Armada TST

2013

Women's Freeride
Armada
Price: £500.00 (Including Bindings)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 131-101-122
Turn radius 14.7 (174)
Lengths 163, 174
Construction Tip Rocker
Hybrid light wood core
ABS sidewall underfoot
Strengths Easy to initiate turn. Fun and floaty in deep snow
Weaknesses Not so solid for fast aggressive riders

They say

The women’s version of the TST takes the same design cues from the men’s. It has tip rocker, traditional camber underfoot and a combination of ABS sidewalls through the middle of the ski, with cap construction through tip and tail. 

We say

Brilliant in deep snow: that big, chunky rockered tip guides you into the turn and does a great job keeping the ski on the surface. The tip and tail feel quite soft. Match that with the wide platform, and it feels sensitive and reactive for backcountry riding. In variable conditions and harder snow that soft flex makes it feels less secure at speed.
 

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
Better suited as a pure off-piste ski - fat and floaty, but not for piste or aggressive skiers