The 2021 Armada BDog Edgeless, a park ski. A review of Phil Casabon's ideal urban ski, plus weight and full specs.
The Armada BDog Edgeless was created for the park and the streets and Armada pretty much aced it on that, at least if you ski a certain way. The poplar and ash wood core gives the ski a super soft, flexible ski that still has a decent amount of pop.
One of the key reasons this is arguably the best urban ski out is the fact that you can ski it on so many variable features. Armada created this ski to ensure that you can slide wood, aluminum, concrete, and other surfaces not made to blend well with steel-edged skis, with full confidence.
For the technical aspect, the Armada BDog Edgeless is an asymmetrical ski with a hybrid rocker-camber-rocker profile. In other words, it has a wider nose than tail, with a rockered tip and tail and slight camber underfoot. The BDog shape runs in the middle of the pack in terms of both how much rocker it has and its width for an all- mountain/freestyle ski, with a solid 94mm underfoot, widening out to 121mm in the tip. Also, The BDog Edgeless features Armadas AR Freestyle Rocker and signature straight sections in the sidecut provide large surface area to butter on in the tips. The Circle Flex, which softens considerably towards the extremes of the ski, means that the tips and tails have near unlimited flex, making these one of the softest on the market for 2021, similar to the Line Blends.
Armada has been one of the companies making durable skis for a while now and once again they deliver with the BDog Edgeless. By eliminating edges on the ski you avoid edge cracks and the ski splitting on you under foot. They definitely can handle core shots from riding down stairs and riding down concrete ledges.
Sizes: 164, 172, 180 cm
Dimensions: 121 / 94 / 116.5 mm
Weight: 1675g /ski - 164 | 1775g /ski - 172 | 1875g /ski - 180
Flex Pattern: 1 - 2 - 1
Losing the steel edges from the Armada BDog edgeless allows Phil to slide wood, aluminum, concrete and other surfaces not made to blend well with steel-edged skis, with full confidence. Circle Flex utilizes our durable Poplar-Ash wood core combined with a unique fiberglass layup to give the ski the softest flexing feel on the market. AR Freestyle Rocker and signature straight sections in the sidecut provide large surface area for all imaginable butters and presses and eat up crusty, handmade in-runs with ease. Creativity is king for Phil, and the BDog Edgeless is his new favorite tool.