Armada JJ

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Come and enjoy the most versatile premium powder fat ski on the market, the Armada JJ have a shorter turning radius than its big brother Magic J for that quicker graceful turn. The Armada JJ has the EST Freeride Rocker feature, which provides the best of camber that is out of this world. The rockered tips and tails work together with a positive camber underfoot that gives you the best in floatation in soft deep snow, and additionally can provide that great edge control in the hard pack.
The 1.7 impact steel edge on these babies is heat treated to a proprietary hardness, guaranteed to last. The Armada JJ has a 50/50 faster base for increased speed as compared to the S7 base and is more rugged. A special blend of Carbon/Kevlar creates the stringers that run along the tail of the skis, and provide the stability for that better landing platform. The ultra light core combined with the laminate matrix creates the exact amount of flex and torsional rigidity. These skis have all that the Magic has but is fast edge-to-edge with shorter radius turns.


  • Hybrid UltraLight Core
  • AR 50 Sidewall
  • Laminate Matrix directional fiberglass laminate
  • Comp Series Base
  • AR50 Sidewall
  • 1.7 Impact Edges
  • EST Freeride Rocker profile with traditional camber underfoot (2014)
The Armada JJ Skis are a pristine pair of powder planks with a knack for versatility and all-mountain performance. Built with an EST freeride rocker profile, once you pick your line you have the ability to dominate any run you wish. Not only do they effortlessly float the fluffy stuff, but they also boast exceptional edge hold for a responsive ride that never fails to impress. A Hybrid Ultralight core teams up with Armada’s quickest base to make these bad boys incredibly nimble and speedy. When the snow is piling up, there is only one set of sticks you’ll want to bother bringing along and they would be the Armada JJ Skis.

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The Armada JJ is quite possibly the most versatile powder ski the industry has offered up and the 2014 model is a reflexion of the supreme performance demanded by todays big line rider. Armada’s EST Freeride Rocker promotes the ease of float in the powder through tip and tail rocker while the traditional positive camber underfoot gives the skier edge control on hard pack. AR50 Sidewall reduces swing weight and improves durability with tip and tail cap construction and reinforced sidewalls, further improved by Ultralight Core and 1.7 Impact Edge technology. 2014’s Armada JJ is a responsive and ultra maneuverable all mountain ski for big days.

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The Armada JJ Skis are the cat's pajamas when it comes to versatile powder planks. Built with EST Freeride Rocker, the JJ floats effortlessly through deep snow but can still hold an edge on your way back to the lift, if you're into that sort of thing. The Hybrid Ultralight core keeps the skis incredibly light and a short turning radius makes the JJs fast and nimble. Can't beat that, can ya?

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JJ-  Trusted, proven and spawned imitation which has been difficult to match 6 years later.  Iconic model of the category!  There is something to be said about the old cliché’ “if it ain’t broke- don’t fix it”  Simply put,  Armada hasn’t found a better recipe yet.  The JJ is the most versatile premier powder ski available.  Built with EST freeride rocker, the JJ dominates deep snow and also carves on the nastiest of hard pack.   Nimble edge to edge with a shorter turning radius than it’s big brother Magic J.   Enjoy your last run in trees or open bowl, and when it’s time to migrate to the bottom, the JJ is nothing short of awesome on the front side to get you home with performance.

Seldom does a ski come around that pleases the crowds like the can't-do-wrong Armada JJ Ski. This goodie-two-shoes has the girth and rocker of a pow ski, traditional camber and sidewall for hard, high-speed railing, and a flex pattern for both easy turning and straight-running. It's the fearless fat ski that can still arc a turn. A 115-millimeter waist and rockered tip and tail give it float; camber underfoot and AR50 sidewall make it quick edge-to-edge; and tapered tip and tail add lengthened stability and prevent tip from catching or tail washouts. This ski feels a little shorter and more nimble than its size would imply, but the actual length adds to the speed and float.

The JJ is the most versatile premium powder ski on the market. Built with EST Freeride Rocker, the JJ dominates deep snow and still rips the hardpack on the way back to the lift. The JJ is nimble and fast edge-to-edge with a shorter turning radius than I AN PROVO the Magic J.

