• Armada ARV 2005

      • Review by Rapt0r on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        If you stay inbounds and want a ski that will do it all, this is for you.

        Performance

        The ARV is a fantastic ski if you want just 1 ski for everything a ski resort will throw at you. Out of bounds and in the backcountry I don't think it quite cuts the cake, it's too narrow for pow all the time. It's amazing in the park and through the trees as well as groomers, and performs well in powder, but if you ski powder a lot you should go with something fatter.

        Design

        The graphics are awesome for that year's model... just look at the picture.

        Value

        I bought them for $890 and I think I got ripped off, since I got them late season, but that's my fault.

        Fit

        I have the 189's and I think they are a little too big for me. I'm 5'10" and 190 pounds. I'd much rather have 185's

        Characteristics

        These have quite a bit of flex for an all-mountain ski, maybe a little bit too much... handles great in the pipe, but that's to be expected from Armada.

        Durability

        Top sheet chips easily and the base if prone to core shots as well, but nothing a little p-tex can't fix.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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      • Review by jd_1260 on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Good ski, expensive, soft

        Performance

        I loved it because it was the perfect all around ski or my location and it suited my small weight with the soft flex.

        Design

        It looked smart wiht the mountains and I really liked the weight of it.

        Value

        A bit on the expensive side but worth it.

        Characteristics

        Soft flex, quite buttery and soft.

        Durability

        TOpsheet chipped but bases and edges are still in great condition after 40+ days.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • ARV
    • Manufacturer:
    • Armada
    • Year:
    • 2005
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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