I’m excited to collaborate with ski industry pioneer Jason Levinthal to create the Cascade, a set of limited edition JSKIS. Jason has done more than his share to facilitate skiing’s progression and growth by founding LINE skis and launching Full Tilt Boots. Now fully independent with his brainchild JSKIS, he works with various artists, crafting limited numbers of high quality ski product built in North America. These sticks are available now at JSKIS.COM
“I've waited over 15 years to work with Ryan Schmies on a ski graphic. He was in college when he created K2's legendary "Public Enemy" ski graphic. It caught the ski industry off guard, a first hand-drawn urban scene with artwork covering the ski tip to tail and edge to edge. Shortly after, the rest of the industry raced to catch up. Now that he and I are independent, it only took a phone call and here you have it!
Ryan grew up skiing a small hill called Cascade in Wisconsin and today he lives in Washington state skiing the Cascade Range, so the name for this graphic came easy. He used good ol fashioned pencils, ink from an assortment of his prefered cheap pens and had 'Ride the Lightning' on repeat to create this masterpiece.”