The TST is a quiver of one.
- Sidewall construction underfoot enhances edge control, while tip and tail cap construction lowers overall weight
- Hybrid ultra-core concentrates the weight of the ski beneath the boot sole to increase durability and lower swing weight to so you’ll be sticking back flips all day long
- 50/50 base is fast on the downhill and durable enough to pound rocks, stumps, and rails
- EST All-Mountain Rocker has a progressive tip for floating through the deepest pow
- Positive camber underfoot helps maintain edge control on the hardpack
Terms And Conditions
This Usage Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your conduct while using various services on the web site Backcountry.com and its affiliate web sites (collectively, the "Site"). All references to "we," "us," and "our" shall mean Backcountry.com and all references to "you" and "your" shall mean the user of the Site and Site Services. This Agreement applies to various services and activities on the Site as well as to gear review and product ratings (collectively, "Site Services"). Please read this Agreement carefully.
BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THE SITE, ANY SITE SERVICES AND OTHER SERVICES THEREIN, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION THEREOF, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SUBMISSION OF ANY REVIEWS OR COMMENTS.
Any comments, reviews (including gear reviews and product ratings), posts, feedback, questions, answers, notes, messages, images, video, audio, materials, documents, data, graphics, ideas, suggestions or other communications (collectively, "User Content") you submit on the Site are not private or proprietary. By submitting User Content on or through the Site, you grant, assign and transfer to Backcountry.com all of your rights, title and interest, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights and moral rights, in and to such User Content. To the extent the preceding assignment and transfer is ineffective, you hereby grant Backcountry.com an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, adapt, display, publish, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon such User Content, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.
By submitting such User Content on or through the Site, you are confirming that (a) you are the sole author of the User Content and the User Content originated with you and not copied in whole or in part from any other work; (b) you have obtained all necessary permissions associated with the User Content, including without limitation permissions relating to copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and/or rights of privacy; (c) the User Content does not contain hate speech or profanity and is not unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, obscene, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, an invasion of another's privacy, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement; (d) that you are not a minor and have the legal right and capacity to enter into and comply with this Agreement; (e) such User Content does not and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this Agreement; and (f) Backcountry.com shall not in any circumstances be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the User Content.
With respect to your conduct on the Site or while using the Site Services, you agree not to: (a) attempt to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted to the Site Services whether through the Site or any third party site; (b) act in any manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use the Site and Site Services; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation, a manufacturer or owner of any product, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) interfere with the Site or Site Services, or servers or networks connected to the Site or Site Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site or Site Services; (e) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any User Content that with respect to the Site Services: (i) is not relevant to the product, service, person or entity being reviewed; (ii) you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (by way of example but not limitation, inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or (iv) is unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
User Content does not reflect the views of Backcountry.com, and Backcountry.com does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, integrity, quality or reliability of any User Content, nor does Backcountry.com endorse or support any opinions expressed in any User Content. In no event shall Backcountry.com have or be construed to have any responsibility or liability for or in connection with any User Content, Any gear reviews and/or product ratings submitted on the Site, if displayed, are displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only. Under no circumstances will Backcountry.com be liable in any way for any User Content, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Site or Site Services.
If Backcountry.com determines, in our sole and absolute discretion, that you or any User Content you submit violates this Agreement, we reserve the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights Backcountry.com may have under this Agreement, to: (a) refuse to allow you to submit further User Content; (b) remove and delete your User Content; (c) revoke your registration and right to use the User Content Submission Features; and (d) use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, blocking specific IP addresses or deactivating your registration, access to the Site and Site Services using your e-mail address, and your user name and password. Without limiting the foregoing, once User Content is submitted to the Site, Backcountry.com may take any or no action with respect to such User Content, including without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post such User Content, but is under no obligation to offer you the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify User Content once it has been submitted. Backcountry.com shall have no duty to attribute authorship of User Content to you and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties.
If, despite the foregoing assignment and transfer of rights in the User Content, it is determined that you retain moral rights (including the rights of attribution or integrity) in the User Content, you hereby declare that: (a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the User Content or any derivative works of or upgrades or updates thereto; (b) you have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the User Content by Backcountry.com or its licensees, successors or assigns; (c) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the User Content; and (d) you forever release Backcountry.com, and its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Backcountry.com by virtue of any such moral rights.
You are prohibited from violating the security of any system or network compromising the Site or the Site Services, including but not limited to the following: (a) unauthorized access to or use of data, systems, or networks, including any attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Site or Site Services or to breach security or authentication measures; (b) unauthorized monitoring of data or traffic on the Site or of the Site Services; (c) interference with the Site or Site Services including without limitation, any type of flooding technique or deliberate attempt to overload the system such as denial or service attacks; (d) forging of a message header or any part of a message header; or (e) using manual or electronic means to avoid any use or access limitation placed on this Site or the Site Services. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability.
Backcountry.com reserves the right to report any activity or persons that Backcountry.com suspects has violated any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other appropriate third parties (including the disclosure of appropriate subscriber information). Backcountry.com may also cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to assist in the investigation and prosecution of any illegal conduct. Indirect or attempted violations of this Agreement and actual or attempted violations thereof by a third party on behalf of any user shall be considered violations of this Agreement by such user.
