The Ultracraft Splitboard is one of the lightest, most technically capable splitboards on the planet. Despite it’s featherweight, the Ultracraft is rock solid on descent as the directional rocker nose delivers float while the stubby, stiff tail offers powerful board control. The Ultracraft is built with our most advanced materials including a Textreme Carbon topsheet, an ULTRA ISOcore and a Sintered ULTRA base that’s modified with fluoro and paraffin additives for better glide and increased durability. The Ultracraft also features the Boltless Bridge which eliminates base hardware and the Karakoram Ultra Clips for improved board connection. New for 2018, the Ultracraft Splitboard has a limited edition, hand numbered serial badge and advanced new fiberglass that improves strength by 15% without adding weight.
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.
Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.
World Cup proven race base made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) modified with special Fluoro and Paraffin based additives for better glide and increased durability. ULTRA base is harder and faster than any other sintered base.
Triple-density core featuring stringers of ISOCORE - a foam/fiberglass composite that’s as stiff as any wood but 15% lighter. Hardwood beech stringers are positioned along the edges for added durability.
Specially designed carbon fiber (12k non crimp fabric) that is podium proven in the America’s Cup and Tour De France. TeXtreme achieves a weight savings of about 20-30% compared to conventional carbon fiber.
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.
ULTRA clips are lower profile, stronger and increase compression between board halves.
Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.
Fiberglass layer improve pop in nose and tail plus increases the longevity of the flex profile. This lightweight layer helps the board perform the same on day 100 as it did on day one - precise and playful.
Jones exclusive production process allows traditional topsheet layer to be replaced with ultra durable epoxy layer saving weight and material.
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 156: 2.86kg
|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||C||119.1||39.4||15.5||29.8||25.4||28.7||8.9||-||54||2.9||110-150 lbs. / 50-68 kg.|
|-||156||C||122.5||40.0||15.5||30.5||26.0||29.3||9.3||-||56||2.9||120-170 lbs. / 54-77 kg.|
|-||160||E||125.7||40.4||15.9||31.0||26.4||29.9||9.5||-||58||2.9||140-190 lbs. / 64-86 kg.|