J Skis The Masterblaster

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

Details Details

Price: $666

Lengths: 175, 181, 187cm

Dimensions: 125-96-114mm

Radius: 17m

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"If you rip the resort with the occasional powder day, this is your ski," says Matt Hansen, a sometimes mustachioed skier from Jackson Hole. New from J Skis, the Masterblaster is fast, maneuverable, and, simply, really fun. Made with a maple wood core, the strip of titanal in this nimble ski is only six centimeters wide and tapers out before the tip-rise, making it easy to initiate edge-to-edge turns and giving it enough backbone to power through crud. The edge hold is bomber, but the Masterblaster had no problem skiing in six inches of powder, either. "Fat skis feel lifeless and boring next to this all-mountain shredder," says Hansen.