Armada Tracer 98

2018

Men's Freeride
Armada
Price: £500.00 (ski only)
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced
Sidecut 132-98-123
Turn radius 18m (180cm)
Lengths 164, 172, 180 (1,800g), 188
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & lightweight woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Light, playful, fun, easy to use
Weaknesses Less solid at high speeds in harder conditions

They say

The all new Tracer series is a lighter weight freeride/backcountry range that handles all conditions, including the more challenging, but with the bonus of being lighter for ascents.

We say

This is a playful, smeary ski that makes its lightweight construction immediately felt. They are very nimble and responsive; any level of skier will immediately feel at home on this ski in all conditions. They are exceptionally easy to use and are great fun in easy powder and variable backcountry conditions. Because of their light weight, it’s another ski that could work well with a touring binding set up. At higher speeds in more challenging conditions the lack of weight makes itself apparent and they feel less stable.

Tester Comments

Al Morgan
A great ski for someone who sees the mountain as a fun playground. They make you want to hunt out lips and rollers to play on
Sam Parkes
Lots of fun, soft and playful, but lack high end performance