J_skisYeah, just to put some numbers behind it this season we sold 1,100 pair of Allplay compared to only 240 pair of Whipits, so for us it definitely makes sense to put our efforts into improving what the customer has proven they prefer.
Moving forward our park skis are the Allplay (98 underfoot) and the Vacation (104 underfoot). 4 of 5 people in our office ride the Vacation as our everyday ski whether it's bulletproof ice, a pow day, or spring slush. Definitely more progressive options and as much as we'd love to offer a mid-80s, traditional park ski we could never compete with comp brands there so want to focus on keeping things fresh for our customers!
If you currently ride the Whipit and love it there are still a few pair left here: jskis.com/collections/whipit
If you're open to trying a wider platform, check out the Allplay. You won't lose any edge to edge quickness and the versatility you gain is awesome for days venturing outside the park.
I own a pair of Allplays (they're fucking great) and the only reason that I didn't get whipits was because I fell in love with the Great Wave graphic.
The reason I began to follow Jskis (before I began to realize that nobody cares about how you look) was because not only did I think the graphics were sick, so did everybody else. To me, somebody whose bag of tricks consisted of a 180 and a shifty, there was no difference in the skis of armada or line or on3p. The graphic was what mattered, because the skis would all perfectly fine in the park, and I wasn't good enough to notice the difference.
When it came to picking between the Allplay and the Whipit, I would have preferred the whipit. It's lighter, more agile, probably a better option for a beginner park skier. However, because the Great Wave is my favorite painting, I bought the allplay. Had that graphic been on the allplays instead, I wouldn't have even considered the allplays for my purpose.
TLDR: make the whipit graphics better and they will sell better