I know, fucking search bar.
The lovely search bar has educated me on some differences between the two (pros and cons depending on personal preference, though I am willing to ride either)
LET ME KNOW IF YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE ON ANY OF THESE
Im just basing these off of others opinions which vary greatly so I could be very wrong
Obviously these characteristics come naturally with the flex of each ski
ARV - softer, more responsive for butters and rails generally, lighter
Poacher - stiffer, heavier (maybe), more stable on groomers, high speeds, big landings
Durability??? (broke my last nordicas after 20 days, with a cool 13 edge cracks on one side of one ski after 5 days, and the topsheet looking like it went a round with a wood chipper) Looking for a ski that will survive the abuse of barely treated steel on a Missouri ski hill for a couple seasons.
Naturally, I will tend to lean toward Armadas over K2s since I have never ridden either and the biased opinion of NS toward more "core" brands. Along with the "core" Armadas comes the inevitable low availability (aka little discount off of retail, aka not trying to drop half a band)
Since the Poachers are made by the massively corrupt K2 brand, investors including the illuminati and the Russian Federation, the availability is out the wazoo and so are the discounted prices (350 at the moment)
Are Armada's worth the extra buck fitty (retail, even though I cant find them in 177)? Are they that much better or even better at all?
I am looking to hire one pair of skis, who is open and willing to do a variety of jobs, traveling back and forth between Colorado and Missouri to both contribute inside the park and outside. Skills must include moguls, bowls, groomers, trees, powder, as well as perseverance on rails and jumps without giving up, and the willingness to go fast when called to.
Resume's are welcome below.
[please help me]