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?
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• 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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Product reference : H17JONEBOA001
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