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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
- Q & A
Rode this in about 3 feet of fresh pow in Hokkaido. Nose stays up. Surfs like a dream with no back leg burn. Definitely is my go to board now for deep pow.
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
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.
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
(this way I'll get these during off hours)