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Armada VJJ (2014)

Armada VJJ (2014)
Official Selection 2014
Tester's Review

Testers loved the VJJ’s lightning quickness and surfy mentality and found it ideal for tight trees, crud bumps, and “pockets of powdery glory.” Its prominent tip and tail rocker and early taper provided ample float but hurt it on hardpack, where it preferred skidding over carving. It’s an approachable tool for the deep and it encouraged testers to get creative with airs, quick pivots, and slashy turns. In soft snow, this VJJ is “smooth as silk.”

Skiing's Notes:
Based on Armada's highly lauded JJ, the VJJ is designed as a powder ski with versatile qualities for everyday riding. A girthy 115-mm waist, aggressive rocker, and taper improve floatation in deep snow, improve maneuverability, and give the ski a smeary feel, while camber underfoot will provide a measure of hardpack performance. Many of the same technologies in the men's JJ are found in the VJJ including the AR50 Sidewall (a blended sidewal-cap construction), the Hybrid UltraLight Core, and a top-of-the-line Comp Series Base.

PRICE (MSRP): $900.00
PRICE (MAP): $675.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
LevelAdvanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
AwardsOfficial Selection
Lengths165, 175
Rating: Stability at Speed3.03 / 5
Rating: Maneuverability3.57 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip2.23 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance3.14 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness2.82 / 5
Rating: Energy/Liveliness3.24 / 5
Rating: Flotation3.82 / 5
Rating: Versatility2.72 / 5
Rating: Overall3.08 / 5