Magic J Ski
Built to handle big Alaskan lines and insane pillow zones when on the feet of some of the best skiers in the world, the Armada Magic J Ski can help you take your powder skiing to the next level. The Magic J beefs up the waist size and turn radius of the ever popular ARV 116 JJ with a 126 or 127mm waist and a 20m or 22m turn radius. This provides a more stable platform that performs better in deep snow and at high speeds.
For additional stability and deep snow performance it is equipped with the camber underfoot and rockered tip and tail of the Armada EST Freeride Rocker. This profile floats over deep snow and turns on a dime thanks to the rocker while still holding a mean edge on firm pack and in crud thanks to the camber. Additionally the Hybrid Ultra-light core, AR50 sidewall, and 1.7 impact edge insure that you can trust the durability as you blast through terrain peppered with rocks and stumps.
- Big mountain and deep powder ski for freestyle oriented skiers
- 126-127mm waist floats over powder and creates a stable platform
- Medium turn radius is stable at high speeds and on big lines
- EST Freeride rocker mixes float, edge hold, and manueverabilty
- Long taper sections encourage quick pivots and exceptional control
- Ultra-Light core sheds weight while remaining damp and powerful
- S7 base lets you glide across alpine lakes after a gnarly line
- Item #ARM00JC
- Q & A
Would you recommend putting tech bindings on these puppies? I've seen kingpins on them, but wondering if any other pin options are a good idea like a lighter Dynafit binding.
I would say anyone using these for touring is going to be a hard charging, more aggressive skier, so I would honestly recommend something like the Salomon S/Lab Shift binding. The toe piece has tech pins for the uphill, and can convert to into a downhill toe piece for the downhill, so you get the best of both worlds! And they aren't too much heavier than the Kingpins!