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The Armada Pipe Cleaner Alpine Ski dominates the competition and reigns as the winningest pipe ski ever made. The Pipe Cleaner’s Comp Series Base would be at home on a World Cup racecourse and provides ridiculous speed for huge airs. This twintip ski’s AR Core 2 consists of lightweight wood laminates for reduced overall and swing weights, making spins and inverts easier. Armada’s 2.5 Impact Edge can not only hold through icy transitions and rail turns on groomers, but can also withstand the abuse of jibbing rails, boxes, and walls.

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Great Skis!

I have these skis in a 181, and I am impressed to say the least. They are nice and poppy (I mean it) and the race base is plenty fast, although it does require a little extra attention. Not super stiff but not floppy; they are pleasantly stable at speed and definitely able to hold it down all over the mountain. I used this ski for around 100 days in the park and wherever else they took me. Wouldn't really recommend them for heavy rail use (like i did), since the edges aren't super thick and seem to develop edge cracks a little easier than other park (not pipe) skis. Still, great skis that have held up pretty well given the abuse they've taken. If you are one of the lucky few who actually have some skill in the pipe, or if you are just looking for a good ski with a fast base, these would be a great choice.

are there any differences between the 09...

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are there any differences between the 09 and 08 pipecleaners?

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the only differnence is the graphics and the quality of wood. Armada makes all there new models with more refined and high quality material and later down the road they will change the ski up but as for now the tech is the same. It still has the race base the ABS construction ar core 2 and 2.5 millimeter edge.

how much does these skis weigh by themselves...

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how much does these skis weigh by themselves and roughly how much with a light binding

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for the 166 they weigh about 7.4 lbs for the two skis. I don't know about the binding

im thinking of buying these skis but dont...

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im thinking of buying these skis but dont have the biggest budget but do have a pair of scratch rossingol bindings.. would those work for the pipe cleaner and if not what binding should i get

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Any binding will work with the Pipe Cleaners. Just make sure that if you do mount them, get a professional to do it. Another thing to think about is if the DIN setting is in a proper range for you. If you have used them before and had no problems, then go for it.

Im pretty much a strictly park guy so would...

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Im pretty much a strictly park guy so would the ar6 or the pipe cleaner be better for me? And if i weigh about 135 lbs. and im 5'10" what would a good length be?

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I think that the 176 Pipe Cleaner is probably about what you are looking for. Great in the park. If you want something that also can hang outside the park though, then the AR6 would be better.

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If you do rails then you have to get the ar6 unless you like to tune your skis everyday. The race base is super high maintenance while with the s7 on the ar6, you can tune it once a year and be in good shape.

I bought one. Could you suggest on how to...

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I bought one. Could you suggest on how to mount binding? Center, -2.5, or -5 (manufacture suggested)?
Thanks in advance.

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If you are skiing mostly park and pipe, then mount it in the center. If this is your main, all-mountain set-up then somewhere around -3.5 or -4.

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well since this ski is meant for park and pipe id definitely mount it true center

which ski is more durable ar6 or pipe...

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which ski is more durable ar6 or pipe cleaner?

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Neither is more durable, they are both constructed in the same way, but the Pipe Cleaner is slightly stiffer.

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they are both constructed in the same way but the pipe cleaner has a high maintenance race base that scratches super easily so the ar6 base is way more durable

I just got a pair of these pipe cleaners...

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I just got a pair of these pipe cleaners at 166. I am trying to figure out the best binding I can get for them, fit wise, look and durability. Thanks!

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Salomon STH, 12, 14 or 16 depending on your level of skiing. I have the STH16 and there a pound lighter then my look 15's, and just as durable.

How much difference is there between an...

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How much difference is there between an AR6 and a Pipe Cleaner? I'm 6'1" 180lbs what length recommendations out there. My mantra is 177, Obsethed 179, won't be skiing it in fresh snow. Thinking the 176cm lengths.

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The pipe cleaner is the ar6 but with a stiffer tail and softer but faster race base, I wouldn't choose either as bump ski's not all that quick of a ski, my son who is 5'-5" and 145lbs skis the ar6 in 171 so you might try the 176 or 181. The ar6 are very fun on groomers, but the tail being stiffer on the pipecleaner has makes it less versatile then the ar6.

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Pipe Cleaners, MSP's, Alpha One's, other...

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Pipe Cleaners, MSP's, Alpha One's, other narrower skis twin tipped or not for moguls and firm snow. Not looking for an everday ski but more specialized. I have a Mantra as my everyday ski, also an Obsethed as a goof around soft snow, flying through busted up leftovers ski. I hammer bumps on both of my skis extremely well but looking for something more fun. So many odd companies now out there, Line, 4frnt, Liberty, Armada, plus all the older companies. How do I choose without being able to demo them.

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I own these from the first year they came out.. the red/tan ones and they rip everything. Absolutely kill jumps and pipe, and are holding up well for me. I hit lots of rails with them and the edges and bases look just like the day i brought them home. Not to mention the race base and awesome carving... super sick ski.

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I'm an ex-racer who doesnt ski the park much, but when I am in Whistler or another place with a nice park I always take a few runs. I really like taking smooth straight airs in the pipe and these skis are perfect for that. They are race room constructed, not too soft, and arc like a GS ski. I think it would be sad to see these get destroyed on a rail, so if you're thinking about getting them I would suggest using for groomers, pipe, and tables.