Mike Svob x J Collab
Artist Mike Svob has spent decades mastering watercolors, acrylics and oils, known for his signature strong, bold color. He's not only an award-winning artist, but also a leading teacher and workshop instructor, check out some of his online instructional videos... maybe you'll be designing our next ski?
This beautiful piece is of Moraine Lake, a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, just 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta. Its waters are known for their amazing colour, a vivid shade of turquoise that changes in intensity throughout the summer as the glaciers melt.
Mike describes his inspiration, "I've always been deeply moved by the colorful patterns and subtle shades of light upon the landscape. The warm sparkle of fresh snow in a cool winter light, the patterns made by trees dancing in the wind, or the soft, ghostly lost edges from water falling and splashing on rocks. As an artist, I try to capture the essence of the moment, distill out what is unnecessary and add my twist so the viewer is left with an impression of the landscape that will endure through time.”
I’m printing only 450 pair of "The Allplay" skis with this beautiful new Limited Edition graphic and hand-signing and numbering each pair so you own a unique ski like no one else.
See more of Mike's artwork and instruction videos at Mikesvob.com
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The mid-width ski in our Play Collection with a softer flex for a more buttery feel on firm snow, plus added float in boot deep powder.
Regardless of the terrain, these light and nimble skis are no work… ALL PLAY! The "Allplay" has a versatile 98mm width and innovative shape and flex provide for the best of all worlds. Reliable precision under foot for ripping all-mtn, wide enough to easily float boot deep freshies in the trees, and a light, playful, buttery feel for throwing tricks in the park & all over the hill. Its unique, forgiving flex is evenly distributed throughout the entire length of the ski, which enables it to easily conform to all transitions and terrain for added confidence in bumps and throwing tricks off every feature you come across. I designed the tips with a very gentle rocker and early tapper shape for a catch-free, effortless, surfy feel. You’ll be able to quickly pivot in tight zones and never have to worry about catching an edge again, even in the pow. The Allplay is guaranteed to be the most fun, playful and versatile skis you’ve ever ridden, turning the entire mountain into your personal playground.
The Allplay In The Wild
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This Ski is Kind of a Big Deal
"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."
the finest materials
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Weight Per Ski||1660g||1690g||1785g||1945g||1955g|
|Rocker Height Tip / Tail||3 / 3mm||3.25 / 3.25mm||3.5 / 3.5mm||3.75 / 3.75mm||4 / 4mm|
|Tip / Tail Length||240 / 240mm||250 / 250mm||260 / 260mm||270 / 270mm||280 / 280mm|
|Tip / Tail Height||55 / 55mm||55 / 55mm||55 / 55mm||55 / 55mm||55 / 55mm|
|Boot from Center||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm||-4cm|
|Boot from Tail||745mm||760mm||795mm||825mm||855mm|