Magic J
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Armada Magic J

Brand
Armada
Model
Magic J
Category
Freeride
Manufacturer
Atomic
Weight
2240 gr
Waist
126.5 mm
Tested length
190 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
5
5
6
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Armada Magic J :

8 / 10

Flotation:
10 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
The wide and playful Armada JJ twin tip ski was launched a few years ago and here comes the Magic J, which is even wider and has a longer turning radius. It has the test's widest waist, but due to the generous taper the tips are not that massive. Magic J has a very short setback which results in almost the same width at the front as at the back. Traditional camber and the same length of taper and rocker. Skis with such a short setback are vulnerable to wrong mounting. Do not mount more than 4 cm behind. If you mount it further back, you´ll get a very short sidecut and the skis will understeer a little.

On snow:
As soon as we put on this ski we wanted to do butters and ride switch. This is a large and wide freestyle-like ski that is extremely easy to skid. Because of its short gliding surface and large tips, it´s not a great piste ski. It may take some time to find the perfect position, but once you've done that, it's easy to maneuver. The first choice for the wild and playful freerider who wants to live in an American ski film made between 2004 and 2011, a low riding creature with strong thighs who couldn’t care less about avalanches.


Magic J

Technical data:

Measured length
190 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 35563
Brand
Armada
Model
Magic J
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
170, 180
Contact length
104 cm
Rocker tail
42 cm
Rocker nose
44 cm
Side cut
106 cm
Taper tail
42 cm
Taper tip
42 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
4 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
4 cm
Max tail width
140.7 mm
Min waist width
126.5 mm
Max nose width
143.5 mm
Side cut radius
21.7 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
2.8 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2443 cm2
Weight
2240 gr
Relative weight
0.92 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
72 mm
Hight nose tip
73 mm
Angle tail tip
31°
Angle nose tip
26°
Height of camber
6 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.