• Armada Alpha 1 2009

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

        Overall

        Love it. Great ski. It's fast (race base) with a really low swing weight, it's light, good for rails, great for jumps. I really can't find anything wrong with it. Thanks for reading!

        Performance

        Love it, solid and supportive. Easy for landings, rails, grabs (even though I suck at them). Really low swing weight, which is always a plus. NO durability issues at all, hurray for Elf Shoe.

        Fit

        I'm 5'8, and I got the 170 cm skis. They fit real nice, long but not too long. Keep in mind that there is tip and tail rocker, so they ski a bit shorter than they are.

        Characteristics

        Fairly stiff, so stable at high speeds and on any landing. I really like it for that, and it's not an impediment for anything else (even buttering)

        Durability

        Great! I love the topsheet design, and the sidewall Elf Shoe color scheme fits real well. They are fairly stiff, with tip and tail rocker so they don't ski real stiff, but hold up great on any landing. 82 cm underfoot.

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

        Overall

        They are the best park ski I have rode.

        Performance

        Great, best skis I've owned for rails. Spin really fast and feel like you have nothing under you. I've taken them off 25-30 ft. jumps and they held up well, but I wouldn't recommend taking them on any bigger jumps.

        Design

        They look great. I love the elf shoe technology that Armada does. I wish they were a little wider but they function great. The rocker makes them really different and really fun in the park. Great for buttering

        Value

        good for the money, only spent $350 on them

        Fit

        I wish they had a larger size, but they don't. whatever

        Characteristics

        Great flex, soft enough to butter on but stiff enough to ski around on the mountain.

        Durability

        On the first couple days of riding them, I got a large crack in my tail, but it doesn't touch the snow so whatever. They have gotten normal rail damge on the base, but the edges have held up great.

        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:
    • Alpha 1
    • Manufacturer:
    • Armada
    • Year:
    • 2009
    • 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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