You are correct, Nidecker did make the Jones boards, notice the tense? They have since switched manufatures. Wonder why? Pick up a 2013 and 2012 and compare. End of story.
That being said, I love some of the new stuff coming out of Yes.
I have picked up both
What should I be looking for as an obvious? I know there were some complaints over the top sheet of the 2012 Jones, but never hear of any other issues unless im missing something...