The Allplay "MERICA! Limited Edition
Inspired by YOU, we’re honored to present TO YOU, the official dual tipped ski of America. Each ski is hand made close to the USA, in Canada in honor of America’s world domination of everything awesome, including the dumb idea of changing the name of our sport to FREESKIING. So In honor of the back to back world war champs and owning the XXII (oldschool for 22) Winter Olympics we’re building only 22 pair of this limited edition ski. 5pr-171cm / 13pr-178cm / 4pr-184cm. This is your chance to buy the best ski in the world that truly says it all, in the name of us all. . . MERICA!!!!!!!
- 22 pair limited edition
- 98 width
- 171cm, 178cm, 184cm
America is awesome and stuff!
Late one night in November I was lounging & browsing the interwebz and came accross this Newschoolers.com thread asking J skis to create a MURICA ski. . . literally calling me out! After laughing my ass off at every ridiculous, yet genius post I was forced to make one of the toughest corporate decisions of my career. I agreed to make the ski! What you see here is me & Fank's interpretation of America's awesomeness in a graphic we think you'll be down with wearing on your feet for years to come. We hope you like it! Like all my skis, I'm hand signing & numbering each of only 22 limited edition pair guaranteeing you'll be the only skier at your mountain repin Merica! like this. These skis are as valuable as America itself! (is that worth a lot?) So get 'em before they're gone!
J98 SKI SHAPE
This is the exact same shape & ski construction as my FIRST! ski. The 98 shape is a true one ski quiver for shredding from the park to the trees & everywhere in between like the whole mountain is your personal playground. The 98mm waist width & slight rocker float like a powder ski with plenty of ninja-like quickness for laying down carves and switchups on rails. The sturdy flex underfoot automatically stomps big air landings for you and holds an edge on ice like a samurai sword cutting butter. The softer tips makes buttering as easy as butter & super nimble & flowy over uneven terrain & tight transition. The full-length Maple wood core is extremely durable with tons of pop for effortlessly ollieing over ropes & gapers. This is the ski you'll ride every day and never wish you had anything else, and as always, backed by our 100% money back guarantee!
Lengths cm: 171, 178, 184
Shape mm: 120-98-117
Sidecut Radius m: avg. 21
Suggested Boot Mount cm: 4 back from center
Tip Height tip/tail mm: 62 / 62
Rocker Height tip/tail mm: 3 / 3
Rocker Length tip/tail cm: 17 / 17
Rocker + Tip Length tip/tail cm: 28 / 28
SHIPPING: To US & Canada only, by ground from Quebec, Canada
Medium supportive flex underfoot to stomp landings & hold a solid edge all over the mountain. The symmetric tip and tail flex is rated #3, not too stiff, not too soft. Plenty of support to keep you on your feet yet enough flex for fun butters & big ollies.
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High Definition Graphics
You already know I put a lot of value in graphics!
Ski & snowboard companies use the traditional, age old process of silk screening which is very labor intensive, requires high volumes & has a very low resolution image quality, you’ve seen the dots!
This fall our factory has purchased a state of the art, Fuji UV Flat bed printer. This is a $170,000 machine that enables me to print any image in photo real high resolution from my computer directly to the plastic top & base like you would at home on your inkjet printer. The resolution is unbelievable photo real and we can print on-on-the-fly as many or as few quantities as we want, with no additional costs. The result . . . look at our ski’s graphics.
Parabolic 4 Radius Rocker
Rocker is traditionally referenced as the area of the ski between last point of camber in contact with the snow until the traditional starting point of the tip. Unlike most rocker geometries, we’re no longer thinking of them as separate entities. Instead we’re actually blending the rocker & tip shapes into one-and-the same.
We’ve designed our Rocker Tips by blending 4 different radii into one smooth parabolic curve from the last point the camber to the very tip, just like a surfboard. The result is a much, much, much smoother profile tip shape that has no abrupt kinks, flat spots or awkward changes. Your tips will rise up out of the snow with less effort and you’ll lay down carves that utilize much more of your full edge length always feeling intuitive.
Maple & Aspen Core
Maple eh! the factory is in Quebec, I live in Vermont. We got maple!
MAPLE is a very expensive high quality, hard wood, thus the reason it’s used to build floors and furniture to last a lifetime. When used as a ski core, it absorbs impact, has a ton of energy, keeps your binding screws in, and most importantly, maple syrup tastes great.
We run 4 – 20mm wide Maple laminates the entire length of the core. Under your foot the core is comprised of approximately 80% Maple & 20% Aspen with solid Maple over the edges for unpresidented power & durability.
ASPEN is incredibly lightweight and provides plenty of strength when laminated alongside Maple. At the tips of my skis you’ll see more of the light colored Aspen, 4 – 20mm wide Aspen laminates covering approximately 70% of the surface area for for dramatically reduced swing weight.
