Jones Hovercraft 2.0 Snowboard x Forrest Shearer

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Forrest Shearer’s Signature Hovercrafts

Art by Geoff McFetridge

Jones pro team rider Forrest Shearer is a diehard Hovercraft disciple who's been riding for the brand since day one. Shearer’s limited edition Signature Series includes select sizes of the Hovercraft 2.0 and Hovercraft 2.0 Split with graphics by renowned artist Geoff McFetridge. The materials and construction of Shearer’s boards is the same as the standard Hovercraft models, aside from a Eco-Plastic topsheet instead of a Flax topsheet.

Shop the Forrest Limited Split

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Medium flex + tapered shape for nimble float
  • Tapered directional shape for nimble float
  • Directional rocker profile for float + grip
  • Long sidecut for stability at speed
  • Made with Re-Up tech. Stringers are recycled materials from old snowboards.
  • 3D Contour Base for ultra fast glide and fluid turn intiation
  • Traction tech 2.0 edges

Terrain

On-Piste / All-Mountain 7/10

Freeride / Powder 10/10

Freestyle / Park 5/10

On-Piste / All-Mountain 7/10

Freeride / Powder 10/10

Freestyle / Park 5/10

Riding Level

Beginner

Intermediate

Expert

Personality/Flex

Soft & Playful

Happy Medium

Stiff & Powerful

Speed & Turn shape

Slow & Short

Do-It-All Turner

Fast & Long

Environmental and social responsibility

Sustainably sourced woodcores Sustainably sourced woodcores
Wend Bio Wax Wend Bio Wax
100% recycled ABS 100% recycled ABS
Bio Resin Bio Resin
Built with 100% solar power Built with 100% solar power
One percent for the planet One percent for the planet

Sustainably sourced woodcores

All Jones woodcores are made with sustainably sourced wood. Every piece of wood we use in every board comes from a responsibly managed forest.

Wend Bio Wax

Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with Wend natural wax, a plant blend and biodegradable wax that is also non-toxic.

100% recycled ABS

Since 2014, all of our snowboards and splitboards have been built with recycled ABS sidewalls. We've used 847 miles of sidewalls since switching to recycled ABS.

Bio Resin

Bio Resin is a bio-based epoxy made with 27% plant-based carbon instead of petroleum-based carbon. The organic raw materials used to make bio-resin are co-products or waste products of plant-based industrial processes.

Built with 100% solar power

As of May 2020, all Jones snowboards and splitboards are made with 100% solar power. Switching our snowboard and splitboard production to 100% solar made a 89% reduction in CO2 compared to non-solar powered production.

One percent for the planet

Your purchase supports grassroots organizations. We donate 1% of every sale to environmental causes though our partnership with 1% For The Planet.

Hovercraft 2.0 Snowboard x Forrest Shearer

$599.95

SKU: J.24.SNU.HVF.XX.156.1

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All Jones snowboards and splitboards are backed with a 2 year warranty + 1 free year extension.

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Forrest Shearer’s Signature Hovercrafts

Art by Geoff McFetridge

Jones pro team rider Forrest Shearer is a diehard Hovercraft disciple who's been riding for the brand since day one. Shearer’s limited edition Signature Series includes select sizes of the Hovercraft 2.0 and Hovercraft 2.0 Split with graphics by renowned artist Geoff McFetridge. The materials and construction of Shearer’s boards is the same as the standard Hovercraft models, aside from a Eco-Plastic topsheet instead of a Flax topsheet.

Shop the Forrest Limited Split

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Medium flex + tapered shape for nimble float
  • Tapered directional shape for nimble float
  • Directional rocker profile for float + grip
  • Long sidecut for stability at speed
  • Made with Re-Up tech. Stringers are recycled materials from old snowboards.
  • 3D Contour Base for ultra fast glide and fluid turn intiation
  • Traction tech 2.0 edges

Terrain

On-Piste / All-Mountain 7/10

Freeride / Powder 10/10

Freestyle / Park 5/10

On-Piste / All-Mountain 7/10

Freeride / Powder 10/10

Freestyle / Park 5/10

Riding Level

Beginner

Intermediate

Expert

Personality/Flex

Soft & Playful

Happy Medium

Stiff & Powerful

Speed & Turn shape

Slow & Short

Do-It-All Turner

Fast & Long

Environmental and social responsibility

Sustainably sourced woodcores Sustainably sourced woodcores
Wend Bio Wax Wend Bio Wax
100% recycled ABS 100% recycled ABS
Bio Resin Bio Resin
Built with 100% solar power Built with 100% solar power
One percent for the planet One percent for the planet

Sustainably sourced woodcores

All Jones woodcores are made with sustainably sourced wood. Every piece of wood we use in every board comes from a responsibly managed forest.

