Hey Im 16, still growing and filling out. I am 6'4 and weigh 150 so Im pretty lean needless to say. Currently i own Atomic Panic skis and am looking to add a powder orientated ski to my quiver. I ski at Mt. Bachelor and am looking for a ski that I can have fun on in the pow, ski some trees as well as do some booters and spin. I went in to my local shop thinking the 185 JJ would be a good choice for me however some of the guys there thought that that length ski, since Armada JJ's already ski short would be to short for me. They had me looking at the AK JJ and Magic J instead. I realize that both of these skis are larger and if anyone has any ideas/opinions on any of these skis they would be appreciated. The reason I was timid about AK JJ is because I know it is a completly different ski than the JJ and I am afraid I wont be able to spin as well. I dont really know much about the Magic j because it is new this year too. Keep in mind I am looking to have fun and I have another pair of skis that I will be using in addition to these. Thanks.
Well considering he's looking at a powder ski, it'd be helpful to say what your pow ski is...
OP i would go for the ak jj, i think the magic j would be a little bit too big to take into the park. But thats my opinion. If you think you'd be able to spin off a ski that has a waist width of 126 then go for the magic j. I think the graphics are better on the magic too.
If you're not set on those skis, you should check out the moment night train and the line mr pollards opus. The night trains are supposed to have a really low swing weight for a powder ski and would be great for kickers and riding switch.
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Magic J is great in all that stuff. And the New Lifes are as well. I'm your age/height (but I know a ton about this stuff. Skiing is my life) and the new lifes are the nuckin futs!! Symmetrical and great float. Awesome all around ski. And surface has better customer service. I would go new Life (only because of those reasons) but the magics are awesome too.
What I'm mainly worried about is that if I buy too big of a ski then I won't be able to ride it for many days at MT. Bachelor which is my home mountain. We only have have powder days every once in a while and I am wondering how these various skis would perform when there isn't all that pow and maybe we just have a few inches from the night before...I would hate to spend all this money on a ski and then not even be able to use it for more than a few combined days...thoughts?
Until I understood your situation fully. Opus magic J is a lot of ski. I think it'd be best for you to get the opus. You're 150lbs. That's perfect for the flex. And it owns in variable conditions. The Magic J isn't proven yet. I would give armada a season to work out all the kinks. The Opus is ideal for your situation.
Both the Jeffrey and Caylor are exceptionally versatile skis that can handle the days with no fresh snow with no problem. I used my 191 Caylors pretty much as my everyday ski regardless of how good or shitty the conditions were.