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Armada Magic J's or Bubba's???

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So I was all set on buying an older pair of Armada AK JJ's from a season or 2 ago and all of a sudden when I went to buy them they have magically disappeared from the internet.  So I decided to find the next best pair of Armada's which would be either the Magic J's or the Bubba's.  It sounds like the Magic's may be a little better for all around usage, but I already have a pair of El Rey's for my 'daily driver'

 

I was planning on buying this pair as a powder specific ski, but Im not sure which one to get, anyone have any imput???

 

BTW Im 6'2ish, 235lbs, Advanced Skier who spends most of my time in the glades in search of fresh pow pow

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http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/icelantic-gypsy-2014.aspx

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So I was all set on buying an older pair of Armada AK JJ's from a season or 2 ago and all of a sudden when I went to buy them they have magically disappeared from the internet.  So I decided to find the next best pair of Armada's which would be either the Magic J's or the Bubba's.  It sounds like the Magic's may be a little better for all around usage, but I already have a pair of El Rey's for my 'daily driver'

 

I was planning on buying this pair as a powder specific ski, but Im not sure which one to get, anyone have any imput???

 

BTW Im 6'2ish, 235lbs, Advanced Skier who spends most of my time in the glades in search of fresh pow pow


You are too much man for anything Armada makes. I felt the Magic J was flimsy and twitchy not to mention they are MUCH shorter than advertised at 190cm.

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You are too much man for anything Armada makes. I felt the Magic J was flimsy and twitchy not to mention they are MUCH shorter than advertised at 190cm.

LMAO!!!!

 

Yea Im not going to get the Bubba's, the biggest size they come in is 188's and I was looking for at least a 190.  So now its either the JJ AK's at 195 or the Magic J's at 190.

 

I usually ski 178's so I think the difference between 190 and 195 shouldnt be THAT big, right??

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LMAO!!!!

 

Yea Im not going to get the Bubba's, the biggest size they come in is 188's and I was looking for at least a 190.  So now its either the JJ AK's at 195 or the Magic J's at 190.

 

I usually ski 178's so I think the difference between 190 and 195 shouldnt be THAT big, right??


Why are you fixated on Armada? Have you looked at the Atomic Bent Chetler? IMO it's a better ski, with better skiing characteristics. Though somewhat similar, and has some features that it more ideal for someone your size. the 192 ski's real well.  Atomic makes Armada BTW.

 

http://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/atomic-bent-chetler-2014.aspx#image=68483/331361/clone.jpg

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I guess Im fixated on the Armada's because I have a pair of El Rey's as my daily driver and I LOVE them, best skis Ive ever rode on.  I found a good deal on Armada's so I did a bunch of research on them and didnt really give a fair shake to any other brands.

 

Those Bent Chetler's look like GREAT skis, a TOUCH out of my price range (at least on evo), Im trying to keep the skis and bindings under $600 total

 

I AM going to look for an older version of those skis though

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I guess I'm fixated on the Armada's because I have a pair of El Rey's as my daily driver and I LOVE them, best skis Ive ever rode on.

Interesting.  I demoed the El Rey in 2011 and they were marketed as a "value ski," more for intermediates than experts.  I was very impressed by their versatility.  Only when I was on Mammoth's steeps with firm chalky snow did I feel some lack of "beef" or stability.  I'm 5'11" and 185.  Perhaps the El Rey has been redesigned since 2011.

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