mystery3The Anima Freebird is the touring layup on that ski. 1850g in a 182 and 1900 for the 188, not too bad. I really want to get on the anima, it looks like it would be fun.
I skied both anima and anima freebird. Freebird is SO MUCH softer, I was shocked a bit. It's even softer then ARV116, which are one of the softest skis on my scale. Also, as I remember, Freebird has more rockered profile, so it's basically two different skis. I was not impressed with Freebird, to be honest. Not the lightest powder ski out there and really very powder specific. In any condition besides untouched powder, it's soft tips get thrown, total noodle. Absolutely not for charging. Other thing I disliked is how thin it was in tips and tails. I thought they shaved too much wood with that weight saving... It will definitely affect durability
Basic Anima on the other hand is a really nice and versatile pow ski. Reminded me a lot of Moment Bibby. It can charge pretty hard, but still remains very playful. Comparing it to ARV 116 i'd say that it depends on your style. Anima's mount point is about -7cm from ski center, while JJ was -2 or something like that? Also JJ's are surely better for jibbing, but they also suck if snow gets bumpy. Basically, ANima will be better for charging, dropping, while JJ is better for jibbing, landing switch, etc.