Armada ARW (2016)



Rating: 1.25 / 5
Price: $600.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 84
Tip/Tail/Waist: 117-84-107
Lengths: 161,166

Stability at speed: 0.83 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.10 / 5
Crud performance: 1.10 / 5
Flotation: 1.58 / 5
Forgiveness: 1.43 / 5
Overall: 1.25 / 5

The ARW is Armada's go-to ski for women in the park. When it needs to be, this is designed as one burly ski that can handle serious beat downs; it's slightly stiffer than most women's models from Armada and also has 2.5 impact edges, Armada's thickest and most durable edge. However, it's also built to be playful when you want it to be thanks to its CK Stringers (strips of Carbon and Kevlar) that are designed to give the ski pop. The ARW is part of Armada's Women's series, which focuses on skis for chicks that rip. AR50 sidewalls (except in the Cantika) are built to decrease swing weight and Laminate Matrix integrates layered fiberglass, designed for an optimal flex pattern. Armada, founded in 2002, is based out of Costa Mesa, California.