SladeSkiThe Armada Coda is basically a ski made for the park skier with balls. The joke's on you. I have been sending my tricks off extra large features like flat bars and tabletop. The skis have held up great and they are a great match with Marker Squires. I'm over 6 feet 200 lbs.
SladeSkiI think you'll just have to accept that the Armada Codas are more of a park ski than you'll ever deserve. I think classifying them, as you did, as being YOUTH skis is offensive to me as well as many others who choose the Armada Coda as their ski of choice in the snowboard park.
I don't think you truly understand how large I can trick it off of the XL flat bars at my home mountain. Let's just say that I can pretzel with ease, and the Armada Coda has served me well on all such features. For you to classify these skis as "youth" or whatever you want to call them, is offensive.
There's no difference between these skis and the AR7, just look at the graphics, that proves it.
ClassifiedMediaYo I've skied codas for 3 years now and not even topsheet chipping! Learned my ski slide on them and my first 4 pretz 2! They are bombproof and you are missing out if you don't ski them! The coda army is offended by you calling them a youth ski! Gus kens worthy him self recommended them when I broke my filthy riches on my cork 9 on momentums big jump! So basically the best ski out there
First off, if you were 200 pounds, you would destroy a pair of squires, which are all plastic and meant for people under 140 pounds. I call BS.
Second, the AR7 and Coda are completely different skis. Just to start, the AR7 has a 50/50 sidewall where the Coda is a cap ski. Second, the flex is completely different. The Coda is much softer. Teh coda is also thinner in every dimension compared to the AR7. The cores are also different between the two skis. Last, the AR7 is a full park ski where the coda is a youth/tweener ski. So nothing about the AR7 and Coda are even close.
Last, you have no topsheet chipping because the Coda is a cap ski, which helps to prevent chipping but sacrifices a lot in the performance side of things.