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Will travel, from Mammoth to Mad River and everywhere in-between.

The Armada TST Ski has an all-mountain profile with a rockered tip for deep Sierra pow, razor-like edge hold for carving up the East, and dimensions to eat up everything in-between. Did somebody say road trip?

  • With Armada’s EST All-Mtn Rocker profile, rockered tip and traditional camber, you can cover a lot of ground from coast to coast
  • Hybrid UltraLight core for strong skis and an agile skier
  • AR50 sidewall combines cap (tip and tail) and sidewall (underfoot) construction for a balance between lower swing-weight and durability, essential when your skis leave the ground
  • The 50/50 base means speed, durability, and less time in the repair shop
  • Carbon Kevlar® stringers in the tail so you get pop out of countless turns
  • The Laminate Matrix layers fiberglass for just the right flex pattern and torsional rigidity in all conditions
  • The light, strong, heat-treated 1.7 edge gives you a firm hold on hardpack
  • A portion of the proceeds of the TST ski goes to Travis Steeger’s Memorial Fund

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5 5

Phenomenal for lightweights.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you charge hard or are a bigger dude you probably won't like this ski. However, for those lightweights, this is an awesome "do-everything" ski. I got a pair of these for my wife and she absolutely loves them. If you are borderline ripper, these will get you there. Enough rocker in the tip to slash and play in pow, enough camber underfoot to slay groomers. This ski will let you do everything.

5 5

Best One Ski Quiver

I'm a huge fan of Armada and I love my JJs for pretty much anything. The snow was less than desirable in Idaho this year and I wanted something to really kill it on the hard pack but still wide enough to still hit the softer days. After demoing everything from 98 to 118 underfoot, I settled with the 183 TST. As soon as I put them on I had full confidence in their ability to hold an edge. I love to charge and these skis allowed me to just rail any snow condition. I love that the TST only has a rockered tip and has the exact same shovel as my JJs. 103 underfoot is not even close to being fat but on 18" of fresh I had no problem at all with flotation. I have had no tip dive (at the factory recommended line) and the wider shovels float effortlessly. I was a little worried that I would have to really pull to get the tails loose but it really wasn't a big deal. They don't compare to my JJs in the trees but they still are a ton of fun to rip. The rockered tip also allows me to ski crud and golf balls pretty hard without major deflection. Overall though I absolutely love these planks and if its anything less than a pow day I rip my TSTs.

Best One Ski Quiver

I am 5'3'' 150 lbs and an aggressive expert...

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I am 5'3'' 150 lbs and an aggressive expert skier. I demo'd the 183 and felt like they were great for long turns but a bit tougher on short turns and in bumps. Would I be better off on the 174? I am mostly resort focused with a little bit of back/side country. I heard the extensive tip rockers on these suggests that you should ski a longer ski. Thoughts?

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At your height I would think that the 174 is a pretty reasonable choice. That being said - did you get a chance to peek at the Blister review above? They have some thoughts on this ski as being one of the most nimble on the market for its size - I would definitely run through that extended review as a part of looking at the TST.

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Great, thanks. Read the review, the summary still suggests a larger size than normal. I currently ski 169 K2 Obsethed and a 172 Scott Punisher....do you still think a 174 is good for me in the TST?

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I own the 183s and I'm 6' 150lbs. I think the 183s are perfect for me because they still give me plenty of float on the fresh days. If you ski fast or on anything soft, I'd get the 183. The rocker in the tip is enough to make it turn like a much smaller ski. I haven't found a turn radius my TSTs can't do.

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Thanks but you are 6' and I am 5'..therefore I think the 174 makes sense.

How are these on bumps? I am afraid they...

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How are these on bumps? I am afraid they might be too stiff. Thoughts?

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Hey mdubovy100072858,

When it comes to the Armada TST Ski, it definitely won't be too stiff for bumps as the ski has a lot of sidecut,a middle of the road flex with some pretty good pop to it so bumps (especially softer ones) will be pretty easy and fun to get through. The only thing I'd worry about is the longer sizes feeling a bit unwieldy in the tightest bumps.

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Great, thanks! I will probably opt for the 174 size.

