The Future x J Collab
J Says Best For: Hardpack / Fresh snow / Park / Moguls / Freestyle
Waist Width: 90mm
Limited Edition Graphics
Total Made: 50 Pair
Public Release: December 31, 2021
The Future x J Collab
We’ve been developing this new ski for next season and decided to built a few extra pair of prototypes to give you a rare opportunity to ski them now, before they’re released to the public next winter. This prototype is built with all of the same badass construction and geometry you’ll find in next year’s skis, but with our rare blacked out prototype graphic.
The image of the rocket represents our ahead of time engineering, and the fingers crossed 🤞 is for extra good luck the ski will perform and come back to earth like we intended. We also always write the Research & Development code on the tip to identify the version. This version out performed dozens of other variations and is ready for blast off!
It’s a very rare find, that’s waaaay ahead of it’s time, so grab yours before they’re gone for good! There's less than 50 pair available in size 182cm at a very special early release prototype price of $499. These skis are not elligible for additional discounts, i.e. "prodeal"
118 - 90 - 114
The narrowest ski in our Play Collection for the most nimble and playful feel on firm snow.
The Joyride In The Wild
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This Ski is Kind of a Big Deal
"Buttery, yet trustworthy, with a pension for carving firm snow. Would 'swipe right' on these."
- Freeskier Magazine
"Super fun ski. Really light swingweight so I found them easy to bring around. A very joyful ride."
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.
Lighter with more energy & pop than fiberglass
Just like fiberglass carbon needs to be fully stretched like a guitar string to give you the most pop. Unlike other brands of skis with wavy black carbon, not stretched, thus you’re not getting the energy out of it, we use pre-cured, pre-stretched carbon fiber laminates. This means the carbon is pre-stretched & cured under perfect conditions at the carbon fiber production facility prior to us receiving it. This pre-cured carbon laminate is twice the cost but also gives you many more times the performance. You’ll feel it!
Maple Wood Core
Highest quality wood for a lively energetic feel & long life
The factory is located in Quebec Canada, so we got Maple, eh! Maple is a very expensive high quality hard wood, thus the reason it’s used to build floors and furniture in your house that lasts a lifetime. Maple absorbs impact, and has a ton of energy for a very ski feel and long life. We run 4 – 20mm wide Maple laminates the entire length of the core, plus 100% under your foot for unprecedented energy, durability & binding screw retention. At the tips of my skis you’ll see more of the light colored Aspen which is incredibly lightweight with plenty strong when laminated alongside Maple for reduced swing weight at the tips.
Full Height Sidewalls
Maximum impact resistant & vibration dampening
We’re using super durable, high impact absorbing Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene for our sidewalls. This is the same material we use on our ski's bases. It’s very impact resistant and since it’s full height, it also absorbs more vibration like using a longer spring in your car’s suspension. 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 full height plastic shock absorbing sidewalls over your edges or not. We’re cutting the sides of the sidewalls to a 10* angle, with a nice step at the bottom for easy tuning like race skis.
Extra Thick Edge
The thickest, most durable edge in the industry
We use the thickest hardened steel edges in the industry 2.2mm 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.
High Performance Base
The fastest, thickest, most durable base material
I don’t match my clothes, but I always match my base & edge. We use the thickest edge so I also use the thickest base in the industry 1.8mm. I use sintered Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene, the highest quality base material available. It absorbs wax better, slides faster, and is more durable than any other base material. Basically it’s super hard & fast, like your _______ likes it.
Absorbs vibration and dramatically reduces risk of delam
Think of a ski’s construction like a magazine, each page = layers of material in the ski. Then bend your magazine 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 or the tips are slapped down on a jump landing. This is why I run a layer of thin rubber around the full perimeter of the ski over the entire edge, plus the full width of across 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. This dramatically improves durability & reduces vibration.
Fibers run in 4 directions to maximize energy & strength
Fiberglass works like a guitar string, when it is flexed it wants to spring back, that’s the energy or pop you feel in a ski. However this energy can only be applied in the direction the actual fiberglass is run. This means the more directions of fiberglass, the more energy, pop & responsiveness. Industry standard “Triaxial” fiberglass runs in only three directions, we use a Quasi Isotropic fiberglass configuration, same as the aerospace industry to maximize energy & strength in as many directions as possible, 4 different axis 0, 90, +45, -45. It costs more, but it’s worth the performance.
High Definition Digital Printing
You already know I put a lot of value in graphics! So instead of traditional silk screening with low resolution image quality, you’ve seen the dots! I’m using a state of the art, Fuji UV Flat bed printer, a $170,000 machine that enables me to print high resolution from my computer directly to the plastic top & base. The resolution is unbelievable photo-real so you’ll be one of few skiers in the world with skis looking this good on your feet.
|Weight Per Ski||1255g||1355g||1640g||1710g||1780g||1850g|
|Rocker Height Tip / Tail||2 / 2mm||2 / 2mm||2.5 / 2mm||2.5 / 2mm||2.5 / 2mm||2.5 / 2mm|
|Tip / Tail Length||110 / 110mm||120 / 120mm||205 / 190mm||205 / 190mm||205 / 190mm||205 / 190mm|
|Tip / Tail Height||56 / 52mm||56 / 52mm||56 / 52mm||56 / 52mm||56 / 52mm||56 / 52mm|
|Boot from Center||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm|
|Boot from Tail||655mm||710mm||770mm||805mm||835mm||870mm|