Revolutionary Ski Equipment Made Comfortable


Now there’s an alternative.
Ski in snowboard boots with the MadJacks.




Are your feet still hurting? It’s probably not your fault. Be COMFORTABLE without compromising performance. The MadJacks is a patented device that morphs your snowboard boot onto a ski binding. Oh, and did we mention it was invented by ROCKET SCIENTISTS?


Because we are rocket scientists at our day job, we understand and study the physics behind skiing. We recognize that SKI GEOMETRY has changed immensely in the last 40 years, while ski boot technology has not changed since Disco was alive and orange shag carpet was in vogue. MODERN SKIS do not require a severe forward flex, they do require firm medial support to drive the ski. The MADJACKS was designed in the modern area, with a moderate and comfortable flex that allows you to drive the ski with SUPERB RESPONSE. And because they wrap around a snowboard boot, your days of boot bang are gone and you can walk like a human being to the lodge. Welcome to the new era of skiing – SKIING PAIN FREE

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I patrol with a snowboard but I want to use my skis as well. Unfortunately after wearing snowboard boots for 20 years I can’t stand the thought of putting on the ski boots for up to 10 hours a day. Thank you MadJacks!
— Rod Schmidt, Ski Patrol, Mt Creek, NJ
MadJacks are AWESOME! Honestly, they totally changed my attitude about skiing. I always went along just waiting till my toes got uncomfortable, cold and numb and I was just plain tired. These bindings made a huge difference — plus, I just felt cool having something no one else had.
— Blair Sachs Hanewall, Skier, Seattle, WA
I love to ski, but the fit of a traditional ski boot does not work for me. The MadJacks allowed me to hit the slopes again and be comfortable.
— Stephanie Howington, Beginner Skier, Houston, TX.
Skiing is an expensive sport, especially for a family of four, the MadJacks help to make equipment affordable.
— Sally Demarest, Beginner Skier, Los Osos, CA
As a store owner, I am excited to offer the MadJacks to the youth market as an alternative to traditional ski boots. As a parent, it is a ‘no brainer’, one pair of boots now to ski, ride and sled!
— Josh Haring, Co-Owner of the Mountain Air, Advanced Skier, San Luis Obispo, CA

We are an INNOVATIVE startup in California with a simple, patented idea, why not use comfortable snowboard boots for a great day of skiing?

Let's face it, most of us are on the mountain to HAVE FUN. We don't require world class equipment and we don't want to pay a premium for it. At Mad Jack Snowsports we are 'mad' about making snowsports equipment that is COMFORTABLE, versatile, fun, and affordable without impacting performance.

Our flagship product is a REVOLUTIONARY device that marries the performance of a ski boot with the comfort and ease of a snowboard boot.

No joke about it, we are MAD about disrupting this industry and looking at snowsports equipment in a totally different way.

Who's Writing about madjacks
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Mad Jack Snowsports wins pitch contest in Santa Cruz

"Ski buffs Eric and Kristin Mehiel of Mad Jack Snowsports made the case for their ski boot invention, winning first place in the second annual Angels by the Sea pitch contest at the Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp."

August 3rd, 2017

The Snow Forecast: A Preview of the Ski and Snowboard Trends You'll See Next Winter

"The boldest product launch at this year’s show was the Mad Jack Ski Binding for snowboard boots."
February 8th, 2017

Goal- Goodbye to ‘Death March’

"Adapter that allows skiers to wear snowboard boots."
January 29th, 2017

Kickstarter Campaign - MadJacks | Skiing With A Snowboard Boot

"SIN is frequently cynical about some of the more eccentric Kickstarter campaigns out there, but we have a feeling this one might actually work."
December 5th, 2016

Here’s The Kickstarter Invention That Could Allow Skiers To Go Skiing In Snowboard Boots

‘The 'MadJacks' adaptor looks all set to fix one of the worst things about skiing.'
December 5th, 2016

Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

‘Snowboard boots tend to be a little more comfortable than ski boots, and MadJacks lets you wear them to drive skis.’
December 15th, 2016

Climb Every Mountain As Touring Fever Grips

‘It wouldn’t be a surprise to see coaches trying them as an alternative to their normal touring boots of choice.’
December/January, 2016/17

Go Skiing In The Comfort Of Snowboarding Boots With The MadJacks Adapter

‘Thankfully, a new product that recently launched on Kickstarter promises to ease this pain forever, and give skiers and snowboarders one more thing they can agree on.’
December 1st, 2016

The MadJacks Mission

At Mad Jack Snowsports our mission is for skiers of all ages and types to Be On The Hill, and Happy On the Hill. You should be comfortable while enjoying time on the slopes, without compromising performance or breaking the bank.

Mad Jack Snowsports was born in February 2013. The idea was simple, ski boot technology had not evolved since the 1970s, however ski geometry had changed immensely. The new geometry does not require such a rigid, uncomfortable and painful boot, so why are we still skiing this way?

Since then we have worked tirelessly to create the MadJacks allowing skiers to wear comfortable snowboard boots all day on the slopes and finally take advantage of the modern ski design. Welcome to the modern era of skiing. You will throw your ski boots away, just like we did years ago!


Meet the Leadership Team