joplin 88

Dimensions: 121-88-111
Turn Radius: 20 meters @ 185CM

Updating a classic can be a bit of a challenge but we were up to the task and the newly redesigned Joplin 88 certainly doesn't disappoint. If you're into digging trenches on your local corderoy, this is the ski for you. Opt for the stiff flex of our all-hardwood core and you'd swear this ski has metal in it like what you find in many other race-inspired shapes. Throw in a the Backcountry core option and you've got a touring setup that won't slow you down on those 8,000 vert days. The Joplin 88 is just a fun, directional ski that can be anything you'd like it to be. Whether inbounds or out, this ski excels in a wide variety of terrain and snow types. With slight early rise in the tip, traditional camber underfoot, and traditional tail splay, the Joplin 88 is sure to put a smile on your face. 


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • ALL-MOUNTAIN CAMBER/SPLAY PROFILE
  • FULL-HARDWOOD, VERTICALLY-LAMINATED CORE
  • THREE-LAYER VDS RUBBER DAMPING LAYUP
  • TRADITIONAL SANDWICH SKI CONSTRUCTION
  • ART BY TOBY PUTNAM
  • NO GIMMICKS 

Construction

A) 4001 resin-grade, sintered, Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)

B) full-wrapped, hardened-steel edges

C) industry-leading VDS rubber foil

D) 22oz triaxial fiberglass

E) extruded UHMW full-height sidewall, beveled to 22.5deg

F) poplar*

G) hard maple

H) ash*

I) fleece-backed, chip- resistant nylon topsheet

*replaced with  paulownia for backcountry layup