Want a pow board that can do it all? The Jones Hovercraft is an all-terrain, all-conditions battle axe. Whether it's blower pow, crud or crust, this trim and explosive board floats through it all without sacrificing maneuverability. The blunt nose and directional rocker keep you partying in the powder, while the Mellow Magne-Traction locks in for stability and the stiff tail with beveled up edges along the base provide more playful control once the party is over. Because it packs so much float into such a small package, the Jones Hovercraft is designed to be sized 6-8 cm shorter than your average board. So float it, air it or run it out, but don't underestimate this shorty!
Directional Rocker A hybrid rocker / camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and slight camber between the bindings. The rockered tip gives the nose added float and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot gives you added 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. "My experience is that most falls in freeriding start from the nose of the board - you either go over the bars in powder, the nose gets caught under a weird crust and tosses you, or you hit a hard tranny at the contact point of the tip and get bucked. Directional Rocker eliminates most of these falls." -Jeremy Jones
Blunt Nose "How a board glides in powder, crust, corn, or any snow condition more then an inch deep is dictated by its 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 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 board tip without the added length or swing weight." -Jeremy Jones.
FSC® Wood Core The FSC® wood cores come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. ALL Jones Snowboard Cores are FSC®.
Classic Core The Classic Core is a high-performance wood core designed for buttery board feel, crazy pop and predictable flex. Featherweight poplar stringers run tip to tail in the Classic Core providing maximum weight savings and delivering snappy, even response.
Biax Is a dual direction, dual layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun and forgiving ride due to its tensile strength, reliability and snappy response.
Sintered Base Fastest natural base material available. Durable, absorbs wax faster and retains wax longer.
Flip Flop Base By flip flopping the base graphic colors, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield.
Mellow Magne-Traction™ Maximizes your edge hold between your feet so you have better control and stability even on the iciest slopes. Magne-Traction™ varies in the serration depending on the board; regardless it will deliver a catch-free ride any day. "Magne-Traction™ is a key ingredient for rockered board designs. Adding rocker to your board makes it glide more smoothly, but it makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Magne-Traction™ is crucial to offset the drift typical of rocker flex patterns." - Jeremy Jones.
Stronger Edges Jones added 35% more steel than a typical edge. What this achieves is a 250% increase in impact resistance compared to other edges offered on the market today.
Wood Topsheet The Wood Topsheet dampens the ride for chatter-free performance. The natural material also eliminates some plastic and lacquer which cuts down on waste and weight.
Jones Snowboards will accommodate 2x4 and 4x4 insert patterns.
|Effective Edge (mm)||1140||1180||1220||1260|
|Tip Width (mm)||299||304||310||315|
|Waist Width (mm)||256||260||264||268|
|Tail Width (mm)||288||293||298||303|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||8.9||9.3||9.3||10|
|Stance Setback (mm)||30||30||30||30|
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Comments about Jones Hovercraft Snowboard 2014:
Loads of fun. It'll get you wherever you want to go in bounds like a carving freeride board and is a complete blast in the deep stuff. Camber keeps you stable at speed and keeps us old-school people who have been on camber forever happy, but the huge nose gives ridiculous amount of float. It is great for the glades, great for wide open powder, and just as fun on groomers. Only thing you really can't do is hit kickers and the park but who buys a hovercraft for that anyways? There is really no reason to not buy this if you're looking for a powder board; it'll more than do the job.