The Vacation

We Are Not Alone

ESO x J Collab

164 reviews
$629

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

Waist Width: 104mm

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Limited Edition Graphics

Total Made: 350 Pair

Public Release: August 31, 2020

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The Artwork

ESO x J Collab

Admit it! We've all had those crazy conversation with your friends looking up at the night sky about aliens and what could be out there. But have you ever looked into the math supporting the possibility? While searching through images of space, I stumbled on some mind blowing stuff...

We all know the Earth revolves around one star with several other planets all together making up our solar system. However, scientists estimate that there are tens of billions of solar systems in just OUR single galaxy. Crazy, right? Now think about this... They estimate there are over a hundred billion galaxies!!!

To put this into earth terms, imagine sitting on a beach and think about every tiny piece of individual sand from every beach and every desert on earth. It’s estimated that there are ten times more stars than grains of sand on our planet. This mind bender should help you answer your own question while looking up into the night sky.

Now getting back to this graphic, I reached out to some of the best photographers of the night sky on our planet, the European Southern Observatory. It can take them over a year to achieve a single photo that gathers enough light from far off galaxies to create one image. The base graphic we paid homage to the legendary Saturn V used during the Apollo 11 mission to safely land the first two humans on the moon in 1969. We've still got a long way to go...

Unlike the insane number of stars out there we're only building 350 pair of this new Limited Edition graphic on “The Vacation” ski and hand-signing and numbering each pair. So grab a pair before these before they sell out so next time you’re having that conversation with your buddy on the lift you can explain to them why we're not alone.

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The Vacation™

127 - 104 - 122

The widest ski in our Play Collection for effortless freestyle maneuverability in deeper powder while maintaining playful versatility in varying terrain.

“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

"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

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.

Specs

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Length 166cm 173cm 180cm 186cm
Dimensions 127-104-122mm 127-104-122mm 127-104-122mm 127-104-122mm
Sidecut Radius 15.3m 16.9m 18.5m 20.1m
Weight Per Ski 1840g 1890g 2045g 2195g
Effective Edge 1300mm 1370mm 1440mm 1500mm
Camber 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm
Rocker Height Tip / Tail 8.5 / 2mm 9 / 2mm 9.5 / 2mm 10 / 2mm
Tip / Tail Length 420 / 385mm 430 / 390mm 440 / 395mm 450 / 400mm
Tip / Tail Height 65 / 45mm 65 / 45mm 65 / 45mm 65 / 45mm
Boot from Center -4cm -4cm -4cm -4cm
Boot from Tail 790mm 825mm 860mm 890mm

The Vacation Reviews

We Are Not Alone
ESO x J Collab
$629.00