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Hovercraft Split

Don’t call it a pow board, pow board

sizes available 152, 156, 160

Ideal for Powder Hunting & Crud Busting

When is a pow board, not just a pow board? When your pow board is an all-terrain, all-conditions battle axe like the Hovercraft. Blower, crud or crust are no match for the trim and explosive Hovercraft as it floats through it all without sacrificing maneuverability. The blunt nose and directional rocker of the Hovercraft keep you partying in the pow, while the stiff tail and Mellow Magne-Traction lock in stability when the fresh tracks are gone. For catchfree slashing, the base along the tail edges is beveled up for more playful control. There is a good reason why you’ll catch Jeremy Jones riding the Hovercraft or the Hovercraft Split on more days than not. You can float, air it out and run it out all on the same rocket that makes effortless turns. Because the stubby Hovercraft packs so much float in such a small package, it’s designed to be sized 6-8 cm shorter than your average board

Jones Snowboards - 2014 Hovercraft

Profile

Directional Rocker

A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and slight camber between the bindings. The rockered tip gives the nose added float and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot gives you added edge hold and response. A slightly rockered tail maintains the power and stability of a traditional board but helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
“My experience is that most falls in freeriding start from the nose of the board – you either go over the bars in powder, the nose gets caught under a weird crust and tosses you, or you hit a hard tranny at the contact point of the tip and get bucked. Directional Rocker eliminates most of these falls. - Jeremy Jones

Splitboards

Jeremy Jones’ quest to build splitboards that shred equally as hard as solid boards was one of the founding goals of Jones Snowboards. All seven of our splitboard models are designed to meet that challenge and perform in the backcountry with every bit of the technical precision that our solid boards are renowned for. By sharing the same designs between solid boards and splitboards, we also offer the rare opportunity to master riding one board shape in bounds or out.

shape

  • MELLOW MAGNE-TRACTION

    Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Magne-Traction improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board.
    “Magne-Traction is a key ingredient for rockered board designs. Adding rocker to your board makes it glide more smoothly, but it makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Magne-Traction is crucial to offset the drift typical of rocker flex patterns.” - Jeremy Jones

  • BLUNT NOSE

    “How a board glides in powder, crust, corn, or any snow condition more then an inch deep is dictated by its 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 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 board tip without the added length or swing weight.” - Jeremy Jones

  • CLASSIC CORE

    The Classic Core is a high-performance wood core designed for buttery board feel, crazy pop and predictable flex. Featherweight Poplar stringers run tip to tail in the Classic Core providing maximum weight savings and delivering snappy, even response.

  • SINTERED BASE

    Fastest natural base material available. Durable, more resistant to impact, absorbs wax faster and retains wax longer.

  • CARBON STRINGERS

    Carbon stringers are added to select models to improve pop and torsional stiffness and increase the longevity of the flex profile. This lightweight layer helps the board perform the same on day 100 as it did on day one - precise and playful.

  • BIAX

    Is a dual direction, dual layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun and forgiving ride due to its tensile strength, reliability and snappy response.

  • WOOD TOPSHEET

    The Wood Topsheet dampens the ride for chatter-free performance. The natural material also eliminates some plastic and lacquer which cuts down on waste and weight.

  • FACTORY TUNED

    All Jones Snowboards are factory tuned, detuned at the tip and tail and factory waxed so you can go from the shop right to the hill.

  • RECYCLED ABS SIDEWALLS

    All Jones boards feature recycled ABS sidewall material.

  • ALU PROTECT

    State of the art strength aluminum tip protectors. Elastomer is bonded to the aluminum to absorb vibrations.

  • STRONGER EDGES

    We added 35% more steel than a typical edge, what this achieves is a 250% increase in impact resistance compared to other edges offered on the market today.

  • Karakoram Hardware

    All Jones Splitboards exclusively feature Karakoram Hardware.

  • FLIP FLOP BASE

    By flip flopping the base graphic colors, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield.

Sizes (cm)152156160
Contact Length (cm) 114.0 118.0 122.0
Tip Length (cm) 28.0 28.0 28.0
Tail Length (cm) 10.0 10.0 10.0
Tip Width (cm) 30.1 30.4 30.8
Waist Width (cm) 25.6 26.0 26.4
Tail Width (cm) 29.0 29.3 29.7
Sidecut Radius (m) 8.9 9.3 9.5
Reference Stance (mm) 530.0 550.0 570.0
Setback (mm) 30.0 30.0 30.0
  • Backcountry Magazine / Gear Guide Select 2013

  • The first bases to manufacture the best snowboards are the materials. From the woodcores to the ink, we’re using the best suppliers from the technical aspect, social and ecological.

  • We build our snowboards to be as high quality as they are high performance. Jones Snowboards stands behind the durability of our splitboards with a three-year warranty for approved manufacturing quality issues.

Proudly made in Austria

Jones Snowboards are proudly made at the GST factory in Antiesenhofen, Austria.

Our dedication to performance, durability and environmental responsibility makes this small town in central Europe the best place in the world for Jones to manufacture our boards. GST’s state-of-the-art factory is a snowboard-only production facility that specializes in working with cutting edge materials and innovative construction techniques. Their focus on strictly controlling every step in the production process has earned GST the lowest warranty rate in the snowboard industry.

But beyond quality of product, what makes GST the perfect partner is both their location and their passion for environmental stewardship. We are able to source 95% of our materials from within 500 km of the factory including steel edges from Germany, woodcores from Slovenia and inserts from Italy. GST’s central location to these premier material suppliers allows us to use less energy and transportation resources than if we were to build our boards in a private factory in the USA and source materials from around the world. Our environmental footprint is even further reduced by GST’s own practices. The company is a pioneer in sustainable ski/board manufacturing as the factory runs on recycled water and green energy.

Germany
Special TopsheetSteel EdgesStickers
FiberglassInserts
CarbonCarbon base
Switzerland
Inks
Varnish
Austria
TopsheetBaseEpoxy
Steel edgeShrink-foilSidewall
StickersDigital-Print topsheet
Italy
Wood Veneers
Slovenia
Woodcore
Insert