Jones Ultralight Butterfly Splitboard

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The ultralight, technical objective splitboard

Ideal for high alpine expeditions and technical backcountry touring

The Ultralight Butterfly Split is an ultralight split with a compact shape that's made for high alpine pursuits where the balance of weight and performance are hyper critical. By reducing the tip and tail size, but keeping the contact points pushed out, the Butterfly Split has a super long effective edge which maximizes edge power in variable alpine conditions.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Fusion Carbon construction to reduce weight
  • Compact shape with long effective edge
  • Full camber profile for edge power
  • Wood + Koroyd core to absorb chatter
  • 3D Contour Base for ultra fast glide and fluid turn intiation
  • Boltless bridge and Karakoram 3C Clips for a tight board connection

Terrain

On-Piste / All-Mountain 9/10

Freeride / Powder 8/10

Freestyle / Park 2/10

On-Piste / All-Mountain 9/10

Freeride / Powder 8/10

Freestyle / Park 2/10

Riding Level

Beginner

Intermediate

Expert

Personality/Flex

Soft & Playful

Happy Medium

Stiff & Powerful

Speed & Turn shape

Slow & Short

Do-It-All Turner

Fast & Long

Environmental and social responsibility

Sustainably sourced woodcores Sustainably sourced woodcores
Proud member of 1% For The Planet Proud member of 1% For The Planet
Built with 100% solar power Built with 100% solar power
Bio Resin Bio Resin
100% recycled ABS 100% recycled ABS
Wend Bio Wax Wend Bio Wax

Sustainably sourced woodcores

All Jones woodcores are made with sustainably sourced wood. Every piece of wood we use in every board comes from a responsibly managed forest.

Proud member of 1% For The Planet

Your purchase supports grassroots organizations. We donate 1% of every sale to environmental causes though our partnership with 1% For The Planet.

Built with 100% solar power

As of May 2020, all Jones snowboards and splitboards are made with 100% solar power. Switching our snowboard and splitboard production to 100% solar made a 89% reduction in CO2 compared to non-solar powered production.

Bio Resin

Bio Resin is a bio-based epoxy made with 27% plant-based carbon instead of petroleum-based carbon. The organic raw materials used to make bio-resin are co-products or waste products of plant-based industrial processes.

100% recycled ABS

Since 2014, all of our snowboards and splitboards have been built with recycled ABS sidewalls. We've used 847 miles of sidewalls since switching to recycled ABS.

Wend Bio Wax

Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with Wend natural wax, a plant blend and biodegradable wax that is also non-toxic.

Ultralight Butterfly Splitboard

$1,700.00

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SKU: J.24.SPU.BTF.XX.158.1

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Designed to fit perfectly

Designed to fit perfectly

mix and match

Jones Pre-cut skins are laser cut to perfectly match the edge contours of Jones splits and are skin track ready right out of the box.

The ultralight, technical objective splitboard

Ideal for high alpine expeditions and technical backcountry touring

The Ultralight Butterfly Split is an ultralight split with a compact shape that's made for high alpine pursuits where the balance of weight and performance are hyper critical. By reducing the tip and tail size, but keeping the contact points pushed out, the Butterfly Split has a super long effective edge which maximizes edge power in variable alpine conditions.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Fusion Carbon construction to reduce weight
  • Compact shape with long effective edge
  • Full camber profile for edge power
  • Wood + Koroyd core to absorb chatter
  • 3D Contour Base for ultra fast glide and fluid turn intiation
  • Boltless bridge and Karakoram 3C Clips for a tight board connection

Terrain

On-Piste / All-Mountain 9/10

Freeride / Powder 8/10

Freestyle / Park 2/10

On-Piste / All-Mountain 9/10

Freeride / Powder 8/10

Freestyle / Park 2/10

Riding Level

Beginner

Intermediate

Expert

Personality/Flex

Soft & Playful

Happy Medium

Stiff & Powerful

Speed & Turn shape

Slow & Short

Do-It-All Turner

Fast & Long

Environmental and social responsibility

Sustainably sourced woodcores Sustainably sourced woodcores
Proud member of 1% For The Planet Proud member of 1% For The Planet
Built with 100% solar power Built with 100% solar power
Bio Resin Bio Resin
100% recycled ABS 100% recycled ABS
Wend Bio Wax Wend Bio Wax

Sustainably sourced woodcores

All Jones woodcores are made with sustainably sourced wood. Every piece of wood we use in every board comes from a responsibly managed forest.

