Advanced+ level all-mountain
skier Heyman's rating of this ski:
Considering his skiers profile:
"One-Ski Quiver: the ultimate ski that carves like a slalom ski, accellerates like a GS ski, is as comfortable as an all-mountain ski, cuts through chop like a freeride ski and surfs in bottomless powder like a fat powder ski. Impossible. But which ski comes closest?"
My favourite one-ski quiver:
1. Stöckli Stormrider 95
2. Atomic Automatic 102
3. Head Venturi 95
To all my reviews
Strong and heavy all-mountain ski
The Armada Invictus 108Ti is the widest ski in the Armada all-mountain section measuring 106mm underfoot. Usually such a width means freeride terrain, but the short front rocker, camber in the middle and flat tail ensure on piste qualities, though edge switch is obviously slow. Compaired to the narrower Armada TST, this Invictus is bigger and stronger in every respect: a stronger and heavier core, thicker steel edges, Armada's fastest base and titanal reinforcements.
Solid and serious charger
The Invictus 108Ti feels like a big Mercedes: heavy but strong, stable at top speed. Personally I prefer a playful lightweight Alfa Romeo, darting around a hairpin gletscher road. But if you're driving 200 km/h on the Autobahn, the Merc is definitely the better car. Solid and serious. German. I like my skis to be playful, nimble and agile. That's why I give the Armada Invictus only a 3 star rating. But expert skiers demanding the utmost stability at maximum speed will like this ski very much.
Armada about the Invictus 108Ti
"Drop the hammer in any terrain with this rip-anything-any-time-anywhere tool. This ski is ready to handle anything from groomers to crud to off-piste, giving you the stability and confidence to do so.", says Armada. All this is true if you go full throttle all the time. If you're not prepared to do that, the Invictus 108Ti doesn't suite you.