The ARV 96 is a versatile, smooth medium flexing option that pretty much lets you take on anything you want in the park world. You can take it to decent sized jumps and you can swerve around the smallest of features. The shape handles soft snow pretty well for the size and the swingweight is nice and low. It doesn't handle harder snow conditions, or carve, as well as the Al Dente, which at 2mm waist difference is a fairly close competitor, though it's by no means bad. I'm a fan of both skis but I'd prefer the Arv for jibbing with it's fatter edges, quicker turning and lower swingweight, while favoring for the Al Dente for mountain versatility, pressing (with it's overall wider platform) and for all mountain shredding. -Twig
Characteristics: Playful, buttery, nimble, jibby
The Armada ARV 96 is skiing’s ultimate handyman-- no matter what you throw at it, this ski will get it done. Featuring a new ash and poplar wood core for its most responsive feel yet, the ARV 96 brings its signature versatility into a new era of all-mountain freestyle performance.
Sizes: 163, 170, 177, 184
Dimensions: 126 / 96 / 118
Radius: 20 @184cm
Flex Pattern: 6 - 7 - 6.5