Armada Makai Skis - Women's 2012: You might be young, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the proper tools to rip. The Armada Makai Skis were designed for younger, lighter skiers who are building the strength and experience to conquer the entire mountain. The Makai is the young ladies’ ticket to the park, pipe, and all-mountain fun.
Positive 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 hold.
Cap construction wraps the wood core with composite fiberglass layers creating a torsion box. A variable slant between the base and topsheet creates a super durable and light ski with a balanced flex.
The Makai has a 2.5 edge, an oversized height and width and the steel heat-treated to a proprietary hardness which helps resist breaking and tearing out from rails, ledges, and other abuse.
The S7 base, Armada’s toughest base, features a gliding additive for increased speed and longevity.
The Laminate Matrix consists of three kinds of fiberglass laminates used in combination to deliver the exact amount of flex and torsional rigidity needed in the appropriate places.
The Fleet core consists of two high density wood stringers that sit along ultralight wood creating a light core with pop and a 45 degree taper toward the tips and tails. This eases entry and exit into and out of turns.
Flex Pattern: tip - 3, waist - 5, tail - 4 (out of 10)
We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.