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 on the right, clearly not having any fun)