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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

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5 5

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.

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.
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