J Skis The Metal (2020)

2020 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski Review

Brand: J Skis

Model: Metal

Overall Score: 3.8 / 5


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

173, 180, 186

Radius (m)






Quickness / Maneuverability

4.15 / 5


4.1 / 5


3.55 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.35 / 5

Crud Performance

3.7 / 5


3.95 / 5

J Skis Metal 2020
J Skis’ Metal for 2020 with the limited-edition Bently graphics.Photo courtesy of J Skis

Vermont–based J Skis’ top model from last year’s Indie Test proved it could hold its own with the big brands at Taos. Featuring an energetic, full maple wood core sandwiched between two Titanal laminates, the Metal earned praise for its energy, crud-busting capabilities, and solid performance everywhere on the mountain. With limited edition graphics rolling out all year long at a jaw-dropping low price, it left our testers wanting to ski on it all day.

STRENGTHS: Overall Impression, Quickness

WEAKNESS: Forgiveness

Awards for The Metal from J Skis for 2020

Gear Guide best value 2020
Best Value in the Men’s All-Mountain Wide category.

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