The Vacation "Brotherhood"

$729.00
Size Chart

Sold Out

Questions? Contact Us

Overview

Specs & Construction
Model: The Vacation
Graphic: Brotherhood
Total Made: 200 Pair
Dimensions: 135-106-124 (Tip - Waist - Tail)
Public Release:

Other Vacation Graphics

View All

The Vacation™ "Brotherhood" Graphic

Giray Dadali AKA "Ahmet's Brother" and his friends often get excessively hassled, even chased off the hill by certain resort employees wearing yellow jackets threatening to confiscate their season passes simply for skiing fast and hitting jumps, AKA having fun!

For Giray's new graphic collab we flipped the story around. The tips show the "Yellow Jackets" harassing Giray for backflipping as usual, then continue to the tail to see Giray and his band of brother's "The Brotherhood" chasing the Yellow Jackets off the hill for good. Watch out!

I'm building only 200 pair of these Limited editions, each ski is hand signing & numbering each. You'll be 1 of only 200 skiers in the world with these rare one-of-a-kind limited edition J's on your feet.

View all products from the "Brotherhood" Collection.

Follow Giray on Instagram and Facebook


Play Video

The Vacation™ Model Info

The Vacation™

127-104-122

A wide ski with a soft, playful flex for throwing tricks all over the mountain, especially in powder.

I've completely re-engineered The Vacation with an innovative new flex pattern and shape! The softer overall flex in combination with it's lively Maple core and carbon fiber construction enables the ski to naturally conform to a broader variety of freestyle terrain with unprecedented comfort and tons of energy and pop. This ski's incredibly playful feel butters and throws tricks with much less effort, while maintaining solid big air landings and high speed reliability. I also completely updated the geometry in the tips to have less sidecut for a much more effortless, surfier feel in the pow, and tight trees. With this new tip shape you’ll never have to worry about catching your tips when buttering, popping to switch or throwing tricks in in the pow. This ski is the ultimate getaway drug from traditional boring skis... to a much funner time anywhere on the hill! If your idea of fun is to slash, butter, press, air, nollie & jib from untracked pow to the park and everywhere in between, it’s time for a NEW Vacation! #JVacationSki


Play Video

The Vacation™ Ski Specs

Compare Models

Top Shape:
Lengths Available (cm): 173cm, 180cm, 186cm
Ski Length (cm): 180cm
5 Sidecut Avg. (m): 17m
Tip / Waist / Tail (mm): 135 / 106 / 124mm
Boot Mount From Center (cm): -4cm
Profile Shape:
Camber (mm) 2mm
Tip / Tail Height (mm): 65 / 50mm
Rocker Height Tip / Tail (mm): 8 / 3mm
Rocker Length Tip / Tail (mm): 48 / 40mm
Weight per ski (g): 2086g

Rocker Matching Sidecut™

Unlike other rockered skis, we carefully match our rocker geometry with our sidecut geometry. To accomplish this perfect match, we blend multiple size radii into one smooth parabolic curve from the end of the camber to the very tip, like a surfboard.

This creates a much smoother tip shape that has no abrupt kinks, flat spots or awkward changes for the best of both worlds! The rockered tips effortlessly surf and float in powder, while the edge length in contact with snow is dramatically increased to improve grip and reduce tip chatter and bounce. You won’t believe how precise and effortless your skis feel from the hard pack to the pow!

Rocker Matching Sidecut™

The Vacation™ Construction

Compare Models

I’ve spent over two decades designing, developing, and continually refining the industries most innovative and award winning skis ever created. Now that I’m selling skis directly to you, I’m able to invest more money into using the most expensive, highest quality materials possible, sparing no expense like never before in the name of premium ski performance & durability. You’ll literally feel the difference the moment you make your first turn and still be stoked, years later like it was still your first day on them! This is why I confidently back all my skis with a money back 100% satisfaction guarantee. Learn more about this ski’s construction below…


Play Video
3d ski construction
">

Carbon Fiber

Lighter with more energy & pop than fiberglass
Just like fiberglass carbon needs to be fully stretched like a guitar string to give you the most pop. Unlike other brands of skis with wavy black carbon, not stretched, thus you’re not getting the energy out of it, we use pre-cured, pre-stretched carbon fiber laminates. This means the carbon is pre-stretched & cured under perfect conditions at the carbon fiber production facility prior to us receiving it. This pre-cured carbon laminate is twice the cost but also gives you many more times the performance. You’ll feel it!