Full Height Sidewalls
We’re using good ol’ durable, fast, impact absorbing Ultra High Molecular Weight base material for our sidewalls. For the same reason it's used on your ski's bases, UHMW is great at absorbing vibrations & resisting impact. Take a metal pipe and hit it against a rock, then do the same with a piece of plastic. The metal vibrates through to your bones & the plastic absorbs the vibration for you. That’s the difference of having plastic shock absorbing sidewalls over your edges. We’re cutting the sidewalls to a 10* angle, with a nice step at the bottom for a nice long tuning life.
We are officially using the thickest edges in the industry 2.5mm x 2.5mm. More metal = more durable. Whether you’re accidentally hitting a rock or purposely sliding a rail, you’re edges will live a much longer life. You’ll also be able to re-tune many more times or file them round to slide rails longer.
I don’t match my clothes but I always match my base & edge. We use the thickest base in the industry 1.8mm. It’s a sintered Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, basically it’s super hard & fast, just like your _______ likes.
Think of a ski like a phone book, every page = layer of material in the ski. Then bend your phonebook you’ll see every page slide against each other, this is “shear”. This shear force trys to separate, thus delaminate all the layers in your ski every time it’s flexed.
I won’t build a ski without running a layer of thin rubber around the full perimeter of the ski over the entire edge, plus the full width of the tip and tail. The rubber acts as an insulator so that the edge and other materials can slide against each other when flexing without delaminating to dramatically improve durability.
Quasi Isotropic Fiberglass
Fiberglass works like a guitar string, when it is flexed it wants to flex back, that’s the energy or pop you feel in a ski. However this energy can only be applied in the direction of the actual fiberglass length. This means the more directions of fiberglass, the more energy, pop & responsiveness. (forward, side to side, torsionally, etc.)
Industry standard “Triaxial” fiberglass runs in only three directions: 0, 45, -45. We use a Quasi Isotropic fiberglass configuration, same as the aerospace industry to maximize energy & strength in as many directions as possible. Our fiber is running on 4 different axis 0, 90, +45, -45, again more cost, but worth the performance.
LOVE THESE SKIS OR YOUR MONEY BACK!
I personally guarantee these are the best skis & you'll love them. If for any reason within your first 3 days on the hill you don't love them, you can literally send them back, & I'll refund your total product & shipping costs, no questions asked! If you don't like em', send them back & we'll ride them!
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY!
It's 2013! You buy your clothes, your electronics, even your furniture directly from the company that makes it, why not your skis? Traditional ski companies sell skis to a middle-man (ski shops) who then mark up the price & sell them to you. I have nothing against ski shops, we're just doing things differently here. We're cutting out the middle-man & investing the money back into higher quality, higher performing product and selling it directly to you so you get the best skis possible at near wholesale prices.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FACTORY
You support your local farmer, local music, local restaurant, now you can support your local ski company. We design our skis in Vermont & build them in Quebec, North America is a place where skiing is part of life. During the week we turn wood & epoxy into skis, on the weekends we ride them. As our own best customer, performance & durability is our #1 priority, this is why we confidently back all our skis with a 100% Money Back Guarantee.
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THESE 22 SKIERS OWN THIS SKI . . . Welcome to team MERICA!!!
Share your shred!
Mike Nick - Essex Junction, Vermont, MERICA!
James Hamilton - Denver, Colorado, MERICA!!!
Eric Rodriquez - Saratoga, New York, MERICA!!!!
Darrin Levinthal - Northglen, Colorado, MERICA!!!!!
John Klopp - Boston, Massachusetts, MERICA!!!!!!
Beardsexter - Zephyr Cover, Nevada, MERICA!!!!!!
Mike Getlin - Santa Monica, California, MERICA!!!!!!!
Eric Mohen - Kenmore, Washington, MERICA!!!!!!!!!
James H - Denver, Colorado, MERICA!!!!!!!
Patrick Stewart - Pictou, Nova Scotia, CAAANADAAAA!!!
Matt McKee - Springfield, Ohio, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!
Allen Klingsporn - Mankato, Minnesota, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stephen Hall - Dracut, Massachusetts, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marc Schaer - Arvada, Colorado, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sandra Joyce - Bayfield, Colorado, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andrew Sterling- Egg Harbor, New Jersey, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Mckay - NEW ZEEEEELAND!!!!
Justin Ardagh - Nevada City, California, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leandro Vazquez - Charlotte, Vermont, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dave Fredrickson - Concord, New Hampshire, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leandro Vazquez - Charlotte, Vermont, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Troy Merriman - Helena, Montana, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Taylor Gugliellmino - Chevy Chase, Maryland, MERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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