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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award  
Price $561.93 at REI$900 List$674.21 at Backcountry
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Pros Freestyle fun, the most bang for your buck, lightweight, impressive performance on powder, playful, the use of Mellow MagnetractionStable, stiff, lightweight, solid, predictable, reliable, supports diverse riding objectivesDurable topsheet, great powder floatation, excellent climbing, snappy turn experience, bolt-less baseFun, predictable, solid edge hold, confidence inspiring, great floatDurable topsheet, versatile, responsive, good offering of sizes
Cons Soft for larger riders, performance on firm snow, difficulty to adjust the bindingsExpensive, narrow waist width, shallow nose riseExpensive, switch ridingSlightly soft nose and tail, heavy-ishProficient firm snow performance
Bottom Line Lightweight and offering impressive performance on powder, it wins our Best Buy AwardOffering exceptional performance in powder and firm snow, the Solution in up for whatever you're looking to doSolid board performance paired with exceptional climbing abilityFun and stable all mountain offering that handles well in powderA well crafted splitboard that provides a fun and versatile ride
Rating Categories Jones Explorer Splitboard Jones Solution Splitboard Backwoods Venture Storm United Shapes Covert
Powder (25%)
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6
Firm Snow (27.5%)
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Climbing (27.5%)
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Binding Adjustability (5%)
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Playfulness (15%)
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Specs Jones Explorer... Jones Solution... Backwoods Venture Storm United Shapes Covert
Weight 7.56 lbs 7.38 lbs 7.33 lbs 7.91 lbs 7.45 lbs
Tested Length 159 158 157 157 158
Flex Medium Soft Stiff Medium - stiff Medium Stiff Medium
Weight 3454 g 3346 g 3325 g 3587 g 3382 g
Weight Per Surface Area 0.76 0.74 0.74 0.8 0.75
Available Lengths 152, 156, 158W, 159, 161W, 162, 164W 154, 158, 159W, 161, 162W, 164, 165W, 166, 169W 152, 157, 160, 163, 163 (w) 157,161, 162, 166, 171 149,152,158,161,166
Construction Type Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich Sandwich
Core Material Wood Wood Wood/ bamboo Wood Blended wood
Waist Width 25.2cm 24.7cm 25.6cm 25cm 25.7cm
Shape Directional Directional Directional Directional Directional
Radius 7.5m 8.5m 7.3/6.5/7.5m 8.48m 7.5m
Camber/Rocker Directional rocker Directional rocker Rock camber rocker Straightline rocker Rocker/ Camber/ Rocker
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