The Jones Hovercraft Splitboard is exactly what you want in a backcountry vehicle. The directional shape is perfect both for surfing lines through low angle trees and turning on the jets in spicy terrain. It floats even better than it’s name would have you believe, and best of all, the volume shifted design means you can ride it shorter than your resort board, so you can save weight on the uphill, add nimble response on the downhill, and retain the surface area to rise above the fluff and chunder you’re bound to find in your local backcountry.
Directional Rocker – A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and camber between the bindings. The rockered tip floats the board’s nose and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response. A slightly rockered tail maintains the power and stability of a traditional board but helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
Directional Flex Pattern
Flex Rating – 7 (1 Soft – 10 Stiff)
Forever Flex – All Jones boards are broken in using specialized machinery that mimics extreme riding use to help stabilize the flex and rocker profile of a board for it’s lifetime.
Blunt Nose – “How a board glides in powder, crust, corn or any snow more than an inch deep is dictated by it’s front contact point and just past it. Next time you are in soft snow watch how much snow comes over the corner of the nose near the contact point. The billowing snow coming out from behind the tip means you are plowing through it which is obviously slowing you down. By adding a blunt nose you get the float benefits of a much longer nose without the ‘snow plow’ rounded tip and it’s extra swing weight.” – Jeremy Jones
Progressive Sidecut – At the far ends of the sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing the sidecut radius towards the contact point delivers smoother turn initiation and exit as the edge tracks in and out of the snow with a less abrupt transition.
FSC® Classic Core – Full wood premium poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex, and solid durability.
V-Core – Boards with V-Cores are slightly softer in the very center of the board for improved manouverability and stiffer through the tip and tail for stability and pop.
Biax Fiberglass – A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.
Stainless Steel Reinforcement – Stainless steel plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.
Recycled Rounded ABS – New rounded sidewall finish that improves board durability by protecting topsheet from chipping. Available on all splitboards and surf series models.
Sintered 8000 Base – New super durable material made from Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene and carbon.
Flip Flop Base – Flip-Flop bases improve board sustainability by reducing p-tex waste.
Oversized Recycled Edges – All Jones boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.
Inside and Outside Traction Tech 2.0 – Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board.
FSC® Engineered Veneer – Composite wood veneer topsheets made from 100% FSC certified wood. Wood veneer topsheets dampen ride and absorb board chatter.
Ink-free Laser Engraved Graphics
Karakoram Ultra Clips – Ultra clips are the strongest, lowest profile splitboard clips in the world. They deliver unmatched compression between board halves and they are adjustable so you can maintain even compression as your splitboard ages.
Quick Tension Tail – All Jones splitboards (except Discovery Split) now feature a notch cut into the tail of both skis that allows the Quick Tension Tail Clip fastener to simply slide into the notch and secure the skin.
Factory Tuned – All Jones snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.
Wend Natural Wax – Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.
Bio Resin – All Jones boards are now built with bio-based, renewable epoxy instead of petroleum based epoxy. The raw materials used to make Super Sap Bio-Resin are co-products or waste products of other plant-based industrial processes. Producing Super Sap requires 33% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional epoxy.
- Ability Level:Advanced-Expert
- Core/Laminates:Metal, Wood
- Edge Tech:Magne-Traction
- Snowboard Awards:Snowboard Magazine Platinum Pick
- Warranty:3 Years
|Effective Edge (mm)||1191||1225||1257|
|Tip Width (mm)||298||305||310|
|Waist Width (mm)||254||260||264|
|Tail Width (mm)||287||294||299|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||8.9||9.3||9.5|
|Stance Setback (mm)||30||30||30|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||110 – 160||130 – 180||160 – 210|