Board: Jones Ultracraft
Camber Option: Camrocker. Camber under foot rocker in the tips.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: 21.5 wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Overcast skies, puking snow, lots of wind, low visibility, and colder temps.
Flex: This board is a bit past middle of the road in terms of directional flex. The nose is softer then stiffer through the mid section to the tail.
Stability: It’s stable and pushes through chunder but can get bucked around if you get into some real deep rutted out terrain.
Ollies/Pop: This board was a bit more snappy than the regular Hovercraft, but still had the same issue of needing you to load up your back leg to really pop it. While more snappy, it still wasn’t anything that you can overly rave about, it just gets the job done.
Butterability: Riding on the tail is easy and you can press into the nose a bit if you want, but this board is meant for going down hill without playing on the tip.
Carving: You can really push into this board and have it rebound out of a carve. That’s the beauty of it and why it was fun ripping through a micro slalom course on the side of the run. On wide open groomers it would leave a trench.
Rider in Mind: Someone that likes to go fast, take chances, ride powder, and rip hard turns.
Personal Thoughts: Is it worth the upgrade over the original Hovercraft? I’m not too sure, but there is someone out there that will like it. This board has its place in a quiver and it does rip turns with ease.
Comparable Boards: Rome Blur, K2 Cool Bean, Venture Euphoria
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This board was loaned to us for review from Jones Snowboards marketing department.