THE ULTIMATE EVOLUTION OF THE HOVERCRAFT
Featuring the same revolutionary shape as the legendary Hovercraft, the high-performance Ultracraft eschews its sibling's easygoing construction for high-end premium materials. This transforms the playful Hovercraft into a powerful and explosive board that delivers a mind-blowing ride. Powerful, responsive and rock solid on the piste, while still providing that unrivalled performance in the pow. The Ultracraft is the ultimate evolution of that new generation of powder focussed carving boards.
What type of rider?
Advanced to Expert riders looking for a powerful high-performance board for high-speed charging runs in the pow and on the piste.
What Shape is it?
The Ultracraft's unique shape is the result of an improbable mating of two very different snowboard design philosophies that combine to create one revolutionary snowboard. Taking its inspiration from powder boards, the front of the Ultracraft features an extended blunt tip nose shape with extended contact points designed to give unrivalled lift and float in deep snow. While from the contact point's back, the Ultracraft changes tact and becomes a far more piste orientated machine. With a shorter stiffer tail and tight radius sidecut featuring the Multi-Contact Traction Tech 2 Sidecut. The Ultracraft delivers a more solid and stable feel on piste combined with drive and power out the back of the board.
What profile is it?
The Ultracraft utilises Jones's freeride specific Directional Rocker profile. This features an extended rocker zone at the nose that matches the boards more extended nose profile. This then blends into a set-back camber running from the ends of the contact points into the short low profile rocker at the tail. This allows the board to float effortlessly in deep snow, while still delivering a powerful and dynamic ride on hardpack terrain. The shorter rocker at the tail when combined with the stiffer flex helps create a more responsive and stable feel at the back of the board while increasing power out the end of the turn.
3D Contour Base 4.0
The Ultracraft's 4.0 Spooned base is the most powder focussed version of Jones's innovative base profile. Featuring 7mm of spoon bevel in the nose, 4mm in the tail and a 1mm deep Speed Channel between the tail edges. The Concave Speed Channel pushes loose snow out from under the board for added speed.
What's inside it?
Although the Ultracraft shares the same shape and profile as the Hovercraft, when it comes to construction it's in a different league. Heading this up is the responsive Master Core. This lightweight but poppy poplar and paulownia wood core create's the perfect balance between strength durability and light weight. However, it's when you look at the structural layers that you'll see where all the Ultracraft's power comes from. Instead of the Hovercraft's playful bi-ax glass, Jones step it up with torsionally stiff tri-ax glass reinforced with carbon fibre stringers. This creates a powerful and responsive ride that pushes you to ride harder and faster.
What type of base does it have?
As the Ultracraft is all about speed, Jones fit it with their high end 9900 sintered base. Made from Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) and Carbon. This ultra-fast base is easy to repair.
130-180lbs / 59-82kg
160-210lbs / 73-95kg