TAKING THE FREEDOM OF BIG WAVE SURFING DEEP INTO THE BACKCOUNTRY
The Mind Expander Split is a new addition to the Jones Split range for this season and is aimed at riders who are looking to take that unique surf-inspired ride deep into the backcountry. Sharing the same innovative Chris Christenson and Jeremy Jones designed shape as the solid Mind Expander, the Split version delivers stunning backcountry performance. This unique shape is then matched with a tight sidecut for snappy turn potential in trees and inner and outer edge Traction Tech for enhanced edge grip on icy skin tracks or firm descents. For unmatched torsionally board connection in ride mode, the Mind Expander Split also features Jones's Boltless Bridge and Karakoram Ultra Clips.
Advanced Intermediate to Expert touring riders who want a more surf-inspired ride for those deep powder backcountry days.
The Mind Expander Split is the ultimate evolution of the collaboration between Jeremy Jones and surfboard shaper Chris Christianson. Its fully directional shape with extended nose profile and short tail deliver the ultimate in backcountry float. However, it's the addition of the short radius sidecut with Traction Tech 1.0 that bring this board alive. Transforming it from powder board to high-speed carver in an instant, and delivering a ride that will indeed blow your mind.
Chris Christianson's surf rocker profile combines an extended rocker profile that runs all the way back to the front insert holes. This super long rocker then blends into a flat section which runs back to a short rocker zone at the tail. This unique design gives unrivalled lift at the front by channelling snow down and under the nose. However, the flat section works perfectly with the board's tight sidecut to provide a dynamic feeling under the feet allowing you to power up that short tail through the carve.
The Bolt-less 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.
Internally Jones doesn't hold back when it comes to construction, ensuring that the Mind Expander Split lives up to its hype. Heading up this high-end build is the durable yet lightweight Control Split Core. This split board specific wood core combines lightweight paulownia with responsive poplar to give the perfect flex for split boarding. Now to give the Mind Expander Split its unique surf-inspired feel, Jones create the structural layers from a torsionally softer bi-ax weave glass. This provides a more compliant ride and helps deliver that looser feeling yet locked on ride that the standard Mind Expander is known for.
Let's face it if you're buying a Mind Expander Split it's safe to say you're going to want to go fast on it. Well, with that in mind Jones have fitted it with a super high end and super-fast Sintered 9900 base.
130-180lbs / 59-82kg
150-200lbs / 67-91kg
Jones Skins Group
154 Skin C, 158 Skin C