Based off the legendary pow surfing shape of the original Hovercraft, the Jones Hovercraft Splitboard rules the backcountry with effortless float and powerful edgehold. As its name implies, the Hovercraft delivers mind blowing performance in deep, untracked powder. However, don't be fooled by this seemingly single minded powder board. The Hovercraft Splitboard slices through crud, cruises over bumps, 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 swallowtail and substantial set back stance, makes the Hovercraft Splitboard an absolute blast on epic powder days. 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. Inside this pow crushing touring machine, the Classic Core features a full, tip to tail poplar for solid durability and plenty of snap. Eliminating plastics and lacquers from the board's topsheet, the timeless Bamboo topsheet adds extra dampening when you're blasting through rough, chopped up 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 glide through low angle pow stashes when your friends are bogging down. New for this year is the Jones' Quick Tension Tail, which integrates with their climbing skins for a lightweight, easy clipping solution. Another split friendly feature, both inside and outside edges feature Mellow Magne Traction for precise edgehold when you're side hilling up hardpack and blasting down icy faces.