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Jones Snowboards Hovercraft Snowboard

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    • One Color, 148cm
      $529.00
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    Float on.

    Don't be fooled by appearances—the Jones Hovercraft Snowboard is much more than a single-minded pow surfer. Sure, it glides across the deepest snow imaginable with ease, but it also charges over chunder, weaves through trees, and rails carves on hardpack, too. If you want a combination of supreme float and rally car-like handling, then this is the board for you.

    Camber underfoot provides edge hold and stability on hardpack, while a long rockered nose keeps it afloat effortlessly in powder and the short tail makes it highly maneuverable in deep snow. Working like the hull of a ship, the 3D-contoured nose adds a spoon-like shape to the front of the board that pushes snow out to the side, not only enhancing float, but also improving speed so you don't get bogged down in flatter zones. When the powder gets tracked out later in the day, Traction Tech edges help you maintain edge hold, and the bamboo topsheet soaks up chatter for less strain on your already tired legs.

    • All-mountain charger that's a dream to ride in pow
    • Spoon-like rockered nose adds speed and float in deep snow
    • Camber underfoot provides pop and response
    • Medium-stiff flex remains stable at high speeds
    • Traction Tech edges enhance edge hold
    • Durable sintered base is infused with Wend wax
    • Recycled edges and sidewalls reduce waste
    • Eco-friendlier, damp, and snappy bamboo topsheet
    • Item #JSB005V

    Tech Specs

    Length
    148cm, 152cm, 156cm, 160cm, 164cm
    Profile
    Power Camber
    Shape
    directional
    Flex
    medium stiff (7 of 10 on Jones' scale)
    Effective Edge
    [148cm] 1156mm, [152cm] 1191mm, [156cm] 1225mm, [160cm] 1257mm, [164cm] 1289mm
    Waist Width
    [148cm] 249mm, [152cm] 254mm, [156cm] 260mm, [160cm] 264mm, [164cm] 268mm
    Sidecut Radius
    [148cm] 7.9m, [152cm] 8.9m, [156cm] 9.3m, [160cm] 9.5m, [164cm] 10m
    Stance Width
    [148cm] 20.4in, [152cm] 21.2in, [156cm] 22in, [160cm] 22.8in, [164cm] 22.8in
    Stance Setback
    2.9cm
    Mount
    4-hole
    Core
    Classic Core (full wood)
    Wrap
    biax fiberglass
    Sidewalls
    recycled abs
    Edge
    Traction Tech
    Base
    Sintered 7000
    Recommended Rider Weight
    [148cm] 90-140lbs, [152cm] 110-160lbs, [156cm] 130-180lbs, [160cm] 160-210lbs, [164cm] 170-220lbs+
    Recommended Use
    freeride, powder
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

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    Tight Chutes and Deep Powder

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Board: Hovercraft 156cm
    Bindings: Rome Arsenal (old pair from 2008)
    Rider Weight: 180lbs
    Rider Height: 6'0''
    Rider Boot Size: 10
    Quiver Position: Powder - with freeride qualities

    My ideal quiver includes:
    Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

    Quiver:
    For me the Hovercraft is that Powder board that is versatile enough for a range of days on the mountain including carving some groomers at times and hitting some freeride terrain.

    My Big Mountain Pow Surfer:
    I've had a Hovercraft for a few winters now and love the thing. It's so old and beat its about to become wall decoration since the top sheet has some custom wood burnt art work. But this has been a mega fun freeride powder board and one that I take out for deeper days but can still handle super well in tight chutes and steep sections.

    Size:
    This is where things get wonky. I'm on a 156cm Hovercraft and it rides great. But I'm about to upgrade to a 160cm Hovercraft (or Ultracraft ... decisions). Since there is less tail and unique geometry to this board, it can be tricky sizing since things aren't conventional. Let's chat and determine the right size for you.

    Board Selection:
    There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

    I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
    (this way I'll get these during off hours)

    Hi! I'm in the market for a new board and I think I've decided on the Hovercraft. Been eyeing one for a few years. I live on the coast and surf a lot all year. Looking to take some of that same surf feel to the mountains, but don't want anything too "noodley" or too niche since I just use one board for everything and only get to do a handful of mountain trips a year. I also only update my snowboard gear about every decade, so it's a big decision! The dream is to ride powder all the time, but the reality is that I end up on everything, or by the time I make it up to the mountains a lot of the powder is tracked out and I have to traverse around the mountain looking for what is left. I'm really torn between sizing for the Hovercraft. I'm 6'1", 165-170lbs, and have size 11 boots. I'm on the lighter end for a 160, but with bigger feet. My favorite part of riding is getting off piste and into the trees and exploring around the mountain looking for interesting terrain and powder stashes. So I don't want it to be too much of a tank in the tight stuff, but also don't want to be dragging my toes on leaned-over carves. I've always gravitated towards smaller boards, but 156 just sounds so small. Mostly will be riding Mammoth with occasional trips to Colorado, the Cascades, etc... Any thoughts on the Hovercraft for this style of riding and deciding between the two sizes?