- Sizes: 148, 152, 156, 160, 164
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £465 / €529
It’s been a long time since Jeremy Jones learned to turn a snowboard, but that hasn’t stopped him refining it every winter. The same can be said of the Jones Hovercraft snowboard – a model that hasn’t ever seen any radical overhauls, but continues to be perfected by Jeremy and his team.
The Jones Hovercraft is as instantly recognisable as any shred product you care to mention, thanks to its shape and topsheet. As the name suggests, it’s ideal for floating over the top of big, deep powder fields; the stubby crescent tail can sink in and take the effort out of the ride while the rockered, spoon-like nose does the rest.
“The Hovercraft hasn’t seen any radical overhauls, but continues to be perfected by Jeremy and his team”
It’s quite wide through the waist, so you can ride this a little shorter if you like to really make the most of its quick-turning ability in the trees. Like all Jones boards there’s a wavy edge for gripping firmer snow when it comes. Carving is definitely on the table, even if it’s not this board’s raison d’etre.
Under that timeless bamboo topsheet is a strong, even-flexing poplar core, followed my a carbon-infused sintered base. The absence of a big, powerful tail won’t suit everyone, so make sure the Jones Hovercraft is the kind of pow stick you need. If it is, you’ll wonder why you rode anything else.