Proud member of 1% For The Planet

Your purchase supports grassroots organizations. We donate 1% of every sale to environmental causes though our partnership with 1% For The Planet.

Built with 100% solar power

As of May 2020, all Jones snowboards and splitboards are made with 100% solar power. Switching our snowboard and splitboard production to 100% solar made a 89% reduction in CO2 compared to non-solar powered production.

Bio Resin

Bio Resin is a bio-based epoxy made with 27% plant-based carbon instead of petroleum-based carbon. The organic raw materials used to make bio-resin are co-products or waste products of plant-based industrial processes.

100% recycled ABS

Since 2014, all of our snowboards and splitboards have been built with recycled ABS sidewalls. We've used 847 miles of sidewalls since switching to recycled ABS.

Wend Bio Wax

Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with Wend natural wax, a plant blend and biodegradable wax that is also non-toxic.

Winner of 2 awards

Ultralight Butterfly Splitboard's award
Ultralight Butterfly Splitboard's award

Technology

Highlights

Karakoram Ultra Clips 3C with Tip-Lock

Karakoram Ultra Clips 3C with Tip-Lock

All new Karakoram Ultra Clips 3C featuring a three point tension system. Ultralight and exclusive to Jones, these clips redefine split clip technology. They are also adjustable so you can maintain even compression as your splitboard ages.

Premium sintered base

Premium sintered base

Life's too short to ride slow bases! All our boards have hyper fast sintered bases made from super durable and wax absorbant premium P-tex. See the tech features for specific base details.

Fusion Carbon

Fusion Carbon

This cutting edge board lay-up process is the latest evolution of our previous Fusion Tech construction and reduces board weight and improves durability by combining board materials in two stages.

Forever Flex

Forever Flex

Forever Flex is a new manufacturing process that helps stabilise the flex and rocker of a board for its lifetime.

Ultra Construction

Ultra Construction

Ultra Construction is the redefinition of what it takes to build a snowboard.We’ve tested every inch of the board to precisely position materials exactly where they are needed while eliminating all excess materials.

Boltless Bridge

Boltless Bridge

Less hardware, more power. The Bolt-less Bridge eliminates split clip hardware from the base of the board and enhances split connection by re-profiling the woodcore under the clips.

Quick tension tail clip

Quick tension tail clip

Jones exclusive climbing skin tension system that attaches to pre-cut tail notches and eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.

Sustainably sourced woodcore

Sustainably sourced woodcore

All Jones woodcores are made from wood species that have been sustainably grown and harvested. See the tech features page for more details.

3D Contours Base

3D Contours Base

Welcome to the future. 3D Contour Bases are next-level tech that enhances glide + float and delivers unmatched turn flow and fluidity in any snow condition.

Inner/Outer Traction Tech edges

Inner/Outer Traction Tech edges

Lock in up and down. Traction Tech on inside and outside split edges improves grip on icy skintracks or firm descents.

Sustainably made, built by the sun

Sustainably made, built by the sun

We strive to make gear with the least carbon footprint possible. All boards built with Bio Resin, recycled sidewalls + edges and sustainably sourced woodcores + topsheets. Jones boards are also now built with 100% solar power!

Factory tuned, ready to shred

Factory tuned, ready to shred

Buy it, mount it, rip it! All boards leave the factory ready to ride with de-tuned tip + tail, edges angled at 90°/0° and bases waxed with Wend natural wax.

Koroyd

Koroyd

Koroyd is the lightest, most advanced damping core material we've ever tested. Koroyd absorbs vibrations and adds response at a fraction of the weight which enhances control and confidence.

Technology

Features & Construction

3D Contour Base 3.0

Freeride focused 3D-base contours featuring an even balance of 7mm of spoon bevel in the nose and 7mm of spoon bevel in the tail. Spoon bevel starts at the rocker point.

