Armada Invictus 89 Ti 2017 ReviewOctober 13, 2016
- Very responsive
- Great off-piste
- Easy to initiate
- Playful and forgiving
- Lots of fun for a variety of skiers
- Extra tip rocker can make it feel short
- Not as good on hardpack
- Loses stability at higher speeds
- And on ice
- Didn't stand out in any one category
One of the most versatile, easy-turning skis in the Frontside All Mountain category, the Armada Invictus 89 prefers off-piste skiing, where its rockered tip and wider waist help it excel in light crud and bumps. Those same qualities restrict the ski at higher speeds and also on hardpack.
Armada’s Invictus 89Ti rides the wider, rockered side of the Frontside All Mountain category, reaping the rewards of easy turns and true terrain versatility that extends off-piste. This is a ski that delivers consistent performance for a variety of skiers, and could easily be a go-to ski (if not the only ski) for anyone looking to spend every weekend on the lifts.
That extra rocker, and versatility, does mean the ski is not as aggressive on the hardpack. It also means the ski won’t feel as stable as other frontside focused skis in this class. If you want a well-built ski with real frontside versatility, give some strong consideration to the Invictus.Continue Reading
Peter Kray- Publisher
Peter Kray is a co-founder of the Gear Institute, and a longtime specialist in the testing of skis, snowboards and outdoor equipment.