The Friend


Ahmet's Brother x J Collab

112 reviews

J Says Best For: Bottomless Powder / Backcountry / Trees / Crud

Waist Width: 117mm

1) Look at the size of your current skis and consider if you like the length or prefer shorter or longer.

2) Remember that 2-3 cm is not going to make a huge difference. Over 5cm will start to make a difference in feel.

The chart below is for general reference based on your height, but you should also consider these other factors. . . 

Choose LONGER length if you:
- Feel your current skis are too small
- Want to ski faster & float better
- Are a heavier person so want more stability
- Are an expert, aggressive skier

Choose SHORTER length if you:
- Feel your current skis are too long
- Want easier maneuverability & float in powder is less important
- Are a light weight person and want more maneuverability
- Are a beginner, casual skier

Review the chart below and if you need more help deciding contact us >

Skier Height (ft'/in") Skier Height (cm) Suggested Ski Length (Intermediate) Suggested Ski Length (Expert)
4'4" 132cm 115-125cm 120-130cm
4'6" 137cm 125-135cm 130-140cm
4'8" 142cm 130-140cm 135-145cm
4'10" 147cm 135-145cm 140-150cm
5' 152cm 140-150cm 145-155cm
5'2" 158cm 145-155cm
5'4" 163cm 150-160cm 160-170cm
5'6" 168cm 155-165cm 165-175cm
5'8" 173cm 160-170cm 170-180cm
5'10" 178cm 165-175cm 175-185cm
6' 183cm 170-180cm 180-190cm
6'2" 188cm 175-185cm 185-195cm
6'4" 193cm 180-190cm 190-200cm
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Limited Edition Graphics

Total Made: 200 Pair

Public Release: August 01, 2021

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Ahmet's Brother

The Artwork

Ahmet's Brother x J Collab

Once again this hilarious graphic was conceived by none other than "Ahmet's Brother," the skier previously known as Giray Dadali. This is the 3rd and final graphic in his legendary "Brotherhood series" of Limited Edition skis we're releasing together. He set out this time to tell the true story of how he became one of skiing’s most unexpected outlaws from birth to today, stunting his way to freedom and never looking back!

I’m building only 200 pair of this Limited Edition graphic on "The Friend" ski that Giray rides to destroy bottomless pow and charge through chunder like Cadillac. I've hand signed and numbered each pair so you have a one-of-a-kind ski like no one else that people will still be talking about in the lift line many years from now. Grab your pair before the Brotherhood is gone forever...

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The Friend™

143 - 117 - 133

Effortlessly surf and play in powder with versatility to charge hard and blast through chop 

“The Friend” ski was designed in collaboration with athlete Giray Dadali to surf pow, stomp landings and charge harder with less effort than ever before…. so you don’t have to be a pro to ski like one! Its long, gentle rocker and 117mm waist keep you effortlessly floating, slashing and popping even on the deepest days. When the pow’s gone you’ll be able to count on its solid maple wood core and high energy carbon fiber to help you blast through chunder with an unprecedented smooth and reliable feel. The real surprise comes from its tight sidecut, enabling you to have fun gripping and ripping firm snow for versatility like none other. The Friend is a rare breed of powder ski earning it more awards than any other in its class. Float, surf, slash and butter in the deep pow until it gets tracked out, then have equal fun charging endless top to bottom chunder and groomer laps. This is a powder skier’s dream one-ski quiver!


The Friend In The Wild

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This Ski is Kind of a Big Deal

"The Friend doesn't require high speeds or open terrain to be fun. Overall, its damp ride and versatility in terms of skiing stance make it appealing to a wide range of skiers as a capable directional or freestyle option."

- Blister Gear Review

"For powder-hunters, The Friend should be considered essential when traveling out of bounds."

- Freeskier Magazine

"The Friend was designed with more than just overhead pow in mind: A sturdy maple core and surprisingly tight sidecut are intended to enable playfulness when the powder’s gone."

- Backcountry Magazine

"The Friend is the kind of ski I'd take on the trip of a lifetime without considering bringing a backup. It's PB&J exactly when you need it, and Dad made it."

- Powder Magazine (Ski of the Year)

"This is the ski you want if you need your legs to last all day, especially when it won’t stop puking snow. After all, no one should call it quits when the refills are free."

- SKI Magazine

the finest materials

By selling these skis factory direct to you, we're able to invest more money into using the highest quality materials possible for a game-changing level of premium performance & durability.


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Length 177cm 183cm 189cm
Dimensions 143-117-133mm 143-117-133mm 143-117-133mm
Sidecut Radius 17.2m 18.5m 20.2m
Weight Per Ski 2230g 2310g 2480g
Effective Edge 1440mm 1500mm 1560mm
Camber 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm
Rocker Height Tip / Tail 8 / 3mm 9 / 3mm 10 / 3mm
Tip / Tail Length 270 / 120mm 325 / 140mm 445 / 195mm
Tip / Tail Height 75 / 37.5mm 75 / 37.5mm 75 / 37.5mm
Boot from Center N/A N/A N/A
Boot from Tail 805mm 835mm 865mm

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