With a name that makes grown men blush, the updated Armada VJJ (pronounced va-jay-jay) wowed women testers with its versatility and powder performance. "I felt like I had water wings on my feet in powder," Gleich said. "These skis are most fun for deep days or through trees and chutes in packed pow." Made in Austria, the VJJ is designed to be a one-ski quiver. Armada’s EST FreerideRocker combines rocker in the tip and tail, which both have a cap construction for lower swing weight and durability. Sidewall construction and traditional camber underfoot enhance edge control on hard snow. Design specs include a five-dimension sidecut (where the contact point in the forebody is the widest part of the ski), a backcountry-friendly lightweight wood core plus fiberglass layered in a lattice pattern. The VJJ comes in two lengths, 175 centimeters and 165 centimeters, both with a 115-millimeter waist. “You can't really lay them out on the groomers, but the hold is solid” Rodman said. "This is an easy-to-ski powder board that feels light and floaty."
Caption:2014 Armada VJJ Ski Review - Women's Powder Editors' Choice