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Armada arv 106 vs faction candide 2.0??
I want a ski for park, powder, and piste(all-Mountain) What you recommend me?
If I were you I would look at the Candide 3.0 which is a bit wider but still an all mountain ski. I have never used either ski but I'v been looking at the ARV 106 and Candide 3.0 for next season.
I'd say if you're leaning mire park get the arvs but if you're gonna be boshing more piste all mountain get the 3.0s as said above
ARV’s are a really good park ski, especially if you’re trying to learn. But if you wanted a ski that you could take on other terrain I’d do faction. I have light faction park skis and I can still take them all over the mountain will little to no chatter when I pick up speed
The Armada ARV 106 is a better all mountain ski than the CT 2.0 which is a softer, Park biased ski and agree that the CT 3.0 which is stiffer and more directional is a better bet for performance outside the park than the CT 2.0. The ARV 106 would have an more playful feel than the CT 3.0 while still be good outside on piste. This is based on this years model as both the CT 3.0 and ARV series have changes for next year.
The Candide CT 3.0 get updates in next years 2019 models with CT 3.0 and CT 4.0 getting new cores for "increased strength" and the ARV series get an edge size increase in the 106, sidewall length increased in all models and tip taper updates to some models. This should improve the ARV series performance outside the park and make the skis be able to take more abuse inside the park as well.
"There's also a complete redesign of the ARV series with each model featuring changes. All the skis in that line have new poplar and ashwood cores to increase playfulness across the mountain, 2.2mm impact edges and 75% sidewalls vs the current 50s. The JJ (ARV 116 JJ) has an entirely new flex profile to increase confidence in tight zones, and 3D beveling on the tips/tails for endless buttering capabilities. The ARV 106 includes a new and stronger sidewall construction and has taken on a shape similar to that of the late JJ 2.0."
Also new models coming out next year like the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 which might be another ski to consider for you all around use.
I’d go with faction. They never seem to disappoint in versatility
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