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Dude I was thinking about the same excact thing.
However Im sure many consider the ARV now the traditional booter ski (at least non-pros like myself and everyone else here ( :)
Think about it. I mean look at Dynastar for God sakes. Even tho they're fattening up a bit, 92 underfoot was their fattest twin last year.
I think we all underestimate just how fast skis have gotten fat. 95 underfoot two or three years ago was unquestionably a pow ski.
It would be awsome for Armada to sell the ANT in like a 185 (I'd buy it) but as their line up is already jacked, I doubt their gonna cover ALL those bases. They dont seem to be a company truly interested in making "all around" skis. My AR6 works great in pretty much every condition except deep pow, but if I really wanted a highly recommended ski like my AR6 for pow, Id probably move to this years JJ's and not the less regarded ARVs. Look at the EL Ray, its cap construction and not as tweaked as their specialty skis. Moral of the Armada story: buy more than one pair of skis.