Armada TST

2014

Men's Freeride
Armada
Price: £490.00
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 132-102-123
Turn radius 16.8 (183)
Lengths 165, 174, 183, 192
Construction Ultralight wood core
Laminate matrix
Tip rocker
Strengths Easy to use and accessible to a wide range of skiers
Weaknesses Could be stronger at high speeds and on hard snow

They say

The TST has a new topsheet but continues with the same core construction from last winter - a really lightweight wood core wrapped in fibreglass laminate matrix. It uses tip rocker with traditional camber underfoot and no tail rocker.

We say

This was another fat ski which was surprisingly user friendly and immediately easy to manoeuvre at slow-to-medium speeds. As speed builds it gives solid edge-hold. It feels nicely locked in on long turns with a lot of power coming through directly underfoot - you can feel a reactive sidecut matched with strong construction. At high speeds the lighter rockered tip starts to work against it. The TST starts to lose its composure and feels less balanced through the length of the ski. But as an easy-to use, more off-piste orientated all-mountain ski, it works really well.

Tester Comments

Chris Taine
Easy ski for off piste, easy to steer at slowto- medium speeds, and good edge-grip on long turns
Derek Chandler
Suitable for those who ski within their comfort zone and are happy to cruise. Easy pivoting and manoeuvrable