Ascend to the good stuff, and surf it like a glassy barrel on the way down.
Jones Snowboards is all about the backcountry, and we're glad, because that means they're offering the Hovercraft splitboard, the split version of their award-winning powder stick. Inspired by old school directional boards, and blessed with a heaping spoonful of modern tech, there's a bunch of reasons that this is one of the most talked about boards in recent memory. The long rockered nose yields crazy float on deep days, but camber under foot and Magne-Traction keep it stable when you're crossing crusty traverses on your way to the good stuff. Even better, the long nose makes breaking trail on the skin track a piece of cake. It just may be the best tool around for getting to the good stuff.
Camber between the feet keeps the Hovercraft planted at speed. The short, stiff tail keeps things in control if you find yourself in the back seat, and the long rockered nose floats like a feather in the deep, and hovers over chop when the going gets crusty. An open radius sidecut keeps it stable at speed, despite its shorter lengths. Mellow Magne-Traction places bumps along the edge, for secure edgehold, even on ice. Biax fiberglass gives it a bit more torsional flex for a smooth ride. The sintered base holds a bunch of wax, and runs crazy fast. Karakoram's legendary hardware holds your setup tight for a chatter-free ride. The wood topsheet looks gorgeous, and it's much more eco-friendly than fiberglass. Between the wider waist width and shovel-shaped nose, it packs a lot of surface area into a smaller board, allowing you to downsize 6-8 cm from your normal board, without sacrificing stability or float.
- CamRock (camber between feet, rockered tip)
- Medium-stiff flex
- Directional shape
- Mellow Magne-Traction
- FSC wood core
- Sintered base
- Karakoram hardware
- Assorted base colors
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Would you guys recommend 156 or 160 for a...
Would you guys recommend 156 or 160 for a person that weight is 76-78 kg (plus extra 5-10 kg in the backpack) and height 185cm?
Hey, So I'm 6'2" 180lbs, I usually ride 160-168 boards but I've got the hovercraft in a 156 and its perfect! It rides longer because of the long nose, super nimble though! The shape does make carving hardpack a little odd but amazing in powder. Enjoy!
Not just a powder board
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Lets face it, when most of us go into the back country we want to ride powder but sometimes things don't always go as planned and you have to be prepared for variable conditions. Such a simple idea, a short wide board with a big nose, holds an edge amazing on hard pack, responsive, and fun to ride. It's my go to board when touring in the wasatch. I like riding it most in powder but I can be confident that this board won't leave me wanting something else strapped to my feet mid day. With such a big nose skinning on this board can be different from what most are use to just be sure to plant that foot well and use the contact patch under foot to your advantage, this board is not as forgiving as other board with longer tails. It's more light weight than a lot of other boards though due to the size. Don't be afraid of a 156 being dubbed a powder board, it has float for days.
Do you ship jones splitboards to Switzer...
Do you ship jones splitboards to Switzerland
Unfortunately we cannot ship Jones Snowboards products internationally.
There's nothing like transitioning your Splitty at the summit
I Heart Hoverboarding
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
There's nothing like riding a Hoverboard, the name says it all. It floats well in Pow and is super maneuverable in tight trees. The stance is positioned behind center on this board, making it easier to keep the tip out of the snow, and the short, hallowed tail helps it turn on a dime.
When split the shorter length makes it ascend easy and it feels relatively light underfoot. All in all a good times machine that puts the fun back into snowboarding.
Does this board, or any of the jones splits,...
Does this board, or any of the jones splits, come with clips on the board? I don't see any on the board in the picture here, but they show them and say the board comes with clips on the jones website.
Hey, They do come with Karakoram hardware which include the clips they just aren't on our pics.
Thanks. I figured they did, just wanted to make sure.