The Jones Hovercraft snowboard has been racking up awards left and right, and it's not done yet. Inspired by old school directional boards, and blessed with a heaping spoonful of modern tech, this powder-seeking missile is about a thousand times more versatile than you might think. The long rockered nose yields crazy float on deep days, but camber under foot and Magne-Traction keep it stable even when it's crusty. And for this year, Jones now offers it in a 164 for you big guys. If you want to ride everything on the mountain on a super-fast directional ripstick, it's time for you to see what all the fuss is about.
Camber between the feet keeps the Hovercraft planted at speed. The short, stiff tail keeps things in control if you find yourself in the back seat, and the long rockered nose floats like a feather in the deep, and hovers over chop when the going gets crusty. An open radius sidecut keeps it stable at speed, despite its shorter lengths. Mellow Magne-Traction places bumps along the edge, for secure edgehold, even on ice. Biax fiberglass gives it a bit more torsional flex for a smooth ride. The sintered base holds a bunch of wax, and runs crazy fast. The wood topsheet looks gorgeous, and it's much more eco-friendly than fiberglass. Between the wider waist width and shovel-shaped nose, it packs a lot of surface area into a smaller board, allowing you to downsize 6-8 cm from your normal board without sacrificing stability or float.
- CamRock (camber between feet, rockered tip)
- Medium-stiff flex
- Directional shape
- Mellow Magne-Traction
- FSC wood core
- Sintered base
- Assorted base colors
- Note: colors and graphics on diecut bases vary; we canít guarantee what one youíll get
|Length||[152cm]; [156cm]; [160cm]; [164cm]||Camber||directional rocker|
|Effective Edge||[152cm] 114 cm; [156cm] 118 cm; [160cm] 122 cm; [164cm] 126 cm||Waist Width||[152cm] 25.6 cm; [156cm] 26.0 cm; [160cm] 26.4 cm; [164cm] 26.8 cm|
|Sidecut Radius||[152cm] 8.9 m; [156cm] 9.3 m; [160cm] 9.3 m; [164cm] 10 m||Core||FSC-certified wood|
|Stance Width||[152cm] 53 cm; [156cm] 55 cm; [160cm] 57 cm; [164cm] 60 cm||Stance Setback||30 mm|
|Recommended Use||freeride||Manufacturer Warranty||limited|
|up to 70lb
|up to 134cm||up to 129cm|
- How to Measure:
- This sizing chart is meant as a guide only to help you determine the right length of board for you. Board length is very much a personal preference.
- You may wish to downsize a few centimeters if you are a beginner, or upsize if you primarily ride powder.