Why we chose the Armada Whitewalker 121: Fun, pivotable, playful
Lengths (cm): 183, 191
Sidecut (mm): 141 / 121 / 137 (183 cm)
Radius: 18m (183 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,850g (183 cm)
We always like to include a downright absurd pair of skis in our Ski 100. The crazy sidecut Line Blade is a good example, and this year is no different. Armada’s Whitewalker 121 comes from Sammy Carlson’s legendary Whitewalker range of experimental powder skis that, we’re glad to see, people have started to take a little more seriously.
“The Whitewalker range was designed by Sammy, and is all about having the tools required to surf the mountain”
The whole Whitewalker range is sporting that signature Sammy C surfy design through and through. As the name suggests, the Whitewalker 121 features a massive 121 mm waist underfoot; making it the largest Whitewalker ski Armada (and Sammy) have produced.
Armada Whitewalker 121 Shaping
If you only consider the Whitewalker name as those scary white ghouls in *that* fantasy series, let me give you a brief overview of the Whitewalker you should really be caring about. The Whitewalker range was designed by Sammy, and is all about having the tools required to surf the mountain.
The most defining part of the ski, that opens up the surfy possibilities, can be seen in the iconic pintail design. This helps to make the skis extremely manoeuvrable, while heavy rocker in the tips and tails further boosts the float values of these boats.
If switch powder skiing is your thing then you’ll be glad to know that Sammy has, quite understandably, built the Whitewalker 121 with a twinned tail. He’s done this so you can slash and pivot in switch, no matter how deep things get.