The Hovercraft Split truly shines in the backcountry. It’s nimble, squat shape provides the float of a board much longer 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 and Mellow Magne-Traction keep you stable through any unexpected crust. For added edge grip on ascent or descent, the Hover Split has inner/outer edge Mellow Magne-traction.
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.
The Quick Tension Tail Clip is designed for 2016-17 Jones Splitboards except the Discovery Split. All Jones Splitboards (except Discovery Split) now feature a notch cut into the tail of both skis that allows the Quick Tension Tail Clip fastener to simply slide into the notch and secure the skin.
|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.|