Armada EDOLLO (2017)

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Price: $700.00
Year: 2017
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Gender: Female
Waist Width: 98
Tip/Tail/Waist: 133-98-123
Lengths: 158, 168, 178, 188

The Edollo is the wider of the two models in Armada's B&E series of park/urban skis, with waist widths ranging from 96 to 99 mm, depending on length (which ranges from 158 to 188 cm). Its tip is rockered and extra-soft-flexing. Elsewhere it's traditionally cambered for rebound energy, speed, and edge grip. As Armada grows its Invictus (directional freeride) and KUFO (backcountry) series, its offering of park-specific freestyle models has shrunk to just two key models, the BDog (Phil Casabon pro model) and the Edollo (Henrik Harlaut pro model), in the B&E series. (No more Pipe Cleaner, Thall, or AR7 for 2017.) Both are built on full wood cores, for durability and responsiveness, with full-length vertical sidewalls for optimized edge power. Both get Armada's fastest base material (S7) for generating speed into hits and park features. Armada's Carbon Kevlar Strut is a tip-to-tail reinforcement stringer that adds the lightweight strength of carbon with the dampness and durability of Kevlar fiber. Both are soft-flexing, for optimized freestyle creativity. The wider Edollo gets a little extra carbon fiber in the layup for a slightly stiffer flex, while the BDog is the softest men's ski Armada makes. Both feature extra-thick edges to withstand abuse in the park and in urban-freestyling environments. Armada, founded in 2002 by a collective of big-name freestyle athletes, is based in Costa Mesa, Calif. -J.C.

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