these boards :mrgreen:

    #632546
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @BGnight wrote:

    this thread is stupid cuz my winterstick is gonna rule over both these boards :mrgreen:

    You’re prolly right :thatrocks:

    #632547
    Tap
    126 Posts

    @HikeforTurns wrote:

    Nope, i am waiting for the snow to get deeper, then swap karakoram off my NS onto the venture, and put the sparks on the NS.

    How about a side by side with the split halves put together showing the rocker?

    x2. more info, less bitching.

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