Overall, the TJ Pros pleasantly surprised me. I thought I was going to get a stiff jumping ski, but instead I got a light (even with PX12s), fast ski which can not only hold an edge better than my Fujatives (previous park skis), but is easier to throw around and butters like a pogo stick because of the great pop. Landings are fine as well because of the stiff underfoot. Very happy with these skis.
On my verandah in Vancouver before my move to Revelstoke. Fresh out of the plastic.
I LOVE the feel of this ski. the tips and tails are almost tapered, so not hooky at all. It's very easy to break in and out of turns. The ski holds an edge at speed, and the flex pattern in the nose is fantastic for buttering. Initially I thought the skis would be too stiff to butter, but after riding them, the soft tips and tails mean it's very easy. Tip stands are a breeze as well.
I designed the top sheet, so I'm quite partial to it. The reproduction is good, very glossy and bright.
I got them for free, but if I had to pay for them I wouldn't have been disappointed.
183 measured out to be accurate. Could have gone a bit longer because of the true centre mount (noses feel a little short), but if you're used to symmetrical skis it shouldn't be a problem.
Stiff underfoot, soft in the tip and tail. Very poppy tips. I'm 6'1", 165lbs.
Only skied them a couple of days so far, but they're like any sidewall ski. There are a couple of topsheet chips, but nothing too bad.
it is a solid park ski. it isnt a revolutionary ski that changes your style of skiing though. the carving ability and stiffness of the tails is the strengths of this ski, however a bit more softness infront and behind the binding would make this ski alot more fun. i would however say its worth the money.
i tried to be objective and not praise it saying its the best ski, merely because i own it.
i hope the review helped some of you with your decision whether or not to buy this ski. for any further questions pm me or write a comment. i´m glad if i can help some people out.
it took me a few hours to get used to the ski. idk if it was because i hadn't skid for some months or if it was because of the new ski. atfirst the ski felt a bit dead. but after the second day i thought that the performance was pretty good. it carved really well, possibly better than my ar6s and karmas. they held a good edge, especially when riding switch at high speeds. i liked the stiffness, snappyness and responsiveness of the ski. turns are really easy with this ski. this ski clearly excels on kickers due to its stiffness. i also liked it on rails because of its low swing weight and poppiness but i don't think its the ideal rail ski. also does this ski not chatter.
it feels a little dead, but i hope it softens up after some weeks of shredding.
well, design is always personal preference. i like the colorfulness and happy design on the top-sheet. the top-sheet is very glossy and bright. the tips and tails are bent up quite a bit, but i didn't notice too much of a rooster-tail, at-least not on groomers.
well, 379 € with shipping is OK, but when you know that Americans only pay 242€ you get the feeling that life isn't fair. the ski is slightly more expensive than comparable park skis if purchased in Europe (punx, wall ...)
however i think the ski is worth the money
i am 185 cm tall, that's 6 foot 1 i believe, and this ski does measure pretty short.
it definitely is shorter than my 181 ar6. i would say the TJ pro measures to around 180. i do like my skis long, and this ski only goes to my mid forehead. i wish they made it in a 187 but the 183 is OK.
this ski is pretty stiff. butters take a lot of effort but are doable with a lot of pressure. however this stiffness comes in handy on big jumps. even if u land backseat, you don't really noodle out and land on your ass. the ski, at least that's how it appears to me, has no distinct flex pattern like butter zones. the only part it flexes a little is like 5 inches in front of the tip and tail.
i do have some sidewall chipping. it doesn't really bother me that much.
however i do see the fibreglass of the core at places. as long as the core doesnt rot from that it doesnt bother me. idk if it is because my riding got better, but they are more chipped after 6 days than my ar6s which i rode for 1 season.
what is more important is, that the edges are still in very good shape. not a single crack and i hit approximately 100 rails and 400 boxes