RE-DESIGNED this season to be as powerful as it is playful, equally confident railing groomers as it is blasting through powder and chop.
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.
J-Skis – The Masterblaster
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!