The manufacturer says this about the Armada JP vs Julien Skis 2008:
Armada athletes and founders JP Auclair and Julien Regnier are in a league of their own. JP’s creative energy and Julien’s superior technical understanding coupled with their experience and ability come together in the JP vs. Julien Signature Model. Take off and land switch with more confidence behind a tail 10 mm higher than the tip. Our full-wood Ultra Light Core, heat-treated 1.7 Edge wrapped around a 103-mm waist, makes this one of the most universal backcountry skis out there. The great wide open isn’t just about hitting booters though, it’s about skiing extremely variable conditions anywhere on the mountain. JP and Julien designed this ski with a soft flex profile and very little camber and sidecut to get more out of the reduced weight and extra width in powder. According to JP, if he could take only one ski with him on any trip, this would be it.