Yup. This is it! The first ski I'm designing and selling under my new ski company, J. I'm using my new 98 shape and only making 100 pair so now is your chance to claim FIRST!
- 100 pair Limited Edition
- 98 width
- Ship date:
- SHIPPING NOW!
- 171cm, 178cm, 184cm
Yup! These are the best skis in the world.
Over the past 18 years I've worked relentlessly with some of the most innovative engineers, progressive legendary athletes and forward thinking designers in the world. I've developed & tested over a thousand different prototypes, designed & brought to market over 250 different award winning ski models and sold over half a million skis to you.
I chose this ski design for my first ski under my new company because it is my personal favorite. I like to ski from the park to the trees and back without wishing I was on something else. Sometimes I only ski icy parks, sometimes fresh pow in the trees and other times, I'm just trying to set a new speed record switch. I'm an east coaster but I think this is an awesome everyday ski no matter where you are because it's the one ski that can truely do it all. I'll be hand signing & numbering each pair, only 100 so get yours before they're gone.
SHIPPING: To US & Canada only, by ground from Quebec, Canada
Lengths cm: 171, 178, 184cm
Shape mm: 120-98-117
Sidecut Radius m: avg. 21
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
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.
Watch video of us designing the ski graphic
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 100 SKIERS OWN THIS SKI . . . Welcome to the team!
Share your shred! #Jfirst
1) Jeff Williams - winner of the first pair!
2) Francois Sylvain, Quebec City, Quebec, US
3) Melissa - New York US
4) Newgard - Washington US
5) Alex - California US
6) Griffin Pitcher - Michigan US
7) Mark Bellack - Vermont US
8) Captain Ryan Binkley - Alsaka US
9) Teddy @summitskiboard - Massachusetts US
10) Teddy @summitskiboard - Massachusetts US
11) Teddy @summitskiboard - Massachusetts US
12) Jack (owe's his parents bigtime) Tuttle - Saskatchewan, Canada
13) Sam "I now have no rent money" Snyder - Vermont, US
14) Anthony Gibbons - Burlington, Vermont, US
15) Braden Kirwin - Maryland, US
16) Andrew Douglas - Shelburne, Vermont, US
17) Jordan - Pennsylvania, US
18) Davide - Astoria, New York, US
19) BP - Washington, US
20) Jason Levinthal - Shelburne, Vermont, US
21) Kazuhiko Tokubuchi - Tokyo, Japan
22) eRod - New York, US
23) Stefan - Bucharest, Romania
24) Tim Maher - Vermont, US
25) Andy@AlpineShop - Vermont, US
26) Hawk - Minnesota, US
27) Neil Sotirakopoulos - Hadley, Massachusetts, US
28) Niko Ruderman - California, US
29) Brian Boardman - Burlington, Vermont, US
30) Winston - South Burlington, Vermont, USA
31) Jon Oshaughnessy - Oregon, US
32) Reg Pare - Colorado, US
33) Chris McGuire - Linconshire, United Kingdom
34) Joe Geatani - Vermont, US
35) Travis Turcot - Vermont, US
36) Sam turcot - Vermont, US
37) Sam Boardman - Rome, Italy
38) Ben Wallace - Colorado, US
39) Josh Malczyk - Washington, US
40) Owen Batt - South Yarra, Australia
41) Anders Olaf - Washington, US
42) Matt Mulzer - Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
43) JF Bouchard - Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
44) josh maetche - Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
45) Sam Laurencelle - Meriden, Conneticut, US
46) Fank - Seattle Washington, US
47) Rodney Davis - Canton, Ohio, US
48) Jennifer Gentzlinger - Huntington, New York, US
49) Billy Elpp - Northville, New York, US
50) Rob Maloney - Lake Tahoe, California, US
51) Vincent Genereux - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
52) Uncle Wimpy - Northville, New York, US
53) Mike 'Robo' Smith - Reno, Nevada, US
54) Mike Smith - Winchester, Massachusetts, US
55) Dave Malone - Syracuse, New York, US
56) Jay Moltz - Rochester, Vermont, US
57) Isaiah - Barre, Vermont, US
58) Robby Soretto - Boulder, Colorado, US
59) Dave Langsted - Kirkland, Washington, US
60) Steve Simons - Bennington, Vermont, US
61) Powerbong2000 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
62) Jonathan Millar - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
63) ScottRD - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
64) DAFF - Clinton Township, Michigan, US
65) Darrin Ripcon - Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
66) Matthew Simons - Quebec, Canada
67) Paul Roland - Philadelphia, Pensylvania, US
68) Wallace Kenny - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
69) Simon Smith - Wells Kent, United Kingdom
71) Francis Brissette-Cote - Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
72-76) 7 pair used for demo
75) Ryan Randolph - Mendham, New Jersey, US
77) Pat - Quebec, Quebec, Canada
78) Brecken Burke - Adams, Massachusetts, US
79) Joseph - Springvale, Maine, US
80) Russ Bryant - Enumclaw, Washington, US
81) William Arkrot - Stockholm, Sweden, US
82) Mathew Fregly - Mt Pleasant, Utah, US
83) Haig Didizian - London, UK
84) Robert Heist - Boston, Massachusetts, US
85) Rodrick Bloom - Springfield, Vermont, US
86) Brad Hess - Leesburg, Virginia, US
87) Harrison - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
88) Frederik Aurtande - Norway
89) Gary Buntmann - Greenwood Village, Colorado, US
90) Steve Garrett - Williamsburgh, Virginia, US
91) Drew Turner - Broomfield, Colorado, US
92) MJB - Wilson, Wyoming, US
93) Kevin Butler - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
94) Hagop Didizian - London, UK
95) Jason Levinthal - Shelburne, Vermont, US
96) Ian MItchell - Telluride, Colorado, US
97) Rick Harley - North Hampton, New Hampshire, US
98) Jason Boone - Bend, Oregon, US
99) Josh - Watertown, Massachusetts, US
100) Robin Oconner - Santa Fe, New Mexico, US
Questions call (802) 585-1098 email firstname.lastname@example.org