Uphill Both Ways
Ahmet's Brother x J Collab
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)|
Ahmet's Brother x J Collab
Yup! This is the fastest graphic in the world. No, really.... it is! Everyone else tried making lighter touring skis from the inside out, instead of from the outside in, ahaa! That's why these skis are really, really fast on the outside, but deep down inside they charge harder than the rest of them. You'll have your head cocked back laughing as you pass the spandex skimo's on the way uphill... and down!
Of course this genius idea was conceived by none other than "Ahmet's Brother", the skier previously known as Giray Dadali. We decided to keep this collaboration extremely limited since we could only mine enough of the "skimo-graphic" material to print 350 pair on the new "Slacker" ski. In total we melted down over 1,000 pair of XC skis to build these. I then hand-signed and numbered each pair. Grab yours before these previously thought to be impossible enigmas wrapped inside a riddle sells out!
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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!
The Slacker In The Wild
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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
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.
Less weight, more impact resistant and dampening
We lighten the ski by reducing the width of the sidewall from 8mm to 4mm wide while maintaining the full height for maximize impact absorption and a super smooth ride. The material we use is extremely high impact absorbing Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene. This is the same material we use on our bomproof bases. Since it’s full height, it also absorbs more vibration like using a longer spring in your car’s suspension for a rare combination of light weight and a smooth ride you won't find on skis in this category.
Maple is a hard wood that's great for absorbing impact, dampening vibrations and providing a ton of energy. Aspen is very resilient and light weight so we combine theses two types of wood strategically placing each where it gives us the best weight to strength ratio. Unlike our other skis we run Maple laminates only on the inside the sidewall along the effective edge of the ski in contact with the snow. This adds torsional resilience and dampening, while the rest of the ski we run Aspen laminates to dramatically reduce weight. 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.
We use hardened steel edges that are 0.2mm thinner than our other J skis, yet far thicker than other brands light weight skis. So whether you’re accidentally hitting a rock or putting in more days and more tunes, your edges will live a much longer life while feeling lighter on your feet!
We use a slightly thinner base than our other models to shave weight while still providing extreme durability. Our sintered Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene is 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.
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.
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.
|Weight Per Ski||1765g||1765g||1910g||2020g|
|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|