J Skis The Metal

2019 Men's Indie Ski
The Metal
Price $699.00

Specs

Overall Rating 3.88 / 5
Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 136-106-125
Lengths (in Centimeters) 173, 180, 186
Radius (in Meters) 17
Flotation 3.63 / 5
Quickness / Maneuverability 3.67 / 5

 

Playfulness 3.5 / 5
Forgiveness 3.25 / 5
Hard Snow Performance 4.13 / 5
Crud Performance 4.08 / 5
Balance of Skills 4.04 / 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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