Pipe Cleaner Skis 2011: The Armada
Pipe Cleaner Ski is a ski inspired by World Cup race stock and bred for Superpipes. Every component of the Pipe Cleaner, from the base to the top sheet, is the highest end available; it’s construction performance proven by Tanner, Jacob, and the rest of the Armada
The 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
Dimensions: Tip: 114mm (166) / 115mm (171) / 116mm (176) / 117mm (181)
Waist: 82mm (166) / 83mm (171) / 84mm (176) / 85mm (181)
Tail: 104mm (166) / 105mm (171) / 106mm (176) / 107mm (186)
ABS sidewall construction creates the highest performance skis Armada offers. Two strips of ABS material lie directly along-side the core and over the ski’s edges, providing unequaled edge hold, core protection, and stability. The Comp Series base is a World Cup inspired base that requires higher maintenance than the S7, the Comp series pays for the extra TLC it requires in one way: speed. A blend of Carbon/Kevlar stringers run along the tail of the skis to help stabilize it that creates a better landing platform, especially when your weight is further back than intended. It also increases snap and adds pop to ollies
The 2.5 impact 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 need.
The stiffer flex softens in the tip and tail giving these skis the ability to conquer the park, the mountain, and beyond. Meanwhile, the Double Zone core (two high density wood stringers that sit along ultralight wood) create a light core with pop and solid edge hold, while keeping swing and overall weight down. 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. And tri-axial fiberglass, with fibers running in three directions, beefs up the center of the ski.
Tip: 5.5, Waist: 7.5, Tail: 6.5 (1 Soft – 10 Stiff)
Requires a binding brake width between 85mm and 95mm
Armada products can only be shipped within the U.S.