Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 85
Intended for park and pipe skiing, the Pipe Cleaner is a fast and stable twintip for both men and women. The Hybrid Double Zone Core has additional laminates, and thick 2.5 mm impact edges are designed to bring the stabilization while the Comp Base, made of Armada's fastest base material, is designed to bring the speed. Its AR50 sidewall is also manufactured to decrease swing weight, and the overall build of the ski is softer and lighter than most models from Armada for extra pop and airtime. Armada makes a couple other park skis, like the AR7 and THall, making this more specific to the pipe (hence the name). According to the company, this is the most decorated pipe ski in history, bringing home medals from some of the biggest freeskiing competitions in the world. The Pipe Cleaner is part of Armada's Park series, a category that the company was founded on back in the day. While the company does a good job with a variety of skis today, this Park Series is arguably their specialty. Armada, founded in 2002, is based out of Costa Mesa, California.