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The Masterblaster

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Alyse Dietel x J Collab

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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: 350 Pair

Public Release: August 1, 2021

Waist Width: 99mm

J Says Best For:
Groomers / Boot Deep Powder / Trees / Crud / All-Mtn

Personality

Soft & PlayfulHappy MediumStiff & Aggressive

Conditions

50% groomers
50% powder
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The Artwork

Alyse Dietel x J Collab

Professional climber turned self-taught career artist Alyse Dietel and her incredible, intricate drawings of animals and nature were a perfect fit for collaboration. Alyse truly walks the talk, living van life, climbing rocks and documenting the beauty she sees along the way via a million tiny lines of pen on paper as a way of re-remembering the awe she experiences in nature. Alyse has only been a professional artist since 2012 after a gnarly climbing accident, it was through this experience that she was able to take a step back and live vicariously through illustrations of untamed wilderness and wildlife.

The piece we chose for this ski is of a rainbow trout drawn by Alyse on the shore of Lake Tahoe. We knew we wanted to create another fish-themed graphic after so many skiers got stoked on the Hotshot "Trutta" last year, so when we saw the this unique drawing from Alyse we instantly knew we could turn it into a beautiful graphic. Our graphic designer, Fank, worked with Alyse to color her black and white original to capture the realistic pop you get seeing a shining rainbow trout in the wild.

I'm only building 350 pair of these Limited Edition skis and hand-signing and numbering each, so grab a new pair before they sell out! Aylse was even cool enough to hook us up with the original art piece for this ski - stay tuned for a giveaway on that print coming soon.

For more tiny lines and climbing radness follow Alyse on Instagram and checkout her websitework her website here to purchase prints.

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The Masterblaster

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A modern day freeride ski that’s as powerful as it is playful, equally confident railing groomers as it is blasting through powder and chop.

”The Masterblaster'' was redesigned for the 21/22 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!
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    Handling reminiscent of a Corvette, paired with the all-terrain capabilities of a Land Cruiser. Total confidence in all conditions.

    - Freeskier Magazine

    "The Masterblaster made me feel like the fastest skier on the mountain, with the most control and the fastest reflexes."

    - Powder Magazine

    "This ski continues to stand out because of its rare combination of suspension, stability, and maneuverability. It’s a ski that doesn’t need to be skied aggressively to be enjoyable, but skiers can ski very hard when they feel like it."

    - Blister Gear Review

    “These have an easy style in the soft snow. They are lively, maneuverable, and fun at a variety of speeds."

    - SKI Magazine

The Finest Materials

Metal Construction

By selling these skis factory directly to you, we can invest more money into using the highest quality materials possible for a game-changing level of premium performance & durability.

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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 which 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 sides 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.

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

Length160cm167cm174cm181cm187cm
Dimensions133 - 99 - 118133 - 99 - 118133 - 99 - 118133 - 99 - 118133 - 99 - 118
Sidecut Radius15.8m16m16.9m18m19.1m
Weight Per Ski1900g1985g2050g2170g2255g
The Masterblaster "UPSTREAM" Alyse Dietel x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design GraphicThe Masterblaster "UPSTREAM" Alyse Dietel x J Collab Limited Edition Ski Design Graphic