• Armada El Rey 2008

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

        Overall

        good ski, would recommend them to anybody who likes to cruise around the whole mountain, through crud, moguls, and park. The only reason i rated it a 9 instead of a 10 is the fact that it isnt the "most fun" ski to ride since it is stiff, but I knew that when I bought it.

        Performance

        I think this product performs just the way i want it to, I havent waxed the bases yet and they are still fast, peform well in park and all over the mountain. Alright in some powder as well, brought them out in about 4ft of fresh early season, they did well for only having a 87mm waist.

        Design

        They are a very light ski, which I was happy with, the look of the product is cool, darker colors (im not a huge fan of bright shit) And ive gotten alot of comments on how cool the bases are. But they arnt Black & White like they show in the picture, they are more blue and white, which i didnt mind

        Value

        Definetly worth the money, got them off Getboards.com for $270, good deal if you ask me.  

        Fit

        I got the 178 and im 6' so im very happy with the size i got.

        Characteristics

        Ive rode them for a couple months now and the flex is pretty stiff, more of an all mtn flex, but can still rip park....you can still muscle out some nollies but they definetly are not soft and buttery. They are good for jumps even though ive never hit anything that big, they dont wash out easily at all.

        Durability

        Ive rode them for a couple months now, about 4 times a week, i ride them pretty hard, they have some top sheet chips like every park ski would. The edges are pretty beat up from skis clackin together and rails/boxes But there is no cracks at all. The only problem I have is a gouge on the base that is pretty deep, from a urban drop that had a piece of metal sticking out from it. It probably wouldve damaged any ski like it did mine though. Some p-tex would repair it just fine. -they are beat, but ride jus like the day i got them (minus the edges being alot duller)

        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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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • El Rey
    • Manufacturer:
    • Armada
    • Year:
    • 2008
    • 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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