Read the Review Transcript: Kyle here with the Armada Halo 2 (oops, Alpha X). I love this ski 100 percent, so I'm going to give it a 5 out of 5. It's a nice, poppy, stiff ski. Front and back rocker, really easy to manuever and does whatever you want, and it holds an edge really well. It's good for anywhere from intermediate to expert.