WillskiforfreeGreat response. Thank you, I tried out a few new skis today. Im worried about the turning radius, i dont know too much about how this works... my ar7 can turn on a dime... i rode a pair of volkl walls today and their turning was much heavier and slower than the ar7, i would love to get a ski that can turn sharp and quickly. I would assume the Dime would be more of the choice in that case rather than the talisman. Also the talisman is sold out on their page ;/
Sorry for the slow response, didn't get the alert.
So on paper, the Revision Dime is pretty similar to both the AR7 and Walls. All are full camber, with a turn radius of ~17-21M depending on length. The Dimes and Walls are true symmetrical twins, while the AR7 is a directional twin (the tip is a bit wider than the tail).
The Volkl probably felt damper to you due to core construction being different than the Armadas. They might be a little stiffer with more VDS (vibration absorbing rubber), resulting in a more dampered ski. The benefit to a stiffer/damper ski is that it's more stable at higher speed, reducing tip slap and holding an edge better in slop/ice. Armada lists a relatively soft ski on their flex scale, but there is no industry standard for flex - one ski company's "stiff" could be another's moderately stiff. If you do end up on a ski that is a little damper than the AR7s, I think it would just take a few runs for you to get used to it.
The turn radius of the Dime is very similar to the Talisman, so once you get either on edge the turn will feel pretty much the same. Due to the Talisman early rise, you actually have a little less ski to get on edge, so you might even feel like it turns in faster.