I've got a pair of Armada JJ 116 Ultralights w/ kingpins for next season. These will be great for pow days in the bc.
I'm also looking to setup a second pair of narrower/slightly stiffer skis, that will handle better on crusty, steep skin tracks at lower elevations, where you really need to hold a strong edge to stand your ground.
I'm thinking between 96-106 range. I rode 102s this year and found them to be a perfect sweet spot for float/edge control.
I did a few days on the 116s in the spring, and already noticed some knee pain trying to skin in marginal conditions. I never had knee pain with the 102s
Has anyone toured on the Armada ARV 96? Pros and cons?
Armada is also coming out with a 106 UL, which is 1625g. The 96 is only 25g more. The difference is price - the 96's will definitely be cheaper. Is it worth it to spring for the 106?
Or if you have any other recommendations for a twin tip BC ski? Also might be worth mentioning that my BC setup is ~165cm, and a lot of skis don't come in that length which reduces my options.
Also curious if anyone has compared the cast toe system to the kingpins and which ones they prefer?