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The Slacker

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Chris Crossen x J Collab

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14 Reviews
$749.00

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J Says Best For: Steep & Deep / Touring / Backcountry / Trees

Waist Width: 110mm

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: 350 Pair

Public Release: August 01, 2021

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Chris Crossen

The Artwork

Chris Crossen x J Collab

One day I got this email from a highschool friend I haven't spoken to in decades... "What’s up brotha! Hope you and your fam are well. My Masterblasters are sweet, seeing bunch of awesome artist/graphics. Copying in my bro-in-law Chris who is an artist in Truckee, CA. He uses water colors. Website and IG below. - Brian Lavigne" 

I clicked the links and hot damn! There were some really sick water color paintings, so I immediately reached out to Chris. Being a skier, he was super hyped for the opportunity to design a ski graphic so we got right to work. We schemed the vibe looking out over the fading horizon lines of the surrounding peaks on a crisp clear day in the Green Mountains of Vermont, or during summers at Mt. Hood and in the hills around Truckee where Chris lives. Chris got to work capturing this vibe in his magic watercolors, painting a handfull of differnent ranges. Then Fank, our designer scanned them and digitally stacked them up the length of the ski. The lesson of this story is don't ignore your email... or your friends!"😄

I'm building only 350 pair of these Limited Edition skis and hand-signing and numbering each, so grab a new pair before they sell out! Follow Chris Crossen and learn more about his history and work here

The Slacker™

136 - 110 - 128

A lighter ski that also charges hard, making it the least nerdy touring ski in the world

“The Slacker” is an all-terrain freestyle ski designed with uphill efficiency, while maintaining the solid, intuitive downhill performance J skis are known for. Built with the backcountry in mind, its weight-conscious aspen core construction coupled with maple running over the edges gives it a light yet one-of-a-kind solid feel. There's a subtle tail notch in the tail for reliable skin tail clip retention making touring easy without looking like a skimo nerd. We also offer pre-cut Pomoca skins that fit perfectly and are ready to go touring right out of the box! Unlike others, the Slacker is at home ripping around the resort as it is out of bounds, leaving traditional uphill specific skis behind. Smash, surf, play and have more fun adventuring off the beaten path. Go earn ‘em!

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This Ski is Kind of a Big Deal

"The Slacker does a great job of maintaining much of the predictability, versatility and playfulness of J's other skis, just in a lighter package."

- Blister Gear Review

"This is the perfect crossover ski; light, playful and stable. It has great edge-to-edge feel that makes turning feel like buttering bread with a warm knife."

- Freeskier Magazine

"While lightweight, you won't sacrifice performance coming back down. If your goal is to play on bigger lines and sidecountry powder, The Slacker will help you achieve it."

- Powder Magazine

- Backcountry 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.

Specs

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Length 169cm 176cm 182cm 188cm
Dimensions 136-110-128mm 136-110-128mm 136-110-128mm 136-110-128mm
Sidecut Radius 16.9m 18.1m 19.5m 21.2m
Weight Per Ski 1765g 1835g 1910g 2020g
Effective Edge 1370mm 1440mm 1500mm 1560mm
Camber 4mm 4mm 4mm 4mm
Rocker Height Tip / Tail 8.5 / 3mm 8.5 / 3mm 8.5 / 3mm 8.5 / 3mm
Tip / Tail Length 250 / 110mm 270 / 120mm 325 / 140mm 445 / 195mm
Tip / Tail Height 72.5 / 35mm 72.5 / 35mm 72.5 / 35mm 72.5 / 35mm
Boot from Center N/A N/A N/A N/A
Boot from Tail 760mm 800m 830mm 860mm

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Chris Crossen x J Collab
$749.00