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The Best Women’s All-Mountain Skis of 2022: Armada Reliance 92 Ti

A ski that's stable and playful? Allow us to introduce this new all-mountain number form Armada.

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Brand: Armada

Model: Reliance 92 Ti

Overall Ranking: #4

Overall Score: 3.94 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

130-92-116

Lengths (cm)

156, 164, 172, 180

Radius (m)

16.5 (164cm length)

Waist Width (mm)

92

Gender

Women's

Level

Advanced Intermediate to Expert

Symmetrical

Yes

Rocker Technology

Yes

Core Material

Wood, Titanal

Stability at Speed

4.15 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

4 / 5

Playfulness

4.2 / 5

Forgiveness

3.85 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.75 / 5

Crud Performance

3.95 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.05 / 5

Flotation

3.5 / 5

2022 ARMADA RELIANCE 92 TI

Testers were split on the new Armada Reliance 92Ti. Some found this ski could do no wrong and excelled in every type of snow condition and terrain; others felt it wasn’t as reliant in the crud and on edge as its name implies. The difference probably comes down to how you ski it.

The ex-racers in our crew who like to drive a ski hard from the front seat and expect a snappy rebound from turn to turn felt the Armada Reliance 92 Ti lacked energy and playfulness. But other testers who have a more relaxed, balanced stance found this ski agreeable and playful on groomers and beyond.

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“This ski made me feel like I could do anything,” says tester Stephanie Humes. “It’s so responsive, zippy, and stable. A great balance of qualities delivered beautifully. Great ski for any strong intermediate and up.”

And while the aggressive skiers may not totally agree with that sentiment, the Armada Reliance 92Ti did earn its highest scores in the Playfulness and Stability at Speed departments, which means that every tester acknowledged these traits as strengths.

The Armada Reliance 92Ti did, however, score lower in the Hard-Snow Integrity and Forgiveness categories, which just goes to show that some testers had difficulty locating this ski’s sweet spot. Says ex-racer Courntey Harkins: “These skis were a little burlier than expected. But if you stayed on top of them, they’d rip. This ski might knock a beginner/intermediate into the backseat and keep them there, though.”

Featuring Armada’s Freeride Rocker with an elongated tip rise but fully cambered tail, this ski is designed to be playful in the front, business in the back. If you relax your stance and let the ski do what it was made to do, it will show you a good time all over the mountain; but if you’re hellbent on driving this ski from the front, it may talk back.

Long story short, the new Armada Reliance 92Ti isn’t a set-it-and-forget-it all-mountain tool, but skiers who put in the time to get to know it will find that it’s one of the most versatile skis in the all-mountain department.

  • Strengths: Playfulness (2nd in category), Stability at Speed (4th)
  • Weaknesses: Forgiveness (6th), Hard-Snow Integrity (9th)

Shop for the Armada Reliance 92 Ti online: evo | Backcountry.com 

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