On both coasts and near the mountains between them, young-ish skiers are cutting their teeth in the terrain park and itching to push the envelope skiing spicier lines. They are ready for their first pair of bonafide all-mountain freeride/freestyle skis. Enter, the Jeffrey 96, handmade in Portland, Oregon. These skis are an updated version of the classic ON3P Kartel lineup, and the 96 is the narrowest of the bunch. With a bamboo core plus burly construction, it begs to be skied hard. That super versatile waist width makes the skis snappy edge to edge and skinny enough to spin and slide rails with ease. All-new Hybrid Sidecut plus Elliptical Rocker amplifies the carving performance and stability of the Jeffrey 96. The smooth, fun feel comes from deep rocker lines and plenty of taper, plus more pop than a Pop Rock. Get these skis in the right hands, and the apprentice will soon become the master.