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Ride ‘em anywhere.

The Armada ARV Alpine Skis are as tough as park boards, as stable as big-mountain sticks, and far cheaper than buying two pairs of skis. With a little added strength for stability at high speeds, the ARV tears it up anywhere on the mountain. Think hefty dimensions, durable but light core, extra-thick, heat-treated edges, and super-tough base material. Get spinny in the backcountry and know that the ARV's full twintip tail has your back. Billy-goat over sharp pointy rocks with the confidence that your boards will remain stable underfoot, thanks to high-density wood reinforcements along the core's edges. Once you're in the untouched chute of glory, the progressive tip shape will help the ARV float to the top, while the solid flex begs to accelerate.

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Telemark

I understand that Armada ARV's are alpine skis but I tele and I wanted a good ski for freestyle tele. This is it. I mounted my Black Diamond 02's and went at it. I would describe the set up perfect in every way.

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I am a freestyle telemark skier. These are...

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I am a freestyle telemark skier. These are plenty wide and from what I have heard, soft enough for tele. I was wondering if anyone had any opinions about mounting tele bindings on these skis.

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I've never seen anyone ski these tele, but I'd say go for it (I know a few people who ski them alpine and like them). However, I'd be aware of where you mount because of the twin-tip. Check out this article on mounting tele bindings on twin-tip skis that I found helpful for mounting a pair of Kung Fujas last season. http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6569&highlight=twin+tip+average+centers

I'm 5'8" 155 lbs. I don't ski a whole lot...

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I'm 5'8" 155 lbs. I don't ski a whole lot of park but like to hit the park for a few hours from time to time. Spend probably 30% of the day backwards. I mostly ski groomers, when available pow and bumps. Does anyone have any good recommendations on another ski and length?

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i ride the 4frnt MSPs, which are a pretty similar ski to this that does very well on groomers. floats okay through pow, but since i'm a big guy skiing 79s, (a bit short for me) i'll be adding another ski to my quiv. However, these, the Line Prophet 90s, or the MSPs are some of your best all mountain, resort ski choices. length wise, probably something mid 70's.

Im looking for a pair of skis if you have...

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Im looking for a pair of skis if you have any suggestions let me know. Im 19 years old 6ft 1in about 210lbs. I grew up skiing but broke my leg when i was younger so i switched to snowboarding now i want to get back on a pair of skis. I live out in the East Coat.

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See my post above, these, for the price, are a great choice. the 85s would be a good length for you. Otherwise, 4frnt MSPs, and Line Prophets are a good bet. Stay with a width of around 90 mm, as your east coast ice will likely eat you up on anything wider, but these should still destroy any pow dumps you get.

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What to get... I'm 155 pounds, 6'1" tall....

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What to get... I'm 155 pounds, 6'1" tall.
I'm a snowboarder buying my first skis. I live in the British Columbia powder belt and will be riding "all-mountain" terrain.
What size of skis am I looking for? 175?
Thank you

i've skied the 2005 version of this ski...

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i've skied the 2005 version of this ski in the 175 and was wondering how the stiffness of the 2008 model in a 185 compared if anyone had skied them both i'd love to know. thanks

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The flex hasn't really changed all that much since the 2005 model, a little stiffer I found. Super stable for pretty much everything.

my son is 115lbs 5'8" skis 60% park has...

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my son is 115lbs 5'8" skis 60% park has new ar6 skis and I am wondering where best to mount the bindings

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Try looking at the recommended. Also a certified binding tech could tell you too. But a good spot would be between +3 and +5 from trad. Any of those three should be alright for 60% park.

Hi, I'm 5 ft 11 inches and about 160. Which...

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Hi, I'm 5 ft 11 inches and about 160. Which size should i get 175 or 185's?

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Im going to say the the 175s are going to be a lot more useful for you.

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Great all arounder

Does nothing exceptionally well, but does everything pretty damn good. Been skiing these for a couple seasons, 6'2" 185 and I almost over-power the 185's. Suprisingly good arcing on corduroy. Good in powder and crud, but I prefer my 190 Gotama. Great everyday ski, but don't buy if your looking for a specialist ski.

