Armada El Rey Skis 2013

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Armada s El Rey Skis are comin' in hot and ready to rip! The El Rey's stiffer flex profile and fiberglass torsion box allows you to get more aggressive on the steeps with bomber edgehold and a super high response level. This is combined with all-mountain versatility to make the El Rey the perfect ski for someone who is looking to take their park moves out of the park.

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

Stiffer Flexprovides less flex and gives you a greater all mountain range.

Flex Pattern - Tip: 7 Waist: 8 Tail: 7.5 (1=soft; 10=stiff)

Core

Fleet CoreLaminated wood core with 2 high density wood stringers, and with a slow sidewall taper to 45 degrees toward the tips and tails. This eases entry and exit into and out of turns for lighter riders.

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.

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.

CAP ConstructionThis method wraps the wood core with composite fiberglass layers creating a torsion box. The base assembly is inserted into the mold, then the fiberglass wrapped core and top material are added. A variable slant between the base and topsheet creates a super-durable and light ski with a balanced flex.

Base

S7 BaseArmada's toughest base is durable and low maintenance, with a speed additive for quickness.

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: Park & Pipe, All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Series: AR
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 157 164 171 178 185
Tip Width (mm) 117 119 121 123 125
Waist Width (mm) 81 83 85 87 89
Tail Width (mm) 107 109 111 113 115
Turning Radius (m) 14 16 17.5 19 21

Other Notes

Armada products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Armada El Rey Skis 2013
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Good grip (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Groomed terrain (3)
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best Price Point Ski Ever

By 

from Stevens Pass

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Armada El Rey Skis 2013:

At first glance the El Rey seem like any other lightweight, intermediate ski. And then you ski it and it dominates. I rode it in variable terrain and had no problem. It's a great all mountain everyday ski that won't break the bank.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

versatile resort ski

By 

from Sunnyvale, CA

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Potential Theft Magnet

Best Uses

  • Groomed Terrain
  • Moguls

Comments about Armada El Rey Skis 2013:

Only used 2 days in spring conditions so far. Solid performer on hardpack, minimal chatter.
Friendly in soft moguls, but not as easy to stuff into tight troughs as a softer park ski.
Doesn't seem to have a ton of rebound, tho that does make it easy to manage.
Not so happy in heavy cement, it's a traditional camber and takes a bit of work there.
Basically, no surprises--pretty much works as advertised--a good everyday ski for inbounds.

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5.0

Great Value

By 

from Layton, Ut

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill

    Comments about Armada El Rey Skis 2013:

    Great durable park ski, my son loves this ski

     
    5.0

    great skis for a great price

    By 

    from Boise, ID

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Ride
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Scratch Relatively Easy

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Park

    Comments about Armada El Rey Skis 2013:

    Great lightweight ski best used in the park but can really be aused anywhere. Really lets you pick up speed.

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    4.0

    Great Skis for the price

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    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Lightweight
    • Scratch Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Groomed Terrain
      • Moguls

      Comments about Armada El Rey Skis 2013:

      For the price of these skis you can do much better. Armada skis always seem to have a very durable core, but tend to run some $$$. The El Rey's are the exception to the price.

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