The Jones Hovercraft Snowboard is compact and powerful, kind of like a 5'5" sumo wrestler. It slashes and pivots like nobody's business, yet is oddly stable at speed. With plenty of tip width to handle fresh snow of any variety, the Hovercraft is ideal for tight tree lines and big mountain lines. Ride the Hovercraft this season and watch your riding elevate to a new level.
Directional Rocker - Hovercraft Camber underfoot with a long, gradual tip rocker and slight tail rocker. The rockered nose helps float in powder and improves maneuverability, while camber underfoot aids edgehold. Mild tail rocker lets you choose the turn shape that fits the occasion.
Flex Rating: 7 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff) Medium-stiff flex for immediate response and loads of control. Less forgiving but is ready to damage rails, kickers, and anything else you toss at it. Well-rounded flex for all-mountain excursions.
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
Swallow Tail Mild swallow tail lets the nose of the board float higher in powder.
Progressive Sidecut At 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.
Jones Classic Core Laminated, multi-density core of select hardwoods for performance and durability.
Biax Fiberglass Biax 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 Stringers Carbon stringers add torsional stiffness for improved response and increased pop. The carbon layer keeps the flex profile consistent for the lifetime of the board.
Recycled ABS Sidewalls Jones is in it for the long haul, and with sustainability in mind they use only recycled plastic for their sidewalls.
Sintered 7000 Series Base Sintered bases contain tiny pores in the structure that hold wax better and result in the fastest running surface known to humankind; Jones' 7000 series bases have added carbon to add speed.
Belt Ground Finish Smooth a flat right from the factory.
Die-Cut Base Base color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.
Mellow Magne-Traction™ A tiny wave in the edge under your feet results in a catch-free ride with bomber edgehold on any snow surface. "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.
Oversized Recycled Edges Recycled, thicker steel reinforces the snowboard's edges to give you exceptional impact resistance and improved production sustainability.
Bamboo Topsheet with Burned-in Graphics Branded!
Burned-in Graphics What's better than eco-friendly ink topsheets? No-ink topsheets, of course - Jone's burns the graphic into the topsheet for this board!
Factory Tuned Factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can charge from run one without worrying about hookiness.
Wrap Tip Construction Full wood core to the tip with the ABS sidewall wrapping all the way around the tip for added response and durability.
2 x 4 Insert Pattern
|Effective Edge (mm)||1140||1180||1220||1260|
|Tip Width (mm)||301||304||308||315|
|Waist Width (mm)||256||260||264||268|
|Tail Width (mm)||290||293||297||303|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||8.9||9.3||9.5||10.0|
|Stance Setback (mm)||30||30||30||30|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||110-160||130-180||160-210||170-220|
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Comments about Jones Hovercraft Snowboard 2016:
I got this board from my wife as a christmas gift and used it regularly both inbounds and hikable side country. It's a fun board that does just what it says - rides pow great, but also decent on hardpack. It's also a very nice looking board.
Unfortunately after about 15 days of use the topsheet began eroding and some of the wood warped. The wood around the screw holes started splintering. I contacted Jones in january and hadn't heard back in a few weeks so I called to see what was up. They didn't get back to me for another few weeks. 6 total weeks waiting to hear back from them and the response was "This isn't anything to worry about as all topsheets will wear after use". I had even sent them pics of the damage.
I was pretty bummed as I've been riding a Jones Carbon Solution for 2 years in the BC and have had no problems with it. After the poor customer service I'd think twice about buying another Jones product.
I ride 100 days a year and still have boards that I bought 10 years ago. Never seen one wear out like this.