The Hovercraft Split is purpose built to surf the earth and features a directional shape that truly shines in the backcountry.
It's nimble, squat outline provides the float of a much longer board, and the short running length makes it super maneuverable in the tight trees and skinning up. The blunt nose and directional rocker of the Hovercraft keep you surfin' on top of the soft stuff, while the stiff tail keeps you stable through any unexpected crust. For added edge grip on icy skin tracks or firm descents, the Hovercraft Split features Inner/ Outer Traction Tech 1.0 edges. The Hovercraft has a new look with a refined Engineered Veneer Topsheet and a black + transparent base plus laser etched topsheet markings that eliminate all solvent inks. Without any inks on the board, not even the sidewalls, the Hovercraft is the most sustainably produced board Jones ever made! They've also upgraded the Hovercraft Split's clips to the stronger and lighter Karakoram Ultra Clips 1.0.
152 cm: 3.1 kg
156 cm: 3.1 kg
160 cm: 3.6 kg
Base is easily repairable, highly wax absorbent and wicked fast. Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop and are factory waxed
A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and camber between the bindings. The rockered tip floats the board’s nose and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response. A slightly rockered tail maintains the power and stability of a traditional board but helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
Inside & outside Traction Tech 2.0. Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Traction Tech improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board. Inner edge Traction Tech improves splitboard edge grip on ascent. Three sidecut bumps on each side of your binding keep your locked in on icy skin tracks no matter which way you are traversing.
Built-in climbing skin tension system using pre-cut notch that eliminates the need for a traditional skin tail clip. The nose, center of board and tail are slightly different stiffnesses to help lift the nose, sink the tail and improve stability at speed.
V-core, Jones exclusive wood core profiling that offers a stable and playful board feel. The wood core is softer between the feet for easy turn initiation and stiffer in the nose and tail for stability riding through uneven terrain and landing airs.
Base: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) and carbon
Core: Full wood premium poplar
Fiber: Biax fiberglass
Edges: Recycled steel
Topsheet: Wood veneer