Armada VJJ Skis - Women's 2012

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Armada VJJ Skis - Women's 2012: Flawless. You’re the girl who has no problem leading the pack, the girl who’s ready for the next lap while the others are still catching their breath. But when the snow got deep there wasn’t a proper tool for you. Stuck with either over-sized men’s skis or under-sized women’s versions, no superior women’s backcountry rockered ski ever existed. And for that purpose Armada is stoked to introduce the Armada VJJ Skis, a women’s specific version of the original JJ utilizing the patented EST Freeride Rocker but with all the requirements to validate it with the ladies.

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EST Freeride Rocer is simply the best of all worlds. Rockered tips and tails combined with positive camber underfoot to promote flotation in soft snow and provide remarkable edge control in the harder stuff.

This is a 5-dimension ski where the widest points set back closer to the bindings for a tip and tail that easily rise and are hook-free in powder, while the rest of the ski performs well on all snow conditions with traditional sidecut.


With an AR50 side wall, the ABS sidewall meets Cap construction, combining lightweight Cap construction in the tip and tail with ABS sidewall underfoot resulting in enhanced edgehold and significantly lower swing and overall weight.

The VJJ has a 1.7 edge, with the height and width deliberately smaller and the steel heat-treated to a proprietary hardness to increase durability and decrease weight.

The 50/50 base is faster than Armada’s S7 base but more rugged than the Comp series.

The Laminate Matrix consists of three kinds of fiberglass laminates used in combination to deliver the exact amount of flex and torsional rigidity needed in the appropriate places.

A blend of Carbon/Kevlar stringers run along the tail of the ski to stabilize it, creating a better landing platform, increased snap and added pop to ollies.


The Hybrid UltraLight core is made up of select 375kg/m3 wood stringers that have unusually high strength-to-weight ratios so the VJJ maintains a light but stable feel. ABS layers are pre-installed alongside the core directly underfoot to concentrate the weight of the ski below the boot sole to increase durability and lower swing weight.

Flex Pattern: tip - 5.5, waist - 6.5, tail - 6 (out of 10)


12m, 126/136/115/133/123 (all sizes)

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake that is equal to the waist width and at most 20mm wider. (brake width = ski width + 20mm)


  • Terrain: Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Short More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Tip Width (mm): 126/136
  • Waist Width (mm): 115
  • Tail Width (mm): 133/123

Other Notes

Armada products can only be shipped within the United States



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Armada VJJ Skis - Women's 2012

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a huge win for women's skis!


from seattle, wa

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Comments about Armada VJJ Skis - Women's 2012:

The Armada VJJ is solid, stable, fast and super playful. It stayed very stable through crud and still carved like a skinny ski on the groomers. I've had a hard time finding a women-specific ski that gets the same float in the powder and playful feeling all around as a men's ski but the VJJ is a big win for 2012!


Hideously FUN!


from Pagosa Springs, CO

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  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight


  • Hideously Ugly

Best Uses

  • Backcountry
  • Downhill
  • Groomed Terrain
  • Powder Skiing
  • Touring

Comments about Armada VJJ Skis - Women's 2012:

These are some of the ugliest beasts in all of women's skis...but they seriously rock! They are super fun in powder, float like you're riding on air, and easily maneuverable. I ride the 175's, haven't had any problems with these on front side groomers or crud, they seem to transition between different conditions just fine for me. They're also super poppy and turn sooo easily. I'm not a huge hard pack mogul fan, so I'm not the best one to judge them in that arena...they seem to do fair though if you do find yourself stuck in that area of the mountain though. These are super lightweight too...yes that does make their tips chatter in freight on high speeds, but it also makes for a decent touring ski. My only complaint with these is that they are so freaking ugly. Horrible baby poop brownish green colors and ugly design...but looks aren't everything!

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V is for Venus


from Seattle, WA

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Comments about Armada VJJ Skis - Women's 2012:

"This ski is women's ultimate powder weapon. Same shape as Armada's all time crowd favorite, the JJ's, the Venus JJ offers the same benefits. A little lighter weight and softer than the JJ this ski floats in the powder but rips everywhere else as well. 4 words : Out of this world.


Armada VJJ Demo


from Stevens Pass

Comments about Armada VJJ Skis - Women's 2012:

Very fun in the 165 but I need the 175, they ski a little short. Slightly softer than the normal JJ but nice and light. Turn very easily in light powder. Nice work Armada!!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


For the Deep Stuff


from Stevens Pass

Comments about Armada VJJ Skis - Women's 2012:

These skis rocked it in the powder. I would not choose this as a ski for a day on groomers, but they felt super stable in the deeper snow. Floated effortlessly! the 165 were way more manageable for my ability, they felt much lighter and easier to handle.

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