2022 Armada ARV 106 Skis
Armada ARV 106 Skis
The armada ARV 106 is a ski that really stays true to the company's origins in the freestyle and freeride world of skiing. This ski was designed with the entire mountain in mind and is intended to blur the lines between powder, freeride and all-mountain skiing. The Poplar Ash wood core in the ARV 106 provides a level of vibration dampening and stability for when you're opening up some wide arcs on firmer snow, but it also provides a snap and rebound to the ski that gives it its playful and energetic feel. The Freeride Rocker profile, partial sidewall construction, and Armada's SmearTech in the tip and tail give the ski a smooth and surfy feel in deeper snow and allow for ease of maneuverability when you find yourself in tighter situations. Armada's 2.5 impact edge, a playful and snappy flex, and a twin rocker tip shape make the ARV 106 a great option for skiers who love skiing everything on the mountain including the terrain park. This ski could be the solution for a lot of skiers who are in search of a quiver-killer ski. It's one of those skis that you can either throw in the trunk of your car or take with you on a ski trip and not have to worry about what conditions you are going to be skiing on any given day knowing that this ski can pretty much handle it all.
- Sidecut: 134/106/124 mm at 180 cm length
- Turn Radius: 20.5 meters at 180 cm length
- AR75 Sidewall
- Poplar Ash Wood Core
- AR Freestyle Rocker
- S7 Base
- 2.5 Impact Edge
- Smear Tech
- Ability Level: Advanced Intermediate to Expert
Big Mountain • Park • Powder
The freestyle recommended mounting point is actually 1cm back from true center, factory recommended is 5cm back from true center.
I'd say the ARV 106 is more freestyle-oriented than a lot of the competitors. That said, it's pretty burly with a dense wood core, so it does have some weight to it which makes it a strong directional ski as well. It's a nice blend of float (smear tech in tips and tails) and sturdiness due to the sidewall and poplar/ash wood core. Have fun!