About 3D Contour Bases

3D Contour Bases are designed to make every run smoother and every turn more effortless by reducing the drag of the board tips. 3D Contour Bases enhance glide and improve float helping you ride faster and with better flow.

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1. Inside & outside Traction Tech 3.0

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.

Inner edge Traction Tech

Inner edge Traction Tech improves splitboard edge grip on ascent. Three sidecut bumps on each side of your binding keep your locked in on icy skin tracks no matter which way you are traversing.

2. Progressive sidecut

At the far ends of the sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing the sidecut 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.

3. Quick Tension Tail Clip

Built-in climbing skin tension system using pre-cut notch that eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.

4. Boltless Bridge

The Boltless Bridge eliminates split clip attachment hardware from the base of the board by re-profiling the wood core at the clips. The wood core under the clips is thicker, providing better torsional stiffness and a more powerful connection at the split clips.

Tapered shape, 8 mm

The tapered shape sinks the tail in pow for better float and quicker turns.

Double Radius Tips

True Camber

A traditional full camber profile that offers the insane edge response of camber without the usual hang-ups. The camber radius tapers into the beveled 3D Contour Base at the tips which releases the edges where they like to hook and balances the pop and directional stability of camber with a looser, less-catchy feel.

Built with the finest tech and materials

100% of our adult models feature high-end materials, construction technologies and sustainable manufacturing process. We accept no compromises in producing the most durable and sustainable snowboarding gear.


Base

Ultra Base

Jones exclusive base material that sets new performance standards. Lab results and snow testing show 25% better wax absorption, better glide in warm/wet snow and better durability for grinding. We’ve also doubled the amount of wax and mixed multiple wax types for a faster factory wax in a wider range of conditions.

Wend Natural Wax

Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.


Construction

Fusion Carbon

This cutting edge board lay-up process is the latest evolution of our previous Fusion Tech construction and reduces board weight and improves durability by combining board materials in two stages.

Ultra Construction

Ultra Construction is the redefinition of what it takes to build a snowboard.We’ve tested every inch of the board to precisely position materials exactly where they are needed while eliminating all excess materials. Combining these innovative construction techniques with superlight wood cores and carbon fiber deliver revolutionary results.

Koroyd New

Koroyd is the lightest, most advanced damping core material we've ever tested. Koroyd absorbs vibrations and adds response at a fraction of the weight which enhances control and confidence.


Extra hardware

Karakoram Ultra clips 3C with Tip-Lock New

All new Karakoram Ultra Clips 3C featuring a three point tension system. Ultralight and exclusive to Jones, these clips redefine split clip technology. They are also adjustable so you can maintain even compression as your splitboard ages.


Other features

Recycled rounded ABS

Rounded sidewall finish that improves board durability by protecting topsheet from chipping.

Bio Resin

Bio Resin is a bio-based epoxy made with 27% plant-based carbon instead of petroleum-based carbon. The organic raw materials used to make bio-resin are co-products or waste products of plant-based industrial processes. Bio-resin requires 33% less greenhouse gas emissions to produce than conventional epoxy.

Factory Tuned

All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.

Forever Flex

Forever Flex is a new manufacturing process that helps stabilise the flex and rocker of a board for its lifetime.

Inner thin recycled edges

Advancement in ski edge durability allow us to use thinner edges on splitboard inside edges to save weight. Outside edges are 2mm, inside edges are 1.5mm.

Outer oversized recycled edges

Advancement in ski edge durability allow us to use thinner edges on splitboard inside edges to save weight. Outside edges are 2mm, inside edges are 1.5mm.

Stainless steel reinforcement

Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.


Topsheet

Ultralight Eco-Plastic Topsheet

Super damp, durable and lightweight topsheet material made from organic plant material.


Woodcore

Fusion Core

The new Fusion Core is our lightest wood core yet. Core is made from mostly paulownia with specifically positioned pockets of poplar for improved durability and response.

