Jones Hovercraft Snowboard 2018

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Jones - Hovercraft Snowboard 2018
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The Jones Hovercraft Snowboard's legendary, precise handling returns with improved torsional response thanks to a re-worked, triple density Classic Core. The beveled Spoon 4.0 nose compliments the swallow-tail Speed Channel design for lighting quick response in tight, technical terrain, making the Hovercraft an ideal board from wide open big mountain terrain to lower mountain tree riding. The Jones Hovercraft Snowboard packs power and stability into a stubby profile that'll make you re-think what a pow board looks like.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Directional RockerA 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.

Flex

7(1 = Soft, 10 = Stiff)

Shape

Spoon 4.0Jones' most advanced 3D base contour, featuring 7 mm of spoon bevel in the nose, 4 mm in the tail, and a 2 mm deep Speed Channel between the tail edges.

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 SidecutAt 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.

Swallow TailMild swallow tail lets the nose of the board float higher in powder.

Core

Classic CoreFull wood premium Slovenian poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability.

Re-Profiled Classic CoreBetter torsional response between the feet.

Laminates

Biax FiberglassA dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched fiberglass laminate that provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride.

Sidewalls

Recycled ABS SidewallsABS plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. Jones improves the sustainability of their snowboards by using only recycled plastic.

Base

Sintered 7000 BaseDurable natural base material with added ­carbon for speed and good wax absorbency.

Edges

Mellow Magne-Traction™Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Magne-Traction improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board. "Magne-Traction is a critical feature for rockered boards. Rocker improves glide in mixed conditions, but the decreased edge contact makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Magne-Traction is crucial to offset the edge drift of rocker." - Jeremy Jones

Oversized Recycled EdgesAll Jones boards are made with oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and improved production sustainability.

Topsheet

Bamboo Veneer TopsheetA thin wood veneer layer offers even flex and sucks up chatter from uneven snow conditions.

Additional Features

Factory TunedAll Jones snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.

Wend Natural WaxJones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 Insert Pattern

Specs

  • Terrain: Freeride, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Shape: Directional
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Binding Mount Pattern: 2x4
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Edge Tech: Magne-Traction
  • Warranty: 3 Years
Size (cm) 148 152 156 160 164
Effective Edge (mm) 1156 1191 1225 1257 1289
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Tip Width (mm) 296 298 305 310 314
Waist Width (mm) 249 254 260 264 268
Tail Width (mm) 284 287 293 299 303
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.9 8.9 9.3 9.5 10
Stance Setback (mm) 29 29 29 29 29
Rider Weight (lbs) 90-140 110-160 130-180 160-210 170-220

Other Notes

Jones products can only be shipped within the United States

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