Armada ARV Ti (2013/2014) ReviewAugust 30, 2013
- Loves to go fast
- Tore up the off-piste
- Not for heavy edging
- Doesn't respond well to short turns or slow skiing
Armada's ARV ti has a penchant for the off-piste, tearing up terrain like the bumps, chutes and zipper treelines, but does fall off in hard snow performance.
A ski for lift-served skiers who want to ski all conditions and terrain, including groomed, moguls packed powder and fresh snow.
Armada’s ARV ti has a penchant for the off-piste, tearing up terrain like the bumps, chutes and zipper treelines where we tested it. The ski also prefers mid to higher speeds, hitting all soft snow and mixed conditions with a playful energy that made you want to keep seeing how much quicker your turns could get. When it hit the powder and crud, for this category especially, it also delivers a relaxing sense of float.
It did fall off in terms of hard snow performance compared to other skis in this category. And is not a ski we would recommend if most of your all-mountain experience consists of endless groomers and one to two week old bumps. Best for West Coast skiers who like billygoat lines and cranking the steeps.