I was hoping for some details about arg's, how the ride on all conditions, flex, control, anything. Mostly just lookin for people who have them or have tried them out, although you can post if you have some good info. Karma for good details. Also do you have to be a big guy to charge in them?
Well, from my understanding the ARG's have an extreme amount of rocker with a tiny bit of sidecut under foot. These will obviously slay in pow and be quite the opposite on hard pack. With that being said my Bents (CLAIM) shred on hard pack however they have a substancualy larger amount of sidecut. As for flex, the ARG's (from what i have heard) are suprisingly stiff. They only come in one size, 185, and the dimentions are 125-135-133-134-120 (desinded for pow). If you are a big guy you should be able to make these your bich, and if your a little guy they should be managable enough especially since 90% of what you should be using them for is powder. Keep in mind i have not rode these and all this informating is from what i have seen or heard. I Hope it will be of help.
I have ridden them, as well as several other rockered skis. I was not impressed with them when i was carving turns down groomers, or using them in the park, or hitting urban rails, but they rocked the pow. They were a lot of fun and made everything that wasnt groomed very easy. You could just rip most anything as if it were a groomer.
While I don't think I would ever get them, I had a lot of fun on them. They are stiffer than other rockered skis, so you can stomp cliffs a little easier, and they don't wheely out like the bents of EP pros. Once again, on groomers they were kinda sketch, but you could survive getting back to the lift to go shralp some more gnar. If you think you would like them, I guarentee you will.
a friend of mine from new england was driving through georgia on a road trip and he ends up getting pulled over for speeding. the cop goes "son you were goin 80 in a 60. no one goes that fast through georgia." my friend responds with "well, Sherman did"
"A surfboard-inspired rocker and slight sidecut under foot allow this ski to cruise over powder, while allowing you to make it back to the lift on the groomers." http://armadaskis.com/product/skis/ARG.php
We may be talking about differnt years.