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J Skis The Metal (2019)

2019 Men's Indie Ski

Brand: J Skis

Model: The Metal

Overall Score: 3.88 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

136-106-125

Lengths (cm)

173, 180, 186

Radius (m)

17

Gender

Male

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.67 / 5

Playfulness

3.5 / 5

Forgiveness

3.25 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.13 / 5

Crud Performance

4.08 / 5

Flotation

3.63 / 5


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Despite its rock ’n’ roll name, testers kept using the word “comfortable” to describe this ski. It tamed the entire mountain with a resilient playfulness that’s easy for nearly any advanced/expert skier to enjoy, plus it has a massive sweet spot that made the ski always seem at ease in all conditions. The dual-metal laminate and maple wood core construction adds weight, but testers could enter and exit turns with a delightful snappiness. 

Strength: Hard-Snow Integrity

Weakness: Flotation 

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