Mike Hornbeck has been on the armada team for 5 years. He has been quoted saying, "this [Halo 2's] is pretty much my favorite ski armada makes," and he rides the Halo 2's exclusively. Not sure if the Halo 2's were unofficially his or bdogs pro model ski though. Then again, b-dog started riding the al dentes a lot after they came out. Main point-- Hornbeck loves the Halo 2's.
2015, armada is releasing a new ski, the "b-dog" --phil casabon's pro model ski, which is basically the Halo 2's but slightly different design; probably more buttery, as requested by b-dog. The sad thing is that now Hornbeck wont be riding the Halo 2's (his unofficial pro model) anymore, he'll probably be riding the b-dogs because those are basically the "Halo 3's". ...unless armada is going to continue to produce the Halo 2's but im pretty sure they wont. Seems like Hornbeck got ripped off because his unofficial pro model became b-dog's.
Thoughts on Hornbecks situation? Thoughts on pros riding other pros "pro model skis"?