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Armada Trace 98 (2019)

2019 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski

Brand: Armada

Model: Trace 98

Overall Score: 3.88 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

127-98-119

Lengths (cm)

156, 164, 172

Radius (m)

17

Gender

Female

Quickness / Maneuverability

4 / 5

Playfulness

4.06 / 5

Forgiveness

3.94 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.75 / 5

Crud Performance

4.13 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.5 / 5

Flotation

3.75 / 5


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So. Much. Fun. The 98 was designed for tourability with downhill power: a lightweight wood core has Titanal reinforcements underfoot and damping Xrystal Mesh fabric throughout. A rockered nose hunts for fresh, but when things get spicy the cambered midsection and flat tail holds cleanly and securely, urging you to mash the gas. It feels more directional than surfy, more lively than damp, and far more sophisticated than the jibbers of Armada’s past. 

Strength: Quickness 

Weakness: Stability at Speed 

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