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Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012

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Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012: The Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis are an all-mountain/big-mountain tool designed to let you explore the entire mountain, air the biggest cliffs, ski the deepest pow and carve the deepest turns. With Armada’s patented EST All-Mountain Rocker that boasts a progressive tip rocker and no tail rocker, there isn’t a turn or jump on the mountain the TST can’t make. This was the ski Travis Steeger envisioned, so next time you find yourself in the middle of a great day, or on a perfect run, un-zip your coat, smile from ear to ear and giv’er for Travis. A portion of the proceeds of the TSTw Skis are donated to Travis Steeger’s Memorial Fund and “Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society.”

Product Details

Shape

Armada’s patented EST All-Mountain Rocker boasts a progressive tip rocker for flotation in soft snow with positive camber underfoot and in the tail for more stability at high speeds and edge hold on hard pack.

This is a 4-dimension ski where the widest point at the tip is set back closer to the bindings for a tip that easily rises and is hook-free in powder, while the rest of the ski performs well on all snow conditions with traditional sidecut.

Construction

With an AR50 side wall, the ABS sidewall meets Cap construction, combining lightweight Cap construction in the tip and tail with ABS sidewall underfoot resulting in enhanced edgehold and significantly lower swing and overall weight.

The TST has a 1.7 edge, with the height and width deliberately smaller and the steel heat-treated to a proprietary hardness to increase durability and decrease weight.

The 50/50 base is faster than Armada’s S7 base but more rugged than the Comp series, perfect for wider skis.

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.

A blend of Carbon/Kevlar stringers run along the tail of the ski to stabilize it, creating a better landing platform, increased snap and added pop.

Flex

The Hybrid UltraLight core is made up of select 375kg/m3 wood stringers that have unusually high strength-to-weight ratios so the TST maintains a light but stable feel. ABS layers are pre-installed alongside the core directly underfoot to concentrate the weight of the ski below the boot sole to increase durability and lower swing weight.

Flex Pattern: tip - 6, waist - 7, tail - 6.5 (out of 10)

Dimensions

11.5m @ 156cm 116/129/99/120, 12.6m @ 165cm 117/130/100/121, 14.7m @ 174cm 118/131/101/122, 16.8 @ 183cm 119/132/102/123, 18.9 @ 192cm 120/133/103/124

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 156 165 174 183 192
Tip Width (mm) 129 130 131 132 133
Waist Width (mm) 99 100 101 102 103
Tail Width (mm) 120 121 122 123 124
Turning Radius (m) 11.5 12.6 14.7 16.8 18.9

Reviews

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Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good carving ability (5)
  • Great flotation (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Smooth ride (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Downhill (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Better Than Expected!!

By 

from Grand Junction, CO

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

  • Odd Graphics

Best Uses

  • Backcountry
  • Day at 'Bird
  • Day at 'the hole'
  • Day at Silverton
  • Days at Alta
  • Downhill
  • Groomed Terrain
  • Powder Skiing
  • Telemarking

Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

I Telemark on these skis. Sometimes Parallel. Usually speedy, moderately technical, above treeline, off-piste lines and usually steeper than 35 deg.
So far:
I have the 193cm length but they feel like a shorter ski, may be the shape and rocker of the shovel. I can make almost any radius turns on the TSTs'. I am suprised and pleased. They more powerful than I expected. On groomers you can really lay them on their sides and they do hold strong, smooth, and predictable edge. Short turns and the longer GS/SG turns are no problem and come on-demand. Need more time on them, though.
Really, nothing bad to say about them except maybe graphics.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good times

By 

from evo

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Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

The TST is one of those skis that can do everything. With tip rocker and a cambered tail this ski can carve gs turns all day on corduroy and through chop and charge past your buddies in the deep stuff. Overall one of the most versatile skis I have ever been on. This would probably be an excellent tourer as well.

 
5.0

Rip the whole mountain

By 

from I should be living in Revelstoke.

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Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain

    Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

    This is a great ski to rip the whole mountain. It will run through crud without an issue and float well in pow pow. I use it here in the midwest from groomers to the park. Its great for carving and very quick edge to edge. I skied on them in 2ft of pow at Alta and would prefer them over my EP Pro's. Don't get me wrong I love my EP's but these skis will let you get back to the lift once the mountain is all tracked up. They also have a nice swing weight for those of us who play in the park as well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    can do it all

    By 

    from seattle

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

        cambered tail helps you hold your control. this ski can go anywhere. really a lot of fun on any day.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        love!

        By 

        from bend, or

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Powder Skiing
          • Telemarking

          Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

          love the ski's

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          great all around ski

          By 

          from Frisco, CO

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

              super smooth in crud and powder

              demoed a lot of rockers and this is the only one that felt great and very stable at speed on the hardpack

              Am 5'5", 122 pounds, and am a pretty advanced skier, my other ski is a 154 cm. the 165 cm TST is fine for me

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Perfect All Mtn. Ski

              By 

              from Stevens Pass

              Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

              Great width, flex, length combination for all mountain shredding.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              The Magic

              By 

              from Stevens Pass

              Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

              Great all around ski. Holds really well on groomers. Blasts through crud snow and gives you enough float in pow. Good length for charging if you want it. Perfect all mountain ski.

               
              5.0

              Great All-Around Ski

              By 

              from Stevens Pass

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

              This ski rips the whole mountain. Light enough to get good spins but they are really stable on the groomers and charge just as well. Get this ski.

               
              4.0

              All-Mountain Killa

              By 

              from Stevens Pass

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

              This rips everything from deep powder to slushy park. I like how it has a flat tail so it is really stable but the tip rocker makes it good for powder. Great all-mountain ski!

               
              5.0

              All Mountain

              By 

              from Stevens Pass

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

              One ski quiver, Stable laying thrench on grooms, easy to turn/set edge. Strong in deep soft snow, good float with tip engaged. Busted through variable snow well (sun baked and heavy) not tested on harder/icy snow. I would ski this everyday.

               
              4.0

              Good All-Mountain Ski

              By 

              from Stevens Pass

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

              For somebody looking for a directional all mountain ski this is a great option. The tail feels solid on groomers, but the rockered tip lets it still hold its own in the soft stuff.

               
              4.0

              Nothing but control

              By 

              from Seattle, WA

              Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

              Comments about Armada TST (Travis Steeger) Skis 2012:

              The new TST is just easy to ski all over. It is a slimmed down JJ without tail rocker. It is very snappy and quick-turning. The tail is nice and powerful and I could ski this in any condition. In powder it suprisingly feels a bit narrow under foot, however the tip will still plow over anything.

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