As one of the most legendary powder boards on the market, the Jones Hovercraft Snowboard is aptly named for its effortless float on epic powder days. However, don't be fooled by this seemingly single minded pow surfer. The Hovercraft slices through crud and holds an edge in hardpack with razor sharp precision, thanks to its Mellow Magne Traction edges, responsive camber underfoot, and mid stiff flex pattern. Its large, blunted nose rises early, courtesy of the board's Directional Rocker. This blunted nose, in conjunction with a subtle swallow tail and substantial set back stance, makes the Hovercraft an absolute blast in deep, untracked conditions. Add in a slight dose of taper 11 12mm, depending on size, for a board that's extremely buoyant on those chest deep days, keeping the nose up and planing in an almost unsinkable fashion, without any back foot burn whatsoever. The board itself uses a Classic Core made of full poplar wood for solid durability with plenty of snap. Eliminating plastics and lacquers from the board's topsheet, the timeless Bamboo topsheet adds extra dampening when you're riding over chunder and bumpy, rutted out conditions. Biax fiberglass is reinforced with carbon stringers for added torsional rigidity and pop. Rounding things out, the Sintered 7000 base is incredibly tough and super fast, helping you maintain speed through low angle pow stashes when your friends are struggling to stay afloat.