The Masterblaster v1

Dinosaur Jr

J Mascis x J Collab

$666

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All orders placed by 3pm EST on weekdays ship out the same day. Orders placed after 3pm or on weekends ship the next business day.All orders placed by 3pm EST on weekdays ship out the same day. Orders placed after 3pm or on weekends ship the next business day.J skis are backed by an industry leading 2-year warranty against manufacturing defectsJ skis are backed by an industry leading 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects5 Day On Snow Trial5 Day On Snow Trial

Total Made: 100 Pair

Public Release: January 15, 2021

Waist Width: 96mm

J Says Best For:
Groomed / Bumps / Trees / Powder under 10"

Personality

Soft & PlayfulHappy MediumStiff & Aggressive

Conditions

50% groomers
50% powder
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The Masterblaster v1 Awards

The Artwork

J Mascis x J Collab

It's a huge honor to be collaborating on a ski graphic with J Mascis, lead singer, song writer and guitarist of the legendary band Dinosaur Jr! In the early 90’s we’d listen Dinosaur Jr while skating because it would get us stoked after hearing their songs in skate videos. They’re credited as being some of the early pioneers of indie and alternative rock, though we just knew them as badass.

The artwork on this ski comes from Dinosaur Jr's “Where You Been” and “Without a Sound” album covers. Fun Fact: Neil Blender, pro skater at the time, actually created the artwork used on the cover of “Without a Sound." Local Western Mass artist and musician, Angry Johnny, did the "Where You Been?" artwork. 

Our designer made a play on the old “Listen To [insert big name band]” as a joke since Dinosaur Jr has always represented the opposite attitude. When you see someone flying through the air with these bases, you know the soundtrack playing in their head...

The best part of this collaboration is that J Mascis has been a die-hard skier his whole life! He lives in Amherst, MA and skis in Southern VT. Take a close look if you see these skis on the slopes because it might just be J riding them! ⁠

I’m only building 100 pair of these Limited Edition skis, each individually hand-signed and numbered. This legendary collab will be in high demand and sell out fast, so if you’re a fan of J & J make sure you grab a pair before they’re gone!

Follow on Instagram J Masics and Dinosaur Jr and check out their latest releases at Dinosaurjr.com and for a quick trip back to 1989 here's a classic skate seg


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The Masterblaster v1

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 96 

- 114

Quick, nimble, powerful high speed carving, with versatile float in pow

“The Masterblaster” is quick and precise like you’d expect from a 96mm waisted all-mountain ski, yet has a unique split personality that’s also incredibly fun and playful when you take it into fresh snow. I designed the tip with a subtle amount of rocker to help you float with ease in the pow and tight trees, yet maintain 100% edge engagement on firm snow. When you roll it over, the entire edge length is in contact with the snow, including the tip rocker to maximize grip - you get a predictable, solid, smooth and stable feel, instilling incredible confidence at high speeds. Its “Light Metal” Titanal laminate & maple wood core construction provides race-like power and precision, even on ice. From the steeps to the trees, bumps, and untracked corduroy, you’ll appreciate this ski’s one-of-a-kind versatility, laying down high-speed, hip dragging carves on the way to the lift like you’re racing toward an Olympic gold medal.

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    Handling reminiscent of a Corvette, paired with the all-terrain capabilities of a Land Cruiser. Total confidence in all conditions.

    - Freeskier Editors Pick

    "The Masterblaster made me feel like the fastest skier on the mountain, with the most control and the fastest reflexes."

    - Powder Magazine

The Finest Materials

Metal Construction

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

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Titanal Metal Laminate

More power & stability where you need it!
Unique to this model ski, I'm using a titanal metal laminate on the top and bottom of the core. Instead of running it edge to edge, tip to tail, I've optimized the metal laminate’s geometry & location running only narrow strips down the center and ending it before the tips. This way there's enough metal to dramatically increase power, stability & dampening over the length of the ski in contact with the snow, however the tips are lighter for dramatically reduced swing weight to maintain a nimble, lively & fun feel. You'll notice the tail of the ski metal geometry has slightly less metal to allow for a more playful and forgiving exit out of your turns while the tip has more for powerful initiation and reduced chatter in the tips. You'll feel like you're on a GS race ski when you're carving it up, yet be shocked how fun & nimble it feels in tight trees, chutes and even the bumps. Enjoy!

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.

Quasitropic Fiberglass

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.

SPECS

Length168cm175cm181cm187cm
Dimensions125 - 96 - 114125 - 96 - 114125 - 96 - 114125 - 96 - 114
Sidecut Radius15.8m16.9m18m19.1m
Weight Per Ski1920g1990g2169g2240g
The Masterblaster "DINOSAUR JR." J Mascis x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design GraphicThe Masterblaster "DINOSAUR JR." J Mascis x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design Graphic