The don't-call-me-a-powder-board powder board.
Jeremy Jones wanted to create a powder board that could perform on hardpack and crud just as well as it does in the deep stuff. The result is the Jones Hovercraft Snowboard. Inspired by short, but buoyant surfboards and blessed with a heaping spoonful of modern tech, this powder-seeking missile is a lot more versatile than you might think.
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. 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. It's 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
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a new lovely powder pig
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
164 cms and this in thigh deep pow ?
hmmmmm might take the 175 volkl selecta sa well just in case......
so i took the pepsi and tried this thing .
result was., one of the most enjoyable pow days imaginable
its light , its super quick and it floats like a blue bubble.
was a bit worried on flatter ssections wehre iwas just flatlining that it wud sink.
NOsiree... it was perfect. 100%
so took it on a 40* line and threw it around jump turns and it was even ebtter. the lack of weight makes it very easy to handle . its a bit on the stiff side which is good and bad. edges hold in brillinantly on the seep with a flatter nose line it menat bit more of a jumpturn. but it didnt slide.
loved it actually
only thing i didnt like was on piste its a brute.
nowhere near as nice as the softer flex boards where ucan fish tial abit, this is purely abotu driving hard.
almost a carbon copy of the gentem manta but for bigger guys it held its own with aplomb. not as fast or light as the manta but for 1/3rd the price its a no brianer.
looksl ike my powder riding days just got 10+cms shorter this season.
im going to love this year..!
on deeper days thsi is a beaut.
well done mr jones.
This shape is Timeless
Wow they did it again. Jones Hovercraft is a board that will get you to those turns you will never forget. The wide blunt nose enables you to downsize and enjoy the float of boards that are almost 10cm larger. When your cruising the frontside groomers with the fam it still has a great turn initiation and release. The mellow mag has great grip on the blue /black ice. I got a buddy who rocks this board with hard boots and shaves his beard every morning laying it down no kidding..All I can say is don't pigeon hole the bamboo beautiful quiver killer a pow board. It rails and will take everything you can throw at it.