Yup, this is for real!
I've wanted to create a Bob Ross ski graphic for as long as I can remember and it's finally here. So as Bob would have said, "lets make some happy little trees skis"
Bob is more than just one of the most iconic painters of the 20th century, he's also a visionary, a prophet and obviously a jedi master when it comes to painting happy little trees! If you've never watched his show, do a quick search, sit back, relax and learn the joy of painting! You'll immediately become star struck by his super natural afro, and with enough practice you too can learn how to harness the power of happy little accidents.
Due to the gigantic number of Bob Ross fans (AKA all humans), this ski will likely sell out faster than any ski I've ever made. Remember, I’m building only 450 pair of this new Limited Edition graphic on our one of our most popular skis, The Allplay. I also hand sign and number each pair so you have a unique ski... just like Bob's artwork. If you're at all considering this ski, I strongly suggest you order yours immediately before they're gone forever...
The New York Times also recently put out an awesome video on the history of Bob Ross and where all his paintings live today, check it out here...
The Allplay™ Specs
|WEIGHT PER SKI||1630g||1710g||1790g||1860g||1960g|
|ROCKER HEIGHT TIP / TAIL||3 / 3mm||3.25 / 3.25mm||3.5 / 3.5mm||3.75 / 3.75mm||4 / 4mm|
|TIP / TAIL LENGTH||240 / 240mm||250 / 250mm||260 / 260mm||270 / 270mm||280 / 280mm|
|TIP / TAIL HEIGHT||60 / 60mm||60 / 60mm||60 / 60mm||60 / 60mm||60 / 60mm|
|BOOT FROM CENTER||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm|
|BOOT FROM TAIL||745mm||760mm||795mm||825mm||855mm|
I’ve spent over two decades designing, developing, and continually refining the industries most innovative and award winning skis ever created. Now that I’m selling skis directly to you, I’m able to invest more money into using the most expensive, highest quality materials possible, sparing no expense like never before in the name of premium ski performance & durability. You’ll literally feel the difference the moment you make your first turn and still be stoked, years later like it was still your first day on them! This is why I confidently back all my skis with a money back 100% satisfaction guarantee. Learn more about this ski’s construction below…
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 witch 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 isdes of the sidewalls to a 10* angle, with a nice step at the bottom for easy tuning like race skis.
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.
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.
The Allplay™ Awards
Blister Recommended 20/21 - Allplay"Butters, slashes and presses feel natural on The Allplay thanks to its softer, yet intuitive, consistent flex pattern. In addition to being versatile in the park, it's also a solid option for taking a playful approach to the rest of the mountain, thanks to a fairly damp ride, predictable flex, and a good balance of soft- and firm-snow performance."
Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2021 - Allplay"Riding The Allplay is like participating in the sensual practice of the Kama Sutra: It's willing to bend and flex all for your pleasure, but can stand up to the rough stuff when the time comes. An absolute joy to ride; don't think, just play."
Blister Recommended 19/20 - Allplay"The Allplay falls into the class of very playful skis that function well inside and outside of the park. Butters, slashes, nose presses and tail presses all feel natural on The Allplay. In addition to being versatile inside the park, it's also versatile outside of it. So if you want a wider ski for hitting the park and natural feature and value playfulness over maximum stability The Allplay warrants consideration."
Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2020 - Allplay"The Allplay is an annual contender in FREESKIER’s Park Test for its unbelievably playful ride. If you want to butter the lip ofthe money booter, swing an easy three or just add a bit more pop into your life, the Allplay needs to be your go-to pair of twigs. It's soft enough to do butters but stiff enough to truck through anything.”
Blister Recommended 18/19 - Allplay"The Allplay is another very playful mid-fat ski that can pull double duty as a surfy park ski or an all-mountain jib ski. Butters, slashes, nose presses, and tail presses feel natural on The Allplay. It has a very intuitive, even flex pattern that is easy to click with right out of the box and can easily handle 40-50 foot jumps."
Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2019 - Allplay"These skis transition from carving on-piste to stomping landings in the park in a heartbeat. If you want to jib, surf and slide across a mountain face or in the terrain park, these are the skis for you. Go ahead, play all day on the Allplay!"
Backcountry Mag Gear Guide Select 2019 - Allplay"A fun and playful ski that's at home carving, buttering and slashing soft snow. An excellent Eastern tree charger and soft snow crud buster that excels at smooth, soft snow and quick turns."
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