The Masterblaster "PREDATOR" Derek Muscat x J Collab Limited Edition Ski

The Masterblaster

Predator

DEREK MUSCAT x J Collab

★★★★★
★★★★★
328 Reviews
$666.00

J Says Best For: Groomed / Bumps / Trees / Powder Under 10"

Waist Width: 96mm

1) Look at the size of your current skis and consider if you like the length or prefer shorter or longer.

2) Remember that 2-3 cm is not going to make a huge difference. Over 5cm will start to make a difference in feel.

The chart below is for general reference based on your height, but you should also consider these other factors. . . 

Choose LONGER length if you:
- Feel your current skis are too small
- Want to ski faster & float better
- Are a heavier person so want more stability
- Are an expert, aggressive skier


Choose SHORTER length if you:
- Feel your current skis are too long
- Want easier maneuverability & float in powder is less important
- Are a light weight person and want more maneuverability
- Are a beginner, casual skier


Review the chart below and if you need more help deciding contact us >

Skier Height (ft'/in") Skier Height (cm) Suggested Ski Length (Intermediate) Suggested Ski Length (Expert)
4'4" 132cm 115-125cm 120-130cm
4'6" 137cm 125-135cm 130-140cm
4'8" 142cm 130-140cm 135-145cm
4'10" 147cm 135-145cm 140-150cm
5' 152cm 140-150cm 145-155cm
5'2" 158cm 145-155cm
155-165cm
5'4" 163cm 150-160cm 160-170cm
5'6" 168cm 155-165cm 165-175cm
5'8" 173cm 160-170cm 170-180cm
5'10" 178cm 165-175cm 175-185cm
6' 183cm 170-180cm 180-190cm
6'2" 188cm 175-185cm 185-195cm
6'4" 193cm 180-190cm 190-200cm
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Limited Edition Graphics

Total Made: 250 Pair

Public Release: January 24, 2017

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The Masterblaster™

125 - 96 - 114

Powerful, ultra responsive precision on firm snow that's equally fun & playful beyond the groomers

We redesigned our #1 selling all-mountain ski ”The Masterblaster'' this season with a new, wider 99mm waist and slightly increased rocker. The result nails the sweet spot of freeride performance by enhancing soft snow playfulness, while providing firm snow precision and responsiveness for ripping everything on the mountain without compromise. Our proven light titanal-laminate construction enables power and stability where you need it, while keeping swing-weight low and maneuverability high. This new ski has the same rebellious frontside attitude you’ve come to expect from “The Masterblaster,” now with a bigger sweet spot that begs to take the road less traveled!

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This Ski is Kind of a Big Deal

"The Masterblaster offers a rare combination of excellent suspension + forgiving flex pattern + general 'playfulness' to make it fun even when you're not pushing super hard."

Blister Best of 20/21

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Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2021

Don't be fooled by The Masterblaster's new-school roots, these can show every skier a good time.

SKI Mag Official Selection 2021

If you place a priority on stability and suspension, but also want your ski to perform well in softer conditions, The Masterblaster is a great options.

Blister Best Of 19/20

"Great for someone looking for a quiver-killer that can charge with the best of them."

Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2020

"The Masterblaster made me feel like the fastest skier ...

Powder Magazine Skier's Choice 2020

It is an excellent ski that has become a favorite of ours since it provides good stability in variable conditions, while also being more playful than the skis in this section that offer a similar level of stability and suspension.

Blister Best Of 18/19

"It loves to be up on edge laying trenches, but the rocker profile helps it's surfiness. An absolute blaster...

Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2019

"If 'fun' was a test category, The Masterblaster would top the chart. The dual metal laminate a...

SKI Mag Official Selection 2019

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.

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 witch 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 isdes 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.

Rubber Laminate

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.

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.

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.

Specs

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Length 161cm 168cm 175cm 181cm 187cm
Dimensions 125-96-114mm 125-96-114mm 125-96-114mm 125-96-114mm 125-96-114mm
Sidecut Radius 14.7mm 15.8mm 16.9mm 18mm 19.1mm
Weight Per Ski 1830g 1920g 1990g 2169g 2240g
Effective Edge 1300mm 1370mm 1440mm 1500mm 1560mm
Camber 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm
Rocker Height Tip / Tail 2.25 / 2mm 2.5 / 2mm 2.75 / 2mm 3 / 2mm 3.25 / 2mm
Tip / Tail Length 360 / 265mm 370 / 270mm 380 / 375mm 390 / 280mm 400 / 285mm
Tip / Tail Height 60 / 35mm 60 / 35mm 60 / 35mm 60 / 35mm 60 / 35mm
Boot from Center N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Boot from Tail 725mm 780mm 815mm 850mm 880mm

The Masterblaster (pre-2021) Reviews

Predator
DEREK MUSCAT x J Collab
$666.00