2019 Jones Hovercraft Snowboard

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The Hovercraft is a directional all-mountain board who’s nimble maneuverability has earned it a cult following. With a blunt nose, a short stiff tail, and a wide waist width, the Hovercraft is designed to be ridden shorter then your average freeride board as the shape packs serious surface area in a compact package. The unique shape matched with a directional rocker profile and a long sidecut allows the Hovercraft to float through crud, crust or pow plus rail mixed radius turns one and the same. The Hovercraft features Spoon 4.0 base contours with the edges of the Spoon nose beveled up for improved float and turn fluidity and the tail edges beveled up for less catch. For enhance edge grip in icy conditions, the Hovercraft also features Traction Tech.

Product Details

 

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)7

Profile

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.

Shape

3D Contour Base 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.

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

 

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.

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.

Base

Sintered 7000 Base - Durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency.

Laminates

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

Topsheet

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

Edges

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

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

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.

Additional Features

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

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

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 Insert Pattern