Light, playful and equally at home on fast groomers or the park, the Armada ARW 86 Skis are built to deliver the time of your life no matter what the conditions. This is a light and playful but forgiving ski that wants to butter and ride switch and doesn't demand pro-level skills. The ARW 86 also makes a super fun groomer ski that make surprisingly precise medium radius turns. If this sounds like your cup of tea, the ARW series (and the 86 in particular) deserves serious consideration.
AR Freestyle Rocker – Rockered tips and tails are combined with positive camber underfoot to allow the ski to charge with ease through unpredictable snow and maintain a solid carve when asked to do so. Turn the whole mountain into your playground.
Flex Pattern (1=Soft, 10=Stiff) – Tip: 4.5, Waist: 5.5, Tail: 5
Pop-Lite Core – Lightweight wood is combined with a higher density, stiffer species in a horizontal laminate to create an impossibly lively ski that has all the power needed for boosting to new elevations.
Spin Tip – Lightweight material in the tip and tail allows for increased maneuverability for the ski when in it's in the air.
AR75 Sidewalls – Sidewalls provide improved edge pressure under the boot, while cap constuction in the tip and tail provides smooth turn initiation and less hookiness - 75% sidewall, 25% cap.
S7 Base – Durable and low maintenance, with a speed additive for quickness.
2.2mm Impact Edge – Heat treated, built to avoid excess weight while maintaining durability.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width