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WILD CARDS

J SKIS The Friend

AVG. SCORE 4.14

$749

D: 143-117-133 // R: 18.5m (183) L: 177, 183, 189

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Overall Impression

WEAKNESS: Quickness

Recently, both indie and mainstream brands’ powder skis have gotten skinnier and more versatile while

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