Previously named the Jones Explorer, the Frontier Split is the ultimate splitboard for playful riders looking for a directional freeride shape without a stiff flex. The Frontier features a floaty, freeride nose for pow crushing and crud busting matched with a freestyle tail that’s perfect for popping pillows and stomping cliff drops. On icy skin tracks or firm descents, the Directional Rocker profile and Inner/Outer Traction Tech 2. edges provide confident stability and edge grip. The Frontier Split offers high performance without skimping on materials as it’s built with a Sintered 7 base, an Eco-plastic topsheet and a new FSC Classic Core that is specially profiled for added pop. New for this season is that, the Frontier Split has Rounded Recycled ABS Sidewalls for improved topsheet durability.
The directional rocker profile has an under-foot camber with a larger rocker area in the nose than in the tail. The float of the rockered nose improves manoeuvrability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response. The slightly rockered tail maintains power and stability.
The Frontier has a directional shape which increases float and stability at speed. In deep snow the blunt nose makes sure less snow comes over the sides of your nose than it would with a regular shape. This means you get the benefits of a longer traditional nose, without the extra weight. Edges like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech 2.0 improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board.
The full wood premium poplar FSC™ Classic Core offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability. A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched Biax Fibreglass laminate provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride. All Jones boards are now built with bio-based, renewable epoxy instead of petroleum-based epoxy. The raw materials used to make Super Sap Bio-Resin are coproducts or waste products of other plant-based industrial processes. Producing Super Sap requires 33% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional epoxy. The Sintered 7000 Base is made out of durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency. The ECO-Plastic Topsheet is a bio-plastic topsheet made from Castor beans. This eco-material is ultralight, chip/scratch resistant and water/snow repellent (snow sticks less to the topsheet). All Jones boards are made with Oversized Recycled Steel Edges for added durability and improved production sustainability. Stainless Steel Reinforcements are embedded into the nose and tail of this board for improved board tip strength. New Rounded, Recycled Sidewall finish that improves board durability by protecting topsheet from chipping. Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with Wend natural wax. By flip flopping the base graphic colour, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield.
Snowboarding is not my job, it’s my life. Jones Snowboard founder Jeremy Jones explains so much in so few words. He wanted to create the ultimate snowboarding gear that lived up to even the highest standards, and he has done exactly that. The company prides itself on giving back to the wild places they so dearly cherish through actions such as 1% For the Planet. There is nothing we don't love about Jeremy Jones and his vision."