The legend of Charles Russel Johnson reminds the skiing world why we do what what do: because it's damn good fun. The 4FRNT CRJ Ski furthers that notion by putting the emphasis on slashing through backcountry pow, hitting gaps, and all-around living it up in a snowy playground. If you never knew CR, luckily there are his sick movie segments, photos, and this ski, which he conceived of and sketched out on a napkin: a lively, go-anywhere powder ski that's as happy on the hill as CR was.
A pioneer when it debuted, the CRJ ski was an anomalous combo of rocker and traditional camber. Now that profile is almost standard where the snow gets deep. Asymmetric, directional shape charges it forward with natural consistency. And a Hi-Lite wood core produces poppy rebound and stability with its fiberglass laminate. Sandwich construction creates powerful sidewall edge power, and a full wrap edge adds to that grippy security on firm snow. All this techno mumbo-jumbo means one thing: this ski rips all over the mountain, so there's no squandering of fun.
"OH buddy, its not even fair!" - CR Johnson
|Dimension:||120x109x117 (164), 122x112x120 (172), 126x115x124 (180), 130x118x128 (188)|
|Edge (cm):||99 (164), 106 (172), 113 (180), 120 (188)|
|Length (cm):||164, 172, 180, 188|
|Turn Radius (m):||25 (164), 26 (172), 27 (180), 28 (188)|
|Weight (lbs):||4.1 (164), 4.6 (172), 4.9 (180), 5.2 (188)|
|4Frnt CRJ Memorial Skis||$475.95|
I demoed these briefly last year, got a 188 CRJ for a good deal & gonna make them as my Dynafit setup this winter. They have camber with slight rocker in tip/tail. They are really lightweight (why I'm doing them as a Dynafit setup) but still got some stiffness, but not overly stiff, but very playful in powder.
I can't wait to do days on Teton Pass, Grand Teton National Park & other WY/MY/UT touring zones this winter putting them through the wringer.
I think I heard the CRJ is in final year of production, get them now before they are gone for good.