What size should I go with? I'm around or...

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What size should I go with? I'm around or just under 170, and I'm 6'3". I prefer to keep off the groomers and in the trees.

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I am 175 and 6'. I use the 183 TST for backcountry touring. If I was going to do more resort skiing I would get the 192 TST. It sounds like you might be better off with a 192 if you are 100% resort focused.

5 5

So Versatile

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These skis are great to tour with. Light on the way up with great performance in all conditions on the way down. Have them mounted with a set of Radical ST’s and the performance is great.

So Versatile

I mounted my TSTs with Marker Dukes...now...

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I mounted my TSTs with Marker Dukes...now I need a recomendation for Skins.

Also how do I, do I need to? notch the tail so that the skin hook stays on?

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You should be ok without a notched tail on these, and either the Black Diamond Ascension skin or the G3 Alpinist would work great (and are among the most popular skins that we sell at Backcountry). If you find that the skin isn't staying put on the tail of your TST, check out the G3 twin tip adaptor. I'd give it a go without this modification first (carrying a couple of Voile straps just in case you need to secure the skins while you're out), but this option is always there if you need better security on the tails of a G3 skin.

5 5

Great 1 ski quiver

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

There is not much that I can say that hasn't already been said. By far the best all mountain one ski quiver I have been on. So far I've been able to ski these in 12" fresh to hardpack/groomers and they've dominated everything. In pow able to keep an aggressive forward lean stance without diving the tips thanks to the rocker. I was actually most surprised by the edgehold on the groomers... better than most "traditional" all mountain skis i've been on. I've only had them a few weeks so am not able to comment too much on the durability, but no issues so far. I'm 5'10" 180 lbs and the 183 length works great for me. I mounted a pair of Marker Barons at the factory recommended position and this has worked great. I don't think that I would want to move them forward or back at all. Obviously if you have the money for multiple pairs of skis there are probably better options to fit various conditions, but for one do it all ski this is the one for me!

4 5

Armada's TST is Close To A Quiver Killer

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The quest for the perfect do-it-all ski continues with Armada's entry, the TST. This particular model is a bit more traditional than their normal twin tip fare as the TST has a fair amount of tip rocker with a much smaller amount of tail rocker and the end being more than a bit upturned. The AR50 construction allows the rocker to work though as it keeps the tip/tail soft while the middle of the ski remains at least mid-stiff. The weight is what surprised me as it is light, so light that it is now my dedicated AT ski (w/Dynafit Radical FT binding).

All the tech jargon above leads to an overall feeling of "I can do this" in most conditions. The TST definitely does best in float as I've taken them through 2' days and did not feel the tip profile resisting at all. Crud and chop in the soft variety is also easy going with the TST while the harder chop requires more concentration, but not too much. Also, does surprisingly well in hard conditions for a mid-stiff feeling ski and the light wieght definitely helps the ski to feel easy and more jibby than one would think.

A couple of cautions on this one though. Be careful how you size and mount this ski as I'm a 5'11", 180 pound power skier and I'd rock a 192cm for resort/lift assisted AT and the 183cm for a dedicated AT ski in case things got really narrow. As for the mounting, know what you like as on the 183, I started on the recommended line, then moved back about 1.5cms as I have a very forward natural stance due to chasing gates my whole life.

Overall, I feel this is a strong all/big mountain entry from Armada and I do recommend it for anyone who is looking for a mid-stiff daily driver at resorts that get at least 350" a year or more.

Trying to decide between the TST and the...

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Trying to decide between the TST and the ARV. All mtn east coast skier trying to take advantage of the entire mtn with a one-quiver tool. Need a ski that can handle bumps, trees, ice, groomers, park, and the occasional pow days.

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If you are going to ski more park than all mountain go for the ARV, but if you are going to ski more all mountain than park for sure go with the TST. I live on the East Coast and I have the JJ's and they rip in every condition. I can only imagine how hard you would be able to shred everything on the TST. The ARV is more of a traditional ski so therefore its going to perform much more normal in the park. The TST has a rockered tip as well as a tapered tip. These two components are going to let you charge through crud as well as get some really nice float in the fresh stuff. To summarize...TST all mountain shredder, ARV, all mountain park oriented shredder.

