• Armada TST 2010

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

        Overall

        Hey, nothing is a 10. All products can be improved, but this ski is as good or better than the best out there. The only why to know is demo a pair or buy em on faith. You won't be disappointed.

        When I write Armada they respond with good, professional advice.

        Performance

        With the Salomon STH binding, I skied the 183cm TST in powder, crud,
        groomed, and some other mixed conditions, including ice, 3 days in CO.
        Handling and turning in powder and trees is like the 185cm Armada JJ
        (that means it's exceptional!), but not quite as floaty. Balance and
        pivot are near perfect. On harder snow and bumps the TST handles better
        than the JJ. With the longer effective edge (no tail rocker, longer
        camber, and stiffer), GS and shorter turns hold like you're on rails.
        The ski is very fast and carves like a dream. The TST seems very stable at speeds on hardpack. Float
        is great as expected - a bit more technique and finesse is needed than
        with the JJ, but still awesome performance.

        Design

        The topsheet is typical Armada and I like the graphic. The colors are different, with a little pink - it's ok. You know what you like...but they're covered with snow most of the time anyway.

        Value

        Paid about what I expected for next year's ski.

        Fit

        The 183cm model skis pretty short due to the rocker tip. The manufacturer recommended boot placement seems a little forward. There doesn't seem to be much ski in front of you. I am 6'0" and the ski is just right for the conditions and places I ski. For pure big mountain ripping I guess the 192cm would be pretty cool.

        Characteristics

        When the Armada TST is compared to skis this light weight, it is moderately stiff. The rocker tip is not very stiff, but when you pressure the ski and put it on edge it has the feel of a much stiffer ski. It performs like a good GS ski. There is enough flex and softness to be effective in softer snow and uneven terrain.

        Durability

        Hard to tell at this point, but previous Armada skis have held up well. I don't bash them around the the park.

        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:
    • TST
    • Manufacturer:
    • Armada
    • Year:
    • 2010
    • 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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