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Bent Chetler 100 vs. Armada ARV 96 (2019 models)
I’ve heard great things about both skis and can’t decide between these two skis, what are your guys’ personal experiences/knowledge of these skis. I’m an andvanced skier skiing 70% all mountain and 30% park on the west coast.
How do they compare in the park? How can they handle crud and a little pow? How stable are they at high speed carving?
I’m 5’11” and 145 lbs btw (looking to grow into these) and would mount binding on all mountain setting.
Thanks in advance.
**This thread was edited on Feb 19th 2019 at 1:41:59pm
I have the B100s and love them on the softer snow days. They slash turns well and are very playful. Im 5'10" and have them in a 180 mounted +3. that balances it nicely for me back here in the east coast. I deal with crud quite a bit and they carve very well. On icy terrain they are pretty horrible finding grip due to the lack of camber. They have some but very minimal and do not allow the skier to really get a lot of energy into the edge to really bite in. That said, on softer groomed snow it carves like no other and i have absolute confidence in them. I've hit rails and jumps on them without issue and skiing switch is great. The tip and tail profile helps push the snow around the ski instead of being pushed under. I do find them to float ok in 12"+. id say if you ski in snow that is regularly more than 10-12+ you may want something wider.
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