• Armada ANT 2006

      • Review by McGill-X on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        If you want to test your ski skills and take your skiing to the next level...these are your babies. They are the perfect all around ski for the advanced/expert skier.



        Performance

        Nothing better! They perform super solid in ANY condition. They can handle groomers, super deep pow pow, tree skiing, uber steep lines and anything else! They are a little hard however to turn in tree skiing, but you are a good skier you'll do fine.

        I have no negative comments on the performance of this ski.

        They are also super light, but strong as fuck.

        The base is super fast so be ready and brace yourself when you charge those couloirs.

        Skiing switch in the pow with these is also wicked, although a softer fatty would be a little easier.

        They do however chip on the top easily if you're an aggressive skier

        Design

        Sooooooooo pretty. Mad Steez deisgned the dracula design making your skis art. enough said

        Value

        You could not get a better value for your money. At $650 retail and now $450 at Al's ski barn (I dont work for them ps), you will never find an equivanlent ski from one of the major ski companies at a similar price.

        Armada always and I mean always comes through with quality products and I would and will never buy skis from another company.

        Characteristics

        These are definately charging skis although they are not reserved for that purpose as many people warn. I took them to Chile and would have not been content without anything else (nice double negative eh?). In other words, they were the perfect ski.

        They are a little more flexible in the front than the 05-06s which make them wicked for all terrains and landing switch in pow. They killed it on BC boots. So solid on straight lining. Even more money pushing through crudy snow. And just the right flex in all kinds of pow pow.

        Just make sure you're in shape and a very good skier to be able to use them to their full capacity.

        Durability

        Well ive only skiied on them for a month straight and so far the bases are in impecable condition as are the edges. As with all skis, it depends on how hard you ski em. If you are a super aggressive skier, their is the normal ware and tear on the top of the ski, but other than that...durable as fuck (this sounds like a bishop review with all the "fucks"). They flex as well is just as it was when I bought em.

        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 Jake... on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        Over all, 4.5 stars out of 5. 2 thumbs up. Don't let the 191cm length and 106mm waist scare you in buying. I am 6'1 and only weigh in at 160 lbs, however if i can manage to flex these, straight line, and put them on edge, I'm sure you up for the challenge. A perfect ski for steeps, open glades, and just bombing. I've yet to imagine how these things ride in back country pow and kickers, as the mountain is a playground for these babies!

        Performance

        One word. Freaking amazing. well thats two words, just amazing doesn't do justice. So far i have only charged these in steeps and man do they go. You can choose from pointing and going, all way up to short radius if you know what your doing. As mentioned in the flex, its not as stiff as it is made out to be, but strong enough for straight lining.

        Design

        Apparently there is a tv character designed on the right ski above the nose piece. Someone pointed that out to me on the lift. However mad steeze is at it again, with another crazy graphic that is sure to catch attention on and off the lift.

        Value

        These MSRP over 1000 US, at that price im pretty sure its a rip off. What ski WOULD you pay 1000 for? I bought these for 350 and it was worth every penny. You can find them online right now for around 400, and its a must add to your big mountain quiver!

        Characteristics

        The overall flex pattern was softer then i thought. As stated on the site the ski has a slightly noticeable softer nose then the previous model. While ridding these today i was able to

        Durability

        First off i have yet to take it in the pow, and i just rode them for the first time today at Blue Mtn on steeps. After a full day of ridding there back in my room in perfect condition and could be sold as never used before.

        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:
    • ANT
    • Manufacturer:
    • Armada
    • Year:
    • 2006
    • 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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