Stomp ANTs. Don’t burn ‘em with a magnifying glass.

Love to haul ass and send cliffs in the backcountry? So does the Armada ANT Pro Alpine Ski. Begging for medium to large turns at warp speed, these stiff, traditional-camber boards are stable as a battleship when pointing ’em, while massive 133mm shovels bust through cruddy, chopped snow. A new 181 length allows lighter, less powerful skiers to enjoy the fruits of Armada’s big-mountain labors, but the 191 should be left primarily to the experts—after all, it’s designed by Anthony Boronowski.

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3 5

Meh...Adequate for the job

This ski gets the job done..but not as well as some other skis out there.

#1. This ski is really stiff. In fact, I found that it tossed me around a little bit. I wasn't at a loss for control, but I did not feel that this ski was able to charge as effortlessly as some of the other big mountain contenders.

#2. Even though I do like regular camber on my big mountain sticks...atleast put rocker in the tip as well as a slight taper in the tip. This allows the ski to charge through uneven snow conditions more easily. You might think that this would be construed as cheating, but whatever allows you to ski faster and charge harder should be seen as an improvement.

#3. Stiffness in tail is good, nose should be a little softer for the same reasons mentioned above. If you make the nose of a ski too stiff it will want to be a bottom dweller...meaning that you really won't ski powder the way it was meant to be skied, you will be skiing the terrain beneath it.

This ski does charge hard though, really hard actually. 191 feels slightly longer than 191. Ski is a beast!

5 5

Party time

Good ski. Plows through anything sloppy. Solid for bigger booters. All mountain ski. Rip em anywhere. Lot's of fun. If your looking for a straight up solid ski these are your new rides.

I want to but some Marker the Jester on...

I want to but some Marker the Jester on these with 110mm brake width is that sufficient, or should I go a bit wider?

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The waist is 107, so 110 will be perfect. Enjoy!

Unanswered Question

Compared to the pre-rockered Gotama (2008),...

Compared to the pre-rockered Gotama (2008), how stiff is the ANT?

4 5

A fine big mountain ski with camber

Armada skis are so nice! They are some of the most durable and well built skis I've ever seen. Your Armadas will last three times as long at least as other sticks. No matter how hard you ski, fall, or rip, the ANT's will keep on running, and looking good, too.
In the new revolution of skiing, it's nice to see a set of boards that don't have reverse camber. The ANT is a do anything, hard charging, one ski quiver. You need to ski with confidence on these whips. They like to go fast and they like a competent driver who's not afraid to send it on big cliffs. The tips don't get deflected by chop, and the 107mm waist combined with 191cm keeps you floating well in the deep. It seems like all the other skis just keep getting wider, and rockered. The ANT remains as a reminder that long is as good as fat, and that speed keeps you afloat more than ski width.
You won't have any trouble with tip dives or submarining on these as long as you are an expert skier.
It's nice to see that there's a shorter version now, for anyone under 5'6".

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Can the Ants float?? Ive had every model since 2007(3 in all), LOVED EM butt they did not rise to the top of the pow...truly a bomber ski but they didnt float in I gave up and switched to the dynastar xxl.....hope I didnt give up on the Ant too soon ,the camber was just a bit much in previous models, have they changed???

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Well, they haven't changed much, but you probably just need to push them harder. Steep and fast is the key to making them rise to the surface. Also, I'm fairly light for a 190; I'm 6' and 160lbs, so it's hard for me to sink these boats. Get a pair of the ANTs now, because it's the last year Armada's going to make them. Tony's skiing for Surface, now.

5 5

Big and Simple

Nothing fancy here. Just a big ski for going fast in all conditions. One of the few Big Mountain Skis without any rocker on it. If you already miss the old Gotama, this will cheer you up. Nice and stiff, super stable, and the bases are tough to beat up.