Armada Invictus 99 Ti 2017 Review

October 22, 2016
Armada Invictus 99 Ti 2017
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Armada Invictus 99 Ti 2017 armada_invictus_teaser.jpg
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
85
Responsiveness
7
Float
8
Versatility
7
Stability
8
Carving
7
Value
8

The Good

  • Stable and damp
  • Easy to initiate
  • Nice touch of playfulness
  • Does really well in soft snow
  • Nice hold on the groomers too

The Bad

  • Not so versatile
  • More schmear than carve
  • Dampness comes at a cost to liveliness
  • Prefers mid to long turns
  • Not as quick edge to edge
THE VERDICT

Armada's Invictus 99 Ti is a very solid ski for medium to long turn chargers who want to make authoritative arcs in mostly off-piste snow. This is a confident, damp ski that is also very easy to initiate. It does not like short turns, though, and it not lively underfoot. But it can make a pile of crud feel as soft as new snow.

FULL REVIEW

Armada’s Invictus 99 Ti has power and speed to spare, with a traditional mix of camber and tip and tail rocker that also makes it easy to initiate and steer. Two layers of titanal give it a confident, damp feel, especially on off-piste snow. It has great hold in medium to long turns, especially at higher speeds, and can eat up terrain in big steeps and wide open bowls.

This is not a lively ski, and it can feel a little sluggish to anyone who wants to try and get it to pivot in a chute or really lay down an edge on the groomed. Best for advanced to expert skiers who want to rack up vertical and make powerful schmears in the pow.

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