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Hovercraft Split

The Powerful Pow Board



Price: $ 779.00

Ideal for Powder Hunting & Crud Busting

Explosive maneuverability in any terrain or snow condition has earned the Jones Hovercraft a cult following. Riders around the world swear by the Hovercraft’s nimble handling and incredible float as this battle-axe of a board handles blower, crud or crust with equal aplomb. 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 of the solid Hovercraft is beveled up one degree 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.


Profile

Directional Rocker

A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and camber between the bindings. The rockered tip floats the board’s nose and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot provides 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

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 critical feature for rockered boards. Rocker improves glide in mixed conditions, but the decreased edge contact makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Magne-Traction is crucial to offset the edge drift of rocker.“ - Jeremy Jones

  • 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 board without the ‘snow plow’ rounded tip and it’s extra swing weight.“ - Jeremy Jones

  • Progressive Sidecut

    At the far ends of the side cut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually decreasing the side cut 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.

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.

  • Sintered 7200

    Durable and fast natural base material with good wax absorbency.

    Flip Flop Base

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

  • Biax Fiberglass

    A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.

    Classic Core

    Full-wood core that offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability.

  • Karakoram Hardware

    All Jones Splitboards feature Karakoram K-clips plus tip and tail hooks.

    Recycled Stronger Edges

    We use recycled steel edges made with 35% more steel than a standard edge. These reinforced edges offer a 250% increase in impact resistance compared to standard edges.

  • Alu Protect

    Reinforced aluminum tip protector bonded to a vibration-damping elastomer layer.

    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.

  • Factory Tuned

    All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail plus waxed with OneBallJay Bio Wax so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.

    Wood Topsheet

    Using wood for a topsheet dampens the ride and offers chatter-free performance. The natural material also eliminates some plastic and lacquer which improves board sustainability.

  • OneBallJay BIO Wax

    Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with OneBallJay BIO wax.

Sizes (cm) 152 156 160
Contact Length (cm) 114 118 122
Tip Length (cm) 28 28 28
Tail Length (cm) 10 10 10
Tip Width (cm) 30.1 30.4 30.8
Waist Width (cm) 25.6 26 26.4
Tail Width (cm) 29 29.3 29.7
Sidecut Radius (m) 8.9 9.3 9.5
Reference Stance (mm) 530 550 570
Setback (mm) 30 30 30
Weight Range (lbs/kg) 110-160 lbs.
49-73 kg.
130-180 lbs.
59-82 kg.
160-210 lbs.
73-95 kg.
Weight may vary