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The Vacation "Brotherhood"

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Specs & Construction
Model: The Vacation
Graphic: Brotherhood
Total Made: 200 Pair
Dimensions: 135-106-124 (Tip - Waist - Tail)
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The Vacation "BROTHERHOOD" Limited Edition Ski

The Vacation™ Model Info

The Vacation™

135-106-124

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

The Vacation is the ultimate get away. . . from traditional stiff fat skis. If your idea of fun is to slash, butter, press, air, nollie & jib throwing tricks all the way down the hill from untracked pow to the groomers and everywhere in between, it’s time for a Vacation! This is one of the widest skis you’ll find with such a soft flex pattern turning boring terrain into a jibbers playground, coupled by deep sidecut for arcing mind blowing carves (like a futuristic version of “Elixabeth”). Giray Dadali AKA "Ahmet's Brother" style of jibbing the entire mountain from the pow to the park was a huge inspiration while developing this ski. #JVacationSki


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The Vacation™ Ski Specs

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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:
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

The Vacation™ Construction

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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…


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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