BACKCOUNTRY.COM DOES NOT ENDORSE THE USER CONTENT, IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PERSONS WHO MAY USE OR RELY ON SUCH USER CONTENT) FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY USER CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.
Share your thoughts
Hello I have the women's Armada 156 TST...
Hello I have the women's Armada 156 TST skis & wanted your opinion on the best skin for the ski. I've used the orange black diamond skins before & they performed decently, but I need a different fit for my new Armadas. Thanks!
I am going to demo this ski tomorrow. The...
I am going to demo this ski tomorrow. The 156. I an 5'4 115lbs is that the appropriate length? I have been skiing on some rossinogols that are 172 for the last 4 years.
What a ride!
I spent a spring day at a local CO area demo-ing 3 skis for tele. Started on a pair Icelantic Nomads then tried the Armada TST's and lastly the Volkl Mantra's. There was no comparison! The Nomad was just too fat in the tip for me and very heavy. The Mantra just didn't respond like the TST. I was so impressed with the weight and response of the Armada TST I was blown away. I thought the rocker tip would be a problem but was so wrong. This ski handled so well in the spring conditions, I can only imagine what it will do in the powder! Definitely buying this ski!
really sorry guys for another ski length...
really sorry guys for another ski length question, but i really want to make sure i get the right ski. i am 5'8'' / 150 lbs and am an intermediate skier. checked a few online calculators and it told me i should get something in the high 160's range. do you think i should go with the 165 or 174. thanks!
Hey Josh Cruz,
Thanks for the question. Judging by your height/weight/ability, upper 160s to mid 170s would work depending on your preferred turn shape and how much rocker the ski has.
For the TST, you could go with the 174 and have it work pretty well due to the amount of rocker it has. It would prompt a longer turn shape from you at first, but not to the point of discomfort.
Hi guys i'd like to know what size is best...
Hi guys i'd like to know what size is best for me, i'm 1.81 mt (5,9 ft) and weight 74 kg (163 lb) and i'm an andvance rider going for expert these year. i ski mostly in a resort that has very similar conditions to the backcountry, it also has tree areas and obviusly hardpack in the main areas. i'm always pushing myself, i like skiing fast and go big in any conditions. should i go for the 1,83 with marker duke 16 or baron 13 bindings? sorry for my english i'm from Chile
I have the 183, with a Baron and am 5'9" and 167. I have no problem with this set up.
49 yr YOUNG Vail local looking to Tele...
49 yr YOUNG Vail local looking to Tele ski. I am 172 lbs, 5'10" and am wondering whether I should get the 183 or 192? I am good tele'r, and want to have a good, all-mtn ski that I can control and won't take me for a ride instead.
Vail regular, not as "young" as you (ok, younger, actually). I'm the same height, but weigh a bit more. I also ride a pair of 193s that are about the same width as the TSTs. I can mash them around, but I don't think a lighter skier could. You should probably go with the 183s.
I'm 6' 170lbs and telemark 50/50 backcountry and colorado mts. I demoed the 183 this week and they felt perfect. Long enough to be good in pow (especially with the big rocker tip) but also nimble enough to turn quick. I usually prefer a shorter ski for trees and bumpy resort snow conditions. I skied them in the 30" of crazy pow at Steamboat and promptly returned to the shop and bought a pair. I was looking for a big rocker tip and no tail rocker to avoid the tele 'wheelie'. They're perfect match with a big powder ski for a colorado quiver.
!83cm for sure!!!
Hi guys. Another length question I'm afraid....
Hi guys. Another length question I'm afraid. I am weighing up the 183 vs the 174. I am 172 cm (5 foot 7) tall and weigh 74 kg (163 pounds). I am an intermediate to advanced skier - keen to push more to the advanced side. I recently skied some rental JJs in 185 and enjoyed them but I'm wondering if I should be heading shorter in the TST. Will be used mainly on groomers/side country in New Zealand but also in deep pow in Japan. Appreciate any advice. Cheers.
I own a 185 JJ and I just demo'd next years TST in a 183cm today. It feels and skis longer than my JJ. You can tell there is more tip out in front of you and can feel the non rockered tail behind you. Very fun ski indeed. I'm 6'1" 180lbs expert and my JJ's are too short on deep powder days but great every other day. I would buy the TST in a 183cm for sure for myself. My wife is an incredible skier as well. She demo'd the tstw in a 165cm and thats what she would buy. She is 5'6" 130lbs and strong. I honestly think that the 174 would be just great for you other than really deep days where you might want a different board. Always a tough decision but I feel too long of a length in this ski will take the fun out of it for non powder days. Good luck!
How does the TST feel in semi deep powder?...
How does the TST feel in semi deep powder? My 185jj's always feel like the tips are dving when deep because of its centered/balanced skiing feel. Is the TST similiar? And also has anyone seen next years mens graphic and what do you think of it?
Would eveybody size this ski similiar to...
