ARMADA ARW 86 — 2017
The ARW 86 was the undisputed favorite among our female park testers, receiving near-perfect scores across the board. Armada utilizes a combination of midweight poplar wood with denser ash in a rocker-camber-rocker profile for the best of both worlds—stiffness and stability, playfulness and pop. Spin Tip (lightweight material in the tips and tails) aids in shedding swing weight, which helps bring about that perfect score you see below. Testers noted that it “switches up on rails super quickly,” and “has great pop. Its stiffer flex pattern really holds you up on backseat landings.” While we’ve categorized it as a park ski, our testers also commented, “It’s super playful and fun on the whole mountain.”
*Ski dimensions are for the 163.