Armada ARV Ti (2013/2014) Review

August 30, 2013
Armada ARV Ti (2013/2014)
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
80
Responsiveness
8
Resort Float
8
Carving
6
Stability
5
Forgiveness
6
Value
7

The Good

  • Loves to go fast
  • Tore up the off-piste

The Bad

  • Not for heavy edging
  • Doesn't respond well to short turns or slow skiing
THE VERDICT

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.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

A ski for lift-served skiers who want to ski all conditions and terrain, including groomed, moguls packed powder and fresh snow.

FULL REVIEW

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.

 


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MSRP
$799.00
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