Once again the ARV returns as the longest running ski in the Armada lineup. Fortunately Armada understood not to mess with a good thing and over the years the ARV has seen some tweaks but the essence that has made it a cult classic has been left to mature into a wonderful all mountain ski. Keeping things nice and traditional the ARV sticks with a full sidewall construction to keep it very responsive edge to edge and smooth with tremendous edge hold. Again staying simple with a Double Zone Wood Core the ARV stays nice an lightweight for a ski in the mid 90mm underfoot with a very balanced flex pattern that is better suited to all mountain charging but depending on where you mount it can be super playful in the park as well. This flex pattern combined with a rather long turn radius allows the ARV to be very versatile with its turn shape both having the stability to rail long type arcs but soft enough to tighten up and hit snappy fall line carves when you need it to. Over the years the ARV was given a CK stringer as well, a carbon/kevlar weave, to increase the rebound energy and pop which serves to amplify the versatility of turn shape and ski as a whole. Since the ARV is not a true park ski Armada uses their slightly faster running 50/50 base but does keep the 2.5 Impact edges for added durability in case of rock hits or random jibbing. Perfectly balanced, smooth carving, and stable the ARV has proved itself over the last eight years as the perfect tool for doing absolutely everything.
ABS Sidewall Construction - Provides Solid Edge Hold, Core Protection, And Stability
Double Zone Core - Two High Density Stringers Create Pop And Solid Edge Hold With Minimized Weight
Positive Camber - Enhances Carving And Ease Of Turn Entry And Exit With Strong Edge Hold
50/50 Base - Blends The Comp And S7 Bases For Speed And Durability
CK Stringer - A Carbon/Kevlar Weave Running Tip To Tail To Stabilize The Ski And Increase Pop
Laminate Matrix - Blends Woven Fiberglass To Perfectly Control Flex And Balance Of the Ski
2.5 Impact Edge - Oversized And Heat Treated To Resist Breaking And Tear Out
Hi, Tom here with the ARV, I'm giving this 5/5. Year in year out this is one of my favorite skis. It's real predictable, tons of edge hold, this year they stiffened it up a bit. It's got a little bit of extra pop at the end of the turn, solid edge hold, 92 millimeter platform. It's your ski that can rip up hard pack one day, pop into the trees for a couple powder stashes, and just go anywhere anytime you want.
Hey there, Sean here, I just got done skiing the Armada ARV skis. I give this ski a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. It's gonna be geared towards that intermediate to advanced skier. It's a go anywhere type of ski, which means you can take it out anywhere on the mountain. You can go anywhere off the mountain, go off of little bumps, take it where there is powder. It will run right through any crud on the mountain to. When you make long turns, it initiates those turns nice, and easy, and smooth, and just has a lot of pop into the ski on the short turns. It's very nimble, and yet still stable. All in all, I give this ski a 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. It's gonna be a really fun ski to take all over the mountain.
Hi Jeff here. Just got off the Armada ARV. 4 out of 5 stars it's a fun ripping ski. You can go anywhere do almost anything you want with it. The verticle sidewall gives you a lot of stability and good step underneath your foot. It'g gonna turn real easy, go side to side. I would recommend going with a little bit bigger turn. It's a lot of fun if you're going to be in some loose stuff. Maybe a little bit of softer tree skiing and just enjoy yourself. The camber underfoot still makes it real snappy and poppy. So you can keep it good.
Hi, I'm Steve, I'm here on the 2013 Armada ARV's. I give this 5/5 stars, I love the ARV, I own a pair from a few years ago. This ARV is different, it's a little bit stiffer particular in the tail, much poppier coming out of the turn. My old ARV's were very smooth, and supple going in, and out. This one definitely has a little kick coming out, I like it, it definitely finishes the turn differently, and it's a really solid ski. What I love about the ARV is, I consider it my do anything ski. It's great on hard pack, it's fine on powder, it's great on crud, you can really go anywhere with this ski. It's always been one of my favorites every year, and this one didn't disappoint me.
Hey, I'm Brad, I just got off the Armada ARV's. I give this ski a 4/5 stars. Real solid underfoot at 92, real easy transition side to side, and really do everything well. Doesn't necessarily like really high speeds, gets a little bit chattery cause it's a little bit on the softer side. If you're not Mach down the hill, then the ski does really well. It skis switch pretty well, so if your looking for something that can do it all, this is the ski for you.
I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the Armada ARV's. This has been a solid ski for Armada for a lot of year. Still is. Reasonably quick edge to edge, this is a great all mountain twin. Little bit of light powder skis pretty well on the hard packed. You can take it in the park, the pipe, if you want to. It does run a little bit softer so if you're a little bit bigger a little bit heavier I'd recommend maybe something a little bit beefier a little stronger if you're a light weight guy this would be a great ski for ya, 4 out of 5.