Pros: Great balance, perfect pivot point, good swing weight, excellent flotation, super smearing and surfing, carves well on hardpack, easy turning, light
Cons: No cons for the ski
Skied on the 2010 185cm JJs for 2 seasons and can't say enough good about them. I don't think there is a more versatile ski out there. Of course they excel in powder, but they are also very good on hard pack, groomed, and the worst chop. Because of their width they are not terrific on ice, but if you get them on edge you can manage it without major problems. My favorite skiing is powder in the trees and the JJs will put a smile on my face every time. They are very light and easy to pivot, smear and slide around, making powder days pure fun. When it gets cruddy they just glide over everything and make you feel like you're cheating. I try to save them for epic days, but I end up using them over my slalom skis in just regular conditions. In steep chutes they can be turned quickly and can handle anything. Steep faces and big mountain terrain make the JJs shine.
The JJs are very fast - something that isn't talked about much. They can be rockets if you use them correctly. Armada quality is good as the skis are made in Austria at the Atomic factory (at least that is what I read somewhere).
Mounted the Rossi STS 140 binding. I like this binding because it's quite flat. You don't want a raised binding on this or any other powder ski. Why? Because with a high biding any slight lateral angle change in your foot or ankle will translate into a big angle change at the skis edge. In powder or soft snow this is not an advantage. I mounted them at the factory recommended placement and this gives them very good balance for pivot turns in tight conditions (did mention how fun they are in trees?). I would not mount them forward because they already ski short with the rocker tip and tail.
Armada's top-sheet graphics are always poppy and make for good lift ride conversation.
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