The Jones 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 2.0 edges. Fresh for 21/22, 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 new Hovercraft is the most sustainably produced board we’ve ever made! We’ve also upgraded the Hovercraft Split’s clips to the stronger and lighter Karakoram Ultra Clips 1.0.
Jones uses personality ratings to help you decide which of their boards are best suited for your specific riding style. All ratings are out of 10.
Slow Speed/Slashing: 8/10
Deep Powder: 9/10
High Speed Carving: 7/10
Icy Edging: 8/10
Classic Core: Full wood premium poplar core that offers fun pop, even flex and solid durability.
Engineered Wood Veneer: New composite wood veneer topsheets made from sustainable wood. Wood veneer topsheets dampen the ride and absorb board chatter.
Sintered 8000 Base: Super durable material made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) and carbon. Base is easily repairable, highly wax absorbent and wicked fast.
Karakoram Ultra Clips: ULTRA clips are the strongest, lowest profile splitboard clips in the world. They deliver unmatched compression between board halves and they are adjustable so you can maintain even compression as your splitboard age.
Stainless Steel Reinforcement
Oversized recycled edges: Oversized recycled steel edges for added durability and
improved production sustainability.
Recycled Rounded ABS: Rounded sidewall finish that improves board durability by protecting topsheet from chipping.
Wend Natural Wax: Jones boards are ready to shred straight out of the shop
and are factory waxed with WEND natural wax.
Factory Tuned: All Jones Snowboards are factory de-tuned at the tip and tail so you can go right from the shop to the mountain.
Forever Flex: Forever Flex is a manufacturing process that helps stabilize the flex and rocker profile of a board for it’s lifetime. Our boards now finish the first stages of production slightly overbuilt and then we “break them in” using specialized machinery that mimics extreme riding use. By flexing the fresh board fibers and epoxy at the factory the materials settle in to their final arrangement within the board layup much the same as if you rode the board for 20 days. This process helps us narrow our production tolerances so the board you buy has a more accurate specified flex and rocker profile that will change less as you ride it more
Design innovative mountain gear that sets performance standards and be a leader in manufacturing sustainability, environmental outreach and backcountry education.
Snowboarding pioneer Jeremy Jones founded Jones Snowboards with one goal:
To make the ultimate snowboarding gear that balances unmatched performance and durability with industry leading sustainable manufacturing practices.
The clarity and inspiration one absorbs in the mountains is essential to all things Jones. Our products reflect endless winters filled with bell-to-bell resort days, pre-dawn skin tracks, first descents and weeks spent camping out under the stars and summits.
We field test, then tweak and refine our mountain born designs working with cutting edge materials and groundbreaking construction techniques. Our quiver includes snowboards, splitboards, bindings, backpacks, poles, mountain safety gear and sustainably sourced apparel.
No matter where you roam or how you ride, Jones Snowboards has everything you need for your next adventure.
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