The Hovercraft Splitboard truly shines in the backcountry. It’s nimble, squat shape provides the float of a much longer board but the short running length makes it super maneuverable in the tight trees and lighter on your legs 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 Hovercraft Splitboard also features stainless steel tip and tail reinforcement plates for added durability plus a sustainably harvested bamboo topsheet for added ECO-performance.
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.
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.”
“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
At the far ends of the sidecut, 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.
Built-in climbing skin tension system using pre-cut notch that eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.
Durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency.
Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.
Full wood premium slovenian poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability.
A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.
All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.
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 boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.
Jones Splitboards feature Karakoram K-clips plus tip and tail hooks. Adjustable tension K-clips increase board torsional stiffness.
Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.
Thin wood veneer layer offers even flex and sucks up chatter from uneven snow conditions.
Jones exclusive production process allows traditional topsheet layer to be replaced with ultra durable epoxy layer saving weight and material.
Not sure your ideal splitboard size? Got big feet? Check out our sizing guidelines for each model here.
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.|