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Jones Carbon Solution Splitboard 161

Jones Snowboards – Carbon Solution Splitboard:

Many of the heaviest lines that go down in the world, go down in the backcountry. The Carbon Solution is built for powerful riders who rip technical backcountry lines and demand a splitboard that offers the same ultra-responsive performance as a top-level solid freeride deck.

The carbon topsheet and carbon stringers provide a damp, stiff ride that excels in variable snow conditions.

NEW for 2015 we’ve shaved 500 grams from the Carbon Solution using the ULTRA core.

Retail Price: $1199

“The Carbon Solution is one of the stiffest and dampest splitboards on the market. Most other carbon splitboards are not that stiff and inherently not as capable at ehigh speeds as the Carbon Solution.” – Seth Lightcap, Jones Snowboards’ Marketing/Team Manager


Jones Ultrarcraft Splitboard 160Jones Snowboards – Ultracraft:

Tested on Denali and the Grand Teton, the performance of the Ultracraft has been proven on some of the heaviest splitboard mountaineering achievements on the planet. The Ultracraft features the same trim and powerful shape as the revolutionary Hovercraft but it is built using a carbon topsheet, carbon core inserts and Jones’ top secret ’Ultra Construction’ technology. Ultra Construction trims away grams by eliminating excess materials and reduces overall weight by nearly a pound compared to the Hovercraft Split.

Unlike traditional splitboards that are designed around a solid board platform then sliced down the middle, the Ultracraft is also one of the first splitboards produced as two individual skis that are later transformed into a solid board.

The fusion of an explosive board shape, featherweight core materials and cutting edge construction technologies has made the Ultracraft the board Jeremy rides when he needs to move fast over technical terrain or climb and ride dawn to dark in his backcountry backyard.

Retail Price: $1199




“The Ultracraft walks the line of featherweight and performance better than any split on the market. There may be a lighter carbon split available but how do they handle firm snow or breakable crust? The Ultracraft charges in any condition.” – Seth Lightcap, Jones Snowboards’ Marketing/Team Manager


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Colin Balke is a content editor for who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.


  • Scooby2 says:

    One thing to remember, while carbon is fantastically strong in tension and rebounds a lot quicker, it is not so great in compression. This means any mfg. bragging about carbon on the top side really isn’t effectively using or understanding the properties of the material. Really a carbon topsheet can give you different dampening and feel to a board (see Donek) but as far as adding strength springy-ness, pop, carbon strips on the topside are a bit of a tip off that a mfg is just marketing to you.

    • Chris hanson says:

      So would it actually be worth it? To buy the jones carbon solution split? Over the regular solution? I’m so confused if it would honestly make much difference weight wise? Plus would it be worth the extra dime? Any info would be great!

  • Scooby2 says:

    I should have said carbon on the topside only does not make sense, it is normal to add the same carbon on the top as on the bottom of a board so that the board remains flat from edge to edge while the resin hardens and fibers shrink or expand in the laminating process.

    • Andy Starr says:

      fibers do not shrink at all! so silly comment carbon works as a tension item compression (ie top of board ) works a lot less. it does not like it!

  • I’d love to to gear/design talk with one of design/implentation engineers. Introducing carbon into the layering scheme very beneficial for the split innovation highway. I mean with the board shaving 1/2 the material present from rail to rail changes to maintain desired response seem practical. I was wondering (quite a few things actually but I’ll keep it short.) Are the layers mechanical/thermo properties designed to match complement each other, such as the bases response to shear heiarchied up through the layering. With the different mediums responses to loading, does introducting a very strong carbon fiber bundle mediate significantly the properties that are introduced of the different types of layers, does this unpredictable structural changes to the the neighboring layers under different loads and dynamic loads? Composites is a big area but mainly but I was wondering what compositew was used in the layering design? Is it possible to have variable composites using triaxial weaving to match the bases response below and then complement the top layers above. Such as a fiberglass composite bottom whicj vares it’s compostition type or densityies to chasnge mechanical properties along the triaxial weave thickness to minimize vibrations/ potentaill leaveleave energy sinks along resonante area through the board by changing the weaving spacing/ pattern or composite materoa;I don’t know much about carbon fiber manufacturing so please forgive me if this is simply a manufacturing nightmare and one too hard to implement. extentb