Mark Abma x Mason Mashon
Class Is Now In Session.
A limited edition graphic by artist Mason Mashon, showcasing the beauty of glaciers and the ever changing flow state of our snow filled playgrounds. This collaboration between skier Mark Abma and Mason Mashon acknowledges to importance of clean water and the impact upon our daily lives. Read Mark's words further down this page to hear his perspective.
The Professor is 121mm underfoot and is built to float through the depths of the mid-mountain, surfing between trees and bouncing off pillows. In addition to its stability in necessary high-speed conditions or no fall zones, a classic freestyle rocker profile provides ample comfort for spins or sketchy lines.
While creating prototype last season, Mark Abma took them to his backyard in Whistler British Columbia for pillow hopping and soft spines in style. It became his go to ski for deep terrain, incorporating a big mountain ski in the playful freestyle manner providing stability in the times it's needed most.
- Sidecut: 125mm-147mm-121mm-140mm-119mm
- Radius: 21m
- Nose rocker: 450mm
- Tip Rise: 75mm
- Camber length: 1050mm
- Tail Rocker: 385mm
- Tail Rise: 42mm
- Mount Point: -5cm
- Weight per pair at 188cm: 4350g
- Poplar Wood Core with Beech Mount Plate
It's versatility spreads from slashing powder pockets, bombing holes off cliffs, plowing through pillows, and spinning off features. Above all a freestyle dream for every fun-seeking athlete in a powder day size.
Mason was the first person that came to mind when I heard that I had the opportunity to create a ski with RMU. Mason has a great eye for textures in our environment and I really respect him as a person and photographer.I’ve always appreciated the depth of texture and colour that exist within the glaciers of the Coastal Range. These glaciers also hold an immense amount of fresh and ancient water that sustains life for the wildlife and people of the area. Not only does it play a major contributing role to our survival, but it also provides us with the playground that we have the pleasure of interacting with. Whether you’re on the mountains, in/on the rivers, lakes and ocean, it’s the glaciers that are ensuring that we have continuous water flow throughout the year.It’s easy to take water for granted and I believe it’s important for us to give thanks to the clean water in our region.
With regards to raising awareness about clean drinking water, I think it’s important to note the following:
Access to sufficient, affordable, and safe drinking water and adequate sanitation is easy for most Canadians. But this is not true for many First Nations indigenous persons. In stark contrast, the water supplied to many First Nations communities on lands known as reserves iscontaminated, hard to access, or at risk due to faulty treatment systems. The government regulates water quality for off-reserve communities, but has no binding regulations for water on First Nations reserves. Drinking water advisories alert communities when their water is not safe to drink. In Canada, these advisories are highly concentrated in First Nations communities