Would eveybody size this ski similiar to a JJ when picking lengths? Even though it doesn't have the rockered tail it still has a twin tip tail plus a full rockered tip section. Does it still seem to ski as short as a JJ does. I have a 185jj and it skis and feels short. Im 6'1" 180lbs, 40 year old expert.
I ski a 185 JJ and a 183 TST. 5' 10" 150 lbs. Skiing 20+ years. I'm a ski instructor at a small resort in Pa. I also wondered about TST sizing given the non-rockered tail. Went with the 183. No regrets. They really charge, but they can dance too!!
5'9' 145 lbs. I have the JJ in 185 and the TST in 183. The JJ skis way shorter, and is more smeary, forgiving, fun and playful. The TST charges harder, is better on hard snow, and faster. The TST does feel longer, but the biggest difference I feel is the TST is stiffer. If I were planning on trees and tight spaces, JJ if it was a charge hard, go fast day TST.
Sick ride, all day every day!
Gave these babies a demo in niseko, and I want a set but need to give a few more brands a slide, so if anyone can point me in a different direction would be awesome, but only if their tested these slick sticks out and found something better! And no reverse camber flip flops, I do like to ski and get deep when possible, plus back in the land down under ..... No use for em'.
Oh and the 174's were my ride but would like the 183's if they don't throw me through a tree, anyone know if there's a hell of a difference!
Love your work armada!
Cheers fellow hounds!
You're SO MONEY!
I ride the Nordica Patrons and the Armada TST and I think that I am going to prefer these over the Patrons. These lighter, stiffer, and hold an edge better than most any ski that I have skied. The non-rockered tails rail and make it quick and nimble. I skied 8" of fresh snow at Snowbird last friday on these and pieced a cliff session and I stuck everything with ease and more confidence than on my Patrons. Again I think that it is the traditional non-rockered tails that makes it easy. These rip on the groomers as well. I am going to throw a pair of MFD alltimes on them and make this my all around bomber ski.
Looking at Armada TST for son,...
Looking at Armada TST for son, 5'6" 140, solid skier. Mount Bohemia (just got back-conditions are getting good) is his "home course" while at school for the next few years. Has a pair of beaters to dodge the rocks and works them good in the pow and trees but really needs something more. And has a desire to telemark so I am interested in a good set up that way.
Really appreciate any advice/counsel.
Next year I begin my 6th decade dreaming of the next powder day.
Fresh Out the Box
Mounted these boys up with Rossi FKS 14s. Due to the lack of snow in early December, and my life as a college student, I have not been able to ride them yet, but I cannot wait to rip these in CO!
These things are super slick. With the lack of snow this season I've only really used these bad boys on the hard stuff, a couple small pow days, and the groomskis. These skis are sick because they do it all. I was amazed at how hard i could carve these things on groomers (which I typically stay away from.)
In the pow. I had these in about 10 inches and spent my time mostly in the trees. The tips of the skis WANT to stay on top of the snow... its actually kind of difficult to drive them below the pow. Remember that the front of this ski is basically the front of the JJ... at times, I found myself wishing I had the rockered/ shovelled tail but then I remembered that if that were the case I would not be as happy as I was when on hard pack or other non powder conditions.
All in All - these skis are sick - certainly a quiver of one. IF you only plan on rocking the deep stuff you might want a ski that is wider under foot and some tail (or full) rocker.
ARMADA TST OR K2 SIDESTASH
Hi, I'm an intermediate skier who wants to improve his abilities and looking for an all arounder..I'm between Armada TST and K2 Sidestash. Which one should I chose? I mostly ski in Balkan area, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Serbia, etc. The countries that I ski have most of the time variable snow but sometimes we get powder days too. With 6 ft & 188 lb. should I go for 183 or 192?
Hi I just got Armada TST 183 and Marker...
Hi I just got Armada TST 183 and Marker Baron Bindings.
I'm 6'00" - advanced skier
What mounting position would you recommend for
70% Freeride, Big mountain, Pow, some short Ski-Tour trips
30% Resort ?
I like to ride fast.
I will not land backwards on Pow I guess - maybe some times.
Armada recommends 83cm from tail to boots mid-sole, but when I look at the ski it looks like it would be better to mount it a little bit to the back 82 or even 81 cm from tail .
Specially because of rocker and the way
carved edge has been designed ( carved edge goes right from the back to the place when the rocker starts).
When I step on the ski (when boot is at 83 cm position) it looks like a bit to short in front of me.
What is your opinion?
Go with the recommended mounting position. Its been tested.
Ok. I'll do that
Awesome skis, wish I could have had a little more favorable conditions than sheer ice the first time I skied them. Can't wait to get them out in some nice pow. Stable at higher speed and quick underfoot regardless of the width and rocker in the tips. A candidate for "one ski quiver" in my view for sure.
I'm 6'1", 160 lbs. Looking for a versatile,...
I'm 6'1", 160 lbs. Looking for a versatile, fun resort ski. I have Megawatts for the powder days, so more for bumps, steeps and groomers on the dry days. Not looking for the stiffest ski out there, would prefer something more forgiving. So:
1. Do the TSTs fit this description?
I feel like i mounted these too far back....
I feel like i mounted these too far back. I used the "new" spot that they say on line to use does any one else feel like this?