• Armada AR5 2005

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

        Overall

        Well the skis are pretty sick. Definatly the best ski i have ever owned for sure. The down points is the top sheet does not hold up for shit, and i didn't like the graphic once i knew what it was. I still think they had the formula perfect when they made the original Ar5, but thats because im an old fart i guess. BTW the pic is not the skis, i could not find one.

        Performance

        Well they are lighter then my First series AR5, but they are in no way as tough. Ive used them for a few weeks this season, and the overall ski held up. The top sheet is shit though. As soon as your skis touch each other chips of top sheet start to fly off. This is no good. If you are considering to buy these skis throw some clear coat paint on the top sheet just to make sure your graphic stays cool.

        Design

        I loved the look of them, they are definately the coolest looking skis on the hill. Well they are untill you get asked what the graphic is. I don't know if anybody noticed, but the graphic for the 180cm model is a guy who is going to shoot him self in the head. In not really down with suicide so that turns me off. I just threw down some stickers anyways, nobody noticed.

        Value

        The value is awsome. I bought them new off of NPM and he gave me a sick deal of like 360$. Definately a sick deal.

        Characteristics

        Well i found the flex is perfect. Poppy, light, and great to olie over anything. They are still flexy enough to butter around.

        Durability

        The base is still perfect after rails, and so are the edges. Well i did have my local shop file them down before i took them out so they are going to be good for a while. Like i said the top sheet is caca. Clear coat before you buy. They are not really warn in yet, but once i have them the way i want them im sure they will be perfect.

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

        Overall

        good performance inside the park when the are center mounted, good graphics, ify durability. all in all they are worth the money.

        Performance

        ya i liked them a lot. they perform really well in the park center mounted, however if you took them out of the park, say trees or pow or something, and they were center mounted, they wouldnt perform at all. havnt tried them mounted at suggested or any other spot for that matter, id bet the perform way better all mountain under those circumstances.

        Design

        super dope graphics, love em.

        Value

        ya they are worth the money.

        Characteristics

        soft in the tips, stiff in the tail. fun to butter and solid for landing on jumps

        Durability

        well ive had them for 2 months and the top sheets have a lot of scrathes, a couple big chips. rails are ripping them apart tho, lots of horizontal marks from rails under foot, they have 1 edge crack which is reasonable for the time i have used them for i guess. maybe i just dont take care of my skis but the edges are rusting quite a bit.

        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
      • Review by attitashfreestyle29 on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Not a 10 but a really dope ski. Not too many kids ride armadas so if you want a ski that sticks out with dope graphics but can really perform all over the mountain buy these

        Performance

        These performed really well. They're killer in park because they are so amazing switch. I had public enemies last year and these are a way better park ski. They're fast and have a lot of pop. On groomers they performed like any other ski nothing too special, but nothing bad at all. They only downfall is that they aren't that good in powder but you don't buy these for powder. And they sidecut also makes them shake a tad if you do slashes on groomers. Other than that they were dope

        Design

        The design is sick look at this ski. I have the 176s which i think have the best graphics with the purple base. The design isn't too revolutionary they're a really sound ski and I love them

        Value

        When I bought these they were really expensive, but looking back I think that they're worth it. Don't buy them if ur gonna get new skis next year because then ur getting ripped off. However, if ur like me and will ski them until they're all messed up then they're worth the money

        Characteristics

        I'm 6' and about 150lbs. I mounted these a little back from center and I found the flex pattern on this ski to be not to stiff but not too soft. If you want a great buttering ski this is no it get the t-halls. These skis are stiff enough that they don't chatter when going at fast speeds. However, buttering is still possible. They could be a little bit softer for park but the flex is good for the whole mountain

        Durability

        The topsheet like any ski is gonna chip, but other than that everything else has held up the bases are in perfect shape. So besides a chipping topsheet which isn't too bad they're fine

        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:
    • AR5
    • 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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