J Skis The Metal (2020)

2020 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski Review


Overall Rating 3.8 / 5
Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 136/106/125
Lengths (in Centimeters) 173, 180, 186
Radius (in Meters) 17
Flotation 3.95 / 5
Quickness / Maneuverability 4.15 / 5
Playfulness 4.1 / 5


Forgiveness 3.55 / 5
Hard Snow Performance 3.35 / 5
Crud Performance 3.7 / 5
Balance of Skills 3.65 / 5
Level Expert
J Skis Metal 2020

J Skis' Metal for 2020 with the limited-edition Bently graphics.

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

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