The Slacker "FIRST TRACKS" Chris Delorenzo x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding ImageThe Slacker "FIRST TRACKS" Chris Delorenzo x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding Image

The Slacker

First tracks

Chris Delorenzo x J Collab

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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: 450 Pair

Public Release: August 10, 2020

Waist Width: 110mm

J Says Best For:
Soft Groomers / Powder / Touring / Backcountry / Off-piste

Personality

Soft & PlayfulHappy MediumStiff & Aggressive

Conditions

80% powder
20% groomers
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Chris Delorenzo x J Collab

Chris Delorenzo is an artist hailing from the ice coast of Boston, Massachusetts. We're big fans of his unique style with super clean lines and simplified flowing illustrations and always sneaking in things to discover each time you take a closer look.

I gave him a call and after a little brainstorming we set out to use the long vertical ski canvas to visually tell the classic story of an epic day in the backcountry. Starting at the tail rolling up in your camper, then going for a walk in the woods, meeting critters along the way towards the prize at the top. When you get there, you pull off your skins with a mountain of pristine powder in front of you, ready to drop in to get the best “first tracks” of your life.

One of his first questions was, “can I get a pair of the skis too?” Welcome to the team Chris! I’m building only 350 pair of this new Limited Edition graphic on “The Slacker” ski and hand signing and numbering each pair so you have a very unique ski like no one else on the skin track.

See more of Chris's artwork at Chriselorenzo.com and follow him on Instagram

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The Slacker

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A lighter ski that also charges hard, making it the least nerdy touring ski in the world.

“The Slacker” is a powder-focused ski designed with uphill efficiency in mind, while maintaining the reliable downhill performance that J skis are known for. This ski is as happy spending 100% of its time riding lifts as it is venturing off into the unknown, a unique characteristic that leaves traditional nerdy, uphill specific skis behind. The Slacker's weight-conscious Aspen core and twin-tip shape make it light and ultra maneuverable to whip around through tight trees or chutes. A subtle tail notch provides reliable skin clip retention for fast transitions. Add our pre-cut skins that perfectly fit the skis and you're ready to go touring right out of the box! Charge, surf, slash, play, having more fun adventuring off the beaten path. Go get fresh tracks!

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This ski is kind of a big deal!
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    The Slacker does a great job of maintaining much of the predictability, versatility and playfulness of J's other skis, in a lighter package.

    - Blister Gear Review

    Anyone can hop aboard and drive, bend, and edge and just have a good day skiing. I could hand this to anyone who wants to ski powder without working too hard.

    - SKI Magazine

    This is the perfect crossover ski; light, playful and stable. It has great edge-to-edge feel that makes turning feel like buttering bread with a warm knife.

    - Freeskier Magazine

    While lightweight, you won't sacrifice performance coming back down. If your goal is to play on bigger lines and sidecountry powder, The Slacker will help you achieve it.

    - Powder Magazine

    Confidence-inspiring edge hold; The Slacker is a stable ski to throw hard into turns.

    - Backcountry Magazine

Lightweight AspenLightweight Aspen

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!

Xtra Lite Core

Light weight, durable wood core for the best up and down performance
Unlike our other J skis "The Escalator" and "The Slacker" feature a 100% Aspen wood core for maximum weight reduction while maintaining the torsional resilience and dampening not found on other brand's "light weight" skis. Aspen dramatically reduces weight, giving the ski an incredibly nimble feel. The result is the best of both worlds, a ski that is light for easy ups and maneuverability, yet with power, stability and durability not typically found on other brand's lighter weight skis.

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.

Lite Edge

More durability edges without the weight
We use hardened steel edges that are 33% thinner than our other J skis for reduced weight while still maintaining strength. We reduce the thickness by 0.2mm which is actually still thicker than other brands "light weight" skis, so they are far more durable if you accidentally hit a rock, while maintaining a much longer life when re-tuning.

Lite Base

Faster, lighter durable base material you can count on
We use a 30% thinner base that is 0.2mm thinner than our other J models to shave weight while still providing extreme durability. This base is actually thicker than other brand's "light weight" skis to guarantee you have far more durability when charging down. In addition our sintered Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene is actually the highest quality base material available built to absorb wax better, slide faster, and last longer. Yup! Hard, fast and lasts longer... just like your _______ likes.

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

Length169cm176cm182cm188cm
Dimensions136 - 110 - 128136 - 110 - 128136 - 110 - 128136 - 110 - 128
Sidecut Radius16.9m18.1m19.5m21.2m
Weight Per Ski1765g1835g1910g2020g
The Slacker "FIRST TRACKS" Chris Delorenzo x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design GraphicThe Slacker "FIRST TRACKS" Chris Delorenzo x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design Graphic