Mike Svob x J Collab
Ships Monday if ordered today.
Total Made: 450 Pair
Public Release: August 4, 2023
Waist Width: 90mm
The Joyride Awards
Mike Svob x J Collab
It’s an honor to create this second collaboration with artist Mike Svob after his previous ski, “Moraine Lake,” sold out in weeks. As a skier himself, Mike was eager to contribute another beautiful painting to our 10 Year Limited Edition Ski Collection. Mike lives in British Columbia and is a master of watercolors, acrylics and oils, known for his signature strong, bold color. He's not only an award-winning artist, but also a leading art teacher and workshop instructor. Check out some of his online instructional videos... maybe you'll be designing our next ski!
This breathtaking piece is of Cathedral Mountain, a 10,463-foot complex massif located 6km northwest of Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park, in the Canadian Rockies.
Mike describes his inspiration, "As an artist, I try to capture the essence of the moment, distill out what is unnecessary and add my twist so the viewer is left with an impression of the landscape that will endure through time.”
We’re building only 450 pair of this Limited Edition ski and hand-signing and numbering each pair so you own a unique work of art like no one else.
This shred stick makes skiing more fun, with less effort, for more skiers!
The Joyride’s lively flex will pop you in and out of turns and have you playing all over the mountain like you’re in a video game, about to get the high score! At 90mm underfoot it rips quick turns, supported by a long camber and minimal rocker that grips firm snow without even trying. Our signature Maple wood core, full height sidewall and extra thiccc base and edge has got your back… you’ve never experienced durability like this before! The Joyride is also available in the largest size range we’ve ever offered, from 140-182cm, so kids, teens, adults and extraterrestrials can all enjoy the ride. Whether you’re just getting into skiing, or on your way to the X Games, you’ll be gripping, ripping, poppin, bumpin, butterin, and slayin the resort, having more fun with less effort than ever before. Enjoy the ride!
The Joyride IN THE WILD
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This ski is kind of a big deal!
Super fun ski. Really light swingweight so I found them easy to bring around. A very joyful ride.
Buttery, yet trustworthy, with a pension for carving firm snow. Would 'swipe right' on these.
- Freeskier Magazine
The Finest Materials
Carbon Fiber Construction
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.
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.
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