The Friend V1

pioneer cabin

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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: 250 Pair

Public Release: August 21, 2017

Waist Width: 114mm

J Says Best For:
powder / freestyle
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The Friend V1

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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!

Lite Core

Light weight, ultra durable wood core for a lively feel and long life
Unlike our other J skis we run a Maple laminate on the inside the sidewall along the effective edge of the ski in contact with the snow. This adds torsional resilience and dampening not found on other brand's "light weight" skis. The rest of the ski we run Aspen laminates throughout to dramatically reduce weight while maintaining a lively feel. The result is the best of both worlds, a ski that is light for easy ups and maneuverability, yet with power, stability and durability not typically found on other brand's lighter weight skis.

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.

Lite Edge

More durability edges without the weight
We use hardened steel edges that are 33% thinner than our other J skis for reduced weight while still maintaining strength. We reduce the thickness by 0.2mm which is actually still thicker than other brands "light weight" skis, so they are far more durable if you accidentally hit a rock, while maintaining a much longer life when re-tuning.

Lite Base

Faster, lighter durable base material you can count on
We use a 30% thinner base that is 0.2mm thinner than our other J models to shave weight while still providing extreme durability. This base is actually thicker than other brand's "light weight" skis to guarantee you have far more durability when charging down. In addition our sintered Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene is actually the highest quality base material available built to absorb wax better, slide faster, and last longer. Yup! Hard, fast and lasts longer... just like your _______ likes.

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

Length173cm180cm186cm
Dimensions136 - 114 - 125136 - 114 - 125136 - 114 - 125
Sidecut Radius19.5
Weight Per Ski2350g