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Armada Tracer 98 (2020)

2020 Men's All-Mountain Ski Review

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Brand: Armada

Model: Tracer 98



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

132/98/123

Lengths (cm)

164, 172, 180, 188

Radius (m)

18

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.21 / 5

Playfulness

4 / 5

Forgiveness

3.5 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.43 / 5

Crud Performance

3.93 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.64 / 5

Flotation

3.71 / 5

 

2020 Armada Tracer 98
The cool-in-blue 2020 Armada Tracer 98.Photo courtesy of Armada

The all-new Tracer 98 is oriented for more off-piste adventures than carving, but testers found it could still hold its own on groomers while excelling in variable snow conditions. With an all-Caruba wood core and an adaptive mesh laminate to increase torsional rigidity while allowing for an optimized flex, the ski had testers raving about its playful demeanor and broad appeal.

STRENGTHS: Quickness, Playfulness

WEAKNESS: Hard Snow

Shop Talk 2020: Armada Tracer 98

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