The Hovercraft Splitboard truly shines in the backcountry. It’s nimble, squat shape provides the float of a much longer board 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 stuf, while the stif tail keeps you stable through any unexpected crust. For added edge grip on ascent or descent, the Hovercraft Splitboard has inner/outer edge Mellow Magnetraction. The Hover Split also features stainless steel tip and tail reinforcement plates for added durability plus a sustainably harvested bamboo topsheet for added ECOperformance.
|The compatible bindings:||Spark R&D, SP United, Karakoram, Rossignol/Plum, Voile-USA Light Rail, Voile-USA Speed Rail, Burton/Spark Hitchhiker, Union|
|Processing + construction:||Industrially, Wood / fiber glass|
|Shape + Flex:||Big Mountain, well-balanced|
|Lengths + wide division:||150cm - 160cm, ~ 260mm = normal|
|Construction method / weight:||light weight|
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|Sidecut (m)||Tip L (cm)||Tail L (cm)||Taper |
When a snowboard brand starts building splitboards, it's a longer way to build what really works for everyone on the mountain. At first, only a few models are produced and usually in lengths that are too short. Since the view of the descent prevails. This was also the case with Jones, the first solution was max. 166 long. But over the years you've learned. But what defies and remains like a rock in the bandung is the hovercraft. It started with the rather short 160cm and it just didn't get any longer - a statement about the downhill characteristics. And that's what makes it so special - those who value the unadulterated Hovercraft Shape accept that and it also works well enough in the ascent. Jeremy Jones is and was one of the famous pro riders of our snowboard time. Even if he only became known to one or the other through his snowboard brand of the same name. His name stands for snowboarding through and through. He recognised the signs of the times and aligned his brand to splitboards in good time and subsequently expanded it every year. The Jones Splitboards have undergone an exciting development. Production started in Tunisia. Currently they are produced by Niedecker/Switzerland which promises a decent quality. I think it's cool to stay true to a shape and consciously choose it - hovercraft splitboards are for hovercraft riders - very simple. The Pomoca skins that have already been cut are the best match.