Maple Wood Core

Highest quality wood for a lively energetic feel & long life
The factory is located in Quebec Canada, so we got Maple, eh! Maple is a very expensive high quality hard wood, thus the reason it’s used to build floors and furniture in your house that lasts a lifetime. Maple absorbs impact, and has a ton of energy for a very ski feel and long life. We run 4 – 20mm wide Maple laminates the entire length of the core, plus 100% under your foot for unprecedented energy, durability & binding screw retention. At the tips of my skis you’ll see more of the light colored Aspen witch is incredibly lightweight with plenty strong when laminated alongside Maple for reduced swing weight at the tips.

https://youtu.be/91wrk1BnmzI

Full Height Sidewalls

Maximum impact resistant & vibration dampening
We’re using super durable, high impact absorbing Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene for our sidewalls. This is the same material we use on our ski's bases. It’s very impact resistant and since it’s full height, it also absorbs more vibration like using a longer spring in your car’s suspension. Take a metal pipe and hit it against a rock, then do the same with a piece of plastic. The metal vibrates through to your bones & the plastic absorbs the vibration for you. That’s the difference of having full height plastic shock absorbing sidewalls over your edges or not. We’re cutting the isdes of the sidewalls to a 10* angle, with a nice step at the bottom for easy tuning like race skis.

https://youtu.be/91wrk1BnmzI

Thickest Edge

The thickest, most durable edge in the industry
We use the thickest hardened steel edges in the industry 2.2mm x 2.5mm. More metal = more durable. Whether you’re accidentally hitting a rock or purposely sliding a rail, you’re edges will live a much longer life. You’ll also be able to re-tune many more times or file them round to slide rails longer.

https://youtu.be/91wrk1BnmzI

Sintered Base

The fastest, thickets, most durable base material
I don’t match my clothes, but I always match my base & edge. We use the thickest edge so I also use the thickest base in the industry 1.8mm. I use sintered Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene, the highest quality base material available. It absorbs wax better, slides faster, and is more durable than any other base material. Basically it’s super hard & fast, like your _______ likes it.

Rubber Laminate

Absorbs vibration and dramatically reduces risk of delam
Think of a ski’s construction like a magazine, each page = layers of material in the ski. Then bend your magazine you’ll see every page slide against each other, this is “shear”. This shear force trys to separate, thus delaminate all the layers in your ski every time it’s flexed or the tips are slapped down on a jump landing. This is why I run a layer of thin rubber around the full perimeter of the ski over the entire edge, plus the full width of across the tip and tail. The rubber acts as an insulator so that the edge and other materials can slide against each other when flexing without delaminating. This dramatically improves durability & reduces vibration.

Quasitropic Fiberglass

Fibers run in 4 directions to maximize energy & strength
Fiberglass works like a guitar string, when it is flexed it wants to spring back, that’s the energy or pop you feel in a ski. However this energy can only be applied in the direction the actual fiberglass is run. This means the more directions of fiberglass, the more energy, pop & responsiveness. Industry standard “Triaxial” fiberglass runs in only three directions, we use a Quasi Isotropic fiberglass configuration, same as the aerospace industry to maximize energy & strength in as many directions as possible, 4 different axis 0, 90, +45, -45. It costs more, but it’s worth the performance.

High Definition Digital Printing

You already know I put a lot of value in graphics! So instead of traditional silk screening with low resolution image quality, you’ve seen the dots! I’m using a state of the art, Fuji UV Flat bed printer, a $170,000 machine that enables me to print high resolution from my computer directly to the plastic top & base. The resolution is unbelievable photo-real so you’ll be one of few skiers in the world with skis looking this good on your feet.


The Vacation™ Awards

Freeskier Mag Editors' Pick 2018 - Vacation

One of the "funnest" skis of all time - "plush, buttery and silky smooth." The utilization of pre-cured carbon fiber delivers the coveted pop factor and torsional strength while keeping weight to a minimum. "Ideal for shredding anything... allows you to have a load of fun and charge hard without worries."

Backcountry Mag Gear Guide Select 2018 - Vacation

"The Vacation is geared toward the daily charger who slides both on boxes and in skintracks. It's best use might be for those looking for a playful park ski that will ski the whole mountain playfully, as well - a lively freeski option for wherever it takes you."

The Vacation™ Reviews

DON'T BELIEVE US?
Read what other skiers say about this ski below. . .

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews Write a review

Share Your Shred

These skiers ride The Vacation™. Tag your photos #JVacationSki on Instagram.

"Brotherhood" Limited Edition Owners

Where are you?


Buy With Confidence

J skis are exclusively sold here, factory direct to you!