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

The Slacker "First Tracks - Chris Delorenzo x J Collab"

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Model: The Slacker
Graphic: First Tracks - Chris Delorenzo x J Collab
Total Made: 450 Pair
Dimensions: 136-110-128 (Tip - Waist - Tail)
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The Slacker™ "First Tracks - Chris Delorenzo x J Collab" Graphic

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 there more to discover each time you take a closer look.

There's a piece he previously created of pine trees that caught my eye so I gave him a call. 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.

When I first reached out to him up, 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. Grab a pair before these one-of-a-kind skis sell out!

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The Slacker™ Model Info

The Slacker™

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

“The Slacker” is an all-terrain freestyle ski designed with uphill efficiency, while maintaining the solid, intuitive downhill performance J skis are known for. Built with the backcountry in mind, its weight-conscious aspen core construction coupled with maple running over the edges gives it a light yet one-of-a-kind solid feel. There's a subtle tail notch in the tail for reliable skin tail clip retention making touring easy without looking like a skimo nerd. We also offer pre-cut Pomoca skins that fit perfectly and are ready to go touring right out of the box! Unlike others, the Slacker is at home ripping around the resort as it is out of bounds, leaving traditional uphill specific skis behind. Smash, surf, play and have more fun adventuring off the beaten path. Go earn ‘em! #JSlackerSki

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The Slacker™ Specs

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LENGTH 176cm 182cm 188cm
DIMENSIONS 136-110-128mm 136-110-128mm 136-110-128mm
SIDECUT RADIUS 18.1m 19.5m 21.2m
WEIGHT PER SKI 1740g 1830g 1920g
EFFECTIVE EDGE 1440mm 1500mm 1560mm
CAMBER 3mm 3mm 3mm
ROCKER HEIGHT TIP / TAIL 8 / 3mm 9 / 3mm 10 / 3m
270 / 120mm
325 / 140mm
445 / 195mm
TIP / TAIL HEIGHT 70 / 35mm 70 / 35mm 70 / 35mm
BOOT FROM TAIL 800mm 830mm 860mm

The Slacker™ Construction

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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…

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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.


Sintered 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.

Rubber Laminate

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.

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.

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.

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