Supreme float and rally car-like handling have earned the Hovercraft a cult following. Riders around the world swear by the Hovercraft’s nimble maneuverability as this power-packed board deftly handles blower, crud or crust one and the same. New for 2017, the Hovercraft has a Spoon 4.0 Nose and Speed Channel tail. The edges of the Spoon nose are beveled up for improved float and turn fluidity while the tail edges are beveled up for less catch. In between the raised tail edges, the base is concave like a channel on a surfboard for improved glide.
Our most advanced 3D-base contour pattern featuring distinct spoon bevel in the nose, moderate spoon bevel in the tail and a shallow Speed Channel between the tail edges. The concave Speed Channel pushes loose snow out from under the board for added speed.
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.
|New Size||Size (cm)||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)|
|new||148||115.6||38.9||15.5||29.6||24.9||28.4||7.9||54||52||2.9||90-140 lbs. / 41-63 kg.|
|-||152||119.1||39.4||15.5||29.8||25.4||28.7||8.9||56||54||2.9||110-160 lbs. / 49-73 kg.|
|-||156||122.5||40.0||15.5||30.5||26.0||29.3||9.3||58||56||2.9||130-180 lbs. / 59-82 kg.|
|-||160||125.7||40.4||15.9||31.0||26.4||29.9||9.5||60||58||2.9||160-210 lbs. / 73-95 kg.|
|-||164||128.9||40.8||16.3||31.4||26.8||30.3||10.0||60||58||2.9||170-220 lbs.+ / 77-100 kg.+|