Jones Mind Expander Splitboard 2022
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Designed by surf shaper Chris Christenson and Jeremy Jones, the Mind Expander Split features a Christenson Surf Rocker profile and blunt nose for epic float in pow, plus a full size tail for legit freestyle performance. The unique shape is matched with a short sidecut for snappy turn potential in tight trees and Inner/Outer Traction Tech 1.0 edges for enhanced grip on icy skintracks or firm descents. For unmatched torsional board connection in ride mode, the Mind Expander Split also features the Boltless Bridge plus Karakoram Ultra Clips and Tip-Lock Tip Clips. New for 21/22, the Mind Expander Split is now equipped with the smaller and lighter Karakoram Ultra Clips 2.0.
|Inside & outside Traction Tech 2.0||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 you locked in on icy skin tracks no matter which way you are traversing.|
|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.|
|Quick Tension Tail Clip||Built-in climbing skin tension system using pre-cut notch that eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.|
|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.|
|V-core||Jones exclusive wood core profiling that offers a stable and playful board feel. The wood core is softer between the feet for easy turn initiation and stiffer in the nose and tail for stability riding through uneven terrain and landing airs.|
|Blunt nose||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.|
|Christenson Surf Rocker||Custom tip/tail rocker profile designed by surf shaper Chris Christenson for the Mind Expander, Mountain Surfer and Storm Chaser. The nose rocker starts just inside of the front inserts and the tail rocker starts just at the back inserts. When you weight the tail of the board the nose ramps up out of the snow for insane float on the deepest days. These subtle rocker contours match a Christenson surfboard rocker profile.|
|Sintered 8000 Base||New super durable material made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) and carbon. Base is easily repairable, highly wax absorbent and wicked fast.|
|Wend Natural Wax||Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.|
|Flip-Flop Base||Producing two or more base color options minimizes p-tex waste. Order may be filled with either color. Color does not vary by size.|
|Karakoram Ultra Clips 2.0 with Tip-Lock||Redesigned Karakoram Ultra Clips 2.0 are lighter weight, clamp tighter and have a smaller footprint than the original Ultra Clip. They are also adjustable so you can maintain even compression as your splitboard ages.|
|Karakoram Tip-Lock tip clips||Every splitboarder knows the feeling, you drop into a firm line and your tip clip pops open! Never again. Using Active Joining Technology, the Karakoram Tip-Lock tip clips quickly lock and clamp the tips of your splitboard with the flick of the lever.|
|Biax fiberglass||A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.|
|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.|
|Oversized recycled edges||All Jones boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.|
|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.|
|Recycled ABS Sidewalls||ABS Plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. We improve the sustainability of our snowboards by using only recycled plastic.|
|Stainless steel reinforcement||Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability|
|Eco-plastic topsheet||Bio-plastic topsheet made from Castor beans. This eco-material is ultralight, chip/scratch resistant and water/snow repellent (snow sticks less to topsheet).|
|Control Split Core||Dual-density full premium wood core featuring a 2:1 paulownia to poplar stringer ratio that keeps core light but ultra damp.|