Surf the Earth.
Shred untracked powder all season without a lift in sight on the Jones Hovercraft Splitboard. Unlike other super-stiff, long splitboards, the Hovercraft has a softer flex and shorter length for a surfy feel when you're in the white room. Of course it also has Jones' CamRock profile so it still rips hardpack when you come across sunbaked sections. If pure powder bliss is what you seek, look no further than the Hovercraft Split.
Camber underfoot provides edge hold and stability on hardpack, while a long rockered nose keeps it afloat effortlessly in powder and the short tail makes it highly maneuverable in deep snow. Mellow Magne-Traction improves edge hold by adding multiple contact points along the running length of the board, giving you insane grip on icy slopes. Magne-Traction is also featured on the inside edges for reliable edge hold on sketchy skin tracks. Biax glass gives it a forgiving flex for surfy carve and easy turn initiation.
Jones replaced traditional plastics in the topsheet with wood in order to dampen the ride for a a chatter-free feel, and decrease the use of toxic, unsustainable materials. The all-wood core offers a snappy, even flex and lightweight strength, and the blunt nose allows the board to plane more smoothly in powder. Unlike traditional clips, the included Karakoram board clips actively pull both halves of the board together, which means less chatter and better response. It's then finished off with a fast and durable Sintered 7200 base.
- Camber with long rockered nose
- Directional shape
- Mellow Magne-Traction
- Biax fiberglass
- Classic wood core
- Sintered 7200 base with assorted Flip Flop colors
- Wood topsheet
- Karakoram hardware
Share your thoughts
I weigh 165 lbs. I ride 9/10 days in VT and NH, which means I'm mostly riding tight, thwacky tree lines. I'm wondering if I could size all the way down to the 152cm. I'd really love to have a board that is nimble in the trees AND floats well. I'm sure the 156 would be sweet, but wonder if the 152 would still float well for me and be even more nimble.
I think the 152 would work for you, you won't get as much float while skinning but the board itself handles much better than expected.
I ride a 156 split and solid of the hover craft. I do feel like I could ride the 152 just fine. I'm 6'2" 175lbs.
Its very nimble and will still charge on firm snow. Feels longer than it is for sure!!
I'm about 6'0 195lbs - just curious what size you would recommend going with? Or is it really just personal preference...
Hey DSN, Its kinda preference and what you plan to ride. I have the Hovercraft split in 156. At times it doesn't skin in deep snow very well with the lower surface area than my 168.
That said, riding it feels much longer than it is.
I'm 6'2" 175lbs mostly ride 165-170 Freeride\powder boards.
DSN - I am 6'0 205lbs and I rock the 160 in tight Vermont trees. I've overall found it very light and easy to throw around/maneuver in tight. If your based in Colorado, I would recommend going with the 160 as well, as you'd like to have a little more board for the larger terrain. Also check out the weight range on the board. I think the 160 is the only one that is rated for us guys up around 200. That is ultimately what tipped me in the direction of the 160 when I made my purchase.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have the 156 and I'm 190lbs this profile is almost impossible to go over the handle bars. The bevel in the tail gives the board a great release on hard pack. This is not just a pow board, it rails on the crud. The bamboo gives it a lot of dampening from tip to tail. Timeless shape I will always enjoy. Amazing float!!