Today’s Armadas are versatile enough for the mainstream yet anything but boring. The Trace 108 is case in point—it shines with personality. It’s a playful powerhouse that floated through powder dreamily and had the backbone to bite into hardpack. The layup? Xrystal Mesh to damp the ski’s rebound, camber underfoot, rocker fore and aft.
“Smooth and flowy,” said Knight.
Strength: Flotation (2), Playfulness (1)
Weakness: Crud Performance (10)