Did anyone have the chance to ride one of Armadas Zero skis?
I'm really interested in the AL DENTE ZERO but can't rally find any reviews on it or the EDOLLO 2017.
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peteythefishI have this years Aldente Zero in a 178! I'm 5'10" 155lbs and use them as my primary park ski. I'm a pretty aggressive park skier so i'm not the nicest to my skis. The sintrered race base is awesome! super fast but does require waxing more often.
I love this ski. Turns well and kills it in the park. I totally recommend because these skis look and preform fantastic!
Here are my only problems with the skis
Flex: It is slightly stiffer in due to the extra carbon but its still a noodle. The spec sheet says the flex is a 5:5:5 flex profile but that's no where near the actual flex. its much firmer underfoot and in the tail. Almost Like a AR7 but not quite. The tip is very soft. almost identical to the skis of the past.
Edges: The spec sheet says it comes with a 2.2mm edge but mine are a 1.7. Identical to the edge on the ARV106. I was sad to see this because I assumed that i was going to blow out the edges quite quickly. So far I have 25ish days on them and no edge cracks! I have no clue what Armada blessed these edges with but they're holding up perfectly.
Delamination: The topsheet has separated from the sidewall but after epoxying them they were totally fine. ill attach a photo.
Loss of camber: The skis come with 1 or 2mm of camber underfoot but after my time on the skis so far, i created my own tail rocker! I really cannot notice a difference in performance since the camber disappeared but I was shocked to see this. I don't have a photo of the "new" profile but ill Dm you the photo.
peteythefishThey chatter at high speed but not rapidly. kinda like a slow bobbing motion. Not noticeable unless you're looking at your tips.
Very poppy! Can ollie very high! nollies took some getting used to due to the super soft tip, but after some practice I can nollie very well! Landings are awesome due to the wider width. Landing switch hasn't been a problem either, there's enough meat underfoot to prevent washing out.
I have never skied a faction ski so I cannot help you there.