The Hovercraft Split truly shines in the backcountry. The nimble, squat shape provides the float of a board much longer but the short running length makes it super maneuverable in the tight trees and lighter on your legs skinning up. The blunt nose and directional rocker of the Hovercraft keep you surfin’ on top of the soft stuff, while the stiff tail and Mellow Magne-Traction keep you stable through any unexpected crust. For added edge grip on ascent or descent, the Hover Split has inner/outer edge Mellow Magne-traction.
The Hovercraft Split is the real deal for Pow Slashing, Crud Busting, and Slaloming Trees.
The Hovercraft has a directional shape which increases float and stability at speed. Directional is the classic snowboard shape, designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail while still giving you plenty of float, flow, and control to rip any terrain or condition. In deep snow, the blunted nose makes sure that less snow comes over the sides of your nose, as that would obviously slow you down. This also means you get the benefits of a longer traditional nose, without the extra weight. Take advantage of the Magne-Traction edges to effortlessly link turns that look and feel nice whether they are at high speeds or slow and controlled. The Magne-Traction serrated edges give great edge hold all over the mountain, especially on hard pack and ice. They turn ice into powder. At the far ends of the progressive sidecut, the radius is incrementally increased as the edge reaches the contact point. Gradually increasing 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.
The directional rocker profile has an under-foot camber with a larger rocker area in the nose than in the tail. The float of the rockered nose improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response. The slightly rockered tail maintains power and stability but helps to keep the tail catch-free when initiating turns and landing switch. The Quick Tension Tail features a built-in climbing skin tension system using pre-cut notch that eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip.
A medium-stiff flex will ensure precise response and lively feel.
The Classic Core is a full wood premium Slovenian poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex, and solid durability. A dual-direction, dual-layer, stitched Biax fibreglass laminate provides a fun, forgiving and snappy ride. The Bamboo Topsheet dampens your ride and offers chatter-free performance. The natural material also eliminates some plastic and lacquer which improves board sustainability. The Sintered 7000 Base is made out of a durable natural base material with added carbon for speed and good wax absorbency. The Rubber edge dampening and ABS Sidewall material is made of 100 % recycled material. Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax as well as factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain. By flip flopping the base graphic colour, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield. Jones Splitboards feature Karakoram K-clips plus tip and tail hooks. Adjustable tension K-clips increase board torsional stiffness. Stainless steel reinforcement plates are embedded into the nose and tail for improved board tip durability.
"Snowboarding is not my job, it’s my life". Jones Snowboard founder Jeremy Jones explains so much in so few words. He wanted to create the ultimate snowboarding gear that lived up to even the highest standards, and he has done exactly that. The company prides itself on giving back to the wild places they so dearly cherish through actions such as 1% For the Planet. There is nothing we don't love about Jeremy Jones and his vision.