Jonathan P.wrote a review of Armada TST Ski on October 31, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I added this ski to my quiver 3 years ago, expecting it to be a quiver-killer. Its not. But it is close. It does well in powder but is balanced enough to handle on-piste hardpack. Edge-to-edge transitions are quick and the progressive sidecut make the ski feel longer when you're digging into a carve yet quick and pivot-able through trees.
The main drawback to me with this ski is the rocker-camber profile. The TST has a early rise tip, camber under foot, and a standard twin-tip at the tail. When mounted at factory-recommended point, this camber profile has more active edge behind the skiers foot than at the tip. To move the mounting point backward (as a shop tech) would just mess up the sidecut geometry. This active-edge-length disparity means its hard to really drive into carves on hardpack because the tip of the ski doesn't drive really well. It still does perform quite well on hardpack and even moguls, for a powder ski. In the pow, its 102mm waist floats like a 110mm yet weighs like a 90mm. Its not wide enough for those crazy deep days, but its balanced enough to be a good reliable ski which can be a lot of fun in any snow conditions.