The AK JJ is “one of the better all-over, big-mountain skis,” according to one tester, and its scores support the claim. For a ski of this size, its high 4.35 score in the playfulness category spells good news for those whose ideal day of skiing is playing around in powder and crud in the backcountry. Ample rocker in the tip and tail and a hybrid sidewall (cap tip and tail, sandwich underfoot) give the ski its playfulness. “So much fun both forward and backwards and not at all catchy either way,” commented a tester. Another added it even “drops into moguls like a champ,” if that’s your cup of tea.