Ski review Armada ARV
Versatile all-mountain ski
The Armada ARV is both on- and off-piste a very good and challenging ski. The float in powder snow is good. You have to lean back tough, otherwise these skis will definitely dive. Not being a very experienced off-piste skier I had some trouble getting the ARV in a good turn in deep snow with a hard frozen upper layer. On the prepared slopes the ARV is very stable at high speed, which I always consider to be a very important feature of a good ski. The ARV carves both short and long turns beautifully.
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I was surprised about the on-piste qualities of the Armada ARV. Throw the skis on their side and they carve absolutely great. I didn't expect so much edge grip from a ski this wide. Other all-mountain skis that I tested were all a lot narrower. That makes them faster switching from edge to edge. And that's also the reason I give the ARV not a 5 star but a 4 star rating.
Advanced - Expert
50% piste - 50% off-piste
Very good stability
Hard work off-piste
Solid all-mountain ski
Armada about the ARV
"This year Armada celebrates the 10th version of the ARV and its traditional camber and full-sidewall construction. The longevity of the ARV is a testament to its versatility and reliability. The ARV is stable and continues to be perfect for all terrain." I agree that the ARV is a very good all-mountain ski. And it is definitely versatile and reliable.
Length (cm): 165, 175, 185
Sidecut @185cm (mm): 130-95-119
Radius (m): 21.5