The Hotshot

Nocturnal Daydream

Ryan Schmies x J Collab

146 reviews

J Says Best For: Soft groomers / Powder / Glades / Steep & deep / Freeride

Waist Width: 106mm

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Limited Edition Graphics

Total Made: 450 Pair

Public Release: September 14, 2020

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The Artwork

Ryan Schmies x J Collab

I'm super stoked to be collaborating with Ryan Schmies on another sick & twisted (soon to be legendary) ski graphic! Ryan is from another dimension and occasionally travels back in time to our parallel universe to share images from a world we would never otherwise see. These sketches of the actual animals from Ryan's home dimension truly defy all physics of the space-time continuum in a way that even NASA has yet to understand.

This is why it's so fun to collaborate with Ryan, you never know what's going to come out of his pen. Even after working with him for years he always blows me away! This time I asked him to create another one of his mind-numbing drawings of the animals from his home town zoo. 

This is the kind of ski graphic that skiers will move aside to make room for you in the lift line wishing they had graphics as dope as yours, and don't even get me started on how these will enhance your après!

Last year Ryan's collab graphic sold out before the season even started, so grab a pair of these Nocturnal Daydreams before they're gone! We're only building 450 pair of this new Limited Edition graphic and I'm hand-signing and numbering each pair so you own unique ski like no one else.

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The Hotshot™

134 - 106 - 124

The widest ski in our Charge Collection for spending the most time in powder while maintaining firm snow reliability.

“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.


The Hotshot In The Wild

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This Ski is Kind of a Big Deal

"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

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.


Compare Models

Length 170cm 177cm 183cm 189cm
Dimensions 134-106-124mm 134-106-124mm 134-106-124mm 134-106-124mm
Sidecut Radius 16m 17m 18m 19m
Weight Per Ski 2050g 2230g 2290g 2450g
Effective Edge 1380mm 1440mm 1500mm 1560mm
Camber 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm
Rocker Height Tip / Tail 7.5 / 4mm 8 / 4mm 8.5 / 4mm 9 / 4mm
Tip / Tail Length 260 / 95mm 275 / 100mm 290 / 105mm 300 / 110mm
Tip / Tail Height 70 / 40mm 70 / 40mm 70 / 40mm 70 / 40mm
Boot from Center N/A N/A N/A N/A
Boot from Tail 775mm 805mm 835mm 865mm

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