One Of The Lightest Splitboards On Earth
Price: $ 1199.00
Ideal for expedition touring and high alpine assaults
Tested on Denali and the Grand Teton, the performance of the Ultracraft has been proven on some of the heaviest splitboard mountaineering achievements on the planet. The Ultracraft features the same trim and powerful shape as the revolutionary Hovercraft but it is built using a carbon topsheet, carbon core inserts and Jones’ top secret ’Ultra Construction’ technology. Ultra Construction trims away grams by eliminating excess materials and reduces overall weight by nearly a pound compared to the Hovercraft Split. Unlike traditional splitboards that are designed around a solid board platform then sliced down the middle, the Ultracraft is also one of the first splitboards produced as two individual skis that are later transformed into a solid board. The fusion of an explosive board shape, featherweight core materials and cutting edge construction technologies has made the Ultracraft the board Jeremy rides when he needs to move fast over technical terrain or climb and ride dawn to dark in his backcountry backyard.
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
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
“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
At the far ends of the side cut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing 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.
Ultra Construction is the redefinition of what it takes to build a snowboard. We’ve tested every inch of the board to precisely position materials exactly where they are needed while eliminating all excess materials. Combining these innovative construction techniques with new ultra-light wood cores and two layers of carbon fiber have produced revolutionary results. Jones Ultra boards are the lightest, most high performance snowboards on earth.
The fastest, most durable and wax absorbent natural base material available.
Full-wood triple-density wood core that uses complex hardwood stringer positioning to produce a core that’s ultralight, uber responsive and super tough.
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.
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.
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.
Film topsheets provide the stiffness and impact resistance of a normal topsheet while significantly reducing weight by decreasing the thickness of the topsheet material.
OneBallJay BIO Wax
Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with OneBallJay BIO wax.
|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|
|Weight Range (lbs/kg)||110-150 lbs.
|Weight may vary|