DonJuanwrote a review of Jones Snowboards Hovercraft Splitboard on March 22, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got to test out this board on a 2 day hut trip, and experienced pretty much every condition imaginable. This thing is super light and floaty on the skin track up, which is nice when you're carrying 60 lbs on your back. It's way wider than skin tracks from skis, but pretty much the same width as a skin track made from my fellow splitboarders. I really was impressed with how well it climbed.
Of course the best part was the descent. I wish I had taken it to a resort for a day before the trip, because it took a few lines to get used to the radically different shape. Once I got used to it, the ride was simply amazing. This thing really floats like a hovercraft. It literally takes that beautiful feeling of riding untouched powder and cranks it up to 10. The nice thing about this board is it does pretty decently on non-pow, and broke through the crust and mixed conditions on the skin track down. This thing is also crazy maneuverable because it's so short. To summarize: second to none on powder, and totally acceptable on everything else.
I don't think I'd buy the non-split version of this board for resort days, unless I planned on having a couple of boards around. However, I would buy this thing a million times over for backcountry days, which is the whole point of a splitboard. Hell, I may even use it for deep resort days.
Also, my die-hard telemarker ski bum buddy asked me what size bindings it was because after watching me having so much fun doing big s-turns he was dieing to try it out. How's that for an endorsement.