The Armada ARV 86 is an animal in the park but, designed to take on all mountain shredding. In this new model, the ski is slightly stiffer than it has been in years past, which makes for a more stable ride. The ARV features AR freestyle rocker; this means the ski has rocker in both the tip and tail, along with positive camber underfoot. Consequentially, the ski can charge through all types of conditions, and still hold a carve when asked to. With a similar set up between nose and tail, riding switch will be of ease. AR75 sidewall has 25% more sidewall coverage in order to reduce chatter to make the ski more predictable and boost your confidence. The S7 base with speed additives is sure to keep you moving and the 2.2 impact edge is heat treated for durability. The ski features a Pop-Lite core. Lightweight wood is mixed with high density materials, giving the ski a lightweight and lively feel. Out of the ARV family, the ARV 86 was built to be the most playful in the park. Softness in the tip and tail are super fun to butter. When it comes to jumps the ski is very stable at takeoff (whether coming in regular or switch) and was made to stomp landings. The ARV 86 is truly its own crossbreed between a park and all mountain ski, bringing the best attributes of both together. At the Basin, we recommend this ski to anyone who wants a lively, fast and playful ski designed for versatile conditions. The ski performs on everything groomers to crud and even powder. The Armada ARV 96 was built to be a perfect match for park skiers that enjoy all mountain terrain as well.
Armada ARV 86 Features
- 2 Impact Edge
- AR75 Sidewall
- AR Freestyle Rocker
- Pop-Lite Core
- S7 Base
|Tip Width (mm)||114||115||116||118|
|Waist Width (mm)||86||86||86||86|
|Tail Width (mm)||108||109||110||112|
2.2 Impact Edge
heat treated, built to avoid excess weight while maintaining durability
Poplar Ash Core
Lightweight Poplar is combined with higher density full-length Ash stringers to create an impossibly lively ski that has all the power needed for boosting to new elevations.