2015 Armada VJJ 2.0 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Powder Category.

Armada redesigned the VJJ for 2014/15, and this new 2.0 iteration adds a more gradual taper and longer turning radius. Even with its 115-mm waist, testers gave the powder ski its highest marks for carving, lowest for versatility. “This ski is a one-trick pony,” says Pugliese. “It’s super floaty in powder and has some arcing ability.” Armada’s EST Freeride Rocker combines tip and tail rocker with traditional camber underfoot. Other details include a backcountry-friendly, ultra-light core plus fiberglass layered in a lattice pattern. The VJJ 2.0 has a five-dimensional sidecut with the contact point built further back than the previous model to improve flotation and control. “I recommend this ski for an advanced skier who seeks out powder,” says Muecke. The VJJ 2.0 only comes in two lengths, 165 cm and 175 cm.