Armada JJ Skis

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Armada JJ

Armada JJ Skis    Photo: Courtesy of Armada

THE SELL: Like the Gear of the Year–winning Super 7, a high-concept powder ski (crazy blend of rocker, camber, and varied sidecut) that isn’t skittish on firm snow. THE TEST: See that long, tapered tip and slight pintail? Those aren’t just for looks. In soft and deep snow, the profile cuts and tracks straight ahead. The effect is a buttery, surfy ride that inspires confidence. In soft snow, you never feel like you’ll submerge. Despite the weird silhouette, there’s enough traditional camber and sidecut to boost edge grip and arc clean turns. “On the JJs you’ll find big, fast lines, even when it doesn’t look like there are any,” wrote a tester. THE VERDICT: Big fun in powder and trees. 126/136/115/133/123

Overall: 4.5
Sloughability: 5
Hard-Snow Pleasure: 4

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