Armada Invictus 99 Ti 2017 Review
- Stable and damp
- Easy to initiate
- Nice touch of playfulness
- Does really well in soft snow
- Nice hold on the groomers too
- 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
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.
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.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.