$1,475

Everyone has a dream ski trip. This is the ski for that trip.

The birth of the Japow came last summer during a build class with one of our long time ski testers and ambassadors, Dave Johnston. He had the trip of a lifetime planned and needed the right ski for it. We worked off the Heron outline, made the ski lighter by adding carbon fiber (optional), increased the float by enhancing the rocker profile throughout, and added significant tip splay and only subtle rise in the tail. What emerged was the ultimate powder weapon.

The Japow is built for your deepest days, but is surprisingly active in light pow, soft bumps and trees. It is designed to float and smear but also carve if so inclined, like on a groomer or runout back to the lift, cat, or helicopter. The lifted tip and width keeps you on top of even the deepest snow, and the relatively flat tail helps stabilize the turn and snap when needed, like in tighter trees. The light weight design and full rocker profile are designed to make skiing in the deep snow easier so you can take more runs...because at the end of the day that's what it's all about.

"These skis rock! So much fun!!!"

- Dave Johnston (pictured, clearly not having any fun)

Measurements

       
Length (cm) 171 178 185 192
Radius (m) 22 23 24 25
Sidecut (mm) tip: 150
waist: 120
tail: 136
tip: 150
waist: 120
tail: 136
tip: 150
waist: 120
tail: 136
tip: 150
waist: 120
tail: 136

To help provide the best fit possible Parlor makes each ski in three flexes: soft, medium and stiff. Flex is determined through height/weight and skier style. The right flex allows a skier to access all of the contact points and performance of the ski: so the skier controls the ski and not the other way around. Medium is the default choice and appropriate for most riders.

The laminates are the main structural component of our skis. All of our custom graphic skis come with the option of a frontside or backcountry lay up.

frontside

Built with three layers of Vectorply triaxial fiberglass, this lay up prioritizes dampness and stability while still maintaining a low swing weight.

backcountry:

Built with two layers of Vectorply triaxial fiberglass and two layers of carbon fiber skrim, this lay up is lighter in weight for those who like to spend some time going up hill. The carbon also gives the ski a bit of added pop.

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