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Jones Hovercraft Snowboard 2021

$650.00

Description

THE POWDER BOARD THAT SLAYS GROOMERS

Don’t call me a pow board, pow board. The Hovercraft is an alternative freeride board who’s nimble manoeuvrability, and diverse performance has earned it a cult following. The unique shape matched with a directional rocker profile, Traction Tech 3.0 and an extended sidecut allows the Hovercraft to float through any snow plus rail turns of any size. 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 compact shape packs serious surface area in a small package. The Hovercraft features a 3D Contour Base 3.0 with spooned nose+tail edges for improved float plus an Engineered Veneer Topsheet for added ECO-performance. New for 2021, the Hovercraft is built with our new ultra fast and durable Sintered 8000 base.

KEY FEATURES

  • Traction Tech 2.0
  • Progressive Sidecut
  • Directional Shape
  • Blunt Nose
  • Contour Base 3.0
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • V Core
  • Directional Flex
  • Classic Core
  • Bi-Ax Glass
  • Wood Veneer top Sheet
  • Sintered 8000 Base
  • Oversized Recycled Edges
  • Recycled Black ABS
  • Wend Natural Wax
  • Factory Tuned

Length

Waist
Width

Sidecut

Taper

Effective
Edge

Tip Length

Tail Length

Ref Stance

Centred Stance

Setback

Weight Range

148

24.9cm

7.9m

1.15cm

115.6cm

38.9cm

15.5cm

54cm

52cm

3cm

90-140 lbs / 41-63 kg

152

25.4cm

8.9m

1.15cm

119.1cm

39.4cm

15.5cm

56cm

54cm

3cm

110-160lbs / 49-73kg

156

26cm

9.3m

1.15cm

122.5cm

40cm

15.5cm

58cm

56cm

3cm

130-180lbs / 59-82kg

160

26.4cm

9.5m

1.15cm

125.7cm

40.4cm

15.9cm

60cm

58cm

3cm

160-210lbs / 73-95kg

164

26.8cm

10m

1.15cm

128.9cm

40.8cm

16.3cm

60cm

58cm

3cm

170-220+lbs / 77-100+kg

Additional information

Brand:

Jones

Conditions:

Brand New

Rider Style

Intermediate to Expert

Shape:

Directional shape

Profile

Directional Rocker

Base:

Contour Base 3.0

More Details

Rider Style

Intermediate to Expert riders who are looking for a grin-inducing piste board that rules in the pow.

Shape Overview

The Hovercrafts unique directional shape is the result of an improbable mating of two very different snowboard design philosophies that combine to create one revolutionary snowboard shape. The front of the board features an extended blunt tip nose shape featuring extended contact points. This innovative design gives unrivalled lift and float in deep snow. From the contact point’s back, the Hovercraft changes tact and becomes a far more piste orientated machine. With a shorter stiffer tail and tight radius sidecut, featuring the Multi-Contact Traction Tech 2 Sidecut, you get a far more robust and stable feel on piste combined with drive and power out the back of the board (1). At 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 (2).

Profile

The Hovercraft utilises Jones’s freeride specific Directional Rocker profile. This features an extended rocker zone at the nose that matches the boards more extended nose profile. This then blends into a set-back camber running from the ends of the contact points into the short low profile rocker at the tail. This profile allows the board to float effortlessly in deep snow while still delivering a powerful and dynamic ride on hardpack terrain. The shorter rocker at the tail when combined with the stiffer flex helps create a more responsive and stable feel at the back of the board while increasing power out the end of the turn.

3D Contour Base 3.0

The Hovercrafts Contour 3.0 base is the most powder focussed version of Jones’s innovative base profile. Featuring 7mm of spoon bevel in the nose, 7mm in the tail and a 1mm deep Speed Channel between the tail edges. Concave Speed Channel pushes loose snow out from under the board for added speed.

Construction

It’s what’s inside the Hovercraft that has been the key to its stunning success. It would have been all too easy to pack it full of tech and make it a real powerhouse of a board, but thankfully Jones didn’t go that route. Instead, and in a stroke of genius they decided to give it a more mellow playful ride, and it’s this that makes the Hovercraft such a fantastic board. Heading this up is the durable Classic core, constructed from premium poplar, it creates a soft flexing board without compromising strength and durability. To this, Jones then add structural layers formed from bi-ax glass. It’s these torsionally more forgiving layers that give the Hovercraft that unique playful and effortless performance that makes this board so unique. However, don’t think the Hovercraft is a noodle, thanks to the wood veneer top sheet it’s also got a whole load of life in there. So, it might be smooth and easy to ride, but push it a little harder, and it’s going to blow your mind.

Base

Sintered 8000 Base. New super durable material made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) and carbon. This base is easily repairable, highly wax absorbent and wicked fast.

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