Wend Bio Wax

Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with Wend natural wax, a plant blend and biodegradable wax that is also non-toxic.

100% recycled ABS

Since 2014, all of our snowboards and splitboards have been built with recycled ABS sidewalls. We've used 847 miles of sidewalls since switching to recycled ABS.

Bio Resin

Bio Resin is a bio-based epoxy made with 27% plant-based carbon instead of petroleum-based carbon. The organic raw materials used to make bio-resin are co-products or waste products of plant-based industrial processes.

Built with 100% solar power

As of May 2020, all Jones snowboards and splitboards are made with 100% solar power. Switching our snowboard and splitboard production to 100% solar made a 89% reduction in CO2 compared to non-solar powered production.

One percent for the planet

Your purchase supports grassroots organizations. We donate 1% of every sale to environmental causes though our partnership with 1% For The Planet.

Technology

Highlights

Biax Fiberglass

Biax Fiberglass

A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.

Premium sintered base

Premium sintered base

Life's too short to ride slow bases! All our boards have hyper fast sintered bases made from super durable and wax absorbant premium P-tex. See the tech features for specific base details.

Built for SkateTech bindings

Built for SkateTech bindings

Like peanut butter and jelly, the Traction Tech edge bump pattern aligns perfectly with SkateTech bindings for unreal response and edge grip.

Quick tension tail clip

Quick tension tail clip

Jones exclusive climbing skin tension system that attaches to pre-cut tail notches and eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.

Sustainably sourced woodcore

Sustainably sourced woodcore

All Jones woodcores are made from wood species that have been sustainably grown and harvested. See the tech features page for more details.

100% 3D Contours Base

100% 3D Contours Base

Welcome to the future. 3D Contour Bases are next-level tech that enhances glide + float and delivers unmatched turn flow and fluidity in any snow condition.

Traction Tech edges

Traction Tech edges

Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip on firm snow.

Inner/Outer Traction Tech edges

Inner/Outer Traction Tech edges

Lock in up and down. Traction Tech on inside and outside split edges improves grip on icy skintracks or firm descents.

Sustainably made, built by the sun

Sustainably made, built by the sun

We strive to make gear with the least carbon footprint possible. All boards built with Bio Resin, recycled sidewalls + edges and sustainably sourced woodcores + topsheets. Jones boards are also now built with 100% solar power!

Forever Flex

Forever Flex

Forever Flex is a new manufacturing process that helps stabilise the flex and rocker of a board for its lifetime.

Factory tuned, ready to shred

Factory tuned, ready to shred

Buy it, mount it, rip it! All boards leave the factory ready to ride with de-tuned tip + tail, edges angled at 90°/0° and bases waxed with Wend natural wax.

Technology

Features & Construction

3D Contour Base 3.0

Freeride focused 3D-base contours featuring an even balance of 12mm of spoon bevel in the nose and 3D speed channels in the tail. Spoon bevel starts at the rocker point.

About 3D Contour Bases

3D Contour Bases are designed to make every run smoother and every turn more effortless by reducing the drag of the board tips. 3D Contour Bases enhance glide and improve float helping you ride faster and with better flow.

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1. Traction Tech 1.0

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

2. 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.

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

Directional flex pattern

Off set tip-to-tail flex pattern that is designed for directional freeride boards. The nose, center of board and tail are slightly different stiffnesses to help lift the nose, sink the tail and improve stability at speed.

Directional Rocker

A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker than 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

Built with the finest tech and materials

100% of our adult models feature high-end materials, construction technologies and sustainable manufacturing process. We accept no compromises in producing the most durable and sustainable snowboarding gear.


Base

Sintered 8000 Base

New super durable material made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) and carbon. Base is easily repairable, highly wax absorbent and wicked fast.

Wend Natural Wax

Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.


Fiber

Biax fiberglass

A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.


Other features

Forever Flex

Forever Flex is a new manufacturing process that helps stabilise the flex and rocker of a board for its lifetime.

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.

