How-To: Trim Splitboard Climbing Skins And Install Universal/Quick Tension Tail Clip
Skins climb best if the majority of the split ski is covered almost edge-to-edge with only the width of the edge exposed on each side. It is important to leave the edge exposed for edging on icy, firm snow. If your skins are too narrow and there is a lot of base showing on each side they may be slippery in certain snow conditions. If your skins are too wide and the edges are covered the skins may be slippery on firm snow.
Jones Nomad and Nomad Pro Universal skins are trim-to-fit so they must be custom cut to your board before use.
Tail clips work best when they require a little tension to fit on to your board. You don’t want them so tight that they are pulling the skin off the base but a little tension can help the glue stick to the ski.
Watch this video for complete instructions on how to trim your Jones splitboard climbing skins and install the Universal Tail Clips (the installation of the Quick Tension Tail Clip is identical) :
(Skip to 1:30 in video for Universal tail clip installation instructions (The installation of the Quick Tension Tail Clip is identical)
Follow these instructions for adjusting quick tension clip:
1 - Attach skin to splitboard nose.
2 - Slide clip along tail strap and position so clip is at bottom of notch in tail.
3 - Slide end of tail strap into clip, securing clip in place on tail strap.
4 - Stretch tail strap and fix clip into notch with medium tension. Clip/strap does not need a lot of tension, just enough to hold securely in notch.
7 March 2016
THE BIG ONE - Full Movie + Photo Gallery
In May 2019, pro surfer Ian Walsh and a talented crew of shredders including Nick Russell, Forrest Shearer, Danny Davis, Harry Kearney, Jerry Mark, Nathaniel Murphy, Clark Henarie and Eric Roepke made the push into Denali basecamp. They had...
Waking Dream With Pica Herry - FULL MOVIE
In the search for riding esthetic lines in the Mont Blanc Massif few can touch the legacy of snowboarder Julien ’Pica’ Herry and freeskier Sam Favret. Invade Media’s 2017 film WAKING DREAM follows these two legendary shred alpinist as they question...
END OF THE CYCLE: Forrest Shearer scores DEEP POW in Utah
January 2020 was a legendary month in Utah as a two week storm cycle dumped over 100 inches in the Wasatch. Forrest Shearer rallied back to his old stomping grounds to catch an epic powder filled 48 hours of shredding and splitboarding at the...
Adventure Boardin’ With Joe Lax
Story by Joe Lax. Last season we had one of the longest winter dry spells I’ve ever seen in the Coast Range of British Columbia. The overall low precipitation, coupled with harsh arctic winds and extended high pressure really beat up the high...
Meet The Team
Welcome To The Team: Antti Autti
Some people are just born to snowboard. Their talent on two edges transcends any one riding discipline and their motivation to shred oozes from every pore of their body. Thrilled to announce we’ve added another such phenomenally skilled and...
34th Annual Legendary Baker Banked Slalom Recap
Nothing but good times at the 34th annual Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom this year. The Jones crew enjoyed a classic Baker experience with a variety of conditions from rain to snow and even some of that elusive Pacific Northwest sunshine!...