The Hotshot "NEVERMORE" Gilang Sahara x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding ImageThe Hotshot "NEVERMORE" Gilang Sahara x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Shredding Image

The Hotshot

Nevermore

Gilang Sahara 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: 106mm

J Says Best For:
Soft Groomers / Powder / Glades / Steep & Deep / Freeride

Personality

Soft & PlayfulHappy MediumStiff & Aggressive

Conditions

70% powder
30% groomers
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The Artwork

Gilang Sahara x J Collab

Gilang Sahara is an artist based in Indonesia who maintains a super low profile, we’ve never even seen him, even after collaborating on this graphic! We were actually shocked when we got a response after reaching out to him. This insanely elusive artist brings pen and ink work to the next level with a truly impressive amount of detail making it well worth taking on the manhunt to bring this ski graphic to life, or should I say death?

I’m only building 350 pairs of these limited edition skis and hand signing and numbering each. Taste death, live life! Pick up a pair before they’re gone forever!

Check out more insane pen and ink artwork from Gilang on his Instagram and Facebook

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The Hotshot

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A badass freeride ski with smooth power, playful float and no effort charging to conquer any terrain!

“The Hotshot” charges harder and surfs easier than other Freeride skis backed by a massive sweet spot that feels intuitive and easy to handle in all terrain and conditions with no speed limit. We optimized the shape and location of the “Light Metal” Titanal laminate to add more power where you need it, and reduced weight where you don’t. The result is a powerful, smooth, stable ski that will boost your confidence blasting through chop, bumps, and stomping landings like a pro. Like all J skis, The Hotshot maintains unmatched precision when ripping groomers. Just roll it over and the entire edge including the rockered tips become fully engaged for a solid reliable feel.

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This ski is kind of a big deal!
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    Easy but supportive, this ski dominates airs and drops by having some of the best landing gear in the game.

    - Powder Magazine

    Damp and composed when skiing fast in challenging conditions, yet it’s not a ski that requires you to be on your A-game all the time.

    - Blister Gear Review

    It's easy to rock through bumps and pillage variable snowpack, but also disengages a turn when need be.

    - Freeskier Magazine

    A very easy, smooth, and versatile ski. It’s predictable even if you make mistakes.

    - SKI Magazine

The Finest Materials

Metal Construction

By selling these skis factory directly to you, we can invest more money into using the highest quality materials possible for a game-changing level of premium performance & durability.

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Titanal Metal Laminate

More power & stability where you need it!
Unique to this model ski, I'm using a titanal metal laminate on the top and bottom of the core. Instead of running it edge to edge, tip to tail, I've optimized the metal laminate’s geometry & location running only narrow strips down the center and ending it before the tips. This way there's enough metal to dramatically increase power, stability & dampening over the length of the ski in contact with the snow, however the tips are lighter for dramatically reduced swing weight to maintain a nimble, lively & fun feel. You'll notice the tail of the ski metal geometry has slightly less metal to allow for a more playful and forgiving exit out of your turns while the tip has more for powerful initiation and reduced chatter in the tips. You'll feel like you're on a GS race ski when you're carving it up, yet be shocked how fun & nimble it feels in tight trees, chutes and even the bumps. Enjoy!

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

Length170cm177cm183cm189cm
Dimensions134 - 106 - 124134 - 106 - 124134 - 106 - 124134 - 106 - 124
Sidecut Radius16m17m18m19m
Weight Per Ski2050g2230g2290g2450g
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