Armada KUFO 108 (2017) - Ski Mag

Armada KUFO 108 (2017)


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Price: $825.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 108
Tip/Tail/Waist: 138-108-128
Lengths: 168, 178, 188

The all-new KUFO 108 is Armada's fattest touring ski, with waist widths of 104 mm (at 168 cm), 106 mm (at 178), and 108 mm (at 188). If you're looking for a trek, but also expect to be rewarded with some soft snow on the way down instead of sunbaked corn, this ski is a great option from Armada. Its Hybrid Tour Light Core is designed to keep it light despite its bigger width, and the AR Nose Rocker technology is designed to lift its tips up and over anything outside the groomers. If you're looking for something similar to the KUFO 108 but not quite so wide, take a look at its little brother, the KUFO 103. Armada's returning KUFO series of backcountry-freeride skis includes three models with waist widths ranging from 96 (Declivity) to 108 mm (KUFO 108). All are built to be as light as possible without sacrificing too much downhill performance. AR50 sidewalls are designed to decrease swing weight, Comp Bases are made of Armada's fastest base material, Laminate Matrix integrates layered fiberglass designed for an optimal flex pattern, CK Stringers (strips of Carbon and Kevlar) are designed to give the ski pop, and 1.7 impact edges are slim and light, yet durable. Armada, founded in 2002 by a collective of big-name freestyle athletes, is based in Costa Mesa, Calif. -C.D.