Why we chose the Armada ARV 106: All-mountain ripping, no matter the conditions
Lengths (cm): 172, 180 & 188 cm
Sidecut (mm): 134 / 106 / 124 (180 cm)
Radius: 20.5M (180 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 2,125g (180 cm)
Armada is known for their creativity and dedication when it comes to freestyle skiing, always having some of the best graphics and consistently innovating new technology to ensure they have a ski for every skier out there. Your choice: disappear into the mountains or never leave the streets like an urban junkie. The ARV 106 is the perfect in-between and, what’s more, they haven’t cut corners when it comes to durability.
In recent years, Armada has made the 106 stiffer. This makes for a more durable ski. Sure, it may have detracted slightly from Armada’s signature ‘swervyness’ but it does give you the option of cruising straight out of the park and into some pretty burly freeride zones. This all-mountain ski is good because it will keep up with you, and do so without too much chatter.
Armada ARV 106 Build
Wide skis are the new trend in park skiing and the ARV has really hit the spot. Armada’s own Smear Tech’s edgeless base, beveling in tip and tail, enhances soft snow performance and adds additional release. The core is made of poplar and ash, giving the ski a decent amount of pop and playfulness.