Jones Hovercraft 2.0 Snowboard

  • New shape

The evolved all-conditions charger

Ideal for pow slashing, crud busting and slaloming trees

The Hovercraft 2.0 is an explosive alternative freeride board with a tapered directional shape that offers surprisingly diverse performance. With a floaty nose, camber underfoot and a long sidecut, the Hovercraft charges through pow, crust or corn, and rails on piste. The Hovercraft also features Re-Up Tech and is built with recycled materials from old snowboards.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Medium flex for friendly control
  • 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

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
Proud member of 1% For The Planet Proud member of 1% 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.

Proud member of 1% 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

$599.95

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

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Designed to work together

Designed to work together

mix and match

The flex and response on the Men's Orion Snowboard Binding has been tuned to enhance the signature turn performance and board feel of the Hovercraft 2.0 Snowboard.

The evolved all-conditions charger

Ideal for pow slashing, crud busting and slaloming trees

The Hovercraft 2.0 is an explosive alternative freeride board with a tapered directional shape that offers surprisingly diverse performance. With a floaty nose, camber underfoot and a long sidecut, the Hovercraft charges through pow, crust or corn, and rails on piste. The Hovercraft also features Re-Up Tech and is built with recycled materials from old snowboards.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits

  • Medium flex for friendly control
  • 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

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
Proud member of 1% For The Planet Proud member of 1% 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.

Proud member of 1% 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Forever Flex

Forever Flex

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

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!

Traction Tech edges

Traction Tech edges

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

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.

Biax Fiberglass

Biax Fiberglass

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

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

Wend Natural Wax

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

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.


Fiber

Biax fiberglass

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


Other features

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.

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.

Forever Flex

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

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

Sustainable Flax Top

Flax fibers are used in place of a traditional topsheet and offer a damp ride that absorbs chatter at any speed. Flax uses less resin in the board layup which saves more weight and synthetic materials.


Woodcore

Reclaimed Core

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

Know your board

Hovercraft 2.0 Snowboard specifications
Board Size (cm) 144 148 152 156 160 164
Board Weight 2,4kg / 5,28lbs 2,5kg / 5,5lbs 2,8kg / 6,16lbs 2,9kg / 6,38lbs 3,2kg / 7,04lbs 3,3kg / 7,26lbs
Surface Area (dm2) 37,75 39,41 41,1 42,83 44,59 46,38
Contact Length (cm) 90,9 94,1 97,3 100,5 103,7 106,9
Effective Edge Length (cm) 112,9 116,1 119,3 122,5 125,7 128,9
Tip Length (cm) 38,8 39,2 39,6 40 40,4 40,8
Tail Length (cm) 14,3 14,7 15,1 15,5 15,9 16,3
Waist Width (cm) 25,1 25,5 25,9 26,3 26,7 27,1
Underfoot Width - Front Foot (cm) 26,4 26,8 27,24 27,67 28,11 28,47
Underfoot Width - Rear Foot (cm) 25,86 26,27 26,7 27,13 27,57 27,95
Tip Width (cm) 29,7 30,2 30,6 31,1 31,6 32,1
Tail Width (cm) 28 28,5 28,9 29,4 29,9 30,4
Sidecut Radius (m) 8,1 8,4 8,7 9 9,3 9,6
Taper (cm) 1,7 1,7 1,7 1,7 1,7 1,7
Reference Stance (cm/in) 53 / 20,8 54 / 21,2 56 / 22,0 58 / 22,8 60 / 23,6 60 / 23,6
Centered Stance (cm/in) 51 / 20,0 52 / 20,4 54 / 21,2 56 / 22,0 58 / 22,8 58 / 22,8
Insert Pack Standard Pack Standard Pack Standard Pack Standard Pack Standard Pack Standard Pack
Stance Setback (cm) 0 0 0 0 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.

Designed to work together

Designed to work together

mix and match

The flex and response on the Men's Orion Snowboard Binding has been tuned to enhance the signature turn performance and board feel of the Hovercraft 2.0 Snowboard.

The evolution of a legend

Hovercraft 2.0

After fourteen seasons, we are excited to debut a completely redesigned Hovercraft Series that not only builds on its performance legacy, but also sets a new standard in responsible snowboard production.

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