Lengths (cm): 180, 188 & 195
Sidecut (mm): 144 / 118 / 135 (188cm)
Radius: 20m (188cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker (subtle)
Weight: (per ski): 1875g (180cm)
Why we chose the Armada Tracer 118 CHX: Damp yet lightweight.
When you go and strip a stonking 8% off what was fast becoming a classic big-mountain powder shape – the Tracer 118 – you’d better hope you don’t harm the stability characteristics of the ski.
We’re glad to say that Armada have managed to preserve the damp nature of the all new Tracer 118 CHX 2020, and that this one has now become a badass ski touring machine.
About that additional CHX label. If you’re Armada, and you’re going to add the infamous resort town of Chamonix to the name, you’d also better hope that this ski can handle a variety of terrain and conditions. It’s in this town afterall where many of the best skiers in the world live, breathe, and play amongst some of the most mind-blowing freeride terrain.
“You’d better hope you don’t harm the stability characteristics of the ski”
Featuring a tapered tip and tail similar to that of Armada’s classic JJ range, which used to be identified by the “Elf Shoe” tip and tail shape, the Tracer 118 also carries this ridiculous name for what’s usually known as five-point sidecut (widest point of the ski is set back, coupled with rocker). It’d been given more cojones through the toning down of the taper, giving it less of an aggressive sidecut and with that a more badass turn radius.