A wide ski with a soft, playful flex for throwing tricks all over the mountain, from the park to the powder.
The Artwork – Prof. York x J Collab
Nickolas York, AKA Professor York is a tattoo artist base out of Denton, Texas. He has been tattooing since he was 15, getting his first tattoo machine two months before starting high school and practiced the craft by tattooing classmates and anyone else that was up for it. Nick quickly fell in love with the turn-of-the-century technique and tools of tattooing and since made a specialty of recreating 100+ year old tattoo designs.
One of his favorite pieces is by an old English tattoo artist named George Burchett, who was one of the best artists at the time. The design named the „Battle Royal“ was of a dragon fighting an eagle, fighting a snake. Nick never found a complete image of the work, but compiled enough different photos of George’s shop to recreate the art in its entirety, now seen on this ski for the first time in 100 years!
I’m building only 350 pair of these Limited Edition skis and hand-signing and numbering each. These are sure to become a classic as rare as the original tattoo artwork that inspired it, so grab a new pair before they sell out!
J-Skis – The Vacation 2022
“The Vacation” is the ultimate getaway from traditional boring skis! It features a truly one-of-a-kind, soft flex pattern that’s equally distributed throughout the length of the ski. This enables it to match transitions and excel at a larger variety of freestyle terrain so you can throw down with more style and control, without getting bucked.
Its 104mm waist is super versatile, it floats easily in powder, yet is quick enough to also shred all over the mountain, including the park. The added surface area under foot makes for stable landings and provides even more balance and control when buttering and sliding rails. I designed the tips with a very smooth rocker and a unique early tapper geometry for a catch-free, effortless, surfy feel. You can pivot on a dime, and never have to worry again about catching your tips when popping from forward to backwards, buttering, or throwing tricks… even in fresh snow.
If your idea of fun is to slash, press, air, butter, nollie & jib from untracked pow to the park and everywhere in between, it’s time for a Vacation!