Skiing is fun. It's a fact. Flying down the mountain, biting your edges into the snow, snaking between the trees, feeling the wind hit your face and the gravity hit your toes. There's nothing like it and that is an objective truth. The Armada ARW 96 Skis are built as an homage to this unarguable fact. They're not specialized tools for mountaineering first descents or maximum hardcoreness, but if you're trying to go to the resort and have one heck of a time, there's nothing better. These all mountain freestyle skis are at home in the park, on the steeps, or on the groomers. They're poppy, dependable, and just plain fun.
AR Freestyle Rocker – Rockered tips and tails are combined with positive camber underfoot to allow the ski to charge with ease through unpredictable snow and maintain a solid carve when asked to do so. Turn the whole mountain into your playground.
Flex (1=Soft, 10=Stiff) – Tip: 7 | Mid: 6 | Tail: 8
Poplar Ash Core – Lightweight poplar is combined with higher density full-length ask stringers to create an impossibly lively ski that has all the power needed for boosting to new elevations.
AR75 Sidewall – Sidewalls provide improved edge pressure under the boot, while cap constuction in the tip and tail provides smooth turn initiation and less hookiness - 75% sidewall, 25% cap.
S7 Base – Durable and low maintenance, with a speed additive for quickness.
2.5 Impact Edge – Oversized and specially heat-treated, this edge is built to resist impact damage in the most demanding situations.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.