CR Johnson Memorial Skis 2012: It’s hard to forget a ski legend like CR Johnson, but stomping the backcountry on the meticulously designed 4FRNT CR Johnson Memorial Skis could be the best way to make sure you don’t. We’re willing to bet that CRJ would be stoked about his memorial skis too because with each purchase 4FRNT gives $100 to traumatic brain injury victims so they can “love the life they live” like CR did. The CR Johnson Memorial Skis have seen little change since he poured his soul into designing that last ones, but the wood core and Rocker/Camber profile have buttery flex in pow and an ogre-strong grip in chalky chop that make the whole mountain your playground, just as CR intended.
A traditional camber and sidecut grab old snow and cat tracks so you can still get rowdy weeks after the storm. The raised tip and tail are tapered to bring the edge contact closer to your boot for better control and float in everything from deep pow to crud.
A sandwich construction fuses the core, fiberglass, base and top sheet between the sidewalls for strength and stability during face-melting speeds.
An X4 Dampening system features rubber foil between the edge and core to silence chatter at high speed turns without giving up CR’s engineered flex.
Long lasting Q45 fiberglass sheets add longitudinal and torsional stiffness for sustained raging on crud and hardpack between righteous Tahoe dumps.
Deflect ABS sidewalls and a 360 full wrap metal edge channel the power from your ski bum legs directly to the snow for controlling your downhill destiny.
A Hi-Lite wood core is made of Poplar and Beech to create a snappy yet lightweight composition to support wider skis in soft snow.
We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.