Ryland Bell throttles a spine line in the Wrangell St. Elias Range, Alaska.

Photo: Jeff Hawe

Ultracraft

The Lightest Splitboard On Earth

sizes available 156

Ideal for expedition touring and high alpine assaults

Tested on Denali and the Grand Teton, the performance of the Ultracraft has been proven on some of the heaviest splitboard mountaineering achievements on the planet. The Ultracraft features the same trim and powerful shape as the revolutionary Hovercraft but it is built using a carbon topsheet, carbon core inserts and Jones’ top secret ’Ultra Construction’ technology. Ultra Construction trims away grams by eliminating excess materials and reduces overall weight by 25% compared to the Hovercraft Split. Unlike traditional splitboards that are designed around a solid board platform then sliced down the middle, the Ultracraft is also one of the first splitboards produced as two individual skis that are later transformed into a solid board. The fusion of an explosive board shape, featherweight core materials and cutting edge construction technologies has made the Ultracraft the board Jeremy rides when he needs to move fast over technical terrain or climb and ride dawn to dark in his backcountry backyard.

Jones Snowboards - 2014 Ultracraft

Profile

Directional Rocker

A hybrid rocker/camber flex pattern defined by more tip rocker then tail rocker and slight camber between the bindings. The rockered tip gives the nose added float and improves maneuverability while the camber underfoot gives you added edge hold and response. A slightly rockered tail maintains the power and stability of a traditional board but helps keep the tail catch-free initiating turns and landing switch.
“My experience is that most falls in freeriding start from the nose of the board – you either go over the bars in powder, the nose gets caught under a weird crust and tosses you, or you hit a hard tranny at the contact point of the tip and get bucked. Directional Rocker eliminates most of these falls. - Jeremy Jones

Ultra - Construction

Ultra Construction is the redefinition of what it takes to build a snowboard. We’ve tested every inch of the board to precisely position materials exactly where they are needed while eliminating all excess materials. Combining these innovative construction techniques with our new 35% lighter wood core and two layers of carbon fiber, the results are revolutionary. Jones Ultra boards are the lightest, yet most durable snowboards on earth.

Splitboards

Jeremy Jones’ quest to build splitboards that shred equally as hard as solid boards was one of the founding goals of Jones Snowboards. All seven of our splitboard models are designed to meet that challenge and perform in the backcountry with every bit of the technical precision that our solid boards are renowned for. By sharing the same designs between solid boards and splitboards, we also offer the rare opportunity to master riding one board shape in bounds or out.

shape

  • MELLOW MAGNE-TRACTION

    Like a serrated knife slicing into the snow, Magne-Traction improves your edge grip by adding multiple contact points along the running length of your board.
    “Magne-Traction is a key ingredient for rockered board designs. Adding rocker to your board makes it glide more smoothly, but it makes it harder to really lock into your turns and hold a solid edge. Magne-Traction is crucial to offset the drift typical of rocker flex patterns.” - Jeremy Jones

  • BLUNT NOSE

    “How a board glides in powder, crust, corn, or any snow condition more then an inch deep is dictated by its front contact point and just past it. Next time you are in soft snow watch how much snow comes over the corner of the nose near the contact point. The billowing snow means you are plowing through it which is obviously slowing you down. By adding a blunt nose you get the float benefits of a much longer board tip without the added length or swing weight.” - Jeremy Jones

  • SINTERED BASE

    Fastest natural base material available. Durable, more resistant to impact, absorbs wax faster and retains wax longer.

  • FACTORY TUNED

    All Jones Snowboards are factory tuned, detuned at the tip and tail and factory waxed so you can go from the shop right to the hill.

  • RECYCLED ABS SIDEWALLS

    All Jones boards feature recycled ABS sidewall material.

  • ALU PROTECT

    State of the art strength aluminum tip protectors. Elastomer is bonded to the aluminum to absorb vibrations.

  • STRONGER EDGES

    We added 35% more steel than a typical edge, what this achieves is a 250% increase in impact resistance compared to other edges offered on the market today.

  • Karakoram Hardware

    All Jones Splitboards exclusively feature Karakoram Hardware.

  • FLIP FLOP BASE

    By flip flopping the base graphic colors, P-Tex waste is drastically reduced by increasing the material yield.

  • FILM TOPSHEET

    A thin piece of film replaces the traditional plastic topsheet. This eliminates plastic and reduces the weight of the board.

  • STONE GROUND FINISH

    For unmatched glide and wax adhesion we finish the bases of our boards with a stone ground structure pattern that’s race ready in all snow conditions.

Sizes (cm)156
Contact Length (cm) 118.0
Tip Length (cm) 28.0
Tail Length (cm) 10.0
Tip Width (cm) 30.4
Waist Width (cm) 26.0
Tail Width (cm) 29.3
Sidecut Radius (m) 9.3
Reference Stance (mm) 550.0
Setback (mm) 30.0
  • All new snowboard/splitboard for 2014/15 season

  • The first bases to manufacture the best snowboards are the materials. From the woodcores to the ink, we’re using the best suppliers from the technical aspect, social and ecological.

  • We build our snowboards to be as high quality as they are high performance. Jones Snowboards stands behind the durability of our splitboards with a three-year warranty for approved manufacturing quality issues.

  • National Geographic - Gear of the year - Jones Ultracraft

Proudly made in Austria

Jones Snowboards are proudly made at the GST factory in Antiesenhofen, Austria.

Our dedication to performance, durability and environmental responsibility makes this small town in central Europe the best place in the world for Jones to manufacture our boards. GST’s state-of-the-art factory is a snowboard-only production facility that specializes in working with cutting edge materials and innovative construction techniques. Their focus on strictly controlling every step in the production process has earned GST the lowest warranty rate in the snowboard industry.

But beyond quality of product, what makes GST the perfect partner is both their location and their passion for environmental stewardship. We are able to source 95% of our materials from within 500 km of the factory including steel edges from Germany, woodcores from Slovenia and inserts from Italy. GST’s central location to these premier material suppliers allows us to use less energy and transportation resources than if we were to build our boards in a private factory in the USA and source materials from around the world. Our environmental footprint is even further reduced by GST’s own practices. The company is a pioneer in sustainable ski/board manufacturing as the factory runs on recycled water and green energy.

Germany
Special TopsheetSteel EdgesStickers
FiberglassInserts
CarbonCarbon base
Switzerland
Inks
Varnish
Austria
TopsheetBaseEpoxy
Steel edgeShrink-foilSidewall
StickersDigital-Print topsheet
Italy
Wood Veneers
Slovenia
Woodcore
Insert