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Atomic Automatic or Armada JJ
Im deciding between buying 2013 179cm Atomic Automatics 117 or 2013 185cm Armada JJs. I'd use these almost as an all mountain ski. I know they are a little fat to be an all mountain ski. I'd say I'm and expert skier who skis aggressively.
Any help or opinions would be helpful.
I'd say automatics out of personal preference. They're a tad stiffer and like to charge. They have a wider turn radius than the JJs so they seem like they'd better suit your style a little better. Both are great skis though so you can't go wrong with either.
automatics are more of a directional ski, and from what I've heard are definitely more "chargy," for lack of a better word, than the JJ's. The JJ is much more on the playful end of the spectrum. If you do indeed ski aggressively, I'd guess that you'd probably like the Automatics better. However, I haven't skied the Automatics, so hopefully someone who has can chime in.
Assuming Atomic and Armada skis are both accurate lengths (someone please fact check me on this) those 8cm of the JJ will make it relatively chargier to an shorter Automatic. Does that size discrepancy make a difference to you?
very different skis, if your blurb includes the word "charge" at all don't get the JJs. they are very not-chargey
havent skied the automatics so can't comment, but i hear good things
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