Gear

Armada Tracer 118 CHX (2018)

2018 Deep Snow Ski

Brand: Armada

Model: Tracer 118 CHX

Overall Score: 3.94 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

144-118-135

Lengths (cm)

180, 188, 195

Radius (m)

20

Waist Width (mm)

105-120

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

There’s been turmoil on the business side for Armada, culminating with its rescue this year by the Amer Group (Salomon, Atomic, et al). But through it all, the athlete-founded brand seemed to be making its best skis ever. First came the Invictuses. Now the amazing new Tracer. It’s a blunt-nosed, metal-free, huge-spray surfer, to be sure, but a new laminate gives it unexpected calmness and reliability. “New-school playfulness with big-mountain directional stability,” said Gleason.

Strengths: Flotation, Stability at Speed, Crud Performance