Jones Snowboards 2017 Hovercraft and Hovercraft Split
The Hovercraft has been reigning over the mountain for years. It’s the board that has tamed the elements and it’s reknowned for its aggressive personnality and its voracious appetite for deep powder. If you want to know what freeride truly means, strap on the beast and let it show you.
What can the Jones Hovercraft snowboard do?
Mainly designed for big conditions, for holy days when you wake up, see a blue bird sky and 3 feet of fresh snow sitting on the ground, the Hovercraft is going to express its full potential on deep powder. But that’s not it. First thing you’ll probably notice is the atypical shape of the board. That’s what we call a fish board with a tail enhancing manoeuverability on powder. This specific shape allows for riding shorter boards and everyone knows that shorter means more agile and livelier. This means you can easily run through the trees and link short turns to avoid various obstacles. Anything happening off-piste is under the control of the Hovercraft and if the board prefers soft and fresh snow it has no problem on more difficult conditions like crud or chopped up snow. The board remains powerful and stable no matter what. From short turns to long straight lines at full speed, you can rely on this rocket’s performance. Its snappy construction also makes it a great carver with a racing-like edge control on groomers.
Who is the Jones Hovercraft snowboard designed for?
High-end board with a lively and powerful construction, perfectly suited for freeriders or more versatile riders with an advanced or expert level. The Hovercraft is the ultimate pow board and a great tool for working on your carving technique.
What are the main assets of the Jones Hovercraft snowboard?
|Specs Snowboard Jones Hovercraft|
Out of stock
• Advanced - Expert
Snowboard detailed program
Weaved biaxial fiberglass are positioned at 0°/90° for more torsional flex. Great performance at carving or park.
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. The Flagship, Mountain Twin, and the Solution all feature a refined Magne-Traction design where the bumps are biggest between your bindings for maximum edge control and smaller outside your feet allowing you to feather your turns without catching an edge. Jeremy's Words: Why trust your life to an edge with only two contact points when Magne-Traction gives you the grip of seven points of contact! I have gotten to the bottom of countless steep, icy faces and thanked my Magne-Traction for giving me the edge control to hold on. Magne-Traction is also a key ingredient for rockered board designs. Adding rocker to your board makes it glide more smoothly, but it makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Though Magne-Traction on full-camber boards tends to feel too locked in, once I started testing different rocker designs it was clear that Magne-Traction was crucial to offset the drift typical of rocker flex patterns.
Full-wood core that offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability.
Rubber edge dampening material is made with 100% recycled material.
Classic shape for a versatile use. The nose is slightly longer than the tail.
At the far ends of the side cut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually decreassing the side cut 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.
Our most advanced 3D-base contour pattern featuring 7mm of spoon bevel in the nose, 4mm in the tail and a 2mm deep Speed Channel between the tail edges. Concave Speed Channel pushes loose snow out from under the board for added speed.
A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker than tail rocker and slight camber between the bindings. The rockered tip gives the nose added float and improves manoeuvrability while the camber underfoot gives you added edge hold and response. A slightly rockered tail maintains the power and stablity of a traditional board, but helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
"How a board glides in powder, crust, corn or any snow condition more than an inch deep is dictated by its 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 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 board tip without the added length or swing weight. " - Jeremy Jones.
All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail plus waxed with OneBallJay Bio wax so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.
Jones exclusive production process allows traditional topsheet layer to be replaced with ultra durable epoxy layer saving weight and material
ABS plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. Jones improve the sustainability of our snowboards by using only recycled plastic.
Durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency.
Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with Wend natural wax
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If the Cuda looks very much alike the XV, it is no concidence. It features mostly the same techs, the main difference being the highback's profile which is higher, stiffer and more vertical in order to offer more support. This means Rossignol is releasing with the Cuda a high-end binding designed for hard charging freestylers who will appreciate the 3° canting maximising pop and enhancing comfort by offering a more natural alignment of ankles, knees and hips.
What can the Rossignol Cuda V1 Black Grey do?
On this model there is no EVA foam but gel pads instead which provides a better shock absorbtion. You can charge as hard as you can on any terrain you can find, you will blast through it with a ridiculous ease. From deep powder to freshly groomed snow through difficult conditions like crud, slush, corn or iced bumps, you'll feel like you're riding on silk. This makes the binding perfect for sending huge tricks off natural booters or assaulting rails in the park. The cushy feel makes not only landings smoother but it increases stability as well. The Cuda is also super precise and delivers mindblowing energy transmissions meaning if you need reactivity from your bindings to link park features quickly, you got it with the Cuda.
Who is the Rossignol Cuda V1 Black Grey designed for?
Way too demanding for beginners, the Cuda is a match for advanced and expert riders who know how to deal with reactivity and power. If you are used to airing table tops and ollieing over natural lips and if you're looking for high comfort and control, then the Cuda is a safe pick.
What are the main assets of the Rossignol Cuda V1 Black Grey?
|Specs Snow Binding Rossignol Cuda V1 Black Grey|
Out of stock
• FS All mountain
|Compatibility Burton 3D||No|
|Compatibility Burton ICS||No|
|Compatible insert 4x2||Yes|
|Compatibility Insert 4X4||Yes|
• Lighter, stronger, better, faster. • Nylon® composite & fiberglass baseplate. • Adjustable 6082 T6 aluminum E.H.T. heelcup. • Tool free adjustable gas pedal. • Comes in 2 versions: • The HC-X18 includes a 18% glass fiber ratio and has a mid torsion resistance for more comfort. • The stiffer HC-X33 has a 33% glass fiber ratio and blends longer and shorter fibers for more punch.
Because you can never have too much of cushioning on a binding, Rossignol swapped the EVA with gel pads underneath the 3 critical sections of the foot. You'll get a better dampening on impacts, better absorbtion of chatter, for less overall fatigue.
• Anatomical, ultra-lightweight, supportive, comfortable & controlable.
• Asymmetrically designed so that you can go duck and wide stance with more comfort.
• Anit-Shock Nylon® with vents for punch and lightness.
• Anti-abrasion thermoformed EVA padding for comfort.
• Tool-free forward lean lever for ease of use.
• Rotation adjuster for custom fit.
Full cover of the instep and ankle. Super Foam coating for comfort. Hyrtel webbing for the hold. Convertible toe strap.
Asymmetrical design. Molded aluminium for its great durability and its lightweight. Rapidfire bearings for a more natural opening.
Product reference : H17JONEBOA001
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