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ARMADA JJ 2.0 SIZE HELP (and Line Magnum Opus?)
Need some opinions r.e. sizing of the JJ 2.0 skis. Myself 5'8', under 140 lbs, advanced skier (I don't jump off cliffs so can't call myself an expert, but I pretty much ski everything else). Based on the East Coast. Looking to get a pair of playful powder skis specifically for the 2-3 annual trips to the West (CO/UT/WY). Was looking at the Line Magnum Opus but they were available only in the 188 size. Turned my attention to JJ 2.0, kind of torn between 175 and 185. Looking at the profile the rockers are pretty significant, making the effective edge rather short. However this is a dedicated powder skis and I won't bring them unless there is at least 8-12 inches in the forecast. A bit about my style, I like skiing in the trees, moguls, and powder but not a speed-seeker. I currently ski a 171 Head the Caddy, and use a 172 Rossi Sin 7 as my all mountain skis.
Any suggestion r.e. which to choose, the 175 or the 185? Or I should go back to the 188 Magnum Opus?
I have never once felt in five years of riding the 185 JJ's that they were too big. Or that I wished I had gone with the 175's. If you're an expert skier like you say you are you will not bite off more than you can chew with this ski. It's so easy to ski.
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Demo'ed the JJ 2.0 in 185 in Steamboat today. Love it. Surprisingly nimble in trees and moguls, stable in crud and jumps. Didn't bother to try the 175 size.
However, this makes me wonder about the 188 Line Magnum Opus which is even lighter and supposedly softer, but with less rockers. Does anyone ever tried both? Any thoughts on how they compare in skiing? Thanks.
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