The Vacation "MELTDOWN" Shane McFalls x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding ImageThe Vacation "MELTDOWN" Shane McFalls x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding Image

The Vacation

Meltdown

Shane McFalls 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: 350 Pair

Public Release: August 1, 2022

Waist Width: 104mm

J Says Best For:
Soft groomers / Powder / Park / Glades / Freestyle

Personality

Soft & PlayfulHappy MediumStiff & Aggressive

Conditions

70% powder
30% groomers
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The Artwork

Shane McFalls x J Collab

Not sure why it took so long to create a ski graphic with Shane McFalls, but we finally did it! We’ve actually been working on random projects together for decades. He’s the dude who shot and edited all the legendary “Traveling Circus” episodes back in the day for me at Line.

I always catch myself laughing out loud when I come across Shane’s drawing of animals acting like humans doing dumb stuff… but it also makes me think, hmmm maybe humans are actually the dumb ones on this planet. Ha!

For this graphic we just let Shane run wild! He's got an iconic hand drawn style so he first drew all of the characters with pen, and then colored them in with crayon and watercolor to make them pop off the ski. The graphic is absolutely hilarious but also has a great underlying message that Shane was inspired by after realizing how much garbage he was seeing out in nature. Someday the animals may have the last laugh…

I'm only building 350 pairs of these Limited edition skis and hand signing and numbering each. Don’t wait, or a giraffe may be the one riding them!

For great art and good laughs follow Shane on Instagram

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The Vacation

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A wide ski with a soft playful flex for throwing tricks all over the mountain from the park to the pow.

“The Vacation” is the ultimate getaway from traditional boring skis! It features a truly one-of-a-kind, soft flex pattern that’s equally distributed throughout the length of the ski. This enables it to match transitions and excel at a larger variety of freestyle terrain so you can throw down with more style and control, without getting bucked. Its 104mm waist is super versatile, it floats easily in powder, yet is quick enough to also shred all over the mountain, including the park. The added surface area under foot makes for stable landings and provides even more balance and control when buttering and sliding rails. I designed the tips with a very smooth rocker and a unique early tapper geometry for a catch-free, effortless, surfy feel. You can pivot on a dime, and never have to worry again about catching your tips when popping from forward to backwards, buttering, or throwing tricks… even in fresh snow. If your idea of fun is to slash, press, air, butter, nollie & jib from untracked pow to the park and everywhere in between, it’s time for a Vacation!

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The Vacation IN THE WILD

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This ski is kind of a big deal!
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NewschoolersNewschoolers

    "One of the most well-rounded playful all-mountain skis we’ve been on."

    - Blister Gear Review

    "Truly constructed for your enjoyment, these skis feature a distinctively tapered geometry that's designed to pivot quickly and avoid tip/tail catching when you're swapping from forwards to backwards."

    - Freeskier Magazine

    "The Vacation is a very versatile ski that can handle everything from groomer days to full on pow days."

    - Powder Magazine

    "The Vacation is geared toward the daily charger who slides both on boxes and in skintracks."

    - Backcountry Magazine

    "Their flex pattern staying consistently soft opens up a lot of possibilities for skiing differently on otherwise ordinary terrain."

    - 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

Length166cm173cm180cm186cm
Dimensions127 - 104 - 122127 - 104 - 122127 - 104 - 122127 - 104 - 122
Sidecut Radius15.3m16.9m18.5m20.1m
Weight Per Ski1840g1890g2045g2195g
The Vacation "MELTDOWN" Shane McFalls x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design GraphicThe Vacation "MELTDOWN" Shane McFalls x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design Graphic