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Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:16m (@185cm)
Base:Comp Base-Armada's fastest
Base Material:Sintered
Binding DIN:N/A
Binding Weight Range:N/A
Bindings Included:No
Camber:Positive Camber under foot
Construction:Hybrid Ultralight Core with Carbon Kevlar Stringers, Laminated Matrix with 1.7 IMpact edge and 50/50 base
Construction Type:Cap/Sidewall
Core Material:Ultralight Core
Dimensions:126-136-115-133-123mm @185cm
Flex:6 Tip, 7 Waist, 6.5 Tail (10 is stiffest)
Flex Scale (Tip/Waist/Tail):6/7/6.5
Intended Use:Powder - All Mountain
Laminate Matrix:Delivers a strategic flex pattern
Model #:13SKI-JJX-175
Radius by Length:16m @ 185cm
Rocker:EST Free Rocker Profile
Sidewalls:AR50 Sidewall with 1.7 Impact Edge
Ski Gear Intended Use:All Mountain
Special Features:Hybrid Ultralight Core
Tail Profile:Flared
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:126/136/115/133/123 (@185cm)
Turn Radius:16-20
Type:Powder Skis (111+)
Waist Width:106-115mm
Warranty:One Year
What Binding is Included?:N/A
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Armada JJ Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

The JJ is undoubtedly one of the best powder skis on the market, and you could argue it has been a game changer in rocker/ reverse sidecut ski design. I have owned this ski for 3 seasons and my opinion of this ski is considerably different from alot of JJ enthusiasts. To me this ski is really good at one thing, and leaves something to be desired everywhere else. To me it really only shines in fresh snow. It floats amazingly, swivels and slashes with the best of them and it just a down right hoot to ride.
My impressions differ from most after you get out of the powder. It's passable on groomers if you need to get back to the lift. But in the crud, in between storms, or after all the fresh has been eaten up I find this ski really struggles. The lack of any running length under your foot and the reverse sidecut after the taper make this ski act like it's on marbles in crud and day after storm conditions.
Honestly I wouldn't expect this ski to do well in those conditions. Just looking at it tells you it's meant for fresh snow and anything else is whip cream on top. Because of all these reasons I have remounted mine with AT bindings to take advantage of the skis best features(no it's not a light set up but it's fun a hell on the way down).
If your looking for a one ski quiver I think you can do better(see rossi soul 7, nordica patron/helldorado, 4frnt YLE, Coreupt Slasher, Amplid Hill Bills), but if you just need a dedicated powder ski or touring set up that is focused more on the down then up, this is a great ski for you.
Overall as a powder ski I'd give it 5 out of 5 stars.
As a one ski quiver I'd put it around a 2 or 3.

Dylan Berry at on 12/15/2013

Let me preface my review by saying, Im speaking for the 2nd generation JJ I bought for the 09-10 season. Since then they have been skied for 60+ days a year out of a 120 day season for 4 years, more than a few core shots on base,rock dents on the edge, 3 mounts, and have been passed on to a friend in need last season, who's still skiing them to this day! Its quite the testament of quality to a ski that already gets the highest praise for how amazing it rips.
Well nothing has changed over the years as far a quality so I got another pair for the season and Im stoked to start fresh!
What can I say about the JJ that hasnt already been said over and over? All I know is if your looking for a bomber ski, that will last you years, ski amazing and tackle every condition, look no further!
The JJ will be your everyday ride, even if you live back east you can still rock this on deeper days and they can totally handle themselves on the groomed runs back to the lift.
Armadas early taper makes for effortless turns with no hooking, and also can make it easier to stitch through the tightest spaces with ease. With the perfect amount of rocker/ camber and flex it conquers the deep, and rips up hardpack. This marks another year of their super burly top sheet material that wont chip or scratch much, and is part of the reason I think my 09/10 pair lasted this long.
On the hill Ive seen everybody from park rats, to big mtn rippers, to weekend skiers to old men and ladies on JJ's and loving them!
No one is too old or young to enjoy such an awesome ski, so if you think the JJ might be for you, then I strongly suggest you give them a shot.

