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Armada Al Dente Skis 2014

Designed by X-Games Big Air gold medalist Henrik E'Dollo Harlaut, the Armada Al Dente Skis are just like a perfectly cooked noodle - flexible but firm when you need them to bite. With the new AR Nose Rocker, the Al Dentes are incredibly playful but still have the stability and edge control to stomp a deep landing. Butter your Al Dente noodles and enjoy!
Rocker Type
AR Nose Rocker - A traditional sidecut profile with tip rocker - for all mountain everyday ripping
 
Flex
Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff) - Tip - 4, Waist - 5, Tail - 4
 
Core
Hybrid Double Zone Core - Two high-density wood stringers
 
Laminates
CK Stringer - Carbon and Kevlar stringers are used in the tail to add pop and extend life.
Laminate Matrix - Directional layering of fiberglass dictates flex pattern and torsional rigidity.
Sidewalls
AR50 Sidewall - With cap in the tip and tail and sidewall under foot, this construction balances performance characteristics for lower swing-weight and increased durability.
Base
S7 Base - Durable and low maintenance, with a speed additive for quickness
Edges
2.2 Impact Edge - Heat treated and built to avoid excess weight while maintaining durability
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Park & Pipe
    All-Mountain
    All-mountain skis are designed to handle anything you throw at them including powder, ice, groomers, steeps, heavy snow, and everything in between, but they aren’t necessarily a master of any one terrain. If you’re only going to own one ski to do it all, this is what you want. All-mountain skis generally have what we call mid-fat waists that range from 80-110 mm.
    Park & Pipe
    Park and pipe skis, often called freestyle skis, are for skiers who spend the majority of their time on jumps, rails, and jibs of all kinds. Traditionally park and pipe skis have narrower waists with full camber profiles, but this category is incorporating more rocker patterns and different shapes. You will almost always find these skis with twin tips as well as other park specific features like thicker, more durable edges, dense extruded bases, and butter zones.
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    Intermediate-Advanced
    The majority of skiers/snowboarders fall into this level, whether you like to carve on groomers or venture into the powder. These skis/snowboards may be somewhat wider than beginner-intermediate skis, usually with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Depending on the type of ski, intermediate-advanced level skis may have full camber, rocker, or some combination of the two.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber
    Rocker/Camber
    Rocker/Camber skis pair a traditional cambered profile underfoot with an elongated, early rise tip borrowed from fully rockered skis. This profile places the front contact point further back from the tip, while the rear contact point remains close to the tail. The rockered tip allows for better flotation and less edge catch for increased float in deep snow, while the cambered rear stores and transmits energy similarly to a fully cambered ski.
  • Turning Radius: Medium
    Medium
    17-22 m radius is best for all-mountain and park & pipe.
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip
    Full Twin Tip
    Desinged to allow you to ski backwards, full twin tips are found primarily on park & pipe skis and freestyle powder skis. More and more, we are seeing twin tips on all-mountain skis of all abilities, as it makes it a little easier to get around, and for the most part does not inhibit forward skiing.
  • Ski Awards: 2014 Freeskier Editor's Picks, 2014 Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • Athletes: Henrik Harlaut, Phil Casabon
  • Series: Signature
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 168 178 188
Tip Width (mm) 131 133 135
Waist Width (mm) 97 98 99
Tail Width (mm) 121 123 125
Turning Radius (m) 18.5 20.5 22.5
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