Darren Dixwrote a review of Jones Snowboards Carbon Solution Splitboard on March 16, 2015
I have a 2014 solution, and a 2014 carbon solution to compare.
Jones had confirmed to the shop on the phone that the 2015 carbon solution 164 is 500 grams lighter than the 2014 carbon solution 164, a MAJOR selling point, and a flat out lie!
Of course, the first thing I did was compare weights of last years carbon 164 to this year's 2015 carbon 164.
190 grams lighter only Brand new, no wax. Lighter, yes, but it felt almost the same right away, and made me highly doubt that it was lighter than last year's deck.
2014 Jones carbon solution 164: 3510 grams, or 7.73 #'s
2015 Jones carbon soluton 164: 3320 grams, or 7.3 #'s
190 grams, or .43 #'s lighter only, NOT 500 grams, or 1.1 pounds lighter as advertised.
Not cool with such an expensive deck (or any deck or other equipment that always weighs more than claimed as well).
I love the last years 2014 deck for being an ice handler and a do it all backcountry mountaineering deck although I did find it a little bit heavy.
The whole point in buying the 2015 solution if you already have the 2014 is ONLY if the weight specs were in fact accurate.
I have never given 1 star, but I am utterly dis-appointed. Even respectfully so, since I love this deck, and gave it 5 stars last year.
But come on, Jones snowboards! you could have told us 200 grams lighter, and I wouldn't be bummed to have it come out to be only 10 grams difference, but 310 grams could not possibly be anything but an intentional exaggeration to sell this deck. Is