J Skis The Friend

A review of J Skis' The Friend in the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide

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Price: $749

Lengths: 173, 180, 186cm

Dimensions: 136-114-125mm

Radius: 19.5m

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The Friend is big enough to be an exceptional powder ski, but where it really shines is how friendly it gets when everything is tracked out. "It carved well on hardpack despite being a powder ski," says Rocky Mountain native Sierra Davis. "It's maneuverable, easy to ski, and does a lot of the work for you." A solid, stable ski, The Friend has carbon stringers, a maple core, and two millimeters of camber. You're bound to get some tip flap, but it still holds solid on the turn. The Friend also knows how to make you feel special—only 100 pairs are made with each top sheet.