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The Solution to your resort problem.
Score yourself a lifetime season pass to drool-worthy backcountry lines with the Jones Solution Women's Splitboard. Built for stability at high speeds and control when it's absolutely critical, this hard-charging board handles the gnarliest descents you can get to on your own feet. It's souped-up with a Master Core of strong poplar and lightweight paulownia wood, reinforced with snappy carbon stringers and torsionally stiff triax glass for a hard-charging personality.
The Solution is a directional splitboard primarily intended for bombing steeps, slashing across open bowls, and dissecting tree runs at high speeds. The longer nose rises early with a prominent rocker that keeps you surfing across the deep stuff with ease. Camber underfoot locks into carves and responsively digs into sloughed-off steeps, so you're not struggling to hold an edge when falling isn't an option. Speaking of edge hold, the board's stiffer flex pattern and Traction Tech edges really grip into icy conditions and hardpack. These same Traction Tech serrated edges are found on the inside edge, which is a major asset on icy skin tracks.
Carried over from last season is the Bolt-Less Bridge. This technology thickens the core at the clips, so Jones doesn't have to drill all the way through the board to anchor the clips. Not only does this provide a more powerful connection, but it increases torsional stiffness with Karakoram's Ultra Clip for a more stable ride on seriously steep slopes. As part of its mission to create a more sustainable product, Jones gave the Solution an Eco-Plastic topsheet. Made from Castor beans, this topsheet is lighter and more durable than the harmful plastic kinds, naturally shedding snow so you're not pulling extra weight while breaking trail. Quick Tension notches in the tail eliminate the need for a traditional tail clip, making your touring experience all the more enjoyable with Jones' signature climbing skins (sold separately).
- Aggressive splitboard for high-consequence alpine terrain
- Directional shape with a prominent, rockered nose for float
- Camber underfoot locks into carves and snaps energetically
- Stiffer flex caters to ladies charging at scary-fast speeds
- Boltless bridge with Karakoram Ultra Clips for stiff connection
- Master core of strong poplar and lightweight paulownia wood
- Snappy carbon stringers + triax glass for torsional rigidity
- Traction Tech inner/outer edges grip tenaciously in hardpack
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- Q & A
For The Deepest Days
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Disclaimer: I have the men's version of this board and that is what my review is based upon, but I can definitely speak to the ups and downs of the women's board as well.
I have put well over 100 days into my Jones Solution and it is still going very strong. Despite countless encounters with rocks, ice and trees, the base has held up quite well, and is still my favorite split board to ride despite having other, newer options.
The hybrid rocker makes a huge difference on steep uphills while still allowing plenty of float in deep powder. The blunt nose shape allows for easier riding without having to go to a longer board as well, with a more efficient front contact point. Finally, the weight of the board, at 6lbs 5oz, is one of the lighter options (not full carbon) on the market, saving you weight and money. All of these combined make this a great board for someone who is primarily out touring (as opposed to riding the resort) and/or likes to play in big mountain terrain. Its main downside would be for those looking to do a lot of freestyle in the backcountry.
Let me know if you have any questions on this splitboard or anything else related to splitboarding equipment, I'd love to chat!
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 160 lbs
Size: 161 cm
Boot Size: 11