The Explorer Splitboard is perfect for yo-yo’ing backcountry pow laps or a heavy huck session as the floaty, freeride nose is matched with a freestyle tail. Directional Rocker makes it easy to butter or stomp and the Traction Tech provides confident stability riding through tech terrain or unexpectedly rough snow conditions. On the skin track back up, the inner edge Traction Tech adds serious grip. Though the price is right, the Explorer Split doesn’t skimp on performance features. The Sintered 7000 base is hyper fast and factory waxed with Wend Natural Wax. The Explorer Split also features an ECO-plastic topsheet made from castor beans for added ECO-performance.
My experience is that most falls in freeriding start from the nose of the board – you either go over the bars in powder, the nose gets caught under a weird crust and tosses you, or you hit a hard tranny at the contact point of the tip and get bucked. Directional Rocker eliminates most of these falls.
Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board. “Traction Tech is a critical feature for rockered boards. Rocker improves glide in mixed conditions, but the decreased edge contact makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Traction Tech is crucial to offset the edge drift of rocker.”
“How a board glides in powder, crust, corn or any snow more than an inch deep, is dictated by it’s front contact point and just past it. Next time you are in soft snow watch how much snow comes over the corner of the nose near the contact point. The billowing snow coming out from behind the tip means you are plowing through it which is obviously slowing you down. By adding a blunt nose you get the float benefits of a much longer nose without the ‘snow plow’ rounded tip and it’s extra swing weight.” - Jeremy Jones
At the far ends of the sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing the side cut radius towards the contact point delivers smoother turn initiation and exit as the edge tracks in and out of the snow with a less abrupt transition.
Built-in climbing skin tension system using pre-cut notch that eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.
By flip flopping the base graphic colors, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield.
Durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency.
Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.
Full wood premium slovenian poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability.
A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.
All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.
ABS Plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. We improve the sustainability of our snowboards by using only recycled plastic.
All Jones boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.
Jones Splitboards feature Karakoram K-clips plus tip and tail hooks. Adjustable tension K-clips increase board torsional stiffness.
Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.
Bio-plastic topsheet made from Castor beans. This eco-material is ultralight, chip/scratch resistant and water/snow repellent (snow sticks less to topsheet).
Not sure your ideal splitboard size? Got big feet? Check out our sizing guidelines for each model here.
For more basic info on splitboard set-up see our Splitboard 101 article.
Approx. weight (tolerance +/-15%), Size 159: 3.2kg
|New Size||Size (cm)||Skins Group||Running Length (cm)||Nose Length (cm)||Tail Length (cm)||Nose Width (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Tail Width (cm)||Sidecut Radius (m)||Reference Stance (cm)||Centered Stance (cm)||Setback (cm)||Weight Range (lbs/kg)|
|-||152||D||111||23||21||29.1||24.9||29.1||7.1||-||54||2||110-160 lbs. / 49-73 kg.|
|-||156||D||114.4||23.3||21.3||29.5||25.2||29.5||7.3||-||56||2||120-170 lbs. / 54-77 kg.|
|-||158w||G||116||23.5||21.5||30.5||26.2||30.5||7.5||-||58||2||140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.|
|-||159||D||117||23.5||21.5||29.8||25.4||29.8||7.5||-||58||2||140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.|
|-||161w||G||118.6||23.7||21.7||30.8||26.4||30.8||7.7||-||58||2||150-200 lbs. / 67-91 kg.|
|-||162||D||119.6||23.7||21.7||30||25.6||30||7.9||-||58||2||160-210 lbs. / 73-95 kg.|
|-||164w||G||121.2||23.9||21.9||31||26.6||31||8.1||-||58||2||170-220 lbs.+ / 77-100 kg.+|