These skis were great for the price, and I will probably buy armada's again. They are a good company and put a lot of time into desiging their skis. So try and get yourself some, because now that they stopped making AR5 you should be able to get them cheap!
These skis are fantastic park skis, and they handle nicely in powder as well. They have good width under your foot and they are easy to ride switch on. Carving is good, switch carving is pretty good too. They are really easy to land on, but switch takeoffs are sometimes a bit chattery.
I like the design of the ski, but since they are not designed for a center mount they feel a bit strange at first. I got used to them after about a day. The "cityview" graphics are pretty sick, and the bright yellow base looks dope in photos.
I bought mine on eBay so they were just shy of $400 canadian with tax and duty. Good deal if you ask me though. I would say that looking at the price of this years skis, I got them for almost nothing. I would say steal.
I like the flex because you can get good pop off lips of jumps and takeoffs. Buttering is pretty easy because I have them center mounted. They handle moguls alright, but I didn't ride them very often in bumps.
I have only ridden them for one seaon, about 8 times, and so far there is no damage from rails or from anything. The top layer hasn't peeled at all or even shown signs. There are only slight cosmetic scratches on the side walls.
If your looking for a park ski that is a bit stiffer and more solid then the usual jib offerings, check out this ski. If you want a noodle, or something fairly stiff, or you want something that is great all over the mountain, look elsewhere.
Great park ski, very stable on rails and jumps, and tons of pop in the pipe, Out of the park however, it doesn't live up to the "all mountain" name its given and even when mounted back from suggested it just doesnt hold edge on the east coast ice.
Feels nice, nice graphic, and great base for filming, really stands out nicely.
For what I paid, it was a good deal, however, if your paying retail for these things, its not worth it, but if you manage to find an old or used pair, then they will be worth the money.
Good solid park flex, relatively soft but not quite as noodly as the super jib specific stuff, very poppy as well. If you want something thats stiffer then the "noodle skis" but isn't super stiff, these are very solid.
Held up so-so, not bomb proof by anymeans, edge cracks have occured, but thats pretty much expected with heavy rail use, no delam or serious problems, so although it isn't as durable as something like the mad trix, its good enough in my books.