Jones Snowboards Hovercraft Splitboard
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Jones Snowboards is all about the backcountry, and we're glad, because that means they're offering the Hovercraft splitboard, the split version of their award-winning powder stick. Inspired by old school directional boards, and blessed with a heaping spoonful of modern tech, there's a bunch of reasons that this is one of the most talked about boards in recent memory. The long rockered nose yields crazy float on deep days, but camber under foot and Magne-Traction keep it stable when you're crossing crusty traverses on your way to the good stuff. Even better, the long nose makes breaking trail on the skin track a piece of cake. It just may be the best tool around for getting to the good stuff.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. Karakoram's legendary hardware holds your setup tight for a chatter-free ride. 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.