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Jones Snowboards Hovercraft Snowboard

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    Float away.

    As one of the most legendary powder boards on the market, the Jones Hovercraft Snowboard is aptly named for its effortless float on epic powder days. However, don't be fooled by this seemingly single-minded pow surfer. The Hovercraft slices through crud and holds an edge in hardpack with razor-sharp precision, thanks to its Mellow Magne-Traction edges, responsive camber underfoot, and mid-stiff flex pattern. Its large, blunted nose rises early, courtesy of the board's Directional Rocker. This blunted nose, in conjunction with a subtle swallow-tail and substantial set-back stance, makes the Hovercraft an absolute blast in deep, untracked conditions. Add in a slight dose of taper (11-12mm, depending on size), for a board that's extremely buoyant on those chest-deep days, keeping the nose up and planing in an almost unsinkable fashion, without any back-foot burn whatsoever.

    The board itself uses a Classic Core made of full poplar wood for solid durability with plenty of snap. Eliminating plastics and lacquers from the board's topsheet, the timeless Bamboo topsheet adds extra dampening when you're riding over chunder and bumpy, rutted-out conditions. Biax fiberglass is reinforced with carbon stringers for added torsional rigidity and pop. Rounding things out, the Sintered 7000 base is incredibly tough and super-fast, helping you maintain speed through low-angle pow stashes when your friends are struggling to stay afloat.

    • Slightly tapered directional (11-12mm taper)
    • 1-degree base bevel along tail
    • Directional Rocker
    • Classic Core
    • Bamboo topsheet
    • Biax fiberglass + carbon stringers
    • Mellow Magne-Traction edges
    • Sintered 7000 base
    • Item #JSB002H

    Tech Specs

    Length
    152 cm, 156 cm, 160 cm, 164 cm
    Profile
    Directional Rocker
    Shape
    slightly tapered directional (11-12mm taper)
    Flex
    medium-stiff (7 of 10 on Jones' scale)
    Effective Edge
    [152cm] 1140 mm, [156cm] 1180 mm, [160cm] 1220 mm, [164cm] 1260 mm
    Waist Width
    [152cm] 256 mm, [156cm] 260 mm, [160cm] 264 mm, [164cm] 268 mm
    Sidecut Radius
    [152cm] 8.9 m, [156cm] 9.3 m, [160cm] 9.5 m, [164] 10 m
    Stance Setback
    1.2 in
    Mount
    4-hole
    Core
    Classic (full wood)
    Wrap
    Biax Fiberglass, Carbon Stringers
    Edge
    Oversized Recycled
    Base
    Sintered 7000
    Recommended Rider Weight
    [152cm] 110 - 160 lb, [156cm] 130 - 180 lb, [160cm] 160 - 210 lb, [164cm] 170 - 220 lb
    Recommended Use
    powder, freeride
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

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    Beautiful

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I've had a decent variety of days on my '13/14 Hovercraft now, from icy to deep. It floats and maneuvers amazingly in deep treed conditions, can handle fine in moguls/choppy groomers, and carves well. It can even handle jumps in the park! I'm still just a little scared to ride switch at any speed... But that's not what it's meant for anyway. Basically, this board fulfills every claim the description makes! Unless you're really into the park I'd say it's great as a one-board quiver.

    In all her Snowbird glory

    If you've got questions or want to chat about this board or other boards before order a set up, definitely get in contact with me and we can chat about your riding style and which snowboard / snowboard set up will be best for you.

    If you've got questions about sizing since this isn't a true twin, hit me up with those!

    In all her Snowbird glory

    Favorite Pow Board

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Last winter I had a blast testing the entire 2015/2016 Jones Snowboard line up and a whole bunch more. Contact me if you want to chat/email about which Jones board will suit your personal riding style the best.

    The Hovercraft is a rad deck and most people view it as just a pow board. With the Mellow Magne-Traction edges, this board handles great on hard pack. I personally love that the edge hold on this board is awesome and allows me to lay down a mean carve!

    2015/2016 Differences:
    For this years model, Jones eliminated the aluminum tail protectors, whereas the version of the Hovercraft I have (2014/2015) has the aluminum tail protectors. This was to aid in reducing the tail weight on the board.

    Sizing:
    Shoot me an email or call me and we can size up a board for you!

    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions about this board or if you'd like to compare decks or work on a full snowboard set up!

    Jared D.
    Expert Gearhead
    801.736.4336
    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Favorite Pow Board

    Matt,

    I've been riding it a lot so far on our early season snow pack (hardpack and ice) and I've really been enjoying it. For this board I've just been rocking it at the resort as I've got the Jones Solution and a Smokin' deck for my split days.

    Definitely e-mail me and we can chat about whether this board would be the right one for you / the best set up for you.