Hey, I'm 6 ft and about 180. I was...

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Hey, I'm 6 ft and about 180. I was recommended 175 by a few peeps because I plan on using this ski mainly all mountain. I have the JJ's at 185 as well.

I was planning on using the ARV's in the park and on days where there was no new snow and some mogul runs every once in a while. Thoughts?

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I would get the 185's, I think you are to big for the 175's and they are on the softer side and get softer after you put some time on them.

5'10" 210lbs what size should I go with?...

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5'10" 210lbs what size should I go with? I ski on ar6's right now that are 176cm.

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I would reccomend the 185. They may feel long to start but the 175 would be too short.

Hey guys!Im 5´11" and 205 lbs. Wich size...

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Hey guys!Im 5´11" and 205 lbs. Wich size do you recommend me?Lisandro

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185

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ok so whats the main difference between...

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ok so whats the main difference between the el rey and the arv??(not the fact that it is a touch fatter, i know this) i have been riding the el rey 171, 2007 for 2 years now, and was really impressed with the all mountain capability, pretty soft and float was more than expected, but when it came to bumpy chop, just a bit too soft for me. being an all mountain lover, and seeing quite a few people with this ski on the mountain, i began to wonder if this ski is more appropriate?? thanks.

Hi, two questions. . I'm 175 cm tall and...

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Hi, two questions. . I'm 175 cm tall and I weight 70 kilos (150 pounds), advanced skier. Which size do you recommend: 165cm or 175cm? . Which bindings should I use with the ARVs?Thanks a lot

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Definitely gonna say the 175. As for bindings, check out the Griffons or Jesters from Marker, or the Look PX 12s. All great bindings.

I'm torn between these and the AR6s. I...

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I'm torn between these and the AR6s. I like being all over the mountain including the steep chutes, but I still like spending plenty of time in the park. I know that the AR6s are great in the park and groomers but can they handle the upper mountain? Also, how do the these hold up in the park? Both are great all mountain skis from what I have heard.

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I own both AR6 and ARV. For park rats that center mount an AR6 it will sink in the backcountry over 8 inches os snow. If u mount it -4 from true center it floats better but spins and switch riding degraded. So AR6 is all mtn for the east coast....ARV's are as wide as u want to go for the east but u there are even wider skis out in heli land. AR6 has a tough park base, ARv has a faster all mtn base. For pow chutes use an ARV and be nice to it in the park.

if i bought these skis would i be happy...

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if i bought these skis would i be happy with their performance in the park?

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I think so. They may feel a little big at times but performance around the rest of the mountain would make up for it.

Im 6ft 190 what size should I get?

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Im 6ft 190 what size should I get?

Im 6' 160 lbs is 165 cm too short?

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Im 6' 160 lbs is 165 cm too short?

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Probably. I'd go 175.I agree - get 175...165 way too short for max fun...

Hey,what are the differences between the...

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Hey,what are the differences between the last year ARV and the 2008/2009 ARV?I have the 2007/2008 ARV and my binding mount point is + 2 cm from midsole line.(binding salomon 614)Now I have a ANT for Pow and next year I will buy me a Armada Park Ski.The Pipe Cleaner.So now I would go with the ARV on the normal pistes and backcountry with not so deep pow.Should i change the binding mount point?

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dimensions are the same so you should be fine mounting them in the same spot. the flex is a little bit stiffer compared to last years skiI heard the ski is 9% stiffer for 2008-09. For backcountry u may want to test your current mount before re-drilling but for deep pow u may want it to be -6 or -7 from true center or back on the factory midsole mark. Your current mount is for park & all mtn.

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get some

these skis only know how to shred. ride these mainly in the east with trips out west, have had them on ice at cannon and 2' fresh at alta and they kick *ss. they are super fun and playful through the trees and groomers and the graphics are super stylish.

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