• Armada Magic J 2011

      • Review by Newschool_Pope on Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:51 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        awesome skis! if you want a ski that is very nimble in the trees, can handle chopped up stuff and charge then look no further.

        Performance

        by FAR the best pow ski ive ridden so far. i rode it in pretty much any condition, and it far exceeded my expactations. in the deep untracked i thought that, due to the mellow rocker in comparison to the huge rocker of my hellbents, i might have some tip dive problems. but far from that! they float like a dream and its very easy to smear/pivot tight turns in the trees. i was able to go very fast through chopped up and wind blown powder with hard snow beneath and didnt really catch any edges. its definitely a charger ski but on groomers i could really carve hard turns when really leaning into the turn. i really liked their performance in the trees.

        Design

        these skis are sexy! matte black with a golden lion and graphics. definitely looks like a mens ski, without colorful graphics. the rocker is mellow and just continues into the tip. bases look nice too.

        Value

        i got them with a big rebate, but after having skid them i would also get them for the regular price. this skis are worth every penny.

        Fit

        being 6 ft 1 i got the 190 magic j which measures about to 187 cm. it seemed a little short for my likings in the beginning but after a day of shredding in variable conditions i did not actually need a longer length. the fact that they are so light is awesome. definitely a major plus.

        Characteristics

        Coming from k2 hellbents in 189, year 10/11 the armada magic js seemed significantly stiffer. its very stiff under foot but has butter points about where the rocker starts. i have not washed out so far on them but i havent got the chance to do big drops.

        Durability

        only had 1 day on them, just a few scratches in the base. durability seems good.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Magic J
    • Manufacturer:
    • Armada
    • Year:
    • 2011
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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