The Allplay "FRIENDS OF DOROTHY" Matty B x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding ImageThe Allplay "FRIENDS OF DOROTHY" Matty B x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding Image

The Allplay

Friends of Dorothy

Matty B x J Collab

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Waist Width: 97mm

J Says Best For:
Groomers / Boot Deep Powder / Park / Trees / Freestyle

Personality

Soft & PlayfulHappy MediumStiff & Aggressive

Conditions

50% groomers
50% powder
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Matty B x J Collab

200 Made

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Released June 6, 2024

Who’s Matty B, you ask?

Matty is a badass skier who helped pioneer the newschool movement, a business dude who launched one of freeskiing’s earliest rebel clothing brands while still in high school, a vocal leader of the LGBTQ+ ski community, and the most relentless, creative, and hilarious entrepreneur I know!

The base graphic came from a sticker that Matty printed and gave me a few years ago, which I’ve kept on my desk ever since. It simply said, “I am a gay skier” and was a genius play on the original “I am a skier” shirt that I made for Line back in the day. He’s a creative wizard, always making things his own, so it was fitting to put the words from the sticker loud and proud across the base of his ski.

Matty explains his inspiration for the topsheet graphic: “Winter Rendezvous Gay Ski Week at Stowe is always one of my favorite events of the year! I love the feeling of the community, everyone showing up exactly how they want to show up, how they want to be represented. This graphic is the embodiment of all of those different personalities within the LGBTQ+ and ski communities. If you look closely, you’ll see me with my best straight ally Joe Tyson, my partner Randy, and tons of other people and memories from the event over the years.”

We’re only making 200 pairs of this Limited Edition ski and just a few dozen “I am a Gay Skier” tees to go along with it. I hand-signed and numbered each pair, so you’ll be rocking a ski like no one else on the hill! Remember that Matty isn’t the only gay skier on the mountain, so if you want to ride a pair, make sure you order ASAP before they’re gone!

Watch this video to hear more from Matty about his experience creating his legendary “EC Headwear” brand at 13 years old, sponsoring Tom Wallisch while in college, his motivations for coming out, and his unique view of the world that keeps him loving life. Matty and I had such a fun time creating this ski, and our conversation in the video goes deeper into the process.

Follow @mattbenedetto to get the inside scoop on his personal life. To see his current evil genius entrepreneurial project, follow @unecessaryinventions.

In support of Pride and this collaboration with Matty, we’re donating $5,000 regardless of sales of this product to “Outright VT” who’s mission is building a Vermont where all LGBTQ+ youth have hope, equity, and power.

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Redesigned! The mid-width ski in our Play Collection is new and improved with added carvability to compliment the buttery, surfy feel.

For our 10 Year Anniversary we’ve completely redesigned the original ski that started it all! In 2013, The Allplay skyrocketed us into the skiing stratosphere, immediately earning it a cult following as the most playful ski on the market and continues to be our #1 selling ski a decade later.

J skis was founded on the philosophy that there’s always room to improve, so J team rider and lead ski engineer Giray Dadali spent the past two years on a mission to expand The Allplay’s legendary, playful feel into an even more funner time when carving around the mountain. This secret new recipe incorporates a tighter sidecut geometry, refined rocker profile, and slightly narrower 97mm waist working in unison with its legendary “deep flex.” This magical new design will launch you into carves easier, grip stronger, butter longer, and slash smoother than any ski you’ve ever ridden before. The catch-free tips guarantee an effortless and forgiving feel, so you can surf freely while never having to worry about catching an edge again. The GOAT maintains it’s one-of-a-kind flex we all love, flexing deeeeep underfoot to arc turns and give a true butter like you’ve never felt before. You’ll go from killing corduroy, to snaking tight trees, to busting 3-swaps like Sam Zahner all in the same run! Everywhere on the mountain these new and improved skis are guaranteed to be no work… ALL PLAY!

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This ski is kind of a big deal!
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NewschoolersNewschoolers

    Butters, slashes and presses feel natural on The Allplay thanks to its softer, yet intuitive, consistent flex pattern.

    - Blister Gear Review

    An absolute joy to ride; don't think, just play.

    - Freeskier Magazine

    A fun and playful ski that's at home carving, buttering and slashing soft snow.

    - Backcountry Magazine

    If 'Funskiing' were a test category, these would be at the top of the list.

    - Powder Magazine

    I’ve skied on dozens of skis and I could tell within 2 runs these were going to be great fun and easy to get along with.

    - Newschoolers

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.

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Carbon Fiber

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.

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

Length158cm165cm172cm179cm186cm
Dimensions122 - 97 - 118122 - 97 - 118122 - 97 - 118122 - 97 - 118122 - 97 - 118
Sidecut Radius15.6m17m17.5m19.0m20.5m
Weight Per Ski1670g1755g1840g1925g2040g
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