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Not just another pow board.
The Jones Hovercraft snowboard has been racking up awards left and right, and it's not done yet. Inspired by old school directional boards, and blessed with a heaping spoonful of modern tech, this powder-seeking missile is about a thousand times more versatile than you might think. The long rockered nose yields crazy float on deep days, but camber under foot and Magne-Traction keep it stable even when it's crusty. And for this year, Jones now offers it in a 164 for you big guys. If you want to ride everything on the mountain on a super-fast directional ripstick, it's time for you to see what all the fuss is about.
Camber between the feet keeps the Hovercraft planted at speed. The short, stiff tail keeps things in control if you find yourself in the back seat, and the long rockered nose floats like a feather in the deep, and hovers over chop when the going gets crusty. An open radius sidecut keeps it stable at speed, despite its shorter lengths. Mellow Magne-Traction places bumps along the edge, for secure edgehold, even on ice. Biax fiberglass gives it a bit more torsional flex for a smooth ride. The sintered base holds a bunch of wax, and runs crazy fast. The wood topsheet looks gorgeous, and it's much more eco-friendly than fiberglass. Between the wider waist width and shovel-shaped nose, it packs a lot of surface area into a smaller board, allowing you to downsize 6-8 cm from your normal board without sacrificing stability or float.
- CamRock (camber between feet, rockered tip)
- Medium-stiff flex
- Directional shape
- Mellow Magne-Traction
- FSC wood core
- Sintered base
- Assorted base colors
- Note: colors and graphics on diecut bases vary; we can’t guarantee what one you’ll get
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i have riden a 152 for about 15 years, and...
i have riden a 152 for about 15 years, and it looks as thought the 152's are all sold out. online it said the womens version had a smaller sidecut and was more flexible. but looking at the stats, it says they are the same. is this true? im 5'9 and 170,do you think i should rock the womens 152 or the mens 160?
best board ever
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
if you think this is just a pow board, think again. this board is without a doubt the best board i have ever ridden. it preforms best in the deep stuff but living on the east coast, the deep stuff isn't always an option. this board is outstanding on the crusty stuff and ice. the mellow magna-traction is a huge plus. i am 6'6" and previously rode a 163cm board but i went down to a 160cm with this board and it was definitely a good decision
Thinking about picking up one of these bad...
Thinking about picking up one of these bad boys, just not sure on size... I'm about 195lbs with all my gear, should i go with a 60 or 56? my current pow deck is a Lib Tech LaNina 62. thanks guys!
Both will serve you well, but at 195 pounds I'd personally be opting for a 160. It's a pow deck so why not get a little more float?
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Hi there, thinking of getting a hovercraft....
Hi there, thinking of getting a hovercraft. It will be my first splitboard, but I've been riding powder quiet comfortably so far on my Burton Custom 156. I'm 5'10 but weigh only 130lb. What size would you recommend? It seems like the 152 would be the best for me, but I think I'd feel really strange going from a 156 to a 152, especially given the intended freeride usage.
So I normally ride 160-165 for my anyday boards and I own the solid hovercraft in a 156. and my splitboards 168. But the general rule of thumb with a splitboard you ride them 5ish CM longer than your everyday board. For the touring part your weight will be more distributed over the snow and you'll have more float on the way down.
You should go for the larger size, Its a fun, nimble pow stick for sure. Enjoy
I have been riding voile splits for a long...
I have been riding voile splits for a long time and always use 160+ I am struggling to decide what size hovercraft split to get. Very experienced rider, 5'10 145 pounds.
You can down size for sure. With your weight you could go down all the way to the 152 but it sould like you like to ride a little larger board for your weight. I would think the 156 would be good. the following is directly from the item description.
Between the wider waist width and shovel-shaped nose, it packs a lot of surface area into a smaller board, allowing you to downsize 6-8 cm from your normal board without sacrificing stability or float.
Jones Snowboards Hovercraft Snowboard
Impossible to bury the nose!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Short and to the point just like this board took it all over Mt Baker in deep deep pow and I could not bury the nose. Its got a super wide nose and stiff tail the ultimate pow stick. Great at speed and with megna traction edges edge hold in all conditions even ice. Don't go too big on it I have a 156 I prolly could have got a 152 and not lost anything and I'm 5'6" 165lbs. Great board to have in your quiver.