Jones Hovercraft Snowboard 2015

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Jones - Hovercraft Snowboard 2015
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Pow slaying machines come in all shapes and sizes, but the Jones Hovercraft Snowboard stands out from the rest as a tried and true shape and design that has earned it a cult following of serious deep snow riders across the globe. Nimble handling and incredible float combine to create a board that handles blow, crud or crust with equal finesse. The blunt nose and directional rocker will have you flying through the soft stuff, while mellow Magne-Traction locks you in when the going gets a little tracked out and icy. Float, fly, and run it out with the Jones Hovercraft Snowboard. This plank won't disappoint.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Directional RockerJones' directional rocker snowboards have a defined flex pattern with more rocker in the nose than the tail and camber between the bindings. Having a rockered nose will help you float in deep snow and improve maneuverability. The camber underfoot provides exceptional edge hold and response. Subtle rocker near the tail maintains power and stability as it aids your turns.

Hover 3D TailThe last several centimeters of the solid Hovercraft tail edges are beveled up one degree to increase edge maneuverability and loosen up the tail.


Flex Rating: 7 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)This snowboard has a mid-stiff flex rating that will provide you with a predictable, responsive and fast ride. This snowboard is good for the entire mountain; slalom courses, powder, groomers, and kickers. Loaded with turning abilities, strong edge hold and tons of preloaded pop you’re in for a sweet ride.


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

Progressive SidecutAt the far ends of the sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually decreasing the side cut 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.


Classic CoreJones' full wood, multi-density core construction. The Classic Core features hardwood that adds protection from impacts and substantially increases the snowboards durability.


BiaxBiax laminate consists of fiberglass that is braided in two directions. The fibers are braided vertically at 90 degrees. This ensures a torsional flex that is more evenly distributed throughout the snowboard. For you, this translates to a snowboard that is easy to handle and jib friendly.

Carbon StringersCarbon stringers add torsional stiffness for improved response and increased pop. Carbon layer keeps flex profile dimensionally stable for a consistent ride for the lifetime of the board.


Recycled ABS SidewallsPlastic is one of the evils commonly used in snowboard production. Jones improved the sustainability of their snowboards by using only recycled plastic.


Sintered 7200Sintered bases are super-fast. Polyethylene pellets are forced together under extremely high pressure. The result is a singular piece of connected pellets with tiny pores across the entire base. Sintered bases absorb hot wax really well.

Die-cut BaseBase color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.

3D 1˚ Bevel Base


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.

Recycled Stronger EdgesRecycled steel reinforces the snowboard's edges to give you exceptional impact resistance.


Wood TopsheetUsing wood for a topsheet dampens the ride and offers chatter-free performance. The natural material also eliminates some plastic and lacquer which improves board sustainability.

Additional Features

Factory TunedAll Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail plus waxed with OneBallJay Bio Wax so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.

Karakoram HardwareAll Jones Splitboards feature Karakoram K-clips plus tip and tail hooks.


  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freeride, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Shape: Directional
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Composite, Wood
  • Edge Tech: Magne-Traction
  • Snowboard Awards: Transworld Snowboarding Good Wood
  • Warranty: 3 Years
Size (cm) 152 156
Effective Edge (mm) 1140 1180
Tip Width (mm) 301 304
Waist Width (mm) 256 260
Tail Width (mm) 290 293
Sidecut Radius (m) 8.9 9.3
Stance Setback (in) 30 30
Width Regular Regular

Other Notes

Jones products can only be shipped within the United States



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Jones Hovercraft Snowboard 2015

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Not a one hit wonder


from Berkeley, CA

About Me Advanced


  • Carving Ability
  • Float


    Best Uses

    • Carving
    • Powder

    Comments about Jones Hovercraft Snowboard 2015:

    It took only 2 runs to fall in love with this board. The first run was on 8 inches of semi-fresh to fairly tracked-up heavy snow. The nose stayed up easily, turn initiation was smooth and easy, and back leg burn was minimal. What really surprised me was how well the board did on the second run of groomers. I've never had so much fun carving. It might not be as versatile as the Flagship, but it's definitely not just a powder board.

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