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Armada ARV Skis 2013

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Product Info

The Armada ARV Skis are hands down, one of the best all mountain skis on the market. The longevity of the ARV is a testament to its versatility and durability making it a staple in the Armada line. This ski has been with Armada since its foundation 10 years ago, and unlike any other 10-year relationship, you'll take nothing for granted as its versatility and reliability will continue to impress you run after run, season after season.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Positive CamberTraditional camber engages the tip and tail of the ski, enhancing ease of entry and exit into and out of a turn, while maintaining solid edge control.

Flex

Flex Pattern - Tip: 5, Waist: 7, Tail: 6 (1=soft; 10=stiff)

Core

Double Zone CoreTwo high density wood stringers rest alongside ultralight wood in the ski's core and add to stability and strength without compromising weight.

Laminates

Laminate MatrixDeliberate directional layering of fiberglass dictates flex pattern and torsional rigidity and allows each ski's flex to be precisely tuned. Bi-axial fiberglass runs in an “x” pattern down the ski to control lateral flex; Uni-directional fiberglass controls flex along the length of the ski; Tri-axial fiberglass, with fibers running in three directions, beefs up the center of the ski.

CK StringerCarbon Kevlar combo stringers lie on top of the laminate matrix along the tail to brace the ski. This increases the landing platform, especially when weight is distributed farther back in the ski than intended. It also gives the ski more pop and extends ski life.

Sidewalls

ABS Sidewall ConstructionA full sidewall construction of two strips of ABS material lie directly alongside the core and over the ski’s edges, providing solid edge hold, core protection, and stability.

Base

50/50 BaseA blend of speed and durability, this base is faster than Armada’s S7 base but more rugged than the Comp series.

Edges

2.5 Impact EdgeThis edge has an oversized height and width, and the steel is heat-treated to a proprietary hardness, which helps resist breaking and tearing out from rails, ledges and any other abuse it might meet.

Binding Compatibility

Bindings not included

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • Series: AR
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 165 175 185
Tip Width (mm) 120 125 130
Waist Width (mm) 89 92 95
Tail Width (mm) 109 114 119
Turning Radius (m) 19 20.5 21.5

Reviews

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Armada ARV Skis 2013
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Fun, playful, great all rounder

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from Australia

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Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Ok Flotation
  • Playful
  • Soft

Cons

  • Base Easy To Scratch
  • Some Chatter

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Jibbing

Comments about Armada ARV Skis 2013:

Ripper ski, if I'm only taking one ski to an Australian resort this is it 10 times out of 10.

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4.0

Solid

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from Bend, Or.

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fairly Low Swing Weight
  • Flexible And Forgiving
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Great In Powder
  • Not Bad In The Park
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Groomed Terrain
    • Park
    • Powder

    Comments about Armada ARV Skis 2013:

    This ski has amazing edges, it's fairly light for a 95mm waist ski, it does great in the powder, great on groomers and quite well in the park. It is a bit heavy though, especially with my solid bindings, but nothing impossible to get accustomed to. I haven't used it somewhere that it can't perform.

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    5.0

    ATV or ARV?

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    from Stevens Pass

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    Comments about Armada ARV Skis 2013:

    The "V" must stand for "Versatility". Seriously, what other ski out there still has camber and skis the entire mountain super well including the park? I would put it up against the ARV any day. It's been the longest running skin in Armada's line up. It has seen a few changes over the years to keep up with evolving design. It's become a classic ski from them that will stand the test of time. Anyone and everyone can ski this ski and have a good time. It doesn't float as well as a JJ, TST or even a Halo but for someone looking for a traditional ski that will take you from cruising corduroys in the morning to spring bumps in the afternoon or from exploring the fresh on the backside to park laps with friends, you won't go wrong.

     
    5.0

    Weezin the Joo-oose

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    from Stevens Pass

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    Comments about Armada ARV Skis 2013:

    This thing rips. Great long carves. Good advanced all mountain ski. Cuts crud in most terrain with ease. Great rebound & flex.

     
    4.0

    Pretty Versatile

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    from Stevens Pass

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    Comments about Armada ARV Skis 2013:

    Very good all around ski. Can do it all... park, groomers, moguls. Definitely a 1 quiver ski.

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