Matthew Fritz at on 11/22/2013

2014 Armada JJ Ski Review

Hi, I'm Thom and I just got off the Armada JJ. I'm going to give this guy 5 out of 5. The throwback graphic really does it justice and it's just a fantastic all purpose, all mountain, kind of big mountain freestyle ski. Super playful, decent edge hold on hard packs, super nimble in the tight trees, great in bumps, great in crud, wide enough to float and it's just got a super playful, freestyle feel. A really comfortable switch and just about anything you can think of, you can do with this ski. For your bigger, aggressive, big mountain, directional-type skiers, this really isn't where you want to venture, but for somebody who is looking for absolute freedom and versatility, from an all mountain to a pure powder type ski, this is a great choice.
Thom P. at on 09/09/2013

2014 Armada JJ Ski Review

I'm Adam, and I was just skiing on the Armada JJ. 4 out of 5. I have a really weird relationship with this ski. I think that it's an awesome ski for ultra deep powder and super soft conditions, but when the conditions are a little variable or a little bit firm, I just don't think it holds up as well, but I think it's one of the better softer snow skis in this category and waist width. It's a good skier for a really light guy who is looking for an all mountain, do everything placed ski, that they're going to get a lot of snow or that full powder ski.
Adam P. at on 09/09/2013

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I choice this model year after year. I first got them as my powder ski but quickly discovered they worked awesome all over the mountain. From groomers to finding stashes through the woods they will rock your world. With the elf shoe tech the tip and tail pierces through the snow, then the pulled back taper lifts the ski up making it surface faster in powder then other skis. Having a tight turn radius makes this ski a dream in the tight trees. If you live where you get snow and only have one ski to shred the whole mountain, then this is your ski.
Trevor Peterson at on 08/08/2013

2014 Armada JJ Ski Review

Hi, I'm Steve and I just got off the Armada JJ. This is a powder freestyle ski, I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. It's not the ideal conditions today for this ski. It's mostly groomers, hard pack here, but if you were getting some powder, these skis would just be a blast. Riding groomers, you might slide a little, going into turns you're going have to take longer turns, but again if you want to cruise some deep powder and you're more of an advanced skier, these are a perfect ski. Again, 4 out of 5 stars.
Steve N. at on 09/09/2013

It will be hard to top the JJ's. Versatility is the name of the game with these skis, and I've still never tried anything that can handle all types of conditions as well as the JJ's. If you need one ski to do it all, and I mean everything from park, powder, resorts, backcountry touring, etc, this ski is the clear choice. Ask me a question about them...

Ian Provo at on 09/13/2013

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2014 Armada JJ Ski Review

Hi, I'm Mike. I just got done skiing the Armada JJ. I'm going to give this ski a 3 out 5, but with a really big caveat, not the right conditions for this ski. Today was mostly groomers, hard pack, things like that, that's not where this ski is going to excel. If I lived out West, if I was out in the Pacific Northwest, you know, spent all my time in powder, backcountry, I would give this ski a 5 out of 5. Super wide under foot, it's going to float, tons of tip rocker, tons of tail rocker, so if you're going switch in the backcountry, hitting some big booters, I think this would be a really good ski. But again, if you're only doing groomed cruisers, this going to give you a wild ride. It doesn't really hold the edge when you're putting a lot of power to it. So, if you're the guy that goes out West, if you're a guy that lives out there, this is the ski for you. Again, on groomers, Armada JJ, 3 out of 5.
Mike B. at on 09/09/2013

Im a little big for the 185, so I got rid of mine. I personally didnt enjoy the JJ as much as I have other skis, though I can see why others love them. I probably should have went with the AKJJ at 6'3" 185lbs, but wanted a thinner all mountain tool for Jackson Hole. I replaced the 185 JJ with a 188 S7, which fits me better personally.
They were light and fairly playful, but I like a more solid sandwich construction that comes with the cost of heavier weight. My 11/12 obsethed and s7 are more playful, yet charge harder. The tail, or something about them, was hooky and I disliked this the most. If It wasn't for this hookiness I probably would have kept them, and also gave them four stars instead of three. They turned on a dime, but they were not super flexible, which I expected/wanted them to be. All in all, still a good all mountain tool for someone lighter than me that skis switch a lot.

Vail Szendrei at on 12/19/2013