5 5

Great Choice for a One-Ski Quiver

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my first time writing a review. I was in a great debate for a few weeks prior to the season trying to decide between the Sir Francis Bacon's and the TST's. My best buddy went with the SFB so I had to go with the TST's - i'm not going to ski the same skis! I am SO GLAD I went with the TST's because they are such an awesome ski. I also debated between the 184 and 192's for a while. I am 6'0" and 180lbs and I am happy with the 184's. I can rip huge GS turns on groomers and the rocker tips don't rock like one would expect. The camber in the ski is stiffer than any I had expected as well so it holds a great edge.

Since I also like to spend time in the trees, the 184 is perfect for maneuvering around. I have them mounted with the Marker F12 AT bindings and they are super light.

I was also worried about the center of the ski seeming to be closer to the back of the ski, a little offset... Its perfect for riding in the pow and it's not noticeable for me.

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Armada TST versus 4FRNT Cody? They look...

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Armada TST versus 4FRNT Cody? They look to be targeting the same type of skier. Can any one comment on the differences?

Any thoughts on the mounting point? Just...

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Any thoughts on the mounting point? Just bought a pair of 192s and wondering if I can go forward of recommended at all. Seems like it gives you a ton of tip on that line.

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I wouldn't stray from the the recommended line. You'll need that extra tip length if you plan to ski groomers and hardpack because of the 30+ cm that's lost with the tip rocker.

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I actually talked with the Armada rep on this one. He strongly recommended staying at or near the factory recommended line. He told me it was a bad plan to move the mount point forward, as you will be too far ahead of the ski's sidecut causing a horrible twitchy feeling.

I actually tried this on my TSTw and he was 100% correct. This ski does not do well when mounted 2cm forward of that factory line. They were difficult to control and terribly unpredictable. Armada skis can be really tricky to mount, so if in doubt, I suggest hitting up their customer service.

Can you give the weights?

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Can you give the weights?

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TST 174cm 7.95 lbs
183cm 8.5 lbs
192cm 9 lbs

5 5

TST's are the bomb!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

definitely one of the best all around skis out there, and one of my favorite skis ever. It's awesome to have essentially a traditional ski under foot, with rocker in the tip. Charges when you want it to, still playful and easy to turn in just about any snow. Great for everything from spring cruising, to the deepest mid winter days. love it!

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These are awesome for all mountain resort skiing. I love to use these as my primary touring setup, mounted with Dynafit bindings. Its a really lightweight and responsive package.

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Hey Ian - I'm thinking of mounting a pair of DynaLook swap plates on my TSTs and then running them with Radical FT/Dalbello Virus for touring and Pivot 14/Krypton Pros for resort. At first I was thinking of just going with the Dynafits and making them a straight touring ski, but then figured with a plate they could be a no compromise resort setup too. Any thoughts/suggestions/advice?

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Hey Ian, I got a on a pair of Magic J's this season which was a total ski epiphany. Those things SHRED! Super light for the type of ski you're getting too! With Dynafits they are an absolute dream! As a result, I'm selling off the rest of my quiver. I'm narrowing it down to the 180 Magic J's and a pair of TST's. At 150 lbs, 5' 10", I'm oscillating between the 174 and the 183. Thoughts?

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Brain, I just mounted my TST with Radical Dynafit bindings and could not be happier. I ski them in the resort but not often. I always like simplicity so the DyanLook swap plate does not appeal to me but if the plate works as advertised this would be the one ski you would want for resort and backcountry.

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Can you all recommend a skin for this ski? I put the marker Duke on mine...

3 5

Fun enough

This ski fits squarely in my (somewhat small list) of skis that didn?t wow but didn?t disappoint. It was a ?meh? ski in every respect. They had decent float, busted through crud ok, were a bit heavy (even for what they are), were easy to turn and had little to no chatter on the hardpack at speed. Having said all that it doesn?t mean the ski blew me out of the water it just did what it was supposed to do, get me down the mountain at a decent clip at a modicum of speed.