Know your board

Ultralight Butterfly Splitboard specifications
Board Size (cm) 150 154 158
Board Weight 2,5kg / 5,5lbs 2,7kg / 5,94lbs 2,8kg / 6.17 lbs
Surface Area (dm2) 40,05 41,62 43,22
Contact Length (cm) 116,6 120 123,4
Effective Edge Length (cm) 123,6 127 130,4
Tip Length (cm) 20,2 20,5 20,8
Tail Length (cm) 13,2 13,5 13,8
Waist Width (cm) 25,3 25,6 25,9
Underfoot Width - Front Foot (cm) 26,23 26,565 26,97
Underfoot Width - Rear Foot (cm) 26,31 26,643 27,046
Tip Width (cm) 29,9 30,3 30,69
Tail Width (cm) 29,1 29,5 29,89
Sidecut Radius (m) 8,5 8,8 9,1
Taper (cm) 0,8 0,8 0,8
Reference Stance (cm/in) - - -
Centered Stance (cm/in) 52 / 20,4 54 / 21,2 58 / 22,8
Insert Pack Standard Pack Splitboard Pack Splitboard Pack
Stance Setback (cm) 3 3 3
Board specs schema

The dimensions of a snowboard define how that board performs on snow. The dimension specs of all our models are fine tuned for specific styles of riding. Understand how waist width, flex and sidecut and stance dimensions effect board performance to find the best board for you.

Designed to fit perfectly

Designed to fit perfectly

mix and match

Jones Pre-cut skins are laser cut to perfectly match the edge contours of Jones splits and are skin track ready right out of the box.

introducing the ultralight series

Redefining the future of splitboard tech

introducing the ultralight series

Redefining the future of splitboard tech

The Jones Ultralight Series is a new collection of cutting edge
splitboards for those adventures that demand bringing lightweight gear
to maximize your muscle power.

Ultralight Butterfly Split

The backcountry concept car

The Ultralight Butterfly Split was a design project born from a simple question - how can we smash the longest possible effective edge into the shortest possible splitboard?

It was a question that’s been on Jeremy Jones’ mind for many years as he’s pursued alpine objectives where the performance benefits of a short, ultralight board that offered the stability and edge hold of a traditionally much longer board would be a game changer.

Undoubtedly the most advanced splitboard we have ever produced, the Butterfly only came to life by systemically ignoring all preconceived design limitations. It is a true “concept car” that demands we rewrite the rules of how a splitboard is shaped and constructed.

The Butterfly is built for going far and high past your preconceived boundaries, where weight reduction is critical to climbing more vert than you ever have in a day, or pushing further into a range than ever before.

- Jeremy Jones

Built for edge power

Take a close look at the Butterfly’s one-of-kind outline and you’ll notice the contact points are basically at the tips of the board. This shape allows the Butterfly 154 cm to have a longer effective edge length than the Solution 169 cm! To unlock the full potential of the super long effective edge length, the Butterfly has a true camber profile matched with a 3D Contour Base. When you lean into a turn and load the tip-to-tail camber profile you engage the entire length of the board’s edge while the 3D Contour Base keeps the edges catch-free.

Built for endurance

The Butterfly features our new Ultralight construction that’s approximately 15% lighter than our standard split construction, yet just as durable. The layup includes two layers of carbon fiber, and multiple sections of Koroyd - an ultralight dampening material that weighs a fraction of the weight of wood. The Butterfly is also designed to be ridden 4-6 cm shorter than your standard freeride board. Between the short running length and the cutting edge materials, the Ultralight Butterfly is ready to help you confidently extend your range by lightening the load on your feet, and reducing the energy you burn on the skintrack.

Built for diverse conditions

The Butterfly is designed for high alpine adventures where you're sure to encounter mixed conditions. To blast through pow, crust, and ice, the Butterfly features Dual Radius Tips, Inner + Outer Edge Traction Tech, and a 3D Contour Base. The Dual Radius Tips ramp up midway through the radius to help cut through crud, and the 3D Contour Base helps eliminate edge catch and improve turn initiation. For added float in pow the Butterfly also has 15mm of taper which drops the tail and pops up the nose in soft snow.

Next level performance for expert riders

The Butterfly Split is not a daily driver splitboard for your average rider. It’s a purposefully built speciality tool for only the most committed and adventurous explorers who live for pushing the limits of what’s possible in the mountains. If that’s you, welcome to the future! The Butterfly Split is here to help you fly through the mountains in ways you never thought possible.

Rider: Jeremy Jones / All photos by Andrew Miller

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