The Women's Hovercraft is a pow-seeking missile for lady powder hounds who love chasing fresh tracks like it's going out of style.This lady-version of the Jones Hovercraft features a blunt nose, directional rocker and pint-sized dimensions which results in an ultra nimble powder board with unbelievable float in deep snow. The tail of the board features a 3D-base bevel to keep the edges from hooking on the hard pack when conditions aren't quite as epic. When you're fiending for the powder, the Jones Hovercraft Snowboard is your solution.
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 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)||1100||1140|
|Tip Width (mm)||292||299|
|Waist Width (mm)||247||256|
|Tail Width (mm)||281||288|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||7.9||8.9|
|Stance Setback (mm)||20||30|
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Comments about Jones Hovercraft Snowboard - Women's 2014:
Yes, I was waiting for this day! Yesterday I tried my new gear at the slop. It's awesome!
Really, exactly what I need,
Thank you Jeremy (Jeremy Jones) you built a great board for powder and even backcountry.
Although you can find lots of different board and boots it s not so easy to find a good stuff, if you are a girl who ride, and you are not a beginner.
This board is good in powder with wide nose its not dive you can carve easily and fill the wave as if you were surfing.
It carve easy, very stable even at icy slopes, speedy and I like the feeling of ..of freedom while snowboarding.
In two weeks I m going to take part in freeride competition with my new snowboard in Siberia,
And during x-mas holidays I ll go to French Alpes to Chamonix and I hope to have a real freeride there in big mountains!
Have a great snowboard season!