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
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.
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
“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
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.
Fastest natural base material available. Durable, more resistant to impact, absorbs wax faster and retains wax longer.
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.
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.
State of the art strength aluminum tip protectors. Elastomer is bonded to the aluminum to absorb vibrations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
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.
|Special Topsheet||Steel Edges||Stickers|
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