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Hovercraft Splitboard

The Nimble Backcountry Racer
Ideal for Backcountry Chutes, Bowls and Tree Runs
Alternative Freeride
Shape
- Traction Tech
- Blunt Nose
- Progressive Sidecut
- Quick Tension Tail Clip
- Directional Shape / Swallow Tail
Flex
- Stiffness: 7/10
- Directional flex pattern
Attitude
Terrain
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The Hovercraft Splitboard is built to surf the earth and features a directional shape that truly shines in the backcountry. It’s nimble, squat outline provides the float of a much longer board, but the short running length makes it super maneuverable in the tight trees and skinning up. The blunt nose and directional rocker of the Hovercraft keep you surfin’ on top of the soft stuff, while the stiff tail keeps you stable through any unexpected crust. For added edge grip on ascent or descent, the Hovercraft Splitboard has inner/outer edge Traction Tech. The Hover Split also features stainless steel tip and tail reinforcement plates for added durability plus a sustainably harvested bamboo topsheet for added ECO-performance.
Traction Tech

Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board.

Traction Tech 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. Traction Tech 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 nose without the ‘snow plow’ rounded tip and it’s extra swing weight. — Jeremy Jones
Progressive Sidecut
At the far ends of the sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing the sidecut 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.
Quick Tension Tail Clip
Built-in climbing skin tension system using pre-cut notch that eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.
Directional Shape / Swallow Tail
Sintered 7000
Durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency.
Wend Natural Wax
Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.
Classic Core
Full wood premium poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability.
Biax Fiberglass
A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.
Factory Tuned
All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.
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.
Oversized Recycled Edges
All Jones boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.
Karakoram STD Clip
Jones Splitboards feature premium Karakoram K-clips plus tip and tail hooks. Adjustable tension K-clips increase board torsional stiffness and offer a superior connection to simple interlocking clips.
Quick Tension Tail Clip
Jones splitboards have a notch cut into the tail of both skis that allows the Quick Tension Tail Clip to simply slide into the notch and secure the skin.
Stainless Steel Reinforcement
Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.
Bamboo Topsheet
Thin wood veneer layer that functions as both a protective topsheet and a global reinforcement layer. The thin wood stringers that make up the wood topsheet provide even flex and suck up chatter from uneven snow conditions.
Not sure your ideal snowboard size? Got big feet? Check out our sizing guidelines for each model here.
Learn about Splitboarding and How to use it.
For more basic info on splitboard set-up see our Splitboard 101 article.
Approx. weight (tolerance +/-15%), Size 156: 3.29kg
New Size Size (cm) Skins Group Running Length (cm) Nose Length (cm) Tail Length (cm) Nose Width (cm) Waist Width (cm) Tail Width (cm) Sidecut Radius (m) Reference Stance (cm) Centered Stance (cm) Setback (cm) Weight Range (lbs/kg)
- 152 C 119.1 39.4 15.5 29.8 25.4 28.7 8.9 - 54 2.9 110-160 lbs. / 49-73 kg.
- 156 C 122.5 40.0 15.5 30.5 26.0 29.4 9.3 - 56 2.9 130-180 lbs. / 59-82 kg.
- 160 E 125.7 40.4 15.9 31.0 26.4 29.9 9.5 - 58 2.9 160-210 lbs. / 73-95 kg.
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