Bio Resin

Bio Resin is a bio-based epoxy made with 27% plant-based carbon instead of petroleum-based carbon. The organic raw materials used to make bio-resin are co-products or waste products of plant-based industrial processes. Bio-resin requires 33% less greenhouse gas emissions to produce than conventional epoxy.


Topsheet

Eco-plastic topsheet

Bio-plastic topsheet made from Castor beans. This eco-material is ultralight, chip/scratch resistant and water/snow repellent (snow sticks less to topsheet).


Woodcore

Reclaimed Core

High performance poplar paulownia wood core featuring specially positioned embedded stringers made from reclaimed snowboards.

Control Split Core

Dual-density full premium wood core featuring a 2:1 paulownia to poplar stringer ratio that keeps core light but ultra damp.

Know your board

Hovercraft 2.0 Snowboard x Forrest Shearer specifications
Board Size (cm) 152 156
Board Weight 2,8kg / 6,16lbs 2,9kg / 6,38lbs
Surface Area (dm2) 42,83 41,1
Contact Length (cm) 97,3 100,5
Effective Edge Length (cm) 119,3 122,5
Tip Length (cm) 39,6 40
Tail Length (cm) 15,1 15,5
Waist Width (cm) 25,9 26,3
Underfoot Width - Front Foot (cm) 27,67 27,24
Underfoot Width - Rear Foot (cm) 27,13 26,7
Tip Width (cm) 30,6 31,1
Tail Width (cm) 28,9 29,4
Sidecut Radius (m) 8,7 9
Taper (cm) 1,7 1,7
Reference Stance (cm/in) 56 / 22,0 58 / 22,8
Centered Stance (cm/in) 54 / 21,2 56 / 22,0
Insert Pack Standard Pack Standard Pack
Stance Setback (cm) 0 0
Board specs schema

The dimensions of a snowboard define how that board performs on snow. The dimension specs of all our models are fine tuned for specific styles of riding. Understand how waist width, flex and sidecut and stance dimensions effect board performance to find the best board for you.

Shearer’s Limited Edition Hovercrafts

Introducing Forrest Shearer's Signature Series

Jones pro team rider Forrest Shearer has ripped more turns on the Hovercraft than anyone else on the planet. Shearer’s boots have been glued to the Hover since it debuted in 2010 as the board’s nimble compact shape is a perfect match to his hard charging “tight loose” riding style.

We are thrilled to honor Shearer’s dedication to the Hovercraft with the debut of two Forrest Shearer Signature Series Hovercrafts. This limited edition series includes specific sizes of the Hovercraft 2.0 solid and the Hovercraft 2.0 Split. Both models feature graphics designed by renowned artist Geoff McFetridge.

The Hovercraft has been my favorite shape in the Jones line since forever. It’s easy to cut loose on, yet it’s so stable at speed. Between the solid and the split I can ride it anywhere.

– Forrest Shearer

Shearer grew up surfing and skateboarding in Southern California, and now splits his time between the Wasatch in Utah and the High Sierra in California. He has always been committed to finding unique lines, riding them with style, and sharing his mountain experiences with others to help break boundaries and champion environmental solutions that support the planet.

The shape, flex and profile of Shearer's signature Hovercrafts are the same as the standard Hovercraft models. The only material difference between the Signature Series and standard Hovercrafts is that the Signature Series models feature an Eco-Plastic topsheet instead of a Flax topsheet.

Forrest worked with renowned artist Geoff McFetridge to design his signature graphics. McFetridge is a multi-disciplinary artist whose paintings, drawings, sculptures, animations and graphics have been featured in galleries and on consumer products around the world.

Geoff and I looked to create a unique graphic that stood out from the expected. The offset shapes spelling ‘FORREST’ and the touches of imagery are meant to convey moving through the mountains with intention. The irreverent stickers on the tail are inspired by classy metallic stickers on bike frames and reference my California surf, bike, and skate roots.

– Forrest Shearer

It was an honor to do a pro model for Forrest and I wanted to create a board that felt like it came directly out of his world - surf stickers on snowboards, snowboard stickers on bikes, trunks full of GORE-TEX and skateboards, sand in the snowboard boots. So the colors, the textures, the imagery and the stickers all come together to create a visual that fits how Forrest pursues moving in the mountains.

– Geoff McFetridge

Photos by Frankie Carino / Video by Brandon Kuzma

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