Whether your tour itinerary includes tree runs, tight gullies or wide open bombing runs, the Hovercraft Split truly shines in the backcountry. It’s nimble, squat shape provides the float of a board much longer but the short running length makes it lighter on your legs skinning up. The blunt nose and directional rocker of the Hovercraft keep you surfin’ on top of the soft stuff, while the stiff tail and Mellow Magne-Traction keep you stable through any unexpected crust. The Hovercraft Split also features inner edge Magne-Traction for added edge grip on ascent. For playful control on the way down, the base along the tail edges of the Hovercraft are beveled up one degree to eliminate the edge catch. New for 2016, the Hovercraft’s bamboo wood topsheet features burned ‘no-ink’ logo graphics.