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Armada - ARV 116 JJ Ski

Armada ARV 116 JJ Ski

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$454.98 Original price:$699.95
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Item #ARM00LC




Tech Specs

165cm, 175cm, 185cm, 192cm
[165cm] 137 / 116 / 133mm [175cm, 185cm, 192cm]139 / 116 / 135mm
Turn Radius:
[165cm] 16m [175cm] 17m, [185cm] 18m, [192cm] 19m
AR Freestyle Rocker
poplar, ash
fiberglass, carbon
2.2 Impact
S7 (sintered), Smear Tech
Recommended Use:
all-mountain skiing, freeride/powder skiing, park & freestyle skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

ARV 116 JJ Ski

The super popular and historic JJ is back with a slight rebrand from Armada. Now Known as the ARV 116 JJ, these sticks still pack all of the same maneuverability, float, and freestyle freedom you have come to expect out of this classic ski.

The JJ's are built as a pow specific ski but can easily be used on a daily basis if you are skiing bigger mountains. The key to this versatility is the AR Freestyle Rocker profile. By blending camber from contact point to contact point with rocker out to the tip and tail this ski is able to handle groomers, crud, and pow. The camber underfoot provides powerful edge hold and excellent response for control on hard snow, while the rocker out to the tip and tail allows you to float over powder and crud. The rocker profile also enhances this ski's freestyle performance by reducing swing weight and providing a solid platform to stomp big tricks in powder. In addition to this versatile platform the JJ also features a short and super maneuverable turning radius that thrives in tight trees or on jibby undulating terrain. Finally a responsive poplar and ash core provides the confidence you need to ski how and where you want to all season long.

  • Freestyle powder ski for jibbing and carving all over the mountain
  • 116mm waist provides ample float without limiting maneuverability
  • AR freestyle profile enhances all-mountain performance and control
  • Medium-stiff flex is stable at high speeds but easily manipulated
  • Medium-short turn radius is stable at speed and hyper pivoty
  • Pop-Lite core is durable and poppy to inspire confidence
  • Smear Tech beveled bases increase maneuverability and float
  • S7 base is durable and low maintenance for consistent performance

The JJ a one ski quiver

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The new Armada ARV 116 JJ is an amazing ski. I use it as daily driver, but it excels in the soft stuff. I skied the original JJ back in 2011 and have tried all the updates and this is by far the best. Many time powder skis are great in specific conditions, but the newest JJ handles the hole mountain, including moguls with above grades. Armada has two mount lines. One is factory recommended and the other is freestyle mount. I mounted on the factory recommended, which is for freeride.

The JJ a one ski quiver

Recommended Sizing Guide

Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.

Men's / Unisex Alpine Skis
 Big-Mountain FreerideBackcountry JibAll-MountainPark & PipeAll-Mountain Carve
Pro 180 - 200cm 180 - 190cm 180 - 190cm 175 - 185cm 175 - 185cm
Expert 170 - 180cm 175 - 185cm 170 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 170 - 185cm
Intermediate 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 175cm
Entry Level N/A N/A 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm


Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.

Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.

Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.

Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.


Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.

Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